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

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 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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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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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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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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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) ...