Hello, friends of good games! If you have landed here, it is not without reason. You are a fan of board games and/or a follower of slots, that is, slot machines. You have a certain affinity for games that can also be found in online casinos. And that’s why we want to take a look at the board games that have made it into casinos – and in the form of slot machines aka slots.
Why are casino games booming?
Casino games have a few characteristics that make them unique, in a way. They are all very short, extremely exciting, very easy to learn and offer a lot of variety. And what’s more, the variety of games you’ll find in gambling establishments around the world is huge. Several thousand different variations of all kinds of games have been developed over the years. And these games are divided into several categories. These include slots, video slots, jackpot games, table games, card games, roulette, dice games, scratch cards, arcade games or bingo. And with that, we certainly haven’t mentioned all categories by far. In short, you will never get bored with this portfolio. Certainly not. Not in 100 years.
Casinos, aka gaming arcades, have been a unique success story since their invention. The allure of winning something more back with a comparatively small stake in fair gaming has captivated mankind since time immemorial. It all began with a simple lottery game, where the aim was to guess one of several numbers. Then a number was drawn out of a hat. The person who guessed correctly won the lottery. The rest went away empty-handed. Only the bank cashed in, of course. The idea of playing against the random number generator was born. And when card games appeared or one-armed bandits with up to 3 reels of paylines with fruits and diamonds, there was no stopping them anyway. Online casinos are the crowning glory of it all. Because they offer the entire game portfolio around the clock. There are free demo versions for practising, and if you like and are lucky, you can get free spins without depositing and win real winnings without having invested a cent. There are also no waiting times because all games are available at all times. And there is no dress code. Entrance fees are not collected either. You get the feeling that there is nothing that makes the real casino better than the online casino. Because there are now even live dealer games like roulette, baccarat, blackjack or poker. And now we come to the topic that we defined at the beginning. Which board games have made it into online casinos – in the form of slots? If you look for them, you will be amazed. Because there are so many. That’s why we’ll get started right away.
All right, if you had been left to guess which globally successful board game is most likely to find its way into the casino as a slot, you might have guessed Monopoly relatively quickly. In fact, Monopoly does exist as a slot. And it comes from the manufacturer Big Time Gaming. It has created Monopoly Megaways. The board game with the streets, which can be bought and built on, is combined with a slot, which has 6 reels and 7 rows. The result: countless chances to win. Great features. A generally insanely exciting and well-thought-out gameplay make this board game combined with a slot a real highlight.
You probably wouldn’t have expected this, would you? Yes, in fact, this detective game, which already appeared in 1943, is available as a slot. IGT is responsible for this and has implemented the game accordingly. The game has been around since 2014. It comes with quite a high payout probability with “only” 15 paylines and 5 reels. People found the game so ingenious that they are now happy to be able to play it in the form of a slot. We think it’s ingenious.
In fact, there are several variants of slot machines that have taken chess as their theme. Want to see some examples? CQ9 Gaming has realized God of Chess. Chess Royale, a video slot with 5 reels and 3 rows comes from the manufacturer GamePlay and appeared in 2018 a third example is ChessMate, a slot with incredibly high RTP of around 98% with 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 paylines.
None other than NetEnt has ventured into quite a hot potato. Jumanji – the movie of the ancient board game was a blockbuster of the extra class. And indeed, this board game is also available as a slot. NetEnt has distributed the symbols on a quite interesting layout with 3-4-5-4-3 rows over 5 reels. Although the volatility is low, but you win with an RTP of over 96%. So often and for it smaller amounts. The features can be seen: Wild symbols, free spins, symbol shuffle and a bonus game. We find this very successful.
Who wants to be a Millionaire?
“Who wants to be a Millionaire” is the name of the original. And it comes from the provider Big Time Gaming. If you know a bit about the manufacturers, you already suspect it. Here are the Megaways known for Big Time Gaming. So well over 100,000 winning combinations on every spin. And by the way, the game that exists both as a TV show and as a board game is offered in the form of this slot. 6 reels and 7 rows give us this incredible number of winning combinations. Here, with a lot of entertainment, you can definitely get very high winnings. Exciting until the last round. There is nothing more to say about it.
You see: Board games have that certain something. The same is true for slots. The combination of both can only be good. Provided the gameplay fits and the right manufacturer has implemented the whole thing. There are a small number of board games that can be found quickly. With a little patience and dedication, you’ll find far more than those 5 that we’ve presented here on the fly. The beauty is that slots are just delightfully entertaining. Unlike the originals, which you play sitting down at the table, you don’t need to have a strong seat. Unless you can’t let go with excitement. But the individual rounds are finished very quickly. You always look forward to the next game. Well? Fancy a board game? Now you’ve had a taste of what’s out there.