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Board games with implementations that can be played within a web browser.

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Online deck of cards

We have friends in another part of the world, with whom we like to board game. Some complex games are actually playable remotely if both sides have a copy of the game, either because they have no ...
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Where can I find in-depth analysis of different digital card games?

(Not sure if this is on topic) I quit Magic: the Gathering some time ago, and am thinking of finding another digital card game to play. Where can I find in depth reviews of the various card games on ...
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Why did this route work? Using another player's station, in Ticket to Ride Online?

We had this situation recently in the online Ticket to Ride. Why did Yellow's route from London to Berlin work? Is Yellow really allowed to use Purple's station on Essen?
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Board games Online [closed]

The questions and answers I found are pretty old, hence, here I am: I played a few games on Tabletop simulator on steam. I found it rather rubbish and not working very well, especially with a not-so-...
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online bridge with 2 casual players vs computer? [closed]

I'd like to play bridge with a partner -- but against a computer so we can take as much time as we like. This option would be especially useful for beginners and people getting back into the game ...
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How can we play yu-gi-oh online after dueling network's shutdown? [duplicate]

Dueling network shut down after a cease and desist letter. Is there any way to play yu-gi-oh casually online now? I used to like the ability to just make any deck and play casually, I am trying to ...
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Online Pathfinder [closed]

I'm looking for a website where a GM could create and design a Pathfinder game and host it on that site. The site must include: Generators of NPC, encounter, dungeon, treasure, etc. Players play &...
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How to find online players for San Juan? [closed]

Where is a good place to ask for? I googled a lot, also googled nicknames I see in San Juan leader board, but no success. San Juan uses GameCenter in the iOS version, but Apple reduced a lot of ...
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Is there a site to play Go online against a computer, in 2018? [duplicate]

Apparently there's an old question Is there a site to play Go online against a computer? already but that's in 2014. As we know AlphaGo/Master/Zero permanently changed the Go world, and many AI are ...
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Telepresence Board Games

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in playing board games with remote players? I have a few friends that live too far away to make a regular game night with however they really enjoy board ...
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Changing bot difficulty in Dominion Online

Regarding the new online version of the deck-building card game Dominion, my friend complains that the bot is too challenging. Is there any way to decrease the difficulty when playing bots 1-on-1 in ...
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How can one use the "Guest Option" in Rankade?

Just discovered Rankade (in a comment here somewhere) and still learning the ropes... I've read about the Guest option in the FAQ but can't find a way to add one to a match... Is it a particular type ...
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Is there custom boardgame leaderboard online? [closed]

Let me quickly set up a scenario: Me and my cousins all play 7 Wonders. We want to keep track of who is the last person that won and how many wins/losses we each have. Is there a current online ...
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How can I "censor" players on the IGS server? [closed]

How can censor players on the Internet Go Server (IGS)? It says in the help you can block players from matches by "censoring" them, but there is no "censor" command.
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Ticket to Ride multiplayer between OS X and iOS [duplicate]

We've purchased Ticket to Ride for iPhone/iPad iOS and I was wondering if I purchase the desktop version for OS X would we be able to play locally between the two devices.
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Can I play Ticket to Ride on my iPad against people using Ticket to Ride pocket?

I want to play against my friends on Ticket to Ride but I wondering if I can if they are on their iPhones and I am on my iPad?
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Limits to cities of a given resource in Antike Duellum?

In a current game on Yucata.de (http://www.yucata.de/en/Game/CasusBelli/4606422), both my opponent and I have tried to build gold producing cities and failed. We have a total of 10 gold cities on the ...
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Is there a site to play Go online against a computer?

There are many go servers but all of them seem to be for player-player games. I want to play online against a computer. I found some but it is not an actual go. I was not able to find a real go brain ...
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Othello (Reversi) Online community

Are there any online big communities similar to FICS or Chess.com for Othello (Reversi) where you can play against many players and so on?
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How to play multiplayer Ticket to Ride (iOS/iPad) with friends over the Internet?

I am trying to play Ticket to Ride for the iOS on the iPad (regular full version, not pocket) with friends over the internet (not local wifi). I tried using Game Center to issue a 'challenge', but it ...
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Making a family card game playable online

My family has a version of "Muggins" that has been handed down from generation to generation (at least 3 generations, maybe more). The rules that we play by are different than other versions that I'...
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Where online can I post my (free) rules and materials for games I've created?

I'm looking for websites that specialize in providing rules and digital resources for card/board games online. Recently I've been creating lots of simple games for my design classes and I would like ...
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Is there an online site to play Titan Boardgame

I know of ACTS and it works quite well. But in times of Web 2.0 I wonder -- is there an alternative to play Titan against friends (and mybe foes)?
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Abstract "move holding" service for simultaneous-move board games

Background I am looking to play a variant of Diplomacy over email or other messaging system. The specifics of Diplomacy and of the variant are not important, suffice it to say that the root trouble ...
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Why did I win "Asia Passport" achievement early? [closed]

I'm playing iPad edition. Fifth Legendary Asia achievement says: Asia Passport: Win all achievements for the Legendary Asia map. I thought it means that I have to win first four achievements. For ...
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What's the best strategy for winning while using all 3 stations in Ticket to Ride Europe?

Ticket to Ride Europe pocket edition has an achievement that I just can't get! It's winning using all 3 stations during the game. Can anyone suggest any strategies on any of the following: Should I ...
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Looking for an Online Card Shuffler and Drawer

For some play-by-forum games I'm looking into creating specific card based games that allow people to moderate on their own. Specifically I'm looking into 7 Wonders. The only thing a mod needs to do ...
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Has online play testing been an important part of any boardgame designs?

I am wondering if any game designers have used an online implementation of a game to balance and tweak it before commercial release.
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Card game vocabulary

I am building an online version of the game of Set, and I want to get my vocabulary straight. So far, the words I have are "card", "deck", "(card) feature", "set", "player" and "dealer". I am missing ...
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Is there a free site to play Yu-Gi-Oh? [closed]

Anything fairly priced will also work. Any suggestions?
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How do I get the "5 routes" achievement? [closed]

What is meant in the poker player of using all "5" routes - is it all routes that use 5 carriages or tickets that score 5 points? I did the former but didn't get the achievement.
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7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW

On BrettspielWelt, I played Olympia (B) and built the 3rd wonder stage (copy a guild). The end score confused me, and I think BSW might have implemented the scoring wrong. We were 3 players. Everyone ...
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Why didn't my station complete the route?

I needed to get from Riga to Bucaresti. I had trains connecting Riga to Kyiv, but the route from Kyiv to Bucaresti was taken by another player. I played a station on Kyiv, but the route did not ...
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What are the requirements for the achievements in Ticket to Ride: Europe?

In the electronic 'pocket' version of Ticket to Ride: Europe, I would like to acquire all the achievements, but I must have misunderstood some of them. Even when I think I've accomplished them, I do ...
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What's the legal stance for online versions of games?

I've played Dominion on isotropic, and I saw the existing question about online versions of board games, but not all of the games listed there appear to be official. The FAQ for isotropic says "I don'...
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Where can I practice MTG draft online and actually play against my opponents for free?

I've been having fun practicing drafts on draft simulators like this one, but sometimes I'd like to actually be able to play with the deck I built. Since all of the other players on these simulators ...
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Is it possible to get old Vanguard cards?

If you start Magic Online today, is there a way to acquire Vanguard cards that do not come with the client but have been released in the past? Can they be bought or traded?
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Using Vassal on a small screen

Related to this question, I'm wondering also whether using Vassal on a netbook (=small screen) is a good idea. Are there any tricks helping in such a case, like zooming in/out etc.?
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How much bandwidth does Vassal consume?

A friend of mine is designing a game, and I'd like to playtest it with him. We have no possibility of meeting face to face; also, finding ±90 minutes to play through Vassal when I'm at home is quite ...
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What's the current state of Magic: The Gathering online play?

I'd like to get back into this game, but the real appeal for me is the collecting aspect, especially trading cards and not knowing what to expect from a foil pack. It seems there are a lot of ...
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Where can I play Carcassonne or Colonists of Catan online? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boardgaming Online I want to play Carcassonne or Colonists (Settlers) of Catan online, either against other people, or against a computer opponent. I want to improve my ...
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Why does Online Dominion allow you to reveal reaction cards multiple times?

In the FAQ for Isotropic's online Dominion game, the creator states: No, you really can reveal a reaction card like Moat or Secret Chamber multiple times. They are designed to be idempotent so ...
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Is it common practice to publish/sell online versions of board games?

I bought the Ticket to Ride: Europe game by Days of Wonder, and it included an online registration code. Visiting the website, I noticed that some of the games had a free online preview available. I ...
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Does card-counting work in online Blackjack?

I realize that card counting is strongly discouraged. Are there systems in-place to prevent card-counting in online blackjack?
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Online resources for learning/practicing bridge [duplicate]

Are there any good online resources to learn the game. By learn, I mean learn attain the knowledge that one would by buying/reading a good book. For example, are there any "puzzles" that are well ...
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Where to play Go online? [closed]

I used to play regularly on KGS but have been inactive for several years. I am frustrated by the Catch-22 of the KGS system: in order to play rated games, you must have a solid rating. Solid ratings ...
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Is The Online Version of La Guerre des Moutons Identical To the "Real" Game?

I've been playing La Guerre des Moutons (aka Wooly Bully?) at boiteajeux.net and I have to say I'm all at sea. It's a tile placement game very reminiscent of Carcassonne, but in boiteajeux's ...
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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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Is there a good casual online place to practice/learn bridge?

I know that Pogo.com (which powers Yahoo Games) has a long running online bridge game and that there are a handful of places for serious tournament/MasterPoint level bridge players online (though most ...
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Multi-Game Deck Building Tool

I play Magic: The Gathering, one of my son's plays Pokemon, and the other plays Yu-Gi-Oh! I got a deck building tool for my iPad to build Magic decks, but I am curious if there is an app for building ...
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