http://www.Boardspace.net/ is an On-line game site devoted to playing abstract strategy games.
It's free and strictly non-commercial; There is no advertising and there are no product tie-ins.
Most of the games at Boardspace have competent robot opponents available, which are intended
to help teach the games or provide light practice. In some cases stronger robot opponents are
available too, but the intent of the site is that the real opponents are other people.
If you take your games seriously, boardspace has a bunch of features to help you do so.
- All games can be replayed and reviewed immediately after the game.
- All games are saved permanently, and can be reviewed either online or offline.
- There is a ranking system (but games can also be played unranked).
- There is a database tool to find games of particular players or particular pairs of players.
The Desktop client requires Java but no other special resources. Android and IOS clients are available in the app stores, and share the same server with desktop client. There is a guest login so you can check out the site. The site is in English, but the game GUI and some other parts are localized in several popular languages.
Also, IMO a major selling point of the side is that there is no selling. There are no up front costs, no subscriptions, no ads and no in-app purchases. Just the games.
- Army of Frogs
- Barca a capture free game of manouvering animals
- Breaking Away a luck-free game based on bicycle racing
- Blooms a Go-like game on a hex grid, with 2 colors per player
- Carnac an area control game with a unique move mechanic
- Che a tile pattern game using Truchet tiles
- Checkers traditional checkers, and variants Turkish Checkers and International Checkers
- Chess traditional chess, and variant Ultima
- Colorito an early race-across-the-board game
- Cookie Disco a tasty game.
- Container An economic Euro with very low luck.
- Crossfire a stacking game by Christian Freeling
- Diagonal Blocks a diagonal connection game with polyominoes
- Entrapment a pawn-and-barrier game with some interesting twists
- Euphoria a full bodied worker placement Euro
- Gounki a very unusual race game
- Gyges another unusual race game
- Hex (the robot is weak)
- Hive (The Mosquito and other expansions are available, too)
- Kamisado a fast, colorful, race across the board game.
- Khet Khet, played with bits instead of lasers and mirrors
- Lines of Action
- Lyngk The most recent GIPF game
- Magnet a capturing game with hidden information
- Majorities control a majority of lines and directions on a hex board.
- Medina An abstract city building game for 4 players.
- Micropul A tile laying game with antagonistic strategies to win
- Mod X A superior member of the venerable n-in-a-row family
- Mogul A traditionally-styled abstract with interesting choices for movement, capture and goal.
- Morelli A tense auction game.
- Mutton A farmer vs. wolf deduction game
- Nine Men Morris Another classic abstract
- Octiles A racing game for 2-4 players.
- One Day in London A euro-style path finding game, based on the London Underground.
- Palago A simple tile laying game using one type of hex tile
- Ponte Del Diavolo A modern connection game reminiscent of Twixt
- Plateau (no robot)
- Proteus a mind-bending game where changing the rules is part of the game.
- PÜNCT The GIPF connection game.
- Q.E. Win by printing money!
- Raj An abstract bidding game using cards
- Rithmomachy An ancient "Philosophers' Game" also known as the "battle of numbers".
- Santorini A positional/building game
- Shogi Japan's tradition game in the same family as Chess
- Spangles The simplest possible tile laying game
- Stac An ultra simple stacking game.
- Six Making A stacking game with moves from Chess.
- Syzygy A three-in-a-row game with sliding planets.
- Quinamid 5-in-a-row with twists and shifts
- Tako Judo a positional abstract with Octopi
- Tablut Robust variations on Hnefatafl
- Tammany Hall a political/area control game.
- Tintas a light abstract where you collect colored chips.
- Traboulet a ball-pushing game with a mechanic similar to Abalone
- Triad an unusual, 3-player abstract
- Truchet a totally new stacking game
- Tumbling Down
- Twixt Alex Randolph's classic connection game
- Veletas a mix of territory claiming and mobility
- Warp 6
- Xiangqi sometimes known as Chinese Chess
- Yspahan A medium weight euro
For more detail see this Current Boardspace.net Games. Also, Proposed BoardSpace.net games is the official list of games pending or otherwise under consideration