I’ve found a new addiction – gaming online. I’ve wondered about it for several years having found SpielbyWeb and Brettspielwelt. I was hesitant because I don’t know how to play most of the games and didn’t want to waste someone’s time while I learned.
But a recent Dice Tower episode convinced me to try it. Eric suggested Yucata.de. It’s a site that has a lot of games. And they happened to have Hey! That’s My Fish!. So I invited Eric to a game. It went well except I lost. But I was intrigued. So I picked out another game that I thought I would like, Arkadia, read the rules, and accepted an invite from the open games.
I got beat again but it was fun. So I tried again. More fun better score but still lost. I tried Atta Ants. Lost in the second turn. The interface is wonky to me. I’m currently in a Finca game and a Richelieu game on Yucata.de.
But the one I’m having the most fun with is Wallenstein on SpielbyWeb. I played Shogun at the last game night I attended. It was a blast. And I told Chris we should try Wallenstein. So he set up a game between myself, him, and Kenny. It’s much fun. The game is thinky which I like. Lots of planning and strategy with some luck pitched in. Very good.
So I recommend any one of these sites. Also look at Michael Schacht’s site, michaelschacht.net for online versions of his games. I need to try China or Web of Power. Or look at MabiWeb. I haven’t tried BSW yet but it seems to have the most games.
Check them out.