Board games are a source of social interaction, as they challenge the mind and, most importantly, they are great fun to play with others. Board games help teach diplomacy, how to make and break alliances, bring families and friends together, and learn valuable lessons.
Here are the best open source board games written for Windows.
|Domination||Game of military strategy, you are battling to conquer the world. A Risk clone.|
|GNU Backgammon||Strong backgammon program|
|Kajongg||Classical Mah Jongg for four players.|
|MegaMek||Unofficial, online version of the Classic BattleTech board game|
|Pioneers||Implementation of the Settlers of Catan board game|
|Scrabble3D||Highly customizable Scrabble game that not only supports Classic Scrabble and Superscrabble but also 3D games and own boards|
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide. It’s widely believed that chess originated in India, where it was called Chaturanga, which appears to have been invented in the 6th century AD.
Here are the best open source chess games written for Windows.
|Lucas Chess||Chess program to train, play and compete. Great software to improve your chess playing|
|WinBoard||Graphical user interface for chess and variants. Excellent for online chess too|
|PyChess||Gnome inspired chess client written in Python|
|Scid||Shane's Chess Information Database|
|Stockfish||Strong open source chess engine|
|Crafty||Highly competent chess engine|
|Cute Chess||Chess graphical software, command-line interface and library|
|Raptor||Chess client for the Free Internet Chess Server|
|ChessDB||Based on Scid with some enhancements|
|Jose||Database with a graphical front-end for viewing and editing games|
|Jin||Graphical client for chess servers (FICS and ICC)|
|SOSS||Chess pairing software|
|Xiphos||UCI chess engine|
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