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Specific sites hosting one game Agricola @ http://play-agricola.com Brass @ http://brass.orderofthehammer.com/ Dominion @ http://dominion.isotropic.org/ Hive @ http://www.hivemania.com/play/?0 Settlers of Catan @ http://www.playcatan.com/catan-online-world.html Go @ http://www.gokgs.com/ (see specific answer below for more) Through the Ages @ ...
KGS http://www.gokgs.com/ IMO the best server for lower level games. It as an active English speaking community Ranking system is relatively meaningful, even in the lower ranks Many features in the client, such as game reviews
IANAL (I am not a lawyer), this does not constitute legal advice. (Sidenote: Is it even necessary, i.e. do lawyers actually say this on the internet? Doesn't everyone assume that any advice you receive over the internet is suspect, and you should consult a professional?) Paul Edward Nowak has a great thread on the geek related to many of the common ...
You should definitely check out BoardGameArena (aka BGA) Why, you ask? 1. Games Supported games (as of October 2012, each month there is a new game introduced. Even cooler, soon authors of the BGA will allow other member of community to design their own games with BGA Studio!): 1. Coloretto 2. Kahuna 3. Dominion 4. Race for the Galaxy 5. Can't ...
Ticket to Ride can be played at the Days of Wonder site, and is a very authentic play experience. Unfortunately, you can only play a few trial games before they expect you to fork over some cash to carry on, but it's a pretty nominal fee and if you really liked Ticket to Ride I'm sure it'd be worth it. Anyway, the first few games do cost nothing, so I ...
Online casinos use an 'infinite shoe', which would preclude any card counting, as they effectively draw random cards with a fixed probability. This means it's possible (though very very very unlikely) for all the players at the table to draw the same card (e.g. everyone gets an eight of hearts). This is done both for ease of the game developer (fixed ...
A Train Station allows its owner to use one, and only one, of the routes belonging to another player, into (or out of) that city to help him connect the cities on his Destination Tickets. As per the instructions (emphasis mine), a station can only be used on a single route into or out of the city on which it's placed. Even if the route from Riga to ...
Race for the Galaxy - you have to download but you can play online and single player http://www.keldon.net/rftg/
yucata.de - lots of players, asynchronous (can be live if both players keep making turns), you can play multiple games. Here is the current list of game available (more than hundred): A Few Acres of Snow Alchemist Antike Duellum Arkadia Arktia Aronda At the Gates of Loyang Atantida Atoll Atta Ants Awale Balloon Cup Bangkok Klongs Black Friday Call to ...
Yes, you can reveal a reaction drawn by Secret Chamber. For example, the following scenario is perfectly valid (according to BGG's Dominion FAQ) Be attacked. Reveal Secret Chamber. Draw two cards (one Moat), replace two cards. Reveal Moat to deflect attack. Reveal Secret Chamber again. Draw two cards, replace two cards (put Moat back on deck) Most ...
You can draft at CCGdecks.com, tappedout.net, or drafts.in, and the free client Cockatrice is excellent for playing.
I have previously played on Epic Mafia (which is linked to from the Wikipedia page in the question). They have the largest set of player characters I have seen, some of which makes the game extremely complicated!
Here are some: Richard Pavlicek's site on bridge which has puzzles, articles explaining concepts, bidding systems, calculators etc. A very good free resource. The now discontinued deal of the week by Fred Gitelman which is an over the shoulder type of software. Free. Bridge Master and software by other world class players: ...
Yes. Get all the 5-car, 10 point scores, there are 8. You must also win the game too. Recommend playing against only one bot.
play-agricola.com 14 playable boards, images directly from the game. All expansions, and the site owners appear to have a hot line to the designer.
GoShrine The GoShrine is a good alternative to other servers: No download/install needed No Java/Flash requirement Play in the browser simply Levels similar to those on kgs Possibility to play bots as well It's where I play when I use my Android tablet. One disadvantage is there are too few players online at all time. And of course you can review the ...
You can use Magic Workstation. It works well and you always find player of different levels.
VASSAL was made for precisely this: it's a game engine/website where you can build games, and then play the games you built online. There are a wide variety of existing games already built for VASSAL, but Muggins is not one of them. This will not be simple: you're going to need to learn how to program the game using VASSAL's editor. It'll take time and ...
I've played Mahjong online through Yahoo. But, there usually aren't that many players on their server. Yahoo also have solitaire Mahjong games, if that's what you're referring to. You could also try MahjongExpress. I've never played on there, but it looks like it requires you to install software, kind of like the online poker games.
GamesByMail Scott Michtell just introduced me to GamesByMail to play Axis & Allies, and I noticed that it has chess as well. All you need is an e-mail address to create a small profile, same thing for your opponent, and you're ready to play. You should get e-mail reminders when it is your turn. I haven't tried chess there yet, but if it's ...
OGS online-go.com is an excellent server if you're interested in turn-based go. The best thing about the site is the tournament system. There are five annual tournaments with multiple rounds in each category - even games, handicap games, and 9x9. Some tournaments require you to win your group to advance, and some allow all players to advance, and then be ...
Vassal is pretty low bandwidth - as you correctly guess, the graphics are all part of the pre-downloaded game files, so in play it only sends information about which pieces you moved and where to. It's on the same order as using a text chat app, and pretty favourable compared to a web page. Obviously you'll need to download and update the actual game files ...
An iPad/iPhone-version is coming this winter: http://ipadboardgames.org/2011/schedule-of-upcoming-games/ Edit: The iOS app is out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agricola/id561521557?mt=8
Tygem http://www.tygembaduk.com/ One of the most popular Korean servers and well known in the West for its large player base. It was difficult to sign up to Tygem years ago, but they recently introduced an English client and website, solving this issue. Players range from super weak to super strong (several top pros play on Tygem). Their style tends to be ...
There is also this list over at BGG of computer versions of boardgames with a built in AI. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/6483/computer-versions-of-board-games
Yahoo! Games has Hearts. Actually I originally signed up for a Yahoo account so I could play Hearts.
Another portal for lesser known games is SuperDuperGames.org. I haven't played anything on there in forever, it is turn based, but can go pretty fast if you happen to be online at the same time. And yet another board game portal is Game Table Online. And yet again, haven't played there forever, I know that most of the games cost money to play, but there ...
A friend notified me of a site he occasionally plays on: http://tenhou.net/ According to him, it's a nice site. Problem is that it's entirely in Japanese. He's lucky enough to understand Japanese but most people don't so I added this answer just for reference. Update: I found a nice site where you can play (only) against the computer. English language, no ...
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