Play 8x8 board games online with other players using the client software. The board games that you can play online against other players are a signature game called wheel estate, chess, checkers, snakes and ladders and reversi. The client also has scheduled events, game statistics, daily quests, chess tournament and an isometric house side game.
Playing online is limited to guest accounts, unless you have already created an account from the desktop client's configuration scene. You will need the desktop build if you want to access the configuration scene or view the leaderboards.
Try to play your best game while using a guest account. When you create a regular account, that guest account data will be transferred to your new account.
Every release is malware free and virus free. Download the windows desktop build below. The desktop build is much faster than the html5 build. You can do the following using the desktop build. You are able to access the configuration scene to set preferences or to select a theme to use. You can participate in the leaderboards. You can create a regular account. Note, once a regular account is created, you cannot go back to a guest account.
2022-1-9: Version 1.22.2 of the client software is now at this website. Download the source at GitHub. Guests can play board games in this release. No need to register for an account.
2022-1-7: The next version of the client software and server software should be online within the next few days. If you have used a previous version of the client software when you will need to delete "C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Roaming\kboardgames" folder so that the new release can successfully load.
2021-12-29: A new version of the client software will soon be online. In that client, a user will be able to join a chess tournament. Validation of an email address will be needed for chess tournament play notices. Chess tournament can be played without an email address.
2021-12-18: In the near future, the plan is to have a html5 client available for online play. Instead of downloading the client software, guests will be able to play a game from within this website. Also, in the next release will be tournament play. Anyone will be able to join a chess tournament using the client. Also, you can play as a guest anytime. The client sends your internet provider's hostname, not the hostname from your computer, to the server. The server knows who you are. No need to have an account but if you want one, signing up is fast and easy and your game stats will be transferred automatically to your new account.
2021-12-11: In the next software release, you will be able to join an unrushed chess tournament from within the client. You will have an option to receive email move piece reminders.
2021-12-03: Now you can play an online game using a guest account. A user account is not needed to play a game online. To stop playing a game with a guest account, create a normal account at the configuration scene. The guest account will automatically be transferred to that new users account.
2021-11-29: News will be posted here about every week. The new website is now online. The discussion forum moved to GitHub. You can access the forum from the menu at the top of this screen. The next plan is to make a guest account feature where you will not need a membership to play online against each other. The idea is to be able to create a real membership at anytime and then link it to your guest account.
2021-11-18: Version 1.20.9 of the client software is now at GitHub. This release has lots of miscellaneous changes.
Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces that are moved according to different piece rules. The object is to put the opponent's king under a direct attack from which the king cannot escape. Checkmate is the game over word to use when the king cannot escape the attack.
This site helps to advance the beginner to the intermediate ELO level. In the image above, notice a path of colored circles in a direct line towards the king (captured path to king). For the beginner learning chess, this is showing a king's opponent piece that can capture those highlighted unit at the next game turn. The piece would be the queen which is the piece also highlighted in the same color as those units.
Those captured future path to king will only be displayed when you have the beginner skill enabled from the configuration scene at the sub menu called games.
Perhaps you would like to signup at the beginner chess tournament! The tournament is an unrushed turn based game. A player can take up to 24 hours to move a gameboard piece. Finish the tournament within the top four and you will receive tournament points that can one day be used for credit towards a game feature.
Checkers is a game for two players using a checkerboard and 12 checkers each. The object is to jump over to capture the opponent's pieces. The captured piece will then be removed from the gameboard.
This somewhat addictive game promotes confident making and helps players develop some good problem solving skills. Checkers is easy to learn and fun to play.
You are able to play a game of checkers against another player over the internet or against another player offline using the same computer. The game can be accessed online from the lobby. You are able to watch others play the game.
You can finish some daily quests quickly and/or improve your game statistics by playing a quick game of checkers.
Reversi is a game played on a draughtboard with 64 pieces. Each piece has black on one side and white on the other. When pieces are captured they are turned over, becoming the capturing player's pieces.
Snakes and ladders is a British children's game in which a dice or number wheel determine how much the players' pieces moves around a board. A game board piece move up ladders and down snakes.
This is the signature game of this website. The theme is similar to monopoly. Monopoly is a real-estate board game, in which the player's goal is to force all opponents into bankruptcy by buying and developing pieces of property.
What makes this game unique is the units of play. The outer units deal with buying, selling, developing and mortgaging property while the inner units deal advantages and disadvantages to the possession of assets, affecting the financial stability of the player.
Playing games online would not be possible without the server. The server, as the image above illustrates, handles all data so that you can play a game with other players around the world.
you are able to host your own games for online play. Currently, all that is required is a site such as this and a mySQL database. The server has a configuration file that needs to be set before it can go online. More options can be added to that file. Read this topic for more information.
If you like to program board games, consider joining K board games. A large team is needed. The goal is for the client to have 25 8x8 board games and to have a very exciting house side game. There is lots to do. Read the todo. Join the K Board Games discord chat and introduce yourself.
last updated: 2022-1-15