Mashable reports that if you’re a classic board game geek, you probably love the feeling of cards, dice or a chess board under your hand.

But in all those situations when you don’t have the actual board – let’s say you’re going on a vacation, and you don’t want to carry the extra weight and fiddly bits and pieces – the iPad can be a very good replacement.

While classic board games were also available on the iPod and the iPhone, the iPad’s bigger screen size will make the experience much more pleasant.

Beyond classic board games, it’s a huge market; just check out BoardGameGeek for all the available board titles. I bet we’ll be seeing many of those titles converted for the iPad, and I bet many of them will be a huge success.

Photo by Mashable.