The BGG top 200 available on Vassal. It's not just for wargamers
- Brian Morris(mrbeankc)United States
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For those unfamiliar with Vassal here's the basics. Vassal is a computer program that allows people to play boardgames with others online (or you can even play solitaire). Originally designed for Advanced Squad Leader (Vassal originally stood for Virtual Advanced Squad Leader) it features literally hundreds of games from more current titles to out of print classics. To learn more about Vassal check out the official Vassal website. There you will find a list of modules available as well as a tutorial one that can help you get started.
Another good place to check out is a new Yahoo Group formed to help people learn to play. It features log files from past games. You can download the files, load them into Vassal and watch a previous game to learn how to play it. Rather a cool idea.
One misconception is that Vassal is only for wargamers. This is in part due to the great support wargame companies such as Columbia Games, GMT and MMP have shown it. Thus people assume it's just wargames which to be honest in the past have been the vast majority of the Vassal modules. However there are a number of really good non-wargame titles available as well with the number of euros growing.
The point of this list is simple. It's a list of the games in the top 200 on BGG available for use on Vassal...sort of. Truth is of the top 200 games 49 have Vassal modules so I added The Civil War which is slightly outside of the top 200 to make the list a nice round 50. It's a rather eclectic list ranging from hardcore wargames to light euro fillers. I know that there are also games available to play online elsewhere that aren't on this list such as Agricola but this list is specific to ones on Vassal (I wish Agricola was available on Vassal!).
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