Boardgame Geek

As a child I liked to play Stratego and Mastermind. Later I learned to play Draughts and Chess. Recently I learned to play Go at the 321go-website. And, inspired by a blogpost at wiskundemeisjes I learned about Hex.

Unfortunately I’m a bad player: too impatient to take my time to think and of course I hate it to lose. So I’m glad all these games are also @MYComputer; at my desktop I can play whenever I want and save the game when my attention is drifting to another topic of interest. I continue the game – or not – if, when and where I want and nobody will notice if I lose.

Mastermind software.
Online Mastermind game
Stratego software
Harm Jetten’s draughts program
Free Go Programs
Hex Wiki
BoardGameGeek website

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