Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 7/10 (personal rating) (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 12 (6, 6)
  • Online trophies: 1 (1)
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 20-25 hours (dependent on skill) (Estimated Time to 100%)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + level select
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
  • Do trophies stack?: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No


Disclaimer: Although the "free" base game in the PSN store states in bold letters that it is the full game, this is not true and an incredible example of false advertising. There is no base game. If you download the free "game", it will just take up unnecessary space because there is literally nothing to play. You have to individually buy each game/DLC. Each of which are $9.99. To get the 100%, you'll need to spend roughly $30 (possibly more if more DLCs are released in the future). 
 

Introduction


Best of Board Games brings you back to the days before superior graphics and fast paced action. Back to the days of Solitaire, Mah-jong and Chess to be more exact. This collection of games is sure to keep you busy as you play through over 200 puzzling levels through 29 worlds of fun. Stack your aces, match your tiles and checkmate your opponent in Best of Board Games!
 

Walkthrough


NOTE: The steps may change order depending on what order you buy the DLCs in.

Step 1: Play through the Adventure Mode of each DLC.

There are 29 total Worlds to play throughout the three separate DLCs. The Mah-jong Adventure Mode is the quickest (and easiest). Solitaire will be a bit more of a challenge due to the four-suit Spider games that you need to play. Chess is the most difficult out of the three. If you're having trouble, I recommend using NextChessMove for help. After this step (and if you have all three), you will earn:

  •  Mah-jong: Tiles, done!
  •  Mah-jong: Next!:
  •  Mah-jong: Eagle Eye
  •  Solitaire: End of the road
  •  Chess: & Mate!


Step 2: Mah-jong Clean-up

The Mah-jong DLC is by far the easiest of the three DLCs. After you have finished Adventure Mode, you'll need to finish up matching 5000 tiles. After this step, you will earn:

  •  Mah-jong: Cupid


Step 3: Solitaire Clean-up

There are five different types of Solitaire you'll play on this DLC (Klondike, Golf, Spider, FreeCell and Pyramid). In this step, you'll finish up the remaining trophies. Win 5 of each type of game, win 100 games overall and the two accumulative score points. See individual trophies for more information. After this step, you will earn:

  •  Solitaire: Crossing the desert
  •  Solitaire: Solitaire King
  •  Solitaire: Centenarian
  •  Solitaire: Patience…


Step 4: Chess Clean-Up

If not using any help, the Chess DLC is going to be the most difficult (unless you are really good at Chess, of course). In this step, you'll finish up all the Challenges and win 1 online game. See individual trophies for details. After this step, you will earn:

  •  Chess: I have the solution!
  •  Chess: Strategist
  •  Chess: Just the beginning


[PST Would Like to Thank VelvetDreamer for this Roadmap]
 

Best of Board Games Trophy Guide

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13 trophies ( 7  )

    DLC: Chess

    4 trophies

    • Succeed at a challenge

      From the Main Menu of the Chess game, select SOLO then CHALLENGES. Complete any of the Challenges to earn this trophy. See Chess: Strategist for all Challenge solutions.

    • Succeed at all of the challenges


      There are a total of 90 Challenges spread throughout 5 different difficulty levels (Checkmate in 1 Move, 2 Moves, 3 Moves, 4 Moves and 5 Moves). You need to complete all 90 Challenges to earn this trophy. See spoiler for all the solutions.

      Checkmate in 1 Move

      • 1/15: D6 – B7
      • 2/15: F3 – C6
      • 3/15: E7 – E8 (Promote to Knight)
      • 4/15: D8 – F6
      • 5/15: E5 – C6
      • 6/15: G3 – E5
      • 7/15: G5 – G6
      • 8/15: D7 – D8 (Promote to Knight)
      • 9/15: F3 – F6
      • 10/15: E5 – E3
      • 11/15: A6 – E2
      • 12/15: D3 – H7
      • 13/15: B5 – C7
      • 14/15: D4 – D5
      • 15/15: D4 – F6


      Checkmate in 2 Moves

      • 1/20: H8 – D8, D7 – C5
      • 2/20: B2 – E5, F7 – F4
      • 3/20: D1 – D7, E4 – B7
      • 4/20: F6 – F7, F7 – F4
      • 5/20: H6 – H3, H2 – C2
      • 6/20: E2 – E5, D5 – D1
      • 7/20: E1 – A1, C3 – C4
      • 8/20: G2 – A8, A8 – A2
      • 9/20: D6 – A6, A6 – G6
      • 10/20: G4 – E6, B4 – D5
      • 11/20: G3 – C7, B4 – C6
      • 12/20: H3 – C8, C7 – E5
      • 13/20: C6 – F3, E7 – C6
      • 14/20: D7 – C8, E6 – C5
      • 15/20: H6 – D2, D3 – E5
      • 16/20: D1 – D3, D3 – D5
      • 17/20: B1 – H7, E5 – C4
      • 18/20: E1 – E7, D4 – E6
      • 19/20: A4 – E8, F6 – D7
      • 20/20: B4 – C3, D4 – C6


      Checkmate in 3 Moves

      • 1/20: C2 – C6, E6 – E5, C6 – F6
      • 2/20: E4 – F3, F2 – E1, E1 – E4
      • 3/20: D1 – H1, G6 – B1, B1 – G1
      • 4/20: G5 – E3, H5 – D1, D1 – H1
      • 5/20: D6 – D7, C5 – D5, F2 – D4
      • 6/20: H6 – F8, E3 – E6, D6 – B5
      • 7/20: A3 – B4, F5 – H7, H7 – E4
      • 8/20: G5 – F5, B1 – E4, E6 – C4
      • 9/20: G7 – D7, E2 – E7, E7 – E3
      • 10/20: B7 – E4, D7 – F5, F5 – G6
      • 11/20: G7 – G4, G4 – E6, E5 – C6
      • 12/20: C4 – B5, F5 – F4, E4 – C3
      • 13/20: E8 – F8, C8 – E8, F8 – B4
      • 14/20: C6 – A7, A3 – F8, F8 – F5
      • 15/20: C2 – D4, F3 – F4, A3 – D6
      • 16/20: E6 – E7, E7 – D7, G6 – E5
      • 17/20: D2 – B4, H3 – F5, D3 – B2
      • 18/20: F2 – E1, E2 – F4, E1 – H4
      • 19/20: E1 – E5, H6 – H1, H1 – G1
      • 20/20: E8 – B5, C3 – B4, B4 – E1


      Checkmate in 4 Moves

      • 1/20: D4 – D8, D8 – B8, E6 – C7, A1 – A5
      • 2/20: C1 – G5, G5 – D8, F5 – G7, F3 – G5
      • 3/20: C2 – B3, F7 – C7, C7 – D6, D5 – C3
      • 4/20: E2 – F4, C4 – A4, F8 – B4, B4 – C3
      • 5/20: G7 – E8, F3 – D5, F8 – E6, C6 – C7
      • 6/20: A5 – B6, H4 – D8, D8 – G5, B6 – C5
      • 7/20: B8 – B1, B1 – F5, F5 – C5, C1 – A3
      • 8/20: D5 – E3, G7 – H6, G2 – G3, B5 – D3
      • 9/20: F1 – F4, E3 – D4, C2 – E1, E1 – F3
      • 10/20: D7 – E5, F3 – G3, C2 – D3
      • 11/20: C7 – B7, B6 – C7, B7 – B2, C7 – E5
      • 12/20: D7 – E5, B1 – E4, G8 – G4, G4 – E4
      • 13/20: B3 – F7, A3 – B2, B2 – F6, F7 – H5
      • 14/20: H3 – D7, E5 – B8, C3 – F6, B8 – E5
      • 15/20: E6 – E4, H7 – B7, F4 – E5, B7 – B5
      • 16/20: D1 – B1, B1 – E4, D2 – B3, A5 – C7
      • 17/20: G4 – F6, C2 – E4, F7 – C4, C4 – G4
      • 18/20: G3 – G5, H2 – D6, C6 – E5, D2 – B3
      • 19/20: H7 – B7, B7 – C6, C6 – C1, E8 – A4
      • 20/20: D1 – F2, G4 – H2, H2 – F3, G2 – G4


      Checkmate in 5 Moves

      • 1/15: B2 – F6, F6 – C3, E4 – F6, C3 – C4, C4 – E4
      • 2/15: D2 – A2, A2 – G2, C3 – E2, G2 – F2, F2 – F3
      • 3/15: G4 – H6, B2 – B1, A3 – C1, C1 – E3
      • 4/15: C1 – C6, H3 – G4, G4 – G5, G5 – F4, F4 – D4
      • 5/15: H3 – H7, F6 – H5, B4 – G4, F2 – F6, F6 – H6
      • 6/15: A3 - C1, A1 - C3, C3 - C5, C1 - D2, C5 - D6
      • 7/15: G5 – F6, A4 – E4, E8 – D6, C2 – C4, E7 – E8 (Promote to Knight)
      • 8/15: E2 – D3, E1 – C2, F4 – H4, H4 – G4, E4 – C3
      • 9/15: A6 – C5, F8 – F5, F4 – D4, F2 – F4, G5 – F6
      • 10/15: A5 – C5, E5 – F7, C5 – C4, C4 – D3, D3 – D2
      • 11/15: B2 – A3, A3 – D6, C7 – C6, C6 – C5, E3 – D4
      • 12/15: G3 – G4, G4 – G5, C3 – B1, B1 – D2, D2 – C4
      • 13/15: H3 – F2, F2 – G4, C8 – E7, E7 – F5, E3 – E4
      • 14/15: F3 – E2, E2 – D2, G3 – H2, G7 – E6, A6 – C7
      • 15/15: F7 – E5, E5 – D7, C6 – H1, D6 – C6, C6 – B6
    • Finish Adventure mode

      You do not need to finish all the levels of Adventure Mode, just the main path. You will have a variety of objectives including Checkmate in x moves, Survive for x moves and defeat the computer at different difficulties. Once you have finished the last level, the trophy will pop. See spoiler for the solutions for each Level (note I took the shortest path available and the Levels are numbered accordingly).

      • World 1
        Part 1: E5 – C6
        Part 2: G5 – G6
        Part 3: C1 – E3, D4 – D5, D1 – A4, E3 – D4, D5 – E6, A4 – D7, F4 – E5, D7 – C6, A3 – B5, G2 – G3, C6 – E8, E8 – E6, G3 – H4, H3 – G5, B5 – A7, E6 – F7, F7 – H7
      • World 2
        Part 1: A6 – E2
        Part 2: D3 – H7
        Part 3: E2 – E4, E4 – D5, D1 – H5, B1 – C3, H5 – F5, F1 – B5, F5 – D7, E1 – D1, C3 – D5, B5 – E2, D7 – B5
      • World 3
        Part 1: D1 – D7, E4 – B7
        Part 2: F6 – F7, F7 – F4
        Part 3: E1 – F1, G5 – F3, B2 – F6, B1 – C3
      • World 4
        Part 1: H6 – H3, H2 – C2
        Part 2: E2 – E5, D5 – D1
        Part 3: E2 – E3, D2 – D4, C1 – D2, D2 – B4, F1 – E2, C2 – C4, E2 – C4, D1 – A4, A4 – B4, B4 – D6, D6 – E7, E7 – E8, C4 – F7, E8 – G8, G8 – H8, H8 – H5
      • World 5
        Part 1: D4 – D8, D8 – B8, E6 – C7, A1 –A5
        Part 2: E1 – D1, B2 – C1, C1 – F4, F4 – D6, B1 – D2
      • World 6
        Part 1: D1 – H1, G6 – B1, B1 – G1
        Part 2: G5 – E3, H5 – D1, D1 – H1
        Part 3: D7 – D8 (Promote to Queen), D2 – D4, E2 – F3, F3 – G4, G4 – F3
      • World 7
        Part 1: G3 – C7, B4 – C6
        Part 2: D6 – D7, C5 – D5, F2 – D4
        Part 3: H6 – F8, E3 – E6, D6 – B5
        Part 4: E2 –E4, E4 –E5, D2 – D3, D3 – D4, G1 – F3, C1 – E3, B1 – C3, F1 - D3, H2 – H3, E1 – G1, D4 – E5, E5 – E6, G2 –G4, F3 – E5, B2 – C3, E3 – D4, D3 – C4, D1 – F3, F3 – B7, B7 – C8, C4 – B5, B5 – C6
      • World 8
        Part 1: A3 – B4, F5 – H7, H7 – E4
        Part 2: B8 – B1, B1 – F5, F5 – C5, C1 – A3
        Part 3: No Solution – The Computer changes their moves each game (unfortunately).
      • World 9
        Part 1:
        Part 2:
    • Win an on-line match

      To play an online game, go to "Multi-player" and it will open up the menu to find a game. You can have up to 8 games going on at once. You have to win the game legitimately, because it will not count if the other player forfeits. Once you have won your first on-line match, the trophy will pop.

    DLC: Mah-jong

    4 trophies

    • Finish a board

      You can finish any board – whether in Adventure Mode, Classic Mode or Travelator. Once you have cleared the board, the trophy will pop.

    • Finish an Adventure mode world

      You will earn this after you finish the first Adventure Mode world (you will not be able to move on without completing this one first). There are three boards you need to clear by matching the tiles. Once you have cleared the 3rd board and finished the first world, the trophy will pop. 

    • Finish all of the Adventure mode worlds

      You do need to complete all the worlds in Adventure Mode. There are 12 worlds with a total of 60 Boards to clear, none of which are too difficult. If you get stuck on any, then use a Bonus to shuffle the tiles on the board. Once you finished the 60th board, the trophy will pop. 

    • Make up more than 5,000 pairs

      This will most likely be the last trophy that you earn. You get a pair by matching two like tiles. You will have about 2/3 of the pairs matched when you finish Adventure Mode and from there, you can play any mode to get the remaining pairs. If you replay Adventure Mode, then the trophy will pop about halfway through the worlds.

    DLC: Solitaire

    5 trophies

    • Finish Adventure mode

      You do not need to complete all the Worlds in Adventure Mode, just the main path the end. There are 8 Worlds on the main path. You need to complete 7 games of Klondike, 4 games of Golf, 7 games of Freecell, 4 games of Spider and 4 games of Pyramid (if you choose to complete all the Worlds). Once you have finished the 8th and final world, the trophy will pop.

      Klondike: Klondike it basic Solitaire. The bonus in this game auto-fills the foundation piles. You cannot stack same color cards on top of each other and they must be in order. You can only put Kings on empty card slots on the Tableau. 

      Golf: Golf is similar to Speed if you’ve played that. You’re given 1 card (from the draw pile) and 32 face up cards to play with (on the Tableau). You need to stack your playing cards going up or down in chronological order of the "draw pile card". Aces are always low and Kings are always high, they do not wrap around and will stop at each end of the spectrum. Your goal is to clear your Tableau of all 32 cards. The bonus moves cards from your Tableau to the "draw pile card" that is facing up.

      Freecell: The board consists of three sections: The Tableau (your playing cards), the Freecells (4 card slots on the left top) and the HomeCells (4 card slots on the top right). Your goal is to clear your Tableau by building up the HomeCells in ascending suit sequence (like Solitaire/Klondike). With no cards in the FreeCells, you can move up to 5 cards on the Tableau. With every card in the FreeCells, you lose the ability to move 1 card (if you have 1 card in the FreeCell, you will only be able to move 4 on the Tableau, 2 in the FreeCells will be 3, 3 will be 2, etc etc). You cannot stack like-colors, they must alternate. The bonus auto-fills the HomeCells. 

      Spider: You will need to play 4-suit Spider Solitaire to get this trophy which is hands down the hardest card game out of them all. In Spider, you can stack any card or any color on any other card while playing, but your goal is to get a stack of King to Ace (descending) of one suit. The stack will move off the Tableau once it is complete. 1 and 2 Suit Spider is not too hard, but 3 and 4 suit Spider are rather tricky. For 4 suit, be patient. These games are incredibly difficult and are luck based on the draw/deal of the cards. Try to keep like suits or colors together and if you get stuck with a bunch of Aces or Kings, it’s best to restart and try again. The bonus allows you to pick two cards to trade places with each other. This is good for opening up the draw piles or completing sets. 

      Pyramid: In Pyramid, you will need to match two cards (at a time) together to equal 13. The bonus in this game allows you to pick two cards to trade places with each other. Your goal is clear the entire Pyramid of cards. 

      • King equals 13 and does not require a partner to make the pair
      • Queen matches with Ace
      • Jack matches with Two
      • Ten matches with Three
      • Nine matches with Four
      • Eight matches with Five
      • Seven matches with Six
    • Score 50,000 points

      See Solitaire: Solitaire King 

    • Get a score of 100,000

      This is Accumulative. The faster you are with your games, the more points you will receive but you also get points for completing the tasks in each individual game. I did not have this by the time I finished Adventure Mode but found that playing 1 Suit Spider in Classic Mode netted the most points and was the quickest/easiest game to complete. Once you have reached an accumulative score of 100,000 points, the trophy will pop.

    • Win 100 matches in all of the games

      There are only 26 matches in Adventure Mode so you'll have to do some more playing once that is complete. I recommend playing single suit Spider Solitaire as it is the easiest and quickest game to complete (it will be rare to find a game you cannot win). Once you have won your 100th match, the trophy will pop. 

    • Win a game of each of the 5 games.

      You will need to win 5 games in Klondike, Golf, FreeCell, Spider and Pyramid. If you took the shortest path, you will have Klondike and FreeCell completed from Adventure Mode and will only need 1 more game of the remaining 3. Once you have won your 5th match in all the games, the trophy will pop.

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