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List of homeplay games for video game design students

This is list of free electronic versions of board games, distilled from a bigger list . This can be used as homeplay assignments and students can turn in screenshots of completed games like this:
I used MS Word but you can use whatever graphic app or word processor that you prefer.

Taking Screen shots on PC and Mac
Screen Shots wrote:
Windows
[Alt] + [Prnt Scrn] --> capture only active window
or
[Prnt Scrn] --> capture entire desktop
Paste into MS Word or a graphics editor for printing.
detailed instructions

Mac
[Command] + [Shift] + 3 --> Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
or
[Command] + [Control] + [Shift] + 4, then select an area --> Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
Paste into MS Word or a graphics editor for printing.
detailed instructions

iPhone/iPad
[Home] + [Power] --> screen should flash white
Transfer pictures by syncing with a computer



Layout of games on this list
Platforms: browser based / Mac OSX / Windows
Installation: Yes / No
Some games require installation which usually requires full access, to login as a computer or network administrator. Thus, you not likely to be able to install games at most computer labs, cybercafes and other public computer places.


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1. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:550]
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Type: simultaneous action / hand management / blind choice?
20 minutes

6 Nimmt is a most strange game that should not work. Totally blind choices yet it works as a game.

6 Nimmt! (Category 5 or Slide 5 in the US) is one of the simplest game. Cards are numbered from 1-104. Play one card simultaneously and order them. Cards are added to the rows via these rules:

1. Ascending Order--the added card must be higher than highest in the row
2. Small Difference--card must be added to the row with the smallest difference in value
3. Full Row--5 cards make a full row. The player who places the 6th card in a row takes the five cards and her card starts the new row.
4. Lowest Card--if player card is lower than the lowest card in any row, then he must pick up all the cards of a row of his choice and the low card starts the new row.


Platform: Browser based (Java)
Installation: No

Play here >> http://www.onlinebrettspiele.de/6nimmt/
Rules (PDF) >> Click "Englisch" next to the British Flag
Rules HTML >> 6 Nimmt! (Take 6) on Game Cabinet



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Downlad and play >> http://www.george.crawshay.com/games/6NIMMT.zip
Rules (PDF) >> http://www.amigo-spiele.de/download/download.php?section=rul...

Platform: DOS (Works in Windows XP)
Installation: No


 
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2. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:15]
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Type: Resource Management / Worker Placement (Action Selection)
90 minutes

Official solo variant (mod) that included in the original rules.

Agricola solo on French play-by-web site, Boite a Jeux.

Review >> http://playthisthing.com/agricola-solo
Rules >> http://www.zmangames.com/boardgames/files/agricola/Agricola_...
One minute overview >> Agricola : Board Game Basics by J!NX
Tutorial video >> Agricola Review - with Ryan Metzler

Play online >> http://www.boiteajeux.net

Agricola is popular for a good reason. Some balance issues arise from the numerous Occupation cards. In tournaments, Occupation cards are drafted but that adds a significant chunk of time.

Agricola can be played solo as a puzzle like game. The rules for the solo are mostly the same.

Rules change for solo:
Quote:
solo version (for 1 person, from 12 years)
To play a Solo game, start with 0 Food. The left-hand spaces on the left game board remain empty, as in the 2-player game. Otherwise, play the game by the same rules as the multi-player game, taking your turns one after another. After you play a Minor Improvement that should be passed to the player on the left, it is removed from the game.
Exceptions: Adult Family members must be fed 3 Food each at Harvest time (Newborn offspring are still fed only 1). The “3 Wood” Action space only supplies 2 Wood in any round.
--p9 Agricola rulebook


1) register (free) at Boite a Jeux -- http://boiteajeux.net
Go to boiteajeux.net page, click REGISTER under the upper left logo. Registration is free and they do not spam.

2) Wait and respond to new account confirmation email from Boite a Jeux.

3) Go to New Game page
Go to boiteajeux.net page, login with user name and password. On left side bar click NEW GAME.

4) Add a new game [look at screenshot below]
From drop-down menu change the following to setup solo game:
Type: AGRICOLA
Name of the game: [this game session name--anything is fine]
Number of players: Solo
Variant: Advanced game
Cards deck: Beginner
Distribution: Random


5) Go to YOUR GAMES
Choose and play the game you created.

Picture below also shows the setup for solo game.

 
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3. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1055]
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Backgammon
Type: Racing
30 minutes
Play a match for five points, one point per game, point stakes should be raised with doubling cube. For this exercise, even if mean losing the match, use the doubling cube.

An ancient and most elegant bumper car racing game. It is the best racing game in history.



Overview >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backgammon
Rules >> http://www.bkgm.com/rules.html
Tutorial >> http://backgammon.ladbrokes.com/en/tutorial/introduction
Play online >> http://www.games.com/play/masque/backgammon/

Go through the tutorial mentioned above then play with this probability chart handy to get a general feel of odds. For instance, there are six different ways to roll a 7 and only three ways of rolling a 4.



The doubling cube, a simple mechanic yet adds tremendous tension and strategy.

The Doubling Cube
Backgammon Galore bkgm.com wrote:
Doubling

Backgammon is played for an agreed stake per point. Each game starts at one point. During the course of the game, a player who feels he has a sufficient advantage may propose doubling the stakes. He may do this only at the start of his own turn and before he has rolled the dice.

A player who is offered a double may refuse, in which case he concedes the game and pays one point. Otherwise, he must accept the double and play on for the new higher stakes. A player who accepts a double becomes the owner of the cube and only he may make the next double.

Subsequent doubles in the same game are called redoubles. If a player refuses a redouble, he must pay the number of points that were at stake prior to the redouble. Otherwise, he becomes the new owner of the cube and the game continues at twice the previous stakes. There is no limit to the number of redoubles in a game. --http://www.bkgm.com/rules.html


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Tournament level strong AI, available for Win/OSX/Linux.
Download and play >> http://gnubg.org/
 
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4. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:979]
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Type: hidden roles
Points: 3
iPhone game



Overview >> http://www.faidutti.com/index.php?Module=ludotheque&id=18
Rules >> http://www.davincigames.net/bang/bang_rules.pdf
Download and play iPhone >> http://itunes.apple.com/app/bang-4th-of-july/id444997715?uo=...
Download and play iPad >> http://itunes.apple.com/app/bang-hd-4th-of-july/id445002369?...
Download and play (free version) >> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bang-italia-150/id425995340?u...


Bang
Game of secret roles. Shoot first ask questions later.

Bang BANG! 4th of July, is a free edition of Bang in celebration of the 4th of July. In this free version, the character are the same while the official Bang, each character has unique powers and hit points.

There is also an Italian independence day, free version with same limitations as the 4th of July edition.

Bang! Italia 150 iPhone >> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bang-italia-150/id425995340?u...
 
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5. Video Game: The Battle for Wesnoth [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:466]
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turn based, RPG, wargame
Points: 6

Download Linux/Mac/Windows > http://www.wesnoth.org
Overview > http://playthisthing.com/magarena
Rules > http://wiki.wesnoth.org/WesnothManual

Tutorial available.

Combat calculations.

The Battle for Wesnoth

A fantasy, turn based RPG wargame. Each unit represents one character that can level up from experience gained from combat. A serious wargame, with cute graphics that has good resource management, terrain modifiers, hit points and more.

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Wargames are best played on big screen to see larger maps but, iOS versions are portable.

$3.99 (7-7-11) iPhone > Battle for Wesnoth
$3.99 (7-7-11) iPad > Battle for Wesnoth HD
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6. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:161]
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Type: set collection, poker hands
20 minutes


Reiner Knizia's three card poker. Since trick taking is like an all pay auction, where there is one winner but all bidders pay, it is a good abstraction of attrition nature of combat. All parties involved in combat are losing, the winner is the one who loses the least. 3 Card Brigade Poker is a clone of Schotten-Totten, older release of Battle Line.

3 Card Brigade Poker is available as a free iPhone app or a Google Chrome browser app. You need to install Google Chrome for the 3 Card Brigade for Chrome.

Developer: mpowers LLC
Download for iPhone > http://itunes.apple.com/app/3-card-brigade-poker/id414955621...
Download for Chrome browser > https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/klghibcjlgfaegnhjm...

Rules > 3 Card Brigade Poker has a tutorial. There are no official rules online.
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Knizia official Battle Line. Has strategy cards as well as the number cards like the the original Battle Line card game. Much better than 3 Card Brigade.

$2.99 iPhone/iPad > http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reiner-knizias-battleline/id4...
Rules > built-in tutorial
 
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7. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:490]
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Type: abstract strategy, territory capture
20 minutes

Pentobi

Download (Win)(Linux) > Pentobi
Rules > Read "Gameplay"

Pentobi plays: Classic Blokus, Duo, Trigon and Junior.

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Freebloks 3D
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Blokus online
Play online > http://www.blokus.com/online-game
[play as a guest] > [training xx players] > [create game] > Blokus Classic [classic mode 4] > [go]

Each player gets blocks of one color of four colors, blue, yellow, green, and red. Choose [Invite People] to play with people or choose [computer] on each color block sets to play with the AI.

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8. Board Game: Blokus 3D [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:826] [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
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Type: abstract strategy, spatial perception
20 minutes

Orginally named Rumis, renamed to Blokus 3D for marketing reasons.
Platform: Broswer based, Flash
Installation: No



Overview >> http://playthisthing.com/rumis-blokus-3d
Rules: tutorial included
http://www.blokus.com/online-game
[play as a guest] > [training xx players] > [create game] > Blokus 3D [classic mode 4] > [go]

Each player gets blocks of one color of four colors, blue, yellow, green, and red. Choose [Invite People] to play with people or choose [computer] on each color block sets to play with the AI.
 
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9. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:823]
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type: combat / auction
60 minutes

Platform: Mac OSX, Windows
Installation: No


Blue Moon card game a combat card game with trading card game (TCG or CCG) elements

Blue Moon's combat system is a card matching system. The attacker leads with a card and the defender must match, beat, or retreat. When the defender matches or beats (up the ante) the attacker's card, then the attacker must match, beat or retreat. This process repeats back and forth until one side retreats. The retreating player then becomes the attacker and leads with a card that must be matched.

Since this game can be complex, I recommend reading the review to get an overview > http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/11/11049.phtml

Note: the base game comes with two decks, Vulca and Hoax. Expansion decks are sold separately. This electronic version offers all nine deck. You may play any deck but Vulca, Hoax, or Terrah are easy to play and understand.

Rules > http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Blue_Moon/blue...

Rules summary, BlueMoon_v1.2.pdf > http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/37914

Download and play for PC > http://keldon.net/bluemoon/
Download and play for Mac > http://mry.fidisk.fi/bluemoon/
 
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10. Board Game: The Bottle Imp [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1057]
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Type: trick taking
30 minutes



Many commercial card games are derived from traditional card games like Rummy, Oh Hell, Psoy Dos/Zeng Fen, or other folk card games. The Bottle Imp is unique and breaks all the rules of traditional trick taking games.

The game mechanics have a surprisingly strong tie to the narrative. Based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-1894), The Bottle Imp.

The Bottle Imp short story: Synopsis | Full Story

Play online, Java > http://www.onlinebrettspiele.de/flaschenteufel
Rules (PDF) > http://www.zmangames.com/cardgames/files/bottle_imp/Bottleim...
 
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11. Board Game: Bowling Solitaire [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:4359]
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set collection / puzzle
30 minutes

Sackson Bowling Solitaire

Sid Sackson, an early pioneer create a solitaire (patience) with a complex scoring borrowed from bowling. You take two suits of cards, A-10 and make 10 pins and 10 balls in piles of 5, 3, and 2.

Remember the ball setup. The Java app does not show this properly but the ball cards are in stacks.


Rules > http://kisa.ca/bowling.html
Play online > http://www.adamjava.com/BowlingSolitaire/


 
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12. Board Game: Breaking Away [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:1834]
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Type: racing, no luck
60 minutes


Breaking Away

Platform: Windows
Install: no

Overview >> http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/underworld/board/151/ba.htm
Rules >> www.fbgames.co.uk/games/ba/resources/Firstgame.doc
Download and play >> http://www.george.crawshay.com/games/BREAKWAY.zip

Strategic racing game with innovative slipstreaming mechanism.

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need to use DOSbox tool if you want to play it in windowed mode and not full screen.

Instructions by the author:
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Your first question is `Do you want a specific random seed?'. If you say yes to this, you are asked for a number, and if after playing the game you want to start another one with exactly the same starting conditions you can do so by using the same number again.

Next you choose the number of players and your colour, and then you have the option of either selecting your bikes' initial move factors or accepting a completely random choice by the computer. When selecting your own you will first choose whether you want Bike 1 to use 3 or 4 factors and then input the individual factors for each bike. In each case you need to input only 3 out of 4 or 2 out of 3 - the computer will produce the last one automatically.

From then on it's just a matter of reading the other players' moves and responding to prompts for your own moves. The program pauses after every move - just hit any key to nudge it forward. When you input your own, press the RETURN key once you're sure it's correct.

Display: The bicycles are all shown in their proper team colours and positions, and their rank in the team is displayed at their rear with the corresponding number of pixels, i.e. one to four (O.K., I realise that this is not ideal but the size of the screen does rather limit the options, and you soon get used to it!).

The track is represented as a large square with 11 positions on each side, the same as a Monopoly board. START is at the south-west corner, the FINISH line being at the top of position 100 at the north-east corner. SPRINT 1 is the bottom of position 34, SPRINT 2 being 40 positions later, i.e. the same place but no. 74. Each square on the track is numbered, and as the game advances the numbers change upwards by 40 to reflect the real positions of the bicycles. In the case where a square of track is occupied by two or more bicycles in different stages (i.e. bicycles lapping others) the number in the square will always correspond to that of the leading cycle.

When a bicycle is lapped it moves several places towards the outside of the track and acquires a short white line at its rear as a distinguishing mark.

Once eight bicycles have passed the winning post all the scores are presented to show a resumen of the position of each bike in the individual sprints AND the totals for each bike and team, together with a closing remark (sometimes rude) on your performance.

That's it. Good luck!
 
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13. Board Game: Button Men [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2812] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Rules > built-in tutorial

A minimalist abstract combat game. The number you roll on your polyhedral dice are your attack strength which is used to capture your opponent's dice. However when you use a die for capture you must reroll that die, potentially lowering and weakening it. A game of risk management.
 
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14. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:589]
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Type: press your luck, dice
15 minutes

Roll or Don't

Pure press your luck, dice game. Being out of print for many years, many people still make home crafted versions of this game.

Overview >> http://greatgamegate.livejournal.com/41870.html
Download and play >> http://www.rollordont.com
Rules (PDF) >> http://rpggeek.com/filepage/2875/cantstoprules-pdf


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15. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:129] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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edge-matching tile laying, econsim, area control
30 minutes
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Carcassonne Last Stend

Press the "R" key to rotate tile.

You run a medieval temp agency. Your workers work various odd jobs.
Carcassonne along with Catan is the most popular Eurogame. Simple tile matching game is family friendly. Due to the popularity it has been ported to numerous platforms, like Xbox, Windows, iPhone and more.

Rules > http://riograndegames.com/uploads/Game/Game_48_gameRules.pdf
Play online > http://www.elite-games.net/games/files/carcassone.swf
Play online (alternate) > http://web2.flashgames.it/giochi/datavolo/carcassonne/game.s...

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JCloister Zone

JCloister Zone feature rich with has several expansions built-in.

Download (no install) > http://jcloisterzone.com/en/

Starting a game:
Game > Create F5 >


click check boxes to use expansions.
"*"--expansions that the AI does not work with.

choose [ Create game ]


Add computer player [ Add ]
Add player your-name-here [ Add ]
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Carcassonne iOS
$9.99 Download > http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carcassonne/id375295479?uo=4&...

At around $10, Carcassonne iOS is pricy.

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Windows Carcassone demo

home page > http://pc.carcassonne-online.com
direct link > http://pc.carcassonne-online.com/download/carcassonnedemo-se...

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16. Board Game: Cashflow 101 [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:14202]
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Type: serious, econsim
60 minutes

Cashflow 101 and 202 expansions

Cashflow is a serious board game designed to teach personal finance. Designed by Robert Kiyosaki, author of best selling Rich Dad and Poor Dad, an investment strategy book. Cashflow retails for $200 and and the expansion is $100. Fanbase is large and globally organized. You can find a Cashflow Meetup group in every major city.

Play Cashflow only to experience and understand what serious game are. Do not attempt to lift any game mechanics from Cashflow because core mechanics of Cashflow is too random and dated. However Cashflow innovates by using RPG elements and has little competition.

Overview >> http://playthisthing.com/cashflow-101
Play Online >> http://www.richdad.com/Rich-Dad-Games/CASHFLOW
Rules >> integrated tutorial
 
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17. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:251] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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type: economic / trading
Time 45 minutes

JSettlers

Settlers of Catan, or Catan, is the most popular modern board game. Created by Klaus Teuber in 1991, has sold over 15 million copies. Read more about the from the Wired Magazine article: Monopoly Killer: Perfect German Board Game Redefines Genre

Playing Catan
Watch the Professor Easy official online tutorial.
http://www.profeasy.com/Settlers_Boardgame
You are only visiting Professor Easy and you will not play Catan at the official, catan.com.

Play Catan clone, JSettlers online (may be down) > http://nand.net/jsettlers/

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Play this if and only if, JSettlers, detailed above, is not working.

Catan Intro Game
http://introgame.playcatan.com


Play the intro Catan game from playcatan.com. Playcatan.com intro game is a scripted demo and not a full featured game. If you want the full experience, play Jsettlers.
 
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18. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:40]
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worker placement, resource management
Time: 60 minutes


Caylus knocked Puerto Rico from #1 position for several months. Great game but is very complex.

download (Win): http://jason.long.name/software/caylus
rules: http://www.riograndegames.com/uploads/Game/Game_65_gameRules...
tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OYgT3pKIQ4
reference guide: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/16765/caylus-player-re...


 
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19. Board Game: Chicago Express [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:342]
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Type: business management, speculation
Points: 4


Wabash Cannon Ball app is the softboard game version of Chicago Express. Both games are identical besides the title.

Great stock market model. Hard to grasp for some because you are not the president of a rail company, rather a holding company. Your goal is to maximize profits for you holding company (yourself), rather than a specific rail company.

I have ran workshop teaching about the stock market using Chicago Express.

Rules >> built in tutorial
$1.99 Download >> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wabash-cannonball/id392800625...
 
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20. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:461]
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Type: set collecting / card drafting (pie rule)
minutes 15

Platforms: browser based (Java)
Installation: No



Rules: http://www.marquand.net/coloretto/rules1.html
Play: http://www.marquand.net/staticpages/index.php?page=coloretto...
Keep all settings: players, rounds, skill level unchanged.
 
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21. Board Game: Combat Heroes [Average Rating:5.95 Unranked]
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Combat Heroes--PvP combat

FPS gamebook -- Black Baron & White Warlord


Flight sim gamebook -- Emerald Enchanter & Scarlet Sorcerer

Also consider Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure It has Has game elements.
 
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22. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:766]
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Type: auction, wargame
Time: 30 minutes




http://www.gametableonline.com/

Simple wargame with auction as combat system.

* Play online > Enter The Gathering Place to play this game > http://www.gametableonline.com/gameinfo.php?gid=15
* Tutorial > Built-in.
* Full Rules > http://www.gametableonline.com/pop_rules.php?gid=15

Pregame Setup free registration:
Register with Gametable Online: http://www.gametableonline.com/login/register.php
Remember you registration info because we will be playing other games from Gametable Online

Gametable Online allows you to play with the AI for free. If you want to play with people, you will have to pay money. This assignment only requires you to play with the AI, hence is free.

GP window > [Create]

Premium Game window > click [No] to not pay money

gametableonline.com wrote:
This is a premium game.

You may lay it against the computer only, no other
Players will be able to join, unless you make one time activation.

Do you Wish to activate it now for 40 GTO Coins?

[Yes] [No] [Cancel]



Create Table window > Game: Condottiere (leave the rest as is)
Vegas Showdown window > 4 Number of Players (leave the rest as is)

* Learning Point: auction can be a combat system
 
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23. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:89]
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asymmetrical combat, negotiations
time: 30 minutes



play online > http://www.cosmicencounter.com/screens/home.html
rules > http://www.cosmicencounter.com/screens/how_to_play_tutorials...
tutorial > built-in

You play as a guest and no registration required.
 
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24. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:59] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Type: Trading/Collectible Card Game (TCG or CCG)
30 minutes
Learning point: On the fly deck building is an in-game, core game play.

Overview > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_%28game%29
Card catalog > http://dominiondeck.com/
Rules > http://www.riograndegames.com/uploads/Game/Game_278_gameRule...
Rules video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjIMovsbslI
Play Aid > http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/43839
Card databse > http://www.dominiondeck.com/cards

Goko Dominion Online

Play
goko.com wrote:
Single Player
3 Players (AI)


Requires, HTML5 compliant browser > http://www.goko.com
Registration not required to play online.

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Download and play > http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=2366
Platform: Windows
Install: No

The graphics are not original. If you want to use the original graphics, copy images from the card database. The card database pix do not uses spaces, so you have to rename cards like "councilroom" to "council room".
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Free universal app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dominion-by-donald-x.-vaccari...


 
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25. Board Game: DVONN [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:322] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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type: abstract, capture
time 30

Holtz Dvonn

Rules > http://www.gipf.com/dvonn/rules/rules.html
Download (no install) > http://sourceforge.net/projects/holtz

Running Holtz
unizip files into a folder of choice
run (double click) holtz then select:
File > New Dvonn Game... Ctrl-D > Play alone > Start new game [ Next ]

Player setup

1) add yourself

2) add Player 2 as AI

3) start game by clicking [ Finish ]

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Alternative 1 - dDvonn (French)

Download and play > http://www.nivozero.com/dlNivozero/softs/dDvonn.zip
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Alternative 2 - Dvonn at Board Space

Play online (Java) > http://boardspace.net

Use the free guest account at Board Space.
 
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