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Subject: Board games to computer versions rss

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Leonard Kanterman
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Any suggestions for really good, easy to learn and play, computer translations of boardgames. I have switched from boardgames to computer games due to lack of opponents and aging eyesight.
Really liked games like Panzer General, all the games today seem to be twitch fests, the only wargames are ridciulously complex. I was always a fan of the simple-yet-elegant form.
 
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Chris Kice
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Here are some of my favs:

- GameTableOnline.com has a great selection of classic board and card games including Igel Agern, Nuclear War, and others. ($5 / month, one free play day per month)

- Microsoft has a great version of Settlers of Catan (Zone.msn.com). It's $30 per year, but there is always a ton of people playing and I really like their matching service.

- Days of Wonder has a number of their games (Ticket to Ride / Ticket to Ride Europe, Queen's Necklace, Gang of Four, etc.) available for on-line play. I play TTR quite a bit there and love their interface. (You get 6 months free with the code in one of their boxed games or you can subscribe.)
 
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Scott B
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

This might hold the wisdom you seek.
 
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- Microsoft has a great version of Settlers of Catan (Zone.msn.com). It's $30 per year, but there is always a ton of people playing and I really like their matching service.


And their human vs computer version is fun, too. You can choose to play a 3 or 4 player game. The computer players will trade with you as well as refuse to trade with you. It's not quite the same as with real people, but if you don't want to play online, it's a great game. I assume it's the same download, but I'm not sure because I haven't tried the online version.
 
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(The Artist formerly known as) Arnest R
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Mind your eyes with the computer screen though - the problem being that you´re likely to forget to focus at a greater distance from time to time...
 
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Gary Krockover
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Have you looked into using a tool for playing the old boardgames online, such as VASSAL or Cyberboard ?

VASSAL: http://www.vassalengine.org
Cyberboard: http://cyberboard.brainiac.com/

My personal wargame journey has gone from boardgames to computer games and now I'm enjoying a resurgence with boardgames again by using VASSAL and playing online. Great fun.

I've written a primer for installing and using VASSAL, that can be viewed at the VASSAL site if interested:

http://wiki.vassalengine.org/doku.php?id=user_tutorials:user_tutorials

(you're going to have to copy/paste that last link)
 
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