PALGN writes: "There is little doubt that the Nintendo DS has become the casual gamers platform of choice. Games such as CrossworDS, Brain Training and Sight Training have expanded the handheld's audience and spawned countless imitations. Not long after Nintendo's success many third party publishers started bringing more casual games to the Nintendo DS and the PSP. This brings us to Ultimate Board Game Collection, which has finally been released in Australia, nearly 18 months after the American release. So is the game any good or just another cheap imitation?
Ultimate Board Game Collection includes 24 games divided up into five categories. Under the all-time favourites category there is Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Chinese Checkers and Reversi. For words and numbers players can choose from Anagrams, Dice, Kakuro, Sudoku and Word Cubes. The puzzle games category includes Concentration, Enigma (which is known as Mastermind in Australia), Jigsaws and Mahjong. The family favourites category includes 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, Naval Battle, Parcheesi, Quattro and Snakes and Ladders. Rounding out the games collection are strategy titles, which include Dominoes, Go, Mancala, Gomoku and Shogi."