There's a lot available for free on the Internet -- including board games. Here are my picks for the Top 10 best free board games available over the Web. Your tastes may vary, so you might want to spend some time browsing our full collection of free board games.
1. BreakthroughDesigned by Dan Troyka, Breakthrough was the winner of the 2001 8x8 Game Design Competition, chosen by the judges from more than 50 entries. It's simple but addictive -- try to get one of your pieces to the other side of the board before your opponent does the same. For 2 players.
2. GolemThe winner of the 2004 Shared Pieces Game Design Competition sponsored by this site, Golem was designed by Justin D. Jacbson. All you need to play is a deck of cards and a totem (any game piece with an identifiable "front" will work fine). Each turn in this two-player strategy game challenges players to allocate resources effectively to each of five phases: allocation, orientation, movement, harvesting and regeneration.
3. UnlurUnlur, the winner of the 2002 Unequal Forces Game Design Competition, is an abstract strategy game played on a hexagon-shaped tesselation of hexagons with eight hexagons on each side. Unlur is also a game of unequal forces -- each player has a different objective.
5. Liar!Designed by René Wiersma, Liar! won the 2005 Deduction Game Design Competition. The goal of the game is to be the first player to correctly guess which card is put face down in the middle of the table. You can also win if you catch your opponent lying. For 2 players.
8. RocketballPlayers compete to get the rocketball into their opponent's goal by changing the playing field. A 2-player game from Invisible City Productions.
9. WerewolfIt's not a board game, but if you have a group of about 10 people together, Werewolf is a game to consider. Most players are villagers; they try to identify and eliminate the two werewolves in their midst. Multitudes of variants are published on the Web, so you can play it over and over. Werewolf also goes by the name Mafia.
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