Online Gaming Platforms

 
Special thanks goes to mantra6 for compiling the bulk of this information here.
Also, some some information came from here, too.
If you see any errors or have new information, please contact me and I will update it.


18xx Development Site

This site is under construction. It is dedicated to developing the capability to play 18xx games online.

Number of Games: 6 (view)
URL: http://www.rr18xx.com
Supported languages: English

18xx.Games

This is a website where you can play async or real-time 18xx games. You can play locally with hot seat mode without an account. If you want to play multiplayer, you'll need to create an account.

Number of Games: 62 (view)
URL: https://www.18xx.games
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 276 (view)
URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps
Supported languages: English, Individual apps will support various languages

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.

Number of Games: 4 (view)
URL: http://games.asobrain.com
Supported languages: English

Avalon Online

This is an adaptation of the board game "The Resitance: Avalon": a game of social deduction for 5 to 10 people.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://avalon.fun
Supported languages: English

Backstabbr

This has a modern web interface for the classic boardgame Diplomacy.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.backstabbr.com
Supported languages: English

Bataille Navale (Battleship)

This is bare-bones web interface for the classic boardgame Battleship.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: http://fr.battleship-game.org
Supported languages: Belarusian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Board Game Arena

One of the most popular sites, it is a fairly easy to use site where rules are enforced by the game.

Number of Games: 578 (view)
URL: https://boardgamearena.com
Supported languages: 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

Board18

This is a tool for playing “18xx style” games via email.

Number of Games: 50 (view)
URL: https://board18.org
Supported languages: English

Boardgamecore

An online version of (mostly) Splotter games, some of which are playable real-time.

Number of Games: 4 (view)
URL: http://play.boardgamecore.net
Supported languages: English

BoardGamePlay

An online board games web portal.

Number of Games: 6 (view)
URL: https://boardgameplay.com
Supported languages: English

Boardgames-Online

Hosts a selection of Michael Schacht titles. Super old-school website.

Number of Games: 12 (view)
URL: http://boardgames-online.net
Supported languages: English, German

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.

Number of Games: 74 (view)
URL: http://www.boardspace.net
Supported languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Bodogemu

Hosts an eclectic set of mostly abstract and obscure games.

Number of Games: 15 (view)
URL: https://bodogemu.com
Supported languages: English

Boîte à jeux

A fairly popular online site, but the interface a bit more complicated/dated.

Number of Games: 57 (view)
URL: http://www.boiteajeux.net
Supported languages: English, French, German

BrainKing

Hosts things like chess, checkers, pente and related variants.

Number of Games: 38 (view)
URL: http://www.brainking.com
Supported languages: 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

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.

Number of Games: 61 (view)
URL: http://www.brettspielwelt.de
Supported languages: Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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.

Number of Games: 29 (view)
URL: https://cardgames.io
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: http://catanuniverse.com
Supported languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Chess Variant Pages, The

Hosts 100s of chess variants including hexagonal, multi-player, and 3D variants.

Number of Games: 41 (view)
URL: http://play.chessvariants.org
Supported languages: English

Colonist

Hosts the boardgame Settlers of Catan.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://colonist.io
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.conquerclub.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 4 (view)
URL: https://www.thecrucible.online
Supported languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

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.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: http://dailygammon.com
Supported languages: English

Days of Wonder

Play some of the publishers most popular games. Must buy games to play online.

Number of Games: 5 (view)
URL: http://www.daysofwonder.com
Supported languages: English, French, German

Dominion Online

Hosts the boardgame Dominion.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://dominion.games
Supported languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian

Fowers Games

Hosts the board game Fugitive.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.fowers.net/games/fugitive
Supported languages: English

Games by Email

This is a correspondence via email gaming site, dedicated to bringing you and your friends a great gaming experience.

Number of Games: 38 (view)
URL: http://gamesbyemail.com
Supported languages: English

GoldToken.com

Hosts classic and modern board games with variants. It is the Official game site for a number of associations.

Number of Games: 70 (view)
URL: http://goldtoken.com
Supported languages: English

Grand Games

You can play free games and solve online puzzles of different kinds on our site.

Number of Games: 3 (view)
URL: https://en.grandgames.net
Supported languages: English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Gravon

This is a virtual world, where players can play board-and cardgames together without charges. The UI is very hard to use.

Number of Games: 17 (view)
URL: http://www.gravon.de
Supported languages: English, German

Hanabi Live

A place to play Hanabi online, a cooperative card game of logic and reasoning.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://hanabi.live
Supported languages: English

Happy Meeple

This is an easy to use site for quick 2-player games.

Number of Games: 13 (view)
URL: https://www.happymeeple.com
Supported languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish

Horse Paste

Play Codenames online across multiple devices on a shared board.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.horsepaste.com
Supported languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish

IG GameCenter

Hosts many, many abstract games.

Number of Games: 131 (view)
URL: http://www.iggamecenter.com
Supported languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish

iOS

This is a generic grouping of 'native' apps where you purchase a game from the app store then download it onto your device.

Number of Games: 288 (view)
URL: https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store
Supported languages: English, Individual apps will support various languages

Iron Throne, The

A site where you can play the living card game (LCG) Games of Thrones: The Card Game (2nd edition).

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.theironthrone.net
Supported languages: English

ItsYourTurn.com

Hosts a number of traditional abstract games with dozens of variants.

Number of Games: 27 (view)
URL: http://itsyourturn.com
Supported languages: English

Jigoku Online

Hosts the living card game (LCG) Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://jigoku.online
Supported languages: English

Jinteki

Hosts the living card game (LCG) Netrunner.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.jinteki.net
Supported languages: English

Little Golem

Hosts quite a few classic and modern abstract strategy games, as well as a few word games.

Number of Games: 28 (view)
URL: http://www.littlegolem.net
Supported languages: English

Ludoteka

Hosts quite a few abstract and card games online (particularly Spanish card games).

Number of Games: 47 (view)
URL: http://www.ludoteka.com
Supported languages: Basque, English, French, Spanish

MaBi Web

Hosts multiplayer board games.

Number of Games: 8 (view)
URL: http://www.mabiweb.com
Supported languages: English

Mafia GG

This is an online, text-based version of the classic party game Mafia.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://mafia.gg
Supported languages: English

Mattle

Hosts a couple popular board games as well as a Boardgame Clock tool. Not to be confused with the toy company Mattel.

Number of Games: 6 (view)
URL: https://mattle.online
Supported languages: English

Mindoku

Hosts several abstract games as well as card and word games. Plans to close by the end of 2020.

Number of Games: 10 (view)
URL: http://www.mindoku.com
Supported languages: English, Russian, Turkish

MindSports

Hosts various abstract (and mostly obscure) games. Many of the games are designed by Christian Freeling.

Number of Games: 67 (view)
URL: http://mindsports.nl
Supported languages: English

New Amecy Games

Hosts several abstract games.

Number of Games: 7 (view)
URL: https://new.amecy.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 25 (view)
URL: https://www.octgn.net
Supported languages: English

Online Innovation

Hosts an online version of the card game Innovation.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://innovation.isotropic.org
Supported languages: English

Online Terra Mystica

Hosts an online version of Terra Mystica.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://terra.snellman.net
Supported languages: English

Papergames

Hosts several abstract games.

Number of Games: 5 (view)
URL: http://papergames.io
Supported languages: Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Play Diplomacy Online

A web version of the classic Diplomacy board game.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://playdiplomacy.com
Supported languages: English

Play-Agricola

Hosts an online version of Agricola.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: http://play-agricola.com
Supported languages: English

PlayOK

Hosts online versions of various abstract/card games.

Number of Games: 25 (view)
URL: http://www.playok.com
Supported languages: 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

Pokémon

On their busy and hard to navigate website, you can download apps for your computer and/or device that allow you to play the Pokémon TCG.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/play-online/download
Supported languages: English

Secret Hitler

Hosts an online version of Secret Hitler.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://secrethitler.io
Supported languages: English

Sketchful

This is a multiplayer, free-to-play Pictionary game.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://sketchful.io
Supported languages: English, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Skribbl

Hosts an online version of Pictionary.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://skribbl.io
Supported languages: 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

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.

Number of Games: 5 (view)
URL: http://www.slothninja.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 7 (view)
URL: http://www.spielbyweb.com
Supported languages: English

Spyfall

Hosts an online version of Spyfall.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://spyfall.adrianocola.com
Supported languages: 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

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

Number of Games: 134 (view)
URL: https://store.steampowered.com
Supported languages: English, Individual modules will support various languages

Super Duper Games

Hosts many games, mostly abstracts, including Icehouse pyramid games, as well as many other abstract games old and new.

Number of Games: 83 (view)
URL: http://superdupergames.org
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 147 (view)
URL: https://tabletop-playground.com
Supported languages: English, Individual modules will support various languages

Tabletop Simulator

This is more of a physics sandbox 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. It does, however, have a number of in-house, downloadable games.

Number of Games: 43 (view)
URL: https://www.tabletopsimulator.com
Supported languages: English, Individual modules will support various languages

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 across 1000s of games.

Number of Games: 733 (view)
URL: https://tabletopia.com
Supported languages: English

Triqqy

The home of casual, turn-based gaming. Hosts a mix of older Euro and traditional games.

Number of Games: 16 (view)
URL: http://triqqy.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 1351 (view)
URL: http://www.vassalengine.org
Supported languages: English, Individual modules will support various languages

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.

Number of Games: 20 (view)
URL: https://vipgames.com
Supported languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

VIP Spades

This is a pay-to-play site where you can play the card game Spades. You purchase "chips" which allows you to enter rooms to play.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://vipspades.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: http://www.wargear.net
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 27 (view)
URL: http://wargameroom.com
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 1 (view)
URL: https://werewolv.es
Supported languages: English

You Play It

This site is dedicated to online gaming. Here you can play online with other users at many famous board games.

Number of Games: 6 (view)
URL: http://www.youplay.it
Supported languages: English

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.

Number of Games: 45 (view)
URL: http://www.yourturnmyturn.com
Supported languages: Dutch, English, German

Yucata

A fairly popular site for gaming, but the interface is a bit more complicated/dated.

Number of Games: 190 (view)
URL: https://www.yucata.de
Supported languages: English, German

 


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