Top 10 Games to Play Online on Board Game Arena
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9. Can’t Stop –
8. Perudo –
7. Tobago –
6. Celestia –
5. Luxor –
4. Concept –
3. 6 Nimmt –
2. Libertalia –
1. Colt Express –
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Thumbs down because the software is so bad. Not worth our time.
Nice Ace reference!
Perudo & Luxor are now on my radar
Will is such an idiot! That picture-word was the worst! Weeks to make a video! Do you realize I live in America…and in Texas at that!? Not only am I quarantined but I have to sneak around my home for fear of being shot and trampled by a horse-riding Trump supporter! All I have to do is wait around for your videos to post. I can post a video in a day and my videos are at least 1% as funny and 1/10 the quality…
Tabletopia can be sort of free too. One has to find a friend sympathetic to your potential horse trampling and offer to send you invites from their paid account. This way you can play lots of games for free. And if you tell your friend, "Why yes, I think that election was stolen from potentially the greatest leader we've ever had." They might even pay for YOU to have a premium account.
Side note: My daughter was sitting on the floor drawing while I was listening to this video and several times she laughed out loud. "Daddy, I didn't know Monty Python had a YouTube channel."
Love your stuff bud! This is my favorite channel 🙂
Technically, you don't need a membership to play those games on BGA, you just need to find someone willing to host one, and for a lot of games it's not that hard to find a host. I don't know if it's worth making that distinction a bit clearer in the video as I'd hate for people to be put off from going to the site, though yes, it is important if you want to only play with friends.
Another caveat – if you want to play with someone in your household, you also need the premium membership, BUT at around £22 for a year, I'd say it's worth the investment. They're also doing a lot of work to expand the selection as every Wednesday a new game is being announced, and have already added Alhambra this year as a game free to everybody.
Thanks for the recommendation of Penny Press, that sounds like a really good concept for a game, especially that contest to break a story. I think that's something that more publishers might consider if BGA continues to grow post lockdown, using it as a way to try and get interest in titles that didn't sell too well the first time round. They have a fascinating worker placement game on there Spyrium, which went out of print before I could buy it, and I know Quantum has a pretty strong fanbase too.
I think the biggest criticism I have of BGA isn't the prettiness of the implementations, it's the way that some players get obsessed with the ELO rankings – in Hanabi for instance, you get players who will demand everybody quits and begins again if they can't get a perfect score, and a few other titles get weirder players for similar reasons.
Thank you!!! I love your videos
Great to see Libertalia getting some love! One of my all-time favourite games, always happy to play.
Super handy as always, going to pitch Concept to my non board game friends tonight! (non board game friends? no idea how i ended up with them!) haha
Amazing vid, can't wait to get started
Okay, that intro joke killed me.
Would be interested to know what would be your Top 10 Games if it also included Premium Titles?
I expect like many of us here watching your great videos we may be Premium BGA Members or would be interested in becoming one but wondering whether it is worth it?
Saboteur is also nice on board game arena
My top 5 on BGA:
1. Colt Express
3. 6 Nimmt
4. For Sale
Actualol can produce a video I will watch all the way thru even though I have absolutely zero interest in the topic (6 sec UTber here) 🙂
Penny Press!! I like that one, but somehow it didnt manage to get big time. It is a fun little game to play, though.
Love your videos!
ok, i can agree with this top 10, but still for me, SEASONS is the best game of all board games sites.
I love Concept! Didn't realize it was on BGA!
Thanks for another great video, Jon!
Great video. For those who like heavy euros I think Tzolkin and Terra Mystica are wonderful on this website. The two Marco polos work nicely too 🙂
BGA is great. There is much available for free but premium is well worth it.
Another great video, Jon! The BGA premium membership is pretty cheap, and it supports the site (sort of like supporting people who make game review videos). Premium gets you other things too, such as ability to view game stats at the end, etc.
There's much better games on BGA than this list demonstrates.
MUST HAVE PINK CHAIR IN EVERY VIDEO
I'm a premium BGA, I gotta try some of these! I play many others like Santorini, Race for the Galaxy, 7 Wonders, Targi, etc
If nothing else, this video introduced me to Board Game Arena, which is sure to be a hit for my still-quarantined gaming group. Thanks mate!
Great work Jon! Thank you for always making me laugh and for the joy.
I'd love a top 10 BGA games (including premium games), since bga is not expensive + can be cancelled from any month u want
Great video. Which of these games will work well with turn based / asynchronous play?
Great video 😁🤩👍 the recommendations are awesome. Thank you.
What's the game of the song on the intro?
+1 for 6 Nimmt, which is our BGA go-to game when it's getting later. It's just hilarious, and the fact that The Computer will mercilessly and precisely distribute the chosen, sorted cards in 1 second steps make it even better. Nothing like playing with 9 players and watching on in horror as you card is at 8th place and how the rows stack up and you'll surely'll have to take that -15pt row! 😀
you have opened up a world of amazing games to me!! I love this site dearly
And now Under Asmodee wing
My post on Things Get Dicey
First of all, I grew up an hour outside of Philly (Delaware) and was raised on Rocky and raw meat bags. So when I say, "Rocky would have tossed metal Scythe Mech chucks" I know what I'm talking about. Still…"So how do we play?"…Mmmmm…golden.
I want to see you and the Actualol fella do a clash or something. I mean, with your dad jokes and his costumes…feels like Elf meets The Princess Bride…or something.
It's not instigating…it's just talking out loud in the comments section ambiguously
Please introduce some io browser games, such as secrethitler.io and tetr.io. Thanks.
Can confirm they're amazing! BTW, the premium includes Splendor, 7Wonders, and other masterpieces, so I suggest you consider it TBH. We're talking about 25€/20£/30$ PER YEAR, which is practically less than buying one single board game, and you can play with friends (even in the same room, not possible with the free account). It's really the best purchase I made when it comes to entertainment. Just to give you an example, concept is 30$ (one of the game mentioned)… the entire platform with 300 games is 30$ per year with rule binding, chats, voice calls, tournaments etc. I played more than 200 games on it, give it a try 🙂
I'd be curious if this list has changed at all, or how a list of favourite premium titles would look – they're doing an event where they are releasing a game a day for the whole of July and August. Most of them have been simpler, family weight games so far, but it's still an impressive attempt to broaden the selection
I mean, you can only binge watch the same Streaming episodes
so many times … Yeah, it was time to find an alternate source
For the record — "Can't Stop" — is the initiation game on Board Game Arena.
Once you join, the site will attempt to have you play through the Demo.
2 games You may also want to check out, now: "Forbidden Island" & "Harbour".
"Uptown" and "Harbour" are both currently in BETA on BGA.
"Alhambra" has recently come out of it's BETA stage.
Board game arena is a big scam!! Dont give 1 dollar of euro on it! You can get bans or warnings without a reason! When you email them, you get no answer!!!
New to BGA – great vid. Liking and subbing for that silly Ace Ventura reference lmao
6 Nimmt Rocks!
You don't need premium to play premium games, most of the games I play are premium you can just join a game with at least one premium member
Perudo just sounds like Liar's Dice
Tobago, penny press, celestia,6nimmt,libertalia look the coolest
Really impressed with this list! I’ve been in BGA for some time and I haven’t come across some of these yet! Thanks for posting, will be hitting the subscribe button (mostly for the jokes, lol)