Games to Play on the Net
These are game servers that allow you to play various board games against
either a remote opponent or a friendly computer. (Thanks to
for the initial list of games.)
Note to America On-Line users: you will probably not be able to access
these games as they use the Telnet protocol. As far as I know AOL does
not as yet provide you with a Telnet capable product. Your interface
will claim that you need to talk to the "board owner".
I assure you that I do not at this time nor will I ever own a board
(except when incorporated into some more complete sort of cabinetry).
Nor can I assist you in your quest for Telnet capability. Thank you.
Cease and desist.
- Backgammon -
Backgammon server from Sweden. Login as guest.
- Bridge -
pointers to many other pages and a bridge server for online play
- Chess -
Chess server from Oaklahoma. Enter a nickname at the login prompt.
- Club 19 -
an online Cribbage league
- Cover -
an original, abstract strategy game
- CyberJacques -
a wide variety of on-line games (Shockwave plugin required)
- Duchess -
2 to 6 player Chess variant (Java applet)
- Firetop Mountain -
a Net-based implementation of Waving Hands
- Gamer's Den -
a host of automated, play-by-email games
- Go -
Go server from Pennsylvania (log on as guest and type "help")
- Headbone Derby -
graphic heavy, light games - great for kids!
- igames -
interactive versions of traditional games (Windows; graphics heavy)
- Interactive Games and Puzzles -
a grand assortment
- Magic: The Online Gathering -
download additional decks for the PC version
- Medici -
Milton Soong's Java implementation of Knizia's shipping game
- Multi-player Game Network -
including an on-line version of Junta (subscription fee) (Windows only)
- Othello -
An Othello server in Germany
- Outland -
A service that offers networked, Mac-based gameplay
- Pico -
the Doris & Frank micro-game as implemented by Frank himself (Java applet)
- Poker -
an robot, IRC, poker dealing robot
- Richard Rognlie's PBEM Server -
the best place to play games on the Web!
- Scrabble -
Crossword server from Ohio.
- Senet -
an ancient Egyptian game (Java)
- Stellar Conquest -
Empire meets Starship Trooper meets the Web - film at 11:00
- Sumo -
the sport but be En your Garde (Shockwave plugin required)
- Touchstone Games -
ancient games to play on-line or buy for off-line play
- Utopia's Java Games -
a mixed bag of arcade and board games (may be down)
- Virtual Football -
from a players point of view yet (Windows only)
- XiangQi -
Chinese Chess server from Massachussetts. Enter a nickname at the login prompt.
- You Don't Know Jack Netshow -
the popular game comes to the Web (Windows/Mac beta)
The Game Cabinet
- Ken Tidwell