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Anywhere Board Games

Anywhere Board Games (ABG) allows users to play board and card games on the Web in real time on multiple machines (PC, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android). ABG runs as a Google+ Hangout App or as a standalone PHP app. Unlike other gaming environments, this one has a peculiar vision: projecting the main board on our table and using laptops or tablets to control players' hands (with other friends joining in remotely). It supports flipping, stacking, rotating, rolling, and shuffling of pieces, so most board and card games are playable.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Jan 2013 17:58

    Release Notes: This release addresses issues experienced by users attempting to save a board in a Google+ Hangout.

    •  29 Oct 2012 17:19

      Release Notes: This release adds the ability to redirect a game board to a new URL (such as a local ABG server). This allows players to use the same game in in both mobile devices and a Google+ Hangout.

      •  16 Sep 2012 01:25

        Release Notes: This release improves support for PHP 5.2.

        •  09 Aug 2012 19:22

          Release Notes: This release adds context menu help that links to a new online end-user manual.

          •  17 Jul 2012 03:13

            Release Notes: This release adds support for IE9 for both the stand-alone PHP application and Google+ Hangout versions.

            Recent comments

            09 Aug 2012 19:27 rbuccigrossi

            We've had a number of developments since my last comment:
            - The creation of a Google+ Hangout Application version (so you don't need to run your own web server) - Please go to to kick-off a hangout with ABG
            - End-user documentation written by Edward Grzetich
            - Adding a context menu to view the end-user documentation

            01 Mar 2012 00:57 rbuccigrossi

            Why review my own software? To be fair and open. Right now (as of 2/29/2012) ABG takes a bit of technical knowledge to install (the Windows installer provides Apache and PHP, but you have configure your firewall to get multiple players going) and once up takes a bit of leg work (gathering and importing images from the web) to get your own game going. However, I was able to get a good game of Settlers of Catan in and a bunch of games of the Pokemon TCG starter set with my 8 year old. So I achieved my initial goal: to be able to remotely play games with my father who lives pretty far away. I hope to continue to expand the project to make it more useful for the general public.


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