Diplomacy websites
April 24, 2012 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Diplomacy (the board game): What are your favorite websites for playing Diplomacy? Simple, graphical sites a big plus. How about your favorite (offline) software for keeping track of games, for Mac? And finally, what are your favorite general-info Diplomacy sites? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've used webDiplomacy for a few games and it has worked great.
posted by ODiV at 4:35 PM on April 24, 2012

I used PLAYdiplomacy.com; the biggest complaints from my group were a) quirks getting games set up b) that it lets you issue illegal orders, which are pretty easy to get from a misclick and confusing for novice players.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 4:39 PM on April 24, 2012

It's not a website but there's software called VASSAL[1] which you should check out. It's for playing any board game over the internet with friends.

From the site:
Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. Play live on the Internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
It's got a Diplomacy module[2] as well as modules for tons of other games. I haven't tried it myself but it looks pretty cool.

[1]VASSAL Website
[2]VASSAL Diplomacy module
posted by musicismath at 4:50 PM on April 24, 2012

WebDip is where it’s at.

Diplom.org is a good source for articles on strategy and past games. Definitely check out the interactive openings library.
posted by vkxmai at 6:17 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

I prefer Realpolitik, there are lots of variant files available for it as well.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:14 PM on April 24, 2012

Realpolitik can be run on any Macintosh supporting Color Quickdraw and running System 7.0 or higher, with 8 Megabytes of RAM and 6 Megabytes of available disk space.
'Bout time for an update, eh, Realpolitik?
posted by deathpanels at 10:09 PM on April 24, 2012

I'm also a big fan of WebDiplomacy. I've also used PlayDiplomacy, but I find WebDiplomacy's interface more intuitive, and I find they have a bigger selection of games (or at least the kinds of games I want to play) available at any given time. Indeed, I became such a big fan that I've had to go cold turkey for a little while in order to get any work done.
posted by willbaude at 10:43 PM on April 24, 2012

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