Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 22nd December 2017 807

Hi-Tech Versions Of Classic Games To Entertain Kids 

When the presents have been bought, wrapped, unwrapped and put aside, and the fridge, having busted its hinges, has been depleted, with the kids gone from hyperventilating to boredom in just hours, families of old would have reached for a board game.

However, that would not cut the mustard for children of today. No, their fingers get itchy if they have no phone, tablet, console or remote to hold.

Fortunately, many of the classic games that entertained the grandparents at firesides of 50 years past are now available in hi-tech versions.

Take Monopoly Here and Now, for example, available for Android and iOS and modernised for an era of globalisation. No treading the musty streets of London snapping up property in the Old Kent Road here.

This is the World Edition that has everyone from Tokyo to Taipei getting stamps for their passports.

Was it Miss Scarlett with the rope of Professor Plum in the library?

The untimely demise of Doctor Black has kept Cluedo players detecting for decades and it is now available for both Android and iOS.

Unfortunately, there is no multi-player option on this one as yet, but the kids can still have a copy each and race each other to see who can beat the software first.

Multi-player is available, though, for a third classic, the original war-gaming, strategy tester and mind blower, RISK.

Up to six player can put this one through its paces in that quest for board domination.

With Monopoly or RISK and with an Android in every hand, a whole family around the telly version is available by plugging in a Chromecast.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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