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There are many ways to play non-F2F games today. Some (e.g. BSW) are real-time, meaning you need a block of time set aside to play the game. Some (e.g. Cyberboard) are merely scans of components, with a little deck management thrown in, but which are ignorant of the actual game rules, requiring the players to police themselves. I don't care for either type because I usually don't have the block of time to set aside (and if I do, I'd rather play F2F), and I'd rather the game enforced the rules than rely on my opponents and me to keep track of it all.

Enter what I call "smart", non-real-time web or PBeM (Play By E-Mail) games. These are games that are turn-based, where you essentially play one turn at a time, and then there's some amount of delay (minutes, hours, days -- whatever) between turns as your opponents take their turns. They are smart, in that they enforce the rules of play, and require no human moderator to process each player's turn. Notification is often by email, which in the case of a smart PBeM game, would also include the game data being passed around. Not all games lend themselves to this format; a highly interactive game (in terms of players needing to do something) like Puerto Rico or Age of Steam might seem torturous if played this way. But there are many games that do lend themselves to this format. This list is an attempt to capture them.

If you add games to the list (and I encourage you to do so), please include a URL to the on-line site that hosts the game or has the program for download.
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51. Board Game: Homeworlds [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:2186]
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52. Board Game: Branches and Twigs and Thorns [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:7617]
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53. Board Game: Sprawl [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
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54. Board Game: Martian Chess [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:4450]
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55. Board Game: Pikemen [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:4338]
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56. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:173]
Iain Cheyne
United Kingdom
Reading
Berkshire
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57. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:903]
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58. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:315]
Mikael Sheikh
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Brooklyn
New York
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59. Board Game: Alien City [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:4193]
Aaron Dalton
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60. Board Game: Froggy Bottom [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
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61. Board Game: Slings and Stones [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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62. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:66]
 
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Turn based, and can resolve handicapping, scoring, and simple ko automatically. Seki, complex ko, and life-and-death are resolved by player agreement.
 
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63. Board Game: Archimedes [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
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64. Board Game: Abande [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:4147]
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65. Board Game: Tanbo [Average Rating:5.12 Unranked]
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66. Board Game: Blockade [Average Rating:4.18 Unranked]
Aaron Dalton
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67. Board Game: Quadrature [Average Rating:4.73 Unranked]
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68. Board Game: Diffusion [Average Rating:5.08 Unranked]
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69. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9611]
Jason Persampieri
United States
San Mateo
California
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There is a wonderful PBW RISK implementation at www.warfish.net. I've been using it to keep in touch with my old friends after moving cross country

They are also about to implement a 'Simultaneous Turns' variant that sounds kinda cool.
 
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70. Board Game: Witch Stones [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
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71. Board Game: Cephalopod [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:7980]
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72. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:490]
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73. Board Game: The Glass Bead Game [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
Ralf Gering
Germany
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A smart Mancala game designed by the Dutch game inventor Christian Freeling. It can be played online at http://www.mindsports.nl/Arena/GlassBeadGame/
 
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74. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:33]
Joe Casadonte
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Located here at the Geek. The interface seems very good, though it does not compensate at all for my poor playing. English only, AFAIK.

URL: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tigris/gamemgr.php
 
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75. Board Game: Hare & Tortoise [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:814]
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The first of the Ludagora games, though not the first one I played there. I've actually only ever played this game on-line, and I hope to add it to an order someday. Great interface. French with German and English translations.

URL: http://www.ludagora.net/hase/
 
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