This game the most fun I can find these days (coming from an experienced hobby chess player). Different rules and game types are available for the ancient Hnefatafl game that was played in the viking area before the advent of chess. Hnefatafl is an unbalanced game where the strategy for each side is very different. One side plays the defender and must escape with the king while the attackers rush to capture him. Because of this unbalance in the rules the computers are still no match for decent human players. Try for example the mode legacy berserk and you will find yourself at the top of the food chain in no time. The number of possible moves to play increases faster than in e.g. chess and go, making it hard to calculate and predict far ahead, especially for the larger boards. Because of this complexity and the unbalance in the rules it will take time for the computers to play well leaving the arena for us humans to compete using intuition to guide us. Maybe you have what it takes to come up with a new way to play and beat the current top ranked players?

Real player with 912.2 hrs in game

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This appears to offer everything you need if you are interested in this ancient game, including all the main variants, the ability to customise the game and rules and create your own variants. online play, synchronization with with the mobile phone version, decent graphics and interface, graphical mods, and great developers who listen to feedback and strive to keep improving the game.

I suggested an interface/display change to make the game look better on my monitor and screen resolution, and with a day or two an update was released with the idea implemented. Fantastic!

Real player with 117.4 hrs in game

Hnefatafl on Steam

Board Games VR

Board Games VR

You play checkers against the computer. I whupped his/her butt! This happens in the middle of a large, empty white room. I think it takes place in purgatory? I don’t know. It’s definitely not heaven. If you get to heaven, you get your own room, and it’s much nicer. All of it is immaculately white. Some gold trim, yes, but mostly white. A few chairs accompany a large, incredibly comfortable queen bed. You spend most of eternity sleeping. But every now and then you wake up and do some thinking and experience consciousness for a bit, just so your soul can reaffirm it’s own existence, you see. Before long, it’s back to bed for more endless restful dreaming.

! It looks like this: –romantic-bedrooms-white-bedrooms.jpg

Real player with 13.4 hrs in game

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Real player with 6.4 hrs in game

Board Games VR on Steam

Tabletop Playground

Tabletop Playground

Nice way to play tabletop games with friends in these times.

good modding community, it’s brand new but everyday theres more and more great board games made.

Editor can be a bit tricky at first, but there’s a few tutorials available at the moment.

As i read somewhere else, Devs are working hard on this, so I guess there will be more advanced tutorials and definitively more features in the future.

I dont know anything about programming, and I managed to create all the 1st edition circuit boards for Formula D. Hopefully, the guy who created the formula D game (which is awesome btw) will use them.

Real player with 48.9 hrs in game

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Experienced on the Oculus Rift

Please note: I received a free Steam key through the Steam Curator Connect program.

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If you’re thinking of buying Tabletop Playground (TP), you’ve probably heard of Tabletop Simulator (TTS). They are both digital tabletop sandbox games. In both games, certain card & board games are included, and they both have mod support so you can easily download even more card or board games. They both have online multiplayer and have VR and Non-VR support. TTS has been on Steam for years and is running on the Unity Engine. TP just released a few months ago and is running on the Unreal Engine. So which one is better?

Real player with 3.2 hrs in game

Tabletop Playground on Steam

Trendpoker 3D: Texas Hold’em Poker

Trendpoker 3D: Texas Hold’em Poker

I discovered this game many years ago. It learnt me to play poker and brought many hours of relaxation when I just wanted to chill out.

When it appeared on steam I decided to purchase it and leave a positive review but I hesitated a lot, to be honest.

The game has a wonderful interface and I haven’t found any poker simulation game that would be so nice looking. You can change the style of table and cards, and I also like to hear comments from my competitors. However, this game has some issues that developers apparently don’t want to fix or even admit. Stats aren’t being saved correctly making this feature rather useless. That is unfortunate since many achievements are tied to statistics. The menu is getting bugged for no obvious reason and AI act weird. But devs gave many efforts to make this game more interesting by releasing updates, lowering price, creating a free-to-play version, and I respect that.

Real player with 71.5 hrs in game

Single player against the AI, this game seems broken…on easy setting, you basically never lose a game, or for that matter even a hand. On normal or above, half or more of the AI players fold almost every hand, and it’s like you’re playing against a bunch of drunks as far as their betting goes. It becomes especially obvious when you fold and the AI plays the rest of the hand against itself . . .They’ll raise twice in a row, then fold when someone bumps the pot slightly; they keep bumping raises when they have nothing, even if there’s a flush or straight already laying on the table and they had nothing from the start, or they go all-in with nothing . . .it seems like an attempt to replicate human thinking/strategy that just ends up being needlessly and endlessly annoying.

Real player with 38.3 hrs in game

Trendpoker 3D: Texas Hold'em Poker on Steam