Here is yet another link to an online boardgame - this time it’s Reiner Knizia’s classic Tigris & Euphrates.
From what I could make out at Game Table, it was released just a few days ago and the game has been available for free play this weekend. I had never seen Game Table before (although I see Tyjenks mentioned it in a post a while back) but it apparently charges a monthly fee, although you can get a two-week free trial of all their games (I think) just by giving them your spam hotmail address. One of their games under development is called “Who Stole Ed’s Pants.” I don’t think T&E is available on Brettspielwelt, or at least I couldn’t find it. You can also play the game solo against 1-3 AI players, but the AI is, frankly, woeful. So it isn’t good for anything other than learning the game.
I hadn’t really played T&E (except a couple “learning the system” attempts) until yesterday - I took the weekend off and had some friends in from out of town. We played a bunch of different games. We were all set to play Puerto Rico the whole time but someone suggested we finally give T&E a serious try. We didn’t play any more games of Puerto Rico after that. It’s definitely more luck-dependent, but several people liked the bluffing aspect to the conflicts, as well as the simple fact that unlike in Puerto Rico there are conflicts in the first place.
T&E is really a great game. Puerto Rico is #1 and T&E #2 on boardgamegeek, but I think that should be reversed. I don’t know how I missed this.
I also accidentally found a place where people play Citadels via the web, but that’s one which we pretty much all hated. In fact, after three games of Citadels, I’m going to sell my copy. I was surprised to see several people posted in other threads about really liking it.