Best Free Windows Board Games


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.

Board Games
DominationGame of military strategy, you are battling to conquer the world. A Risk clone.
GNU BackgammonStrong backgammon program
KajonggClassical Mah Jongg for four players.
MegaMekUnofficial, online version of the Classic BattleTech board game
PioneersImplementation of the Settlers of Catan board game
Scrabble3DHighly 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.

Chess Games
Lucas ChessChess program to train, play and compete. Great software to improve your chess playing
WinBoardGraphical user interface for chess and variants. Excellent for online chess too
PyChessGnome inspired chess client written in Python
ScidShane's Chess Information Database
StockfishStrong open source chess engine
CraftyHighly competent chess engine
Cute ChessChess graphical software, command-line interface and library
RaptorChess client for the Free Internet Chess Server
ChessDBBased on Scid with some enhancements
JoseDatabase with a graphical front-end for viewing and editing games
JinGraphical client for chess servers (FICS and ICC)
SOSSChess pairing software
XiphosUCI chess engine
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