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1. Introduction

There are many places to play games online, whether you want to play in real time or turn-based games.

2. Real-Time

Agricola plus expansions
Agricola, Agricola CZ-Deck, Agricola: Ö-Deck, Agricola Z-Deck, Agricola: Gamers' Deck, Agricola: World Championship Deck – 2011, Agricola: NL-Deck, Agricola: Pi-Deck, Agricola: Belgium Deck, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – More Buildings Big and Small, Agricola: Farmers of the Moor
Arimaa. Play versus humans or a ladder of various AI players. Tutorials, problems, strategy info.
Aso Brain Games
Xplorers (similar to 'Settlers of Catan', and the 'Cities & Knights' expansion), Toulouse (similar to 'Carcasonne').
Battlegrounds Games
Commercial, Windows/Mac, game-agnostic peer-to-peer software that supports playing most RPGs and many wargames, boardgames, and card games (no scripting required). Most of the digital game conversions for Battlegrounds are free.
Now available: Aliens, Aliens: This Time It's War, Asteroid Zero-Four, Banzai, Chunky Fighters, Close Assault, D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version, Dead of Night, Desert War, Dice of the Living Dead, Zombinion (a zombie re-theme of Dominion), Zombinion: Entrails (a zombie re-theme of Dominion: Intrigue), Zombinion: Genocide (a zombie re-theme of Dominion: Seaside), The Dungeon of D, Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game, Intruder, Island Of D 2: The Shadow of Dawn, Feudal Ops (a medieval re-theme of Nexus Ops), For Sale, Star Wars Edition (a Star Wars re-theme of For Sale), Pioneer in Peril (an introductory game for Outlaws: Adventures in the Old West, Outrider, Outrider: Dealin' Damage, Outrider: Tuner Cards, Search for the Emperor's Treasure, Up Front, Valkenburg Castle, Zombie Plague, Zombie Plague: The Cellar, Zombie Plague: Crawlers, Zombie Plague: Twitchers
Possibly coming soon: Car Wars, Wiz-War, Wiz-War: Expansion Set, Wiz-War: Expansion Set #2
Board Game Arena

First community website for online boardgaming: 80 games, more than 400,000 players, 30 languages, 300k games played per month.

The website is real-time based in web browser (no software client).
Note: Turn-based is supported.

For core gamers:
Amyitis, Caylus, Expedition: Northwest Passage, Gear & Piston, Gosu, In the Year of the Dragon, Libertalia, Polis: Fight for the Hegemony, Puerto Rico, Race for the Galaxy, Seasons, Spyrium, Tash-Kalar, Through the Ages, Time Masters, Tournay, Troyes, Tzolk'in.

For regular players:
Elfenland, Florenza: The Card Game, Hawaii, K2, Kahuna, Lords of Xidit, Stone Age, Targi, Thermopyles, The Palaces of Carrara, Tobago, Tokaïdo, Twin Tin Bots, Quantum.

Casual games:
8 Masters' Revenge, Armadöra, Assyria, Battle Sheep, Can't Stop, Category 5 (6 nimmt!), Colt Express, Coloretto, Dark Agent, Diam's, Dragonheart, Haggis, Hanabi, Injawara, Jaipur, Koryŏ, Liar's Dice (Perudo), Lost Cities, Metromania, Nautilus, Niagara, Noir: Killer vs. Inspector, Takenoko, Saboteur, Sobek, The Boss, The Jelly Monster Lab.

Abstract games:
Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Chinagold, Cinco, Colorpop, Gomoku, Gygès, Hearts, Hex, Hive, Machiavelli, Mancala (Kalah), Neutreeko, Pylos, Quarto, Quoridor, Reversi, Senet, Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype, United Square, Yahtzee.

Board Games Online

Play directly from your browser

Play against human players or against the CPU

A new game each month


Splendor, Jaipur, The Resistance: Avalon, Love Letter

Coming Soon:
Coloretto hosts over 60 games; mostly 2 player abstracts, but also a few "euros" and other multiplayer games. All the games are real-time and almost all have robot players available. The latest additions are Six MaKING Nine Men's Morris Stac and Proteus.
Real time board games with chess, rummikub, scrabble, checkers, connect 4, yahty, ludo, naval battle, go and othello. New: Lost Cities: the board game (Keltis)
More than 60, with at least 9 expansions, and 15 solitaire
Days of Wonder
Ticket to Ride, Gang of Four, Queen's Necklace, Fist of Dragonstones, Memoir '44
Traditional Cribbage and board game variations on Cribbage. Real-time, AIs, Tournaments etc.
Lost Cities, Schotten Totten, Ra
A lot of free board games
Wide variety of games and puzzles. User developed games/content hosted by Three Rings Design, Inc. Source code and libraries availible.
Tri Peaks Solitaire, Hex, Set, 2-4-24, Volcano, Yavalath, Connect6, Othello, Diffusion, Exxtra, Go-Moku, Connect Four, Hexellation, Oust, Rush, Simultaneous Connect Four, Tanbo
GameTable Online
More than 30 fully licensed games playable versus computer opponents or humans. Games include Axis & Allies (both Revised and 1942 versions Tigris and Euphrates, 10 Days in Africa, Cosmic Wimpout, Creepy Freaks, Battle Cry, Kill Dr. Lucky, New England, Nuclear War, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, RoboRally, Acquire, Vegas Showdown, and 1960: The Making of the President
Balloon Cup, Black Spy, Bridge, Carolus Magnus, Chess, Clans, Connect Four, Hyle, Mahjong, Malefiz, Mömmen, Mühle, Scarab, Stratego, Tichu, Tic-Tac-Toe, Twilight (19 Games Total)
Happy Meeple

Beginners friendly. The perfect place to play board games online and get into the hobby.

Learn new games and play them right away. Complete tutorials in many languages. Current game list: Lost Cities, Finito!, Level X, Keltis card game, Siberia Card, Keltis Ór.

No waiting time, real-time play, strong AIs, meta-game, chat.

2-player games (play with human opponents or bots).

137 games, 2-4 player abstracts (latest additions: Cannon, ConHex, Fields of Action, Yodd, Vai lung thlan, Surakarta)
Innovation (base game, Echoes, Figures).
JKLM Online
4 games. Also supports turn-based play.
Settlers of Catan
Old games: Chess, Checkers (9 variants), Oware, Ard Ri, Fitchneal, Chopsticks, Connect 4, Reversi and new games: Scrum, Yohoho!, Shibumi, Penguin Soccer available from the web and mobiles (Android, iPhone/iPad) with artifical intelligence and turn-based mode. Most games available with a 3D interface, all with graphic 2D UI.
KGS Go Server
Client software for Mac and Windows allowing online play of theoretically any CCG, because it supports creating your own CCG
Client software for Windows (.Net4) allowing online play of theoretically any CCG, because it supports creating your own CCG
28 Board Games and 17 Card Games
Multiplayer Free Games Portal: Cards games, Casino games, Boardsgames and Simple games.
Free Online Mind Sports Portal: Chess (and its variants: Blocking, Three Checks, Fisher Random Chess), Checkers (and its variants: Draughts, Giweaway Draughts, 10x10 Draughts, Russian Checkers), Entropy/Hyle-7, Go-Moku, Renju, Pente, Connect Four, Stack 4D, Othello, Sudoku, Podkidnoi/Durak, Lines of Action. Real-time play against other users. Includes ratings and daily tournaments.
Neuroshima Hex! Online
Neuroshima Hex!, Neuroshima Hex! Babel13
8 games (all Teuber, but not all Catan), several expansions, and myriad variants and scenarios
A Polish realtime server available in lots of languages including English. 38 games, about half are abstracts and half are card games. Formerly known as
An international portal hosting free games and paid tournaments of chess, checkers, gomoku, othello (reversi) and roshambo. Currently supports Czech and English languages.
Procyon Games
Implementations of board games in the virtual world of Second Life. Danger Zone (Diamant), Can't Stop, En Garde, Frootcake (No Thanks!), Take it Easy
Rail Game Fans
Australian Rails, British Rails, Empire Builder, Eurorails, India Rails, Lunar Rails, Nippon Rails, Rail Baron, Russian Rails
Shogi Club
Star Fleet Battles Online
Star Fleet Battles, Star Fleet Battles Captain's Edition, Federation Commander: Klingon Border, Federation Commander: Romulan Border
Tantrix (lots of players)
Tropic Euro
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico: Expansion I – New Buildings
Sixteen GMT and Avalon Hill games including 1960: The Making of the President, Twilight Struggle, Command & Colors: Ancients, Paths of Glory, Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, Empire of the Sun, Europe Engulfed, For the People, Sword of Rome, Up Front, We the People, Wilderness War, and World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin. All games there enforce the rules.
Games you can play online via ZunTzu

3. Turn-Based

ACTS (Automated Card Tracking System)
Age of Renaissance,World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin,Blue vs. Gray,Empire of the Sun,Epic of the Peloponnesian War,Fistful of Planets,For the People,Generic PBEM Module,Hammer of the Scots,Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage,Here I Stand,Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation,March Madness,The Napoleonic Wars,Paths of Glory,Pursuit of Glory,Republic of Rome,Shifting Sands,Successors (second edition),Sword of Rome,Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648,Titan,Twilight Struggle,Washington's War,We the People,Wilderness War
Citadels (Ohne Furcht und Adel), Diplomacy, Source of the Nile, Blackbeard, Roads & Boats, Conquistador, The Republic of Rome, Wrasslin', Advance Wars, Fire Emblem (alpha)
Art of War
An online variant of Risk involving custom rules, new maps, and massive multiplayer.
Berserk Unverse
TCG based on famous russian TCG Berserk.
An online version of Antiquity and Wir sind das Volk ! (the later being playable real-time as well)
A selection of Michael Schacht titles.
Boardgaming Online
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Boîte à jeux
Agricola, Alhambra, Amazones, Cephalopod, The Castles of Burgundy (Die Burgen Von Burgund), Diaballik, Dixit, Deluxe Camping, Drôles de Zèbres, DVONN, Exxit, Fearsome Floors (Finstere Flure), GIPF , Myrmes, Ginkgopolis, Wooly Bully (La Guerre des Moutons), Shazamm!, Torres, Trajan, Tyrus, TZAAR, Tzolk'in Vanuatu...
Over 100 games and variants, predominantly abstract strategy
Brass Online
Increasing number of modern and classic games for play in speeds of PbEM up to "near real time".
Button Men Online
Button Men, FNAP/
Cartagena Online
Chess Variants
Many chess variants.
Ciudadelas de Achiles
Citadels (Spanish)
Conquer Club
Risk with player rankings, tournaments, team games, over 200 alternative maps and a vibrant community
Creekos: The Card Game
A trick tacking game with auctions, thunders, cards blocking
TransAmerica, TransEuropa, Clans, Potala
Dragon Go Server
Go. Choice of many user interface languages.
Diplomacy. Biggest Diplomacy site on the web.
Backgammon (GTO Backgammon), Scrabble (scrabulous), Hex (hexgame), Reversi (turnplay), Checkers (turnplay), Chess (turnplay), Go (turnplay), Pente (turnplay)
Amazonas, Attila, Babel, Jambo, Kahuna, Maharaja: Palace Building in India, San Juan
Flight Square
4 Player Chess
For Whom the Web Rocks
14 PBEM games, all with a web view
Over 170 PBEM games, more than 60 of which have a graphical web interface
Chess, Xiangqi, Omega Chess, McCooey Hex Chess, Reflektit, Backgammon, Deadgammon, Nackgammon, Hypergammon,Checkers, Chinese Checkers,Reversi, Triversi, Ataxx, Snag, Twixt, Link 4, Tic-Tac-Toe, Gomoku, ZERTZ, Risk, Axis and Allies, History of the World, Diplomacy, Acquire, Tanbo, Rush, Crossway, Oust, Palisade, Dipole, Byte, Impasse, Quadrature, Atoll, Copolymer, Begird, Scribe, Diffusion, Cephalopod, Set, Plateau
Classic and modern board games with variants. A vibrant community of gamers. The Official game site for a number of associations.
SPI/DG Wargames, Napoleon at Waterloo is free, other games require subscription.
Invade Earth
Risk 2210 A.D., Risk: Godstorm, and other Risk variants. Free and open-source.
Huge site, lots of players. Classic abstract games.
Jij bent
48 classic and modern board games
Little Golem
17 games
Medina, Through the Desert, Vinci, Set, Crazy Circus, Capharnaüm, Hare and Tortoise, King of Siam
Defunct Capitol, Monkeys on the Moon, Titan: The Arena, Urland
Mykerinos, Richelieu, In the Shadow of the Emperor, Gods, Kreta, UR, In the Year of the Dragon
Corné van Moorsel games, some yet to be published:
Streetsoccer, 8 Cities, Land of Lakes, Territories, Floriado, Gipsy King, Powerboats, Comino (published as Mondriaan 2020)
Risk with diplomacy, multiple maps and rule variants. (beta) PlayByWeb
Patrician, Hansa, China, Web of Power
Various abstract games.
Mr. Jack
Not Chess
Chess variant "Not Chess"
Ora et Labora
The Pixie Pit
Civilization the boardgame Fame and Fortune + Wisdom and Warfare expansion packs are supported
Play Online Risk
Reviews and ratings of the best places to play online Risk.
Play Risk Online
Reviews and ratings of the best places to play Risk online.
Play Risk Online Reviews
Reviews and ratings of the best places to play Risk online.
Innovation (base game, Echoes, Figures).
PR Game
Puerto Rico
RavenBlack Games
Waving Hands (Warlocks)
(rol) Civ
Advanced Civilization, Civilization: The Expansion Project, Civilization Central America, Civilization: Asia
SlothNinja Games
After The Flood, Confucius, Guild of Thieves, Indonesia, Tammany Hall
Bus, Hacienda, Hoity Toity, Reef Encounter, Tikal, Wallenstein, Santiago
Strategy Game Network
Place to play Risk online
Super Duper Games
105 games, mostly abstracts, including Icehouse pyramid games (e.g. Homeworlds, Martian Chess, Pikemen, Volcano, Branches) as well as many other abstract games old and new.
2 games
Tigris & Euphrates
Advanced Third Reich, Empire of the Rising Sun, A World at War
You Play It

Blue Max, Cartagena, King Me!, VampiRing, Wooden Ships & Iron Men, Gonzaga.

All games can be played with different numbers of opponent, with different rule sets. Many scenarios are available for Blue Max and Wooden Ships & Iron Men.

All games can be played in 8 players leagues.

Play board games online at
25 games, e.g. Tally Ho!, Lost Cities, Kahuna, Hey! That's My Fish! (Penguin), Scrabble, Triple Yahzee, Backgammon, Chess
100 games, e.g. A Few Acres of Snow, Thunderstone, Luna, Two by Two, Egizia, El Grande, Yspahan, Carolus Magnus, Arkadia, Oregon, Vikings, Stone Age, Saint Petersburg, Hey, That's My Fish!, Carcassonne - Hunters and Gatherers, Atta Ants, Hacienda, Kahuna, Masons (Mauerbauer), Rosenkönig, Finca, Fearsome Floors, Pompeji, Just4Fun (Just 4 Fun), Yucatá
Puerto Rico, Goa, Ticket to Ride, Shangri-La, Cylus, Maestro Leonardo, Power Grid
The Richochet Robot Challenge <- this link currently dead, another RR website:
Ricochet Robots

4. Hybrid

Types of play
Eye Play Games
Turn-Based, but supportive of Real-Time play
Robo Runner
Hexcell Games
Turn-Based, but supportive of Real-Time play
Blue Max
Real-Time and PBEM
Advanced Squad Leader
Real-Time and PBEM
Many, over 800 games
Real-Time and PBEM
Many, wargames/eurogamesGames you can play online via ZunTzu

6. Solitaire

Sites where you play alone, either against the gods or against a computer opponent, with no interaction with other human players.

Cities, Diaballik, Diaballik, Siam, Sarena
Edition Erlkönig
Heinrich Glumpler provides online version of his games for preview and testing - including Feurio!, Dicke Dämonen, Vulkan!, Techno Witches, Tschuk
Sliding Block Puzzles
a fantastic collection of playable sliding block puzzles
Hozo's Flash Page
Kaliko Online
Kaliko = Psyche-Paths
Flaschenteufel, 6 nimmt!, Paris Paris, Floriado, Web of Power, Bonobo Beach / Cronberg.

7. Computer AI

Board Games Online

All our games can be played against other humans or AI.

Splendor, Jaipur, The Resistance: Avalon, Love Letter

Coming Soon:

Geeklist: Computer Version of Games with Computer AI.

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