Long Distance Games?

Are there any games that are really good for playing over a discord/phone call? Most of my friends live in different states and countries due to college. Battleship works really well, but theres only so much battleship you can play!!!!

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Supporter19 months ago

You should try some roll & writes. As long as one of you has the dice you can both be playing together! Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition & Welcome to... are the two most talked about.

19 months ago

Sweet! i've heard of Railroad ink, but i hadn't thought about it as working like that. i wanna try it now! haha

Supporter19 months ago

It's a great game. It's one of my new go to games when I'm visiting friends or family since it's quick to teach and I can through it in my bag.

19 months ago

Too bad I don't know anyone who has it to try it out. Adding it to my wish list!

19 months ago

Rather than trying to play physical games, you should try out some online implementations of games - Board Game Arena is great for browser-based play and has quite a few different games on it. There are some available for free and then some as part of a (fairly inexpensive) premium membership. I've used it for HanabiTakenoko and Stone Age in the past and can confirm that they all work well. There are options for playing in real-time and turn-based. 

Smartphone apps can be a really good option too - there are loads of great board game apps for iOS and Android, many of which let you play cross-platform. The Star RealmsLords of Waterdeep and Splendor apps are good for this in my experience, and there are loads more to choose from.

19 months ago

thanks! ill look into them some more.

19 months ago

We played a game of betrayal over twitch once with our old friends. We both had copies of the game so we each set up the game and then when we made any of the moves the other team would tell us what tile or card to look for it was really fun minus the lag

19 months ago

haha i feel like any game with dice i would be unwilling to play long distance because of potential cheating.

19 months ago

if you are playing with people you think would cheat then you should probably not play with them.

19 months ago

it's not like these people cheat in person. everyone does stupid stuff they can get away with.

19 months ago

I have friends in another state. We play games online via tabletop simulator or tabletopia. It works great and we just use voice over discord. 

19 months ago

oh that sounds like a great way of doing it too!