I’m a big fan of BoardGameArena, a website where you can play hundreds of different board games and card games for free. (And if you really like BGA, a premium membership is not expensive and has some benefits.) I talk about why I like BGA so much quite a bit in the chapter of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT that’s about virtual game nights.
Most months at BGA, I set up a bunch of tournaments under the “Pennsylvania Cup” banner. (Which really means nothing; it’s just a fun way to signal that the tournaments are kind of, sort of related. In a way.)
For February 2021, I’ve set up 13 tournaments over at BGA. And you’re invited!
All of the tournaments start on Saturday, Feb. 6 — but they’re all turn-based, which means they play out over the course of several days so you don’t have to be there at a specific time. Just sign up for a tournament (or two, or three, or however many you want to), and when it’s your turn, BGA will send you an email to let you know.
If you’d like to join, just click on the game title(s) you’re interested in below and then click “Register for Tournament.” I hope to see you there!
- 7 Wonders Duel
- Can’t Stop
- Kingdom Builder
- Letter Tycoon
- Lost Cities
- Lucky Numbers
- Sushi Go!
- Rallyman: GT
- Welcome To…
Because these are turn-based tournaments, some games will end quickly, while others might play out over the course of a few days. That’s fine! It’s all part of how turn-based games work. You take your turns when you can. (There’s a five-day total time limit on most games in these tournaments, although some have longer limits.)
Note: Most of the tournaments are set up as single-elimination tournaments with two players per game. The exception is Downforce, which is set up as Swiss-style tournaments with 4 players per game. More information is available on the Downforce tournament registration page.
My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is available now! Alan R. Moon, designer of Ticket to Ride, calls it “the ultimate guide to gaming” and says it “perfectly describes what makes the world of gaming the special place it is for so many people.” Order your copy (paperback or ebook) today.