Online Gaming Platforms

 
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18xx Development Site
This site is under construction. It is dedicated to developing the capability to play 18xx games online.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.rr18xx.com
Game(s): 1817 (BGG), 1830: Railways & Robber Barons (BGG), 1853 (BGG), 1856: Railroading in Upper Canada from 1856 (BGG), 1870 (BGG), 18C2C: Manifest Destiny (BGG)
18xx.Games
This is a website where you can play async or real-time 18xx games. Right now only 1889 is implemented.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.18xx.games
Game(s): 1899 (BGG), 18Chesapeake (BGG)
Android OS
This is a generic grouping of 'native' apps where you purchase a game from the app store then download it onto your device.
Supported language(s): English, Individual apps will support various languages
https://play.google.com/store/apps
Game(s): 276 games (click to view the list)
AsoBrain Games
AsoBrain Games is a hobby gaming site from Aso & Friends. It offers simple Java games of popular boardgames. You can play multiplayer against other people or quickly play solitaire against AI.
Supported language(s): English
http://games.asobrain.com
Game(s): Carcassonne (BGG), Catan (BGG)
Avalon Online
This is an adaptation of the board game "The Resitance: Avalon": a game of social deduction for 5 to 10 people.
Supported language(s): English
https://avalon.fun
Game(s): The Resistance: Avalon (BGG)
Avalon: The Resistance Online
This is an adaptation of the board game "The Resitance: Avalon": a game of social deduction for 5 to 10 people. Now on desktop and mobile.
https://avalongame.online
Game(s): The Resistance: Avalon (BGG)
Backstabbr
This has a modern web interface for the classic boardgame Diplomacy.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.backstabbr.com
Game(s): Diplomacy (BGG)
Bataille Navale (Battleship)
This is bare-bones web interface for the classic boardgame Battleship.
Supported language(s): Belarusian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
http://fr.battleship-game.org
Game(s): Battleship (BGG)
Board Game Arena
One of the most popular sites, it is a fairly easy to use site where rules are enforced by the game.
Supported language(s): Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
https://boardgamearena.com
Game(s): 164 games (click to view the list)
Board18
This is a tool for playing “18xx style” games via email.
Supported language(s): English
https://board18.org
Game(s): 50 games (click to view the list)
Boardgamecore
An online version of (mostly) Splotter games, some of which are playable real-time.
Supported language(s): English
http://play.boardgamecore.net
Game(s): Antiquity (BGG), Food Chain Magnate (BGG), The Great Zimbabwe (BGG), Wir sind das Volk! (BGG)
BoardGamePlay
An online board games web portal.
Supported language(s): English
https://boardgameplay.com
Game(s): Montana (BGG), Rurik: Dawn of Kiev (BGG), The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire (BGG), Urbino (BGG)
Boardgames-Online
Hosts a selection of Michael Schacht titles. Super old-school website.
Supported language(s): English, German
http://boardgames-online.net
Game(s): 12 games (click to view the list)
BoardSpace
Hosts mostly 2-player abstracts, but also a good selection of Euros and multiplayer abstracts. Almost all of the games have the option to play a robot. Play from almost any platform: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS are supported.
Supported language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
http://www.boardspace.net
Game(s): 74 games (click to view the list)
Bodogemu
Hosts an eclectic set of mostly abstract and obscure games.
Supported language(s): English
https://bodogemu.com
Game(s): 15 games (click to view the list)
Boîte à jeux
A fairly popular online site, but the interface a bit more complicated/dated.
Supported language(s): English, French, German
http://www.boiteajeux.net
Game(s): 57 games (click to view the list)
BrainKing
Hosts things like chess, checkers, pente and related variants.
Supported language(s): Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hanaslang, Hebrew, Ido, Italian, Jaanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
http://www.brainking.com
Game(s): 38 games (click to view the list)
Brass Online
Hosts the original version of Brass (Lancashire).
Supported language(s): English
http://brass.orderofthehammer.com
Game(s): Brass: Lancashire (BGG)
BrettspielWelt
Originally an app that you download, but now also with a web interface. There are some discrepancies between app and web versions, particularly around game creation/joining.
Supported language(s): Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
http://www.brettspielwelt.de
Game(s): 61 games (click to view the list)
Card Games IO
This is a game site focused on classic card and board games. Their goal is to make great versions of the games most people already know and love in real life. They try very hard to make the games simple and easy to use.
Supported language(s): English
https://cardgames.io
Game(s): 29 games (click to view the list)
Catan Universe
The entire CATAN universe for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows. Play the original board game on your smartphone, tablet or PC – at home or on the go.
Supported language(s): English, French, German, Spanish
http://catanuniverse.com
Game(s): Catan (BGG)
Chess Variant Pages, The
Hosts 100s of chess variants including hexagonal, multi-player, and 3D variants.
Supported language(s): English
http://play.chessvariants.org
Game(s): 41 games (click to view the list)
Codewords
Hosts the boardgame Codenames.
Supported language(s): English
https://codewords.tv
Game(s): Codenames (BGG)
Colonist
Hosts the boardgame Settlers of Catan.
Supported language(s): English
https://colonist.io
Game(s): Catan (BGG)
Conquer Club
Originally inspired by the board game RISK™, Conquer Club has taken Risk online, expanding the concept to include over 200 maps, playing bots, casual and speed games, numerous gameplay options, tournaments, clans and more. So now you can play a game like Risk online with many thousands of other players and an endless variety of styles.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.conquerclub.com
Game(s): Risk (BGG)
Crucible Online, The
This site was setup to allow you to play Keyforge, a Unique Deck Game from Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) in your browser.
Supported language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
https://www.thecrucible.online
Game(s): KeyForge: Age of Ascension (BGG), KeyForge: Call of the Archons (BGG), KeyForge: Mass Mutation (BGG), KeyForge: Worlds Collide (BGG)
Daily Gammon
DailyGammon is postal chess meets backgammon meets the internet. You sign up for one or more matches (most people have several matches going simultaneously) with other players on the site. When you log in, you complete a series of moves (move sequence) in each of your matches, and the server records your moves. Later, your opponent will log in and respond to your moves. When you log in again, those moves will be waiting for you. By this method, over the course of a few weeks you can complete an entire backgammon match, spending only a few minutes a day.
Supported language(s): English
http://dailygammon.com
Game(s): Backgammon (BGG)
Days of Wonder
Play some of the publishers most popular games. Must buy games to play online.
Supported language(s): English, French, German
http://www.daysofwonder.com
Game(s): Gang of Four (BGG), Memoir '44 (BGG), Small World (BGG), Splendor (BGG), Ticket to Ride (BGG)
Dominion Online
Hosts the boardgame Dominion.
Supported language(s): Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian
https://dominion.games
Game(s): Dominion (BGG)
Fowers Games
Hosts the board game Fugitive.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.fowers.net/games/fugitive
Game(s): Fugitive (BGG)
Games by Email
This is a correspondence via email gaming site, dedicated to bringing you and your friends a great gaming experience.
Supported language(s): English
http://gamesbyemail.com
Game(s): 34 games (click to view the list)
GoldToken.com
Hosts classic and modern board games with variants. It is the Official game site for a number of associations.
Supported language(s): English
http://goldtoken.com
Game(s): 70 games (click to view the list)
Grand Games
You can play free games and solve online puzzles of different kinds on our site.
Supported language(s): English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
https://en.grandgames.net
Game(s): Chess (BGG), Mahjong (BGG), Sudoku (BGG)
Gravon
This is a virtual world, where players can play board-and cardgames together without charges. The UI is very hard to use.
Supported language(s): English, German
http://www.gravon.de
Game(s): 17 games (click to view the list)
Hanabi Live
A place to play Hanabi online, a cooperative card game of logic and reasoning.
Supported language(s): English
https://hanabi.live
Game(s): Hanabi (BGG)
Happy Meeple
This is an easy to use site for quick 2-player games.
Supported language(s): English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish
https://www.happymeeple.com
Game(s): 14 games (click to view the list)
Horse Paste
Play Codenames online across multiple devices on a shared board.
Supported language(s): Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
https://www.horsepaste.com
Game(s): Codenames (BGG)
IG GameCenter
Hosts many, many abstract games.
Supported language(s): Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish
http://www.iggamecenter.com
Game(s): 131 games (click to view the list)
iOS
This is a generic grouping of 'native' apps where you purchase a game from the app store then download it onto your device.
Supported language(s): English, Individual apps will support various languages
https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store
Game(s): 288 games (click to view the list)
Iron Throne, The
A site where you can play the living card game (LCG) Games of Thrones: The Card Game (2nd edition).
Supported language(s): English
https://www.theironthrone.net
Game(s): A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) (BGG)
ItsYourTurn.com
Hosts a number of traditional abstract games with dozens of variants.
Supported language(s): English
http://itsyourturn.com
Game(s): 27 games (click to view the list)
Jigoku Online
Hosts the living card game (LCG) Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.
Supported language(s): English
https://jigoku.online
Game(s): Legend of the Five Rings (BGG)
Jinteki
Hosts the living card game (LCG) Netrunner.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.jinteki.net
Game(s): Android: Netrunner (BGG)
Little Golem
Hosts quite a few classic and modern abstract strategy games, as well as a few word games.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.littlegolem.net
Game(s): 28 games (click to view the list)
Ludoteka
Hosts quite a few abstract and card games online (particularly Spanish card games).
Supported language(s): Basque, English, French, Spanish
http://www.ludoteka.com
Game(s): 47 games (click to view the list)
MaBi Web
Hosts multiplayer board games.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.mabiweb.com
Game(s): Gods (BGG), In the Shadow of the Emperor (BGG), In the Year of the Dragon (BGG), Kreta (BGG), Mykerinos (BGG), Nations (BGG), Richelieu (BGG), Ur (BGG)
Mafia GG
This is an online, text-based version of the classic party game Mafia.
Supported language(s): English
https://mafia.gg
Game(s): Werewolf / Mafia (BGG)
Mattle
Hosts a couple popular board games as well as a Boardgame Clock tool. Not to be confused with the toy company Mattel.
Supported language(s): English
https://mattle.online
Game(s): 7 Wonders Duel (BGG), Azul (BGG), Blokus (BGG), Century: Spice Road (BGG), Go (BGG), Splendor (BGG)
Mindoku
Hosts several abstract games as well as card and word games. Plans to close by the end of 2020.
Supported language(s): English, Russian, Turkish
http://www.mindoku.com
Game(s): 10 games (click to view the list)
MindSports
Hosts various abstract (and mostly obscure) games. Many of the games are designed by Christian Freeling.
Supported language(s): English
http://mindsports.nl
Game(s): 67 games (click to view the list)
New Amecy Games
Hosts several abstract games.
Supported language(s): English
https://new.amecy.com
Game(s): Amazons (BGG), Chess (BGG), Connect6 (BGG), Hex (BGG), Phutball (BGG), Togizqumalaq (BGG), Twixt (BGG)
OCTGN
This is a virtual table top with an integrated player lobby and chat system that supports custom card and board games. You must download its client.
Supported language(s): English
https://www.octgn.net
Game(s): 25 games (click to view the list)
Onitama
Hosts Onitama, which is a 2-player abstract board game.
Supported language(s): English
http://onitama.lannysport.net
Game(s): Onitama (BGG)
Online Innovation
Hosts an online version of the card game Innovation.
Supported language(s): English
https://innovation.isotropic.org
Game(s): Innovation (BGG)
Online Terra Mystica
Hosts an online version of Terra Mystica.
Supported language(s): English
https://terra.snellman.net
Game(s): Terra Mystica (BGG)
Papergames
Hosts several abstract games.
Supported language(s): Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
http://papergames.io
Game(s): Battleship (BGG), Connect Four / Stack-4 (BGG), Go-Moku (BGG), Tic-Tac-Toe (BGG)
Play Diplomacy Online
A web version of the classic Diplomacy board game.
Supported language(s): English
https://playdiplomacy.com
Game(s): Diplomacy (BGG)
Play-Agricola
Hosts an online version of Agricola.
Supported language(s): English
http://play-agricola.com
Game(s): Agricola (BGG)
PlayOK
Hosts online versions of various abstract/card games.
Supported language(s): Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
http://www.playok.com
Game(s): 25 games (click to view the list)
Secret Hitler
Hosts an online version of Secret Hitler.
Supported language(s): English
https://secrethitler.io
Game(s): Secret Hitler (BGG)
Sketchful
This is a multiplayer, free-to-play Pictionary game.
Supported language(s): English, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish
https://sketchful.io
Game(s): Pictionary (BGG)
Skribbl
Hosts an online version of Pictionary.
Supported language(s): Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
https://skribbl.io
Game(s): Pictionary (BGG)
SlothNinja Games
SlothNinja Games is a play-by-web (PBW) site that permits registered members to play boardgames with other members via the Internet, in a turn-based manner. In particular, the site provides a graphical interface where players can see the current game state and execute their actions.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.slothninja.com
Game(s): After the Flood (BGG), Confucius (BGG), Guild of Thieves (BGG), Indonesia (BGG), Tammany Hall (BGG)
SpielByWeb
This site provides a way for people to play various "German-Style" strategy games on the web, in a manner similar to "play-by-email" games, but with a more graphical interface.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.spielbyweb.com
Game(s): Bus (BGG), Hacienda (BGG), Hoity Toity (BGG), Reef Encounter (BGG), Santiago (BGG), Tikal (BGG), Wallenstein (BGG)
Spyfall
Hosts an online version of Spyfall.
Supported language(s): Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
https://spyfall.adrianocola.com
Game(s): Spyfall (BGG)
Steam
Steam is a digital game distribution service. You download the software for the Steam Platform, then you download the individual game module. List gathered from Steam, my own collection, and various sources
Supported language(s): English, Individual modules will support various languages
https://store.steampowered.com
Game(s): 134 games (click to view the list)
Super Duper Games
Hosts many games, mostly abstracts, including Icehouse pyramid games, as well as many other abstract games old and new.
Supported language(s): English
http://superdupergames.org
Game(s): 83 games (click to view the list)
Tabletop Playground
A sandbox experience featuring deep customization and choice, play immersive tabletop sessions with friends, build new games using the powerful in-game editor and play custom-made games from the community.
Supported language(s): English, Individual modules will support various languages
https://tabletop-playground.com
Game(s): 1,035 games (click to view the list)
Tabletop Simulator
This is more of a physics engine that simulates tables and game components so they can be manipulated in real time. There are free & paid options. Some games are user created, while others are put out by publishers. There are 1000s of games available of various levels of quality.
Supported language(s): English, Individual modules will support various languages
https://www.tabletopsimulator.com
Game(s): 39 games (click to view the list)
Tabletopia
This is a popular site that hosts various games in a simulated 3d table environment like playing the real game. It has paid and unpaid content.
Supported language(s): English
https://tabletopia.com
Game(s): 734 games (click to view the list)
TripleA
The world's foremost open-source grand strategy game
Supported language(s): English
https://triplea-game.org
Game(s): Axio (BGG), Axis & Allies (BGG)
Triqqy
The home of casual, turn-based gaming. Hosts a mix of older Euro and traditional games.
Supported language(s): English
http://triqqy.com
Game(s): 16 games (click to view the list)
Vassal
Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. Play live on the internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software. Games are build by users into "modules" which are downloaded and run. There is no way of telling how well a given game is implemented.
Supported language(s): English, Individual modules will support various languages
http://www.vassalengine.org
Game(s): 1,650 games (click to view the list)
VIP Games
This platform hosts a mixture of card and abstract games. It allows "cross-play" which means you can play your games on multiple devices (web, iOS, Android, Facebook, etc...). It also has a lot social features such as exchanging gifts and chatting.
Supported language(s): Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
https://vipgames.com
Game(s): 20 games (click to view the list)
War Gear
WarGear allows you to play strategy based board games against other players online. It's free to use and can be played by anyone located anywhere in the world. Use WarGear to play against your friends at college or test your skills against any of the other thousands of members.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.wargear.net
Game(s): Risk (BGG)
Wargameroom
Wargameroom is a website devoted to the real-time play of sophisticated boardgames over the Internet. You will need to download its packages and install them to play.
Supported language(s): English
http://wargameroom.com
Game(s): 27 games (click to view the list)
Werewolf Online
This platform is a free, real-time version of the social deduction party game Werewolf (aka Mafia) where the the village is up against various evil factions and roles. It supports unique mechanics that wouldn't be possible to play in person; secifically, the werewolves, vampires, coven and undead.
Supported language(s): English
https://werewolv.es
Game(s): Werewolf / Mafia (BGG)
You Play It
This site is dedicated to online gaming. Here you can play online with other users at many famous board games.
Supported language(s): English
http://www.youplay.it
Game(s): Blue Max (BGG), Cartagena (BGG), Gonzaga (BGG), King Me! (BGG), VampiRing (BGG), Wooden Ships & Iron Men (BGG)
Your Turn My Turn
Here you can play turn-based classic online board games and modern board games against other players. Your opponent doesn't have to be online.
Supported language(s): Dutch, English, German
http://www.yourturnmyturn.com
Game(s): 45 games (click to view the list)
Yucata
A fairly popular site for gaming, but the interface is a bit more complicated/dated.
Supported language(s): English, German
https://www.yucata.de
Game(s): 148 games (click to view the list)
 


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