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Online Tabletop Games @CSUEB: Strategy Games

Learn about tabletop gaming options for playing with friends online.

What are strategy games?

Strategy games encompass a wide variety of options, from board games to card games to tile placement, but all rely on one's reasoning and individual decision making rather than luck or circumstance. 

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Strategy Games

 

Carcassonne: 2-6 players : 30-45 minutes. Play online at Concarneau

Build cities, roads, cloisters, and farms in this popular tile placement game that has Meeples. 

Catan: 3-4 players: ~1 hr : Play Online here

Build settlements and cities to gain the most points using different types of resources.

Chess: 2 players: Varied time: Play Online at chess.com

In this ancient game, two players battle to capture the other's king.

Citadels: 2-7 players: ~20-60 minutes. Play Online at Herokuapp. Rules included

Take on a character role to amass gold and construct buildings.

                               Onitama: 2 players: 15-20 min: Play Online at Lannysport

Guide your followers to defeat your opponent in this abstract game recommended for chess fans.

Railroad Ink: 1 or more Players: 20-30 minutes: Play Online at Github

Draw train routes on your boards to connect exits for points, but make sure not to leave anything incomplete!

 

Risk: 2-6 Players: ~2hrs: Play online with customizable maps/rules at Warzone

Vie for global domination in the arguably most popular war game.

Stratego: 2 Players: ~45 minutes: Play Online at stratego.io

                                           Tak: 2 Players: 20-60 min: Play Online at Play Tak

Create a road from one edge of the board to the other with your stones!