Best VR Board Games for your Meta Quest 2
The Top Board Games that are available for the Quest 2 standalone without using a PC.
Playing Board Games in the MetaVerse
Metaverse! has become the buzzword for every industry wanting to pivot into the VR Space looking for the next Cash Grab.
The Board Game Industry, however, has not jumped on the VR Bandwagon as of writing this article, but there are a few cool board games that you might want to check out next time you dive into the metaverse.
Most Meta Quest 2 Vr Game lists will include games you can use via steam VR using a plugged-in headset I will not be including any of those games in this list as these are the Top Board Games available for the Quest 2 standalone without using a PC.
Let’s start this list with a classic.
In CATAN, players will try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces.
Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource: hills will produce brick for the players, forests produce wood, mountains produce iron ore, fields produce wheat, and finally pastures produce sheep.
You then spend the rest of your game collecting and trading resources with / against your fellow players in a quest to create the best settlement and get 10 Victory Points.
CATAN has won multiple awards and is one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to experienced gamers as well as those new to the hobby and this VR version is no exception to this applying the board game in to the digital world in a seamless fashion.
Tsuro a very simple board game so it makes a lot of sense that it follows the same trend in VR and is more simplistic than other VR board games on this list, but that is what makes it so good it is the kind of game you can play while catching up about your week with a long distance friend one of the main reasons we play board games connection and Tsuro VR does this perfectly.
To play Tsuro VR players will place tiles to create unique paths that change each game for stones to then follow, trying to lead opponents off the board using your tile placement or even into each other when playing with multiple players whilst swerving their stone own to safety.
The catch each tile placed must be in front of your own stone leading to some rather complex and entertaining payback. Tsuro is meant to be a more relaxing game but with the right player group, you may find yourself with a lot of AP (analysis paralysis) happening. Making this game a great one to play and catch up while you wait 30 mins for Steve to choose from 3 different tiles.
Neverboard is the first free-to-play social VR board game platform that brings together friends and family on the Meta Quest from wherever they are, whether they’re all sitting in the same living room or in their separate homes.
It combines the fun of classic tabletop board games like UNO and Monopoly with the immersion of virtual reality without the real-world hassle of setting up the games and cleaning up the room once you’re done.
For your classic board games this one is a must!
OK so calling Demeo a true board game may be pushing it a little bit but this list is not very big so i am going to be a little more inclusive than usual.
Demeo is an XCOM-style turn-based strategy game that thematically screams tabletop game, the game uses dice throws to determine your attacks, and players can use different cards to activate special abilities with all the characters appearing like figures Warhammer figures with bases.
The game even tho is plays more like a turn-based tragedy game has all of the elements that feel like a classic board game making it close enough for me. it caters for four players and is a great social experience making it one of the better board game themed VR games out there.
Chess Club is 100% what you think it is. But this VR game with its hand capture and fantastic gameplay is a blast that i recommend you try.
What is your top board game for Meta Quest? Let us know in the comments below!