Adapations of boardgames to different platforms (such as computers and mobile devices), as well as to new rules or specifications outside those provided by the designer (e.g. number of players outside the 'official' range).

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Boardgaming Online [closed]

This is a community maintained list of online resources to play boardgames with. Does anyone know of more resources for online play? Answers that address the following points would be much ...
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Can You Buy a Catan Border That Fits?

"The border of the 4th edition Settlers of Catan is too small for the board hexes. To be exact, each hexagonal tile is about 79 mm wide. Five of them, end to end, form the longest stretch of land ...
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Android Versions of Designer Board Games

Is there a good place to find out about designer board games that have been converted to the Android platform? I know about the standard popular ones like Catan and Carcassonne, but it seems like you ...
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What is the difference between the board game “Clue” and the card game “Clue”?

Obviously with the card game, there's not a board or tokens, but is the card game version just as engaging as the board game version? It would be ideal to travel with just the cards, but I'm not sure ...
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What is the best way to play with someone in another location?

I'd like to play board games with friends who live in other states. I thought I could use Skype to communicate and a webcam to send out a picture of the board. Does anyone have suggestions on how to ...
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Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply

I'm building a game in which players explore and steal from a castle. There needs to be an element of surprise and risk, so I've been considering a tile-based system like that used in Carcassonne. ...
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What boardgame comes closest to the computer game Frozen Synapse? [closed]

According to what I've read about Gunslinger it looks like both share similar game mechanics, but not having played this 1982 game I'm not sure. Does it come close to Frozen Synapse ? Or is there ...
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how to find that 8 number puzzle is solvable or not?

I'm working on 8 number puzzle, where 8 numbers are randomly generated and placed in 9 cell board. One cell at bottom right corner is kept empty where we can swap with adjacent (top-bottom-left-right) ...
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Looking for a board game

I once ran into a computer implementation of an old board game that seemed rather interesting, unfortunately I am unable to recall either. What I do remember: Probable Java (advertised support for ...
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AI that plays Quoridor?

Is there a free program, preferably executable, that allow me to play Quoridor against an AI? There isn't a publicly available one for the Zillions engine, even if it doesn't seem that hard to write ...
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The sheep and the wolves

When I was a child, I was playing a game such as the following: The game is played on a standard chessboard, but only on the black squares. There are two players: the white player has a single white ...
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Hex game strategy

I was teaching myself how to play a hex board game by reading some books. I learned how to do $2$ x $2$ and $3$ x $3$ hex games by starting at the principal diagonal. I wanted to know what the winning ...
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To what extent do mobile adaptations of board games change the games? [closed]

Some board games tend to have a lot of complex rules, and many also have several official variants. Sometimes the mechanics of a mobile device (iPhone, Android, iPad), make implementing some rules ...
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Addon for Risk with cards

I remember download a file in the emule some 15 years ago, with a lot of cards that works as an addon for Risk. For e.g., one card give you terrorism so you can attack from Irak to some region in US, ...
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Striking opponent carrom men directly to pot our coin

In carrom let's say I have my black coin near the pot but there is a white coin which is blocking it from my strike. Can I pot my black coin striking on the white coin? More like cannon