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I just got Steam so I could play Mystic Vale. Can anyone suggest good Steam adaptions of board games. I like many different types of games but am not into war games. Like Dominion, Eminent Domain, Ascension, Gizmos, Space Base, Valeria Card Kingdoms, Kingdom Builder, etc.
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You should find this list helpful:
Computer versions of board games, on Steam
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Race for the Galaxy is good.

Through The Ages is good too, if you like that game.
 
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Astartus wrote:
Tabletop Simulator

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What he said ^^

But honestly, it's somewhat of a waste of STEAM to only use it for the digital board games. Each to their own, though, of course. LOL
 
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wytefang wrote:
What he said ^^

But honestly, it's somewhat of a waste of STEAM to only use it for the digital board games. Each to their own, though, of course. LOL


Don't see how it is a waste when Steam is free. I don';t do action/reaction games. Don't have the reflexes or the tolerance for the noise and flashing colors. Board games suit me fine.
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Astartus wrote:
Tabletop Simulator


Tabletop Simulator?
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rickert wrote:
Astartus wrote:
Tabletop Simulator


Tabletop Simulator?


Tabletop Simulator!
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Sykurmoli wrote:
rickert wrote:
Astartus wrote:
Tabletop Simulator


Tabletop Simulator?


Tabletop Simulator!


That clears it up
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For a digital board game that I really enjoyed, I recommend Armello.

For a straight-up adaptation of a card game, I recommend Star Realms.

And for something different, but kind of boardgamey, may I modestly suggest checking out an entirely free to play game I recently worked on, Halls of Horror? https://mixer.com/hallsofhorror You need a Microsoft or Xbox account to play it, but it doesn't require any money to play.
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I have played a few on my iPhone but not many on Steam. On my phone I enjoyed Elder Sign: Omens quite a bit, I assume the Steam version is the same.

On Steam, I liked Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers for scratching that M:TG itch.

I got a few Steam games in a Humble Bundle a while back: Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics is okay for a game or two, but not great. I did not care for the digital version of Mysterium.

I have keys for Talisman: Digital Edition and some expansions if you want them.
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Evolution is good on Steam

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I have played on Steam (and most of them on Android) and can recommend without reservations:
Race for the Galaxy
Talisman: Digital Edition
Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics
Onirim

I have played on Steam and liked it, but check first if it is what you want:
Tabletop Simulator
Battles of the Ancient World
Commands & Colors: Ancients

Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation
Ticket to Ride

Edit: ah, no war games, so scratch these two.
 
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rickert wrote:
Sykurmoli wrote:
Tabletop Simulator!


That clears it up

juuuuuust to be sure...
tabletop simulator (TTS) is a "game" that just started out being a little physics world but quickly became a great way to set up one of the best physical representation tools for board games. TTS relays on its dlc (official works) and user created content (which is integrated with a click of the button as you page through the workshop page of TTS)
most of the rules are on the player to uphold because its so open, some feel like thats a negative where other options have programing to force rules and limiting what you can do to whats actually going on in the game; its more like real life though....you can literally flip the table.
 
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rickert wrote:
Don't see how it is a waste when Steam is free. I don';t do action/reaction games. Don't have the reflexes or the tolerance for the noise and flashing colors. Board games suit me fine.

Well, board games are inherently limited by physical management and player rule management. When you have a computer available to do all kinds of processing, and you're already using it, you can do a lot that you just couldn't with something limited to reproducing a board game.

There are heaps of turn-based Steam games out there offering a lot to enjoy without reflex tests. Invisible Inc, for example.
 
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xethair wrote:
rickert wrote:
Don't see how it is a waste when Steam is free. I don';t do action/reaction games. Don't have the reflexes or the tolerance for the noise and flashing colors. Board games suit me fine.

Well, board games are inherently limited by physical management and player rule management. When you have a computer available to do all kinds of processing, and you're already using it, you can do a lot that you just couldn't with something limited to reproducing a board game.

There are heaps of turn-based Steam games out there offering a lot to enjoy without reflex tests. Invisible Inc, for example.


But you're missing the point of many board game ports. They do the physical stuff and the math. Smash Up and Mystic Vale are 2 examples. Then there's Ascension, which has about 1,000 cards that could be combined in a single deck. Try shuffling that! But the app does it quickly and seamlessly. I appreciate your point about turn based games that aren't ported over from board games and I will look into that.
 
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