Monday, December 28, 2020

Launching Parlor (Board) Games

Some of the fondest memories of my childhood involve marathon Monopoly/Scrabble "all-day" game sessions with my cousins & friends, with just the necessary bio-breaks.  While we still play occasionally, with the inevitable scattering of our playing group to the four corners of the globe it is has become a much rarer thing. I have been looking for a way to help us play board games together on the computer. While there are many different free/paid options for this, I didn't find one that exactly met our needs.

Of course, the best way to play board games is in person, with all your friends in your room, and your favorite game in front of you, and with snacks within arms-reach. I have taken the code I wrote a while ago, and published it here: You don't need to register/login to use this site. Starting a board game session is as easy as selecting "host", and then sharing the 6 digit code to your game with the friends you wish to play with.

The site is fairly bare-bones now, but keep an eye out for enhancements coming shortly. My goal is to publish at least one new board game every month. Right now, tic-tac-toe and cassino are the only two playable games there, and they are missing "play against the computer" option.

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