One of the best consoles for gaming with friends and family, the Nintendo Switch has continued to grow in popularity since its release back in 2017. A hybrid console that can be used as both a portable device and home console, it’s been tied to some incredible first-party titles including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more.
An excellent new release has been of course Clubhouse Games — a compilation package of 51 Worldwide Classics for Nintendo Switch, which includes a collection of classic board games, mechanical games recreated digitally and card games as well as regional hits and classic video game mainstays.
But what games are actually included and why is Clubhouse Games bound to be a hit?
An Overview of the Top Games
With an astonishing 51 different games available to play, there’s an incredible selection to suit everyone’s tastes — and so many new ones to try, making for hours of entertainment. But there are definitely some favourites.
Solitaire, for example, is one of the classics that people have enjoyed for ages. It’s a smooth and intuitive rendition of the game, and one that’s perfect for solo play. A frequent go-to to pass time, it’s incredibly easy to learn, and surprisingly addictive.
Then there’s the Sliding Puzzle, which is a slow-moving game of shifting blocks of carved paths for a constantly crawling turtle. You need to collect jewels around the board as well as avoiding getting derailed. Another perfect solo game to try if you’re on your own.
Next up? Shooting Gallery. Easy enough to play and awesome fun. Try and beat your own high score or an opponent.
Mancala is another great example of why Clubhouse Games really is a treat. A two-player game where players take turns moving stones, the winner is decided by whoever has the most stones in their store by end of play.
Kick back and relax with Fishing. A peaceful and laidback gaming experience, you can play with another person with the point system for nabbing larger fish. But it’s great on its own too as a lowkey entertainment experience that replicates the elements of real-life fishing.
Chess is an iconic one and available to play on Clubhouse Games. You can improve your real-life skills of this really complex game by playing against an AI, who make their moves very quickly, allowing you to get better, faster. You don’t need to be a genius to get good at chess — putting the time in and figuring out the pieces and strategies available to you can make you a better player almost right away.
Yacht Dice, a version of Yahtzee is another great multiplayer, with players taking turns rolling the dice hoping they can fulfil points for different categories.
And then there’s the real classics like Four in a Row. A two-player game where each player takes turns placing coloured pieces into various slots, trying to achieve four in a row of a colour — whether it’s diagonally, vertically or horizontally.
This collection offers the comfort of classics games blended with a tactile experience.
This is of course, just a small selection of some of the games that Clubhouse Games has to offer. But even from this tiny sampling, you can see the various forms of play — from solo games to multiplayer options.
All in the Cards & Casino-style Games
There is an incredible amount of classic card games as well as casino-style games as part of the Clubhouse Games offering. From chess to blackjack, from backgammon to Texas Hold ‘Em, as casino-style games, these are some of the most popular games of all time. Why have card games remained consistently so loved over the years?
First off, they’re accessible. Without being too flashy, cards are something you can learn with real versions at home and then enjoy online in the virtual realm – they can be found on Virgin Games. There’s also evidence to suggest that we derive deeper pleasure from activity when we have to apply ourselves. Being able to read a situation, improve your skills and beat an opponent are all elements of many different card games (including of course, poker) which is why they remain so popular even today. And films like Ocean’s Eight, Molly’s Game and Casino Royale that feature card playing have really added to the cool factor of being great at casino games like blackjack, poker and more.
Cards have also become very present in video games with new variations to try out – the iGaming industry really loves them. Despite the flashiness of some modern games like slots and video games, card games have persisted in being a great source of entertainment. This is evidence by the numerous card games that are available to play as part of Clubhouse Games. Even with the best technology available, card games still hold their weight as a fun activity for all ages.
Benefits of the Switch
The Switch continues to be one of the most played consoles of the past few years. The ability to play a variety of games alone or in the house with friends or family, or even online with strangers makes it a great option. It will definitely continue to remain popular, and with awesome releases like Clubhouse Games its sure to hold weight as an entertainment system far into the future.