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I think they have TAbletop Simulator in VR now. I heard it's pretty cool. I will have to try some of the others. I know my daughter couldn't get enough of Uno on the console. Her and her friends would play all the time. I might give Tabletop a go.
It's an app, obviously, but completely online. Just set up a server and you can have a dozen people play a board game. And it works pretty good.
 

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I've been playing Risk online for 15 years. It's actually better online than on a board. Hundreds of maps and several other options. The best option is "fog", which means you only have the ability to see the troop count of your opponent's territories that you border. There's a lot more strategy involved when you're not sure what size army is lurking around the corner.

Are you playing Risk, or Conquer Club?
 

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I think they have TAbletop Simulator in VR now. I heard it's pretty cool. I will have to try some of the others. I know my daughter couldn't get enough of Uno on the console. Her and her friends would play all the time. I might give Tabletop a go.

Uno was one of the very few games I thought was good on the 360/One. Most of the other games I have played, Carcassone, Catan, Pandemic etc don't seem to be very good. Although I admit I don't know Pandemic well.
 

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I'm playing the CRAP out of Tabletop Simulator right now. There are people out there creating exact replicas of actual board games. And you can download them for free. Get a couple friends that have the software as well (its' about $20 and worth it), and you can have full blown game nights with traditional board games.

Just on that computer software alone I've played;

Horrified - Solo
Legendary Encounters: Alien
Legendary Encounters: X-Files Solo
Nemesis
Santorini
Gloomhaven
Firefly the Game
Spirit Island
Unfair

And a few others.

Takes a little getting used to re: the controls, but it's worth it. There are even mods of board games that you can't get physically. For example, there a bunch of mods for Disney's Villainous, including one that has Star Wars villains.

How easy is it to learn how to play new games on tabletop if you have never played them before? Do they have online options?
 
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We've been playing weekly on www.boardgamearena.com and linking up video and audio on Streamyard (though BoardgameArena has video/audio if all players have premium accounts). BoardgameArena is pretty good with Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Kingdomino and some other classics and we've discovered a few new games as well.
 
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How easy is it to learn how to play new games on tabletop if you have never played them before? Do they have online options?
Well, think of it just like buying a game you've never played. Most of the mods include the rule book inside the mod itself. But you can also look up the rule book online. It's also recommended to watch the multitude of Youtube videos out there about how to play these games. And really, there's at least one of those videos for every game. I've yet to see any game that doesn't have it. Here are a few screenshots of my workshop and a shot of what Gloomhaven looks like:

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Whoa, that's pretty cool.
 
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So I’m a total board game geek and have more than 500. I’m also at Gen con this weekend in Indianapolis. It’s bat**** crazy here.
 

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I got Box One, the puzzle game by Neil Patrick Harris. It's supposed to be for a single player, but there's no reason you can't do it as a small team. The beginning is trivial and makes you think, "I paid $30 for this?" But then a new world opens up and you get a more accurate sense of what you're up against. I'm not far enough in to know how durable the challenges will be, but it's off to a promising start.
 

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