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BOARD GAMING FROM HOME
From our friends at Colorado Spring Board Gamers, here is a list of online board game utilities. Make some new friends and then plan to meet up at the store when the social distancing is over to play the new-to-you games you’re about to experience!

If you’re not signed up with the COSBG, do so now. Great group of folks who organize games all over town and love any excuse to play board and card games.

They have also created a text/voice chat server on Discordhttps://discordapp.com/). Its name is “csboardgamers.” Get on Discord via the app or web and stop in.

Share your user-name/handles in the comments below if you’re looking for games with local players (and not-local too).

Board Game Arena
● Example games: 7 Wonders, Terra Mystica, Carcassonne, Race for the Galaxy, Puerto Rico, Hanabi, Innovation, Love Letter, Lost Cities, Tzolk’in, Russian Railroads, Targi, Hive, Keyflower, Colt Express, Troyes, Caylus, Kahuna, Quarto, Through the Ages, Stone Age, Elfenland, many more modern and classic games
● Free , but some games can only be started by Premium users ($24/12 mo, $18/6 mo, $4/mo)
● Authorized implementations, mostly with the original artwork
● Learn-to-play demos and links to BGG and rules provided
● Real time and turn-based play options, no single-player AI
● In-game text and audio chat
● Plays are logged and ranked, users may be favorited/blocked

Yucata
● Example games: El Grande, Luna, Macao, Alchemist, Antike, Finca, Mystic Vale, Stone Age, At the Gates of Loyang, Glen More, Terra Mystica, The Castles of Burgundy, Attika, Roll through the Ages, Automobiles, Thurn and Taxis, Can’t Stop, Carson City K, Russian Railroads, Saint Petersburg, Egizia, many more
● Free , user financial support welcomed and acknowledged
● Authorized implementations, mostly with the original artwork
● No single-player AI
● Links to rules provided
● Plays are logged and ranked, users may be favorited/blocked

Steam
● Example games: Lords of Waterdeep , Race for the Galaxy, Twilight Struggle, Scythe, Through the Ages, Magic: the Gathering, Mansions of Madness, Small World, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Patchwork, many more. Many additional games available using Tabletop Simulator Virtual Reality app, which simply provides the means to play (no AI, rules checking, etc.)
● Once the Steam app is installed, games must be purchased individually ($1-$20, generally, with frequent sales)
● Authorized implementations, mostly with the original artwork
● Most games allow single player against AI (except Tabletop Sim)

Pogo
● Example games: Backgammon, BATTLESHIP, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Connect 4, Cribbage, Dominoes, Euchre, MONOPOLY, RISK, SCRABBLE, Spades, Yahtzee, many more
● Free , but subscription ($7/yr) required to eliminate ads and allow access “premium” gaming
● Flash Player required, IE/Edge web browser recommended Brettspielwelt

Boardgame World
● Example games: GanzSchoenClever, Imhotep, MarcoPolo, Evolution, Imhotep, Bruges, Blockers, 7Wonders, 6nimmt, Caylus, Notre Dame, Power Grid, Kingsburg, Stone Age, many more (games rotate based on popularity)
● Free
● Authorized implementations, supported directly by publishers
● No single-player AI
● Rules provided
● Flash Player required, IE/Edge web browser recommended
● Plays are logged and ranked, extensive ranking system and community-based “virtual world” social system for finding communities, teaming and gaining experience

GamesByEMail
● Example Games: Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, ZERTZ, Risk, Axis and Allies, Diplomacy, Acquire
● Free
● Only turn based implementations
● Minimal graphics and browser requirements

Board Space
● Example games: Twixt, Barca, Euphoria, Hive, Tammany Hall, Chess, Medina, Kamisado, Zèrtz, Yinsh, Dvonn, Tzaar, Gipf, Go, Shogi, Xiangqi, Yspahan, Container, Santorini, Khet, many more.
● Free, app must be installed
● Single-player AI with variable strengths available for a number of games
● Flash Player required
● Plays are logged, rating and ranking statistics are maintained

Triqqy
● Example games: Shipyard(!), Tigris and Euphrates(!!), Samurai, Lost Cities, Ra, many more.
● Free, web-based
● Single-player AI with variable strengths available for a number of games
● Plays are logged, rating and ranking statistics are maintained
● A bit buggy, but nicely implemented