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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?
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!):
4. Race for the Galaxy
5. Can't ...
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 ...
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 ...
If you have an account on BoardGameGeek, then you can record "plays" of a game against that account. You can include details about other players, whether the game was stopped before the end, how long the game took, where the game was played, and who won.
There doesn't exist anything that fulfills all your requirements, but there are several good options that comes close. One of the reasons are licencing, if anything outside the SRD are to be legally included. What you are looking for is called a Virtual Tabletop (VTT) environment, there are the top three that comes closest:
Is a website
Is free, ...
As far as I can tell that should not have worked at all. It seems like the T2R online simulation has a route calculation bug. I suggest reporting this to them.
Players can only use their own train stations. From Ticket to Ride Europe's rules (page 6):
A Train Station allows its owner to use one, and only one, of the routes belonging to another player, ...
Some Go servers allow computers to "log in" and play just like regular users. On KGS, for example, they are marked with a computer icon, and there is a setting in the "automatch" for finding games with bots. More details are available here: http://www.gokgs.com/help/faq/bots.html
Here is what the US Government Copyright Office has to say about the matter:
Quoting the first paragraph from the above:
"Copyright does not protect the idea for a game, its name or title, or the method or methods for playing it. Nor does copyright protect any idea, system, method, device, or trademark material ...
I used to hit problems with the intro and needed to block the music file they use (it's not a part of the flash file for some weird reason), but it works well for what it does.
The answer might have been no by the time you asked, but now it is yes: Check out You Say First!
I tried my best with the UI design, but any help there is welcome. Bugreports and feature requests can be submitted on https://github.com/nomeata/you-say-first.
You should definitely keep track of CardForest.
It is designed specifically for card games and it will let your create your version of 'Muggins' by simply specifying the rules in an online code editor.
(Disclaimer: I'm the founder)
(working hard to launch by June, 2014)
Check out Cosumi, it plays around 8kyu in my opinion. After the page loads just click on the HTML5 button, don't get scared by the Japanese symbols..
If you browse their page a bit you can even find different modes regarding sizes or rules (for example one color go).
I'm playing on Board game arena (BGA) and I find it excellent for several reasons (IMHO):
Great catalogue of games, esp. for euro + family games.
Free to play along in all games
Cheap premium membership where you can start all games yourself
Functional, relatively lightweight interface - works a treat on PC and on tablets/phones
Very active in these times (...
I agree, it should have copied Red's guild card for you. I can't think of any reason it shouldn't. I've never used BSW, but I'm assuming it makes this choice automatically. It sounds like a bug to me.
I hope their logic isn't looking at the value of the guild card, as scored by the owner, in order to determine which one is best for Olympia. As that would ...
I agree with your assessment of how the scoring should've played out, so I would guess it is a bug, likely because copying that guild gives you 0 purple points so it thought that Blue's guild was better (failing to recognize that it gave you more science points).
VASSAL offers a way to create on online version of a game easily. I was involved in play testing Crown of Roses using a VASSAL module. The map for Clash of Monarchs has been critised as being difficult to use and the reason provided for this was that most of the play testing was done online which had a much clearer map.
Play with 2 or 4 bots. You'll be needing stations more with more competition for routes. Why 2? because you don't get the second half of the doubles without 4 players total. This means that to win, you'll more likely need to make more connections through occupied chunks.
If winning cleanly, grab some tickets, and take one or two that you can connect by ...
I'd say the first place that jumps to mind for me is boardgamegeek.com
This forum seems like an appropriate place to post your rules and materials:
You might consider setting up a tumblr or some other website you control and link the materials and information in the forum.
Online-go.com has two bots to play and you don't need an account.
The levels of the bots are 26 kyu and 13 kyu.
Also the bots are always available to play
To challenge a bot:
Go to online-go.com click game lobby and chat on the sidebar.
Click new game which is located by the bottom left of the chat box
A popup will appear on your screen, click in the top ...
Donald X. Vaccarino, the designer of Dominion, tested it with a program he wrote himself. Later expansions were playtested in a private room of the Isotropic online Dominion server. He discusses it briefly here:
I did not know Doug prior to him making isotropic; Wei-Hwa knew him. Before isotropic, I used a DOS program I wrote in Pascal, cbtest. It didn't ...
(Part of) the rules of Set read as follows:
The dealer shuffles the cards and lays twelve cards (in a rectangle)
face up on the table so that they can be seen by all players. The
players remove a 'Set' of three cards as they are seen. Each 'Set' is
checked by the other players. If correct, the 'Set' is kept by the
player and the dealer replaces ...
In addition to sites dedicated to mafia like those already described, a lot of forums that have a "Forum Games" section will be open to running mafia games if they aren't already - I play mafia regularly on http://forums.xkcd.com and have seen it being run on many other forums I frequent.