Board Games

Board Games are real-time strategy games which involve moves and counter moves till the aim is achieved by one. Here one will win and other will loose, something like defeating and opposing. But there are some set of rules which has to be strictly followed by the players. To learn or master a play is quite different for one another depending on each play. Some plays are quite simple and some others are very much complicated. No doubt that these kinds of board games will enhance spatial numerical and logical understanding of players. In board games players has to show some kind of diplomacy through out the game and also he has to follow some strategies, not even that luck must bless him for winning the play. So these three factors are very important in board games

These games have a clear history, which can be traced back from many civilizations. For each civilization the style was different the type of play was different, some games were called as earthenware tray and some other senet and chaturanga. Some plays are from Egypt and some others are from China, India Greece etc.

As these plays involve numerical and logical understanding it will help the children to develop their spatial understanding. TheĀ  download links given here in this website are free of cost because all of them are licensed under GNU General Public License.

  1. Multiplayer Snakes And Ladders – Multiplayer Snakes And Ladders is a free and open source board game in which you can configure snake and ladder game in your webserver for your visitors.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: topgames – Sourceforge
  2. GCompris – GCompris is a educational software suit which contains various games including board games, educational activities, and much more for the age group 2 – 10. In this education sotware suite there are various games such as chess, memory oriented board games, connect 4, oware, sudoku, etc.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: Gcompris.net
  3. Mobile Chess and Flash Chess – Mobile Chess and Flash Chess is a free chess game for playing chess, studying chess, etc in a mobile phone or in a website. This free board game contains hundreds of chess puzzles, including thousands of chess movement games, millions of positions and lot of endgames. Hope it is an interesting chess game for you.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platfrom: Windows
    Download Website: chess-wizard.com
  4. DreamChess – DreamChess is a free and opensource board chess game. It has 3d graphics with various chess board sets, different figurines such as classic and wooden, etc. The chess engine of this game is moderately strong with features like music, sound effects, move lists, undo functionality, etc.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: dreamchess.org
  5. Open Yahtzee – Open Yahtzee is a free and open source version of the classic dice game named Yahtzee.
    License: GNU GPL
    Platform: Windows
    Download Website: openyahtzee.org