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Board Games on the Computer

  1. Jul 25, 2008 #1
    Board Games on the Computer....

    I've been looking around trying to find good PC versions of various board games that will work on Vista, especially multiplayer ones. I have had very little success.

    We have a working Monopoly and a working Risk but these both get rather dull and mindless after a while. I'd love an Axis & Allies type game. Unfortunately Avalon Hill has not made a new PC version of the board game. The old one was really buggy to begin with and absolutely will not work on Vista. There is an A&A clone for PC called World at War but the more indepth rules make it far more difficult to learn to play with about an hour to an hour and a half worth of tutorials. I doubt my friends are going to be very interested in playing if they have to go through that much just to get started.

    I found a recent edition of Diplomacy for PC but I believe multiplayer mode is only supported for online games, not even LAN. "Hot Seat" style wouldn't work for this game anyway.

    Lately I have been looking for classic strategy board games like chess and go. I had a great program a while back called 10 Pro Board Games but that was for windows 98 or 2000 and likely wont work on my computer. I haven't even been able to find a torrent of it so I can try it and see. The main thing I liked about it was that it had several serious strategy games; go, chess, gomoku, shogi, othelo, and chinese chess. A friend recently mentioned an interest in playing shogi which made me think of it. Unfortunately all of the 'board game' packs that I have found do not list more than a few of the 20+ games they claim to have in them, not even on the websites of the companies that make them. So I downloaded one and found that it was mainly vartiations on those electronic pub games along with a few like chess and checkers. So if anyone knows of a more recent collection of classic strategy games please let me know.
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