Never play the same game of chess again! ChessCraft is a chess AI sandbox. Create your own chess boards, rules, and pieces. Play against the computer or your friends online, or win loot by playing one of 80 built-in chess boards in adventure mode.

Many chess games already exist, but only ChessCraft allows the player to create such wacky boards, pieces, and rules and immediately play a decent computer opponent.

Create new pieces with any combination of the 8 bishop or rook slides, plus a 7x7 grid of knight-like hops. Create new boards with any enabled or disabled tile up to 16x16. Place promotion rules for any piece, anywhere, or other special tile rules. Create pieces that cannot be captured, or with ranged attacks, or pieces that restrict other pieces from acting. The computer opponent then uses concepts from computer science and graph theory to understand your creations and play against you.

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ChessCraft 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

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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

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.

You can view my review & gameplay here:

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