Tabletop Simulator is the only simulator where you can let your aggression out by flipping the table! There are no rules to follow: just you, a physics sandbox, and your friends. Make your own games and play how YOU want! Unlimited gaming possibilities!
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Release Date: Apr 18, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re releasing in Early Access because our initial goal was to release in April 2014 (with a lot less features that you are seeing now). But due to the overwhelming response and support from our Kickstarter backers and reaching over 1200% of our goal, we wanted to add a lot more content and features so we can bring you the best game possible! We’re still releasing in April, just in Early Access instead and with a lot more features implemented than we initially planned, and with a lot more still to come. Hop on for the ride!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will be working on the game until both us and the community feels confident in the feature set presented, but that won't be the end of the game's development either! We have released nearly a patch a week since our Kickstarter ended, so we are fully dedicated to the success of the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Unlocked Stretch Goals:
3 Additional Game Modes [ALL GAME MODES HAVE BEEN ADDED!]
Mod Support (3D Models) [THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
RPG Kit (25 animated figurines, Dungeon Tilesets & Misc props) [THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
Steam Workshop Support [THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
Oculus Rift & CastAR Support
Customizable Figurines
Space Theme
and tons more!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Tabletop Simulator has all the fundamental features of the game ready for you to play. With over 15 games to choose from and the sandbox nature of the game, you are set to play hundreds of different games. In addition, you can create your own mods and upload them directly to Steam Workshop. The only limitation is of your imagination.

Tons of new content is still to come and your support will help make the game grow even more. Different features are subject to change and your feedback will help shape the direction we take the game for the better!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase when the game leaves early access so be sure to pick it up to save some dosh!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We love our community and are proud that we take our community seriously! With the updates almost every week since our Kickstarter ended, we've taken a lot of the suggestions and feedback they have given us and implemented them into the game! So it's very important to give us your feedback, so we can make Tabletop Simulator the best it can be!”
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March 20

Update v4.2 New features - Joints, Physics, & Game Master!

This update gives you more control to really let your creative juices flow. You can make things like spinners, moving cars, cranks, and whatever you can possibly think of! You can also control the physics of items and really bring things to life. Have fun with it!

Our official forums are back online and we’d love to have you join our community. This is where to go to post your suggestions, get help with any issues, or create and join any discussions. Hope to see you there!

There are just 2 days left to get Tabletop Simulator for 30% off! Sale ends on Sunday March 22nd at 10am PST.


Known Issue:
  • Connection issues are being investigated and we are looking into other solutions to fix this problem.



Joints Added:
  • New joint tool has been added that allows you to connect objects together (Create spinners, motors, or just stick pieces together).
  • You can create a joint by selecting the joint tool on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Using the joint tool drawing a line connecting two objects to create the joint.
  • Right clicking on the original object, then choosing Joint will allow you to tweak the properties (currently host only).
  • There are 3 joints: Fixed, Hinge, and Spring. Each have their own properties you can tweak.
  • Mousing over each property will give a brief description.



Physics Menu:
  • You can now modify the physics properties of objects in the game by right clicking, then choosing Physics (currently host only).
  • The physics menu allows modification of the rigidbody and physics material properties of an object.
  • Some physics properties are: Mass, Drag, Gravity, Friction, Bounciness, etc.
  • Mousing over each property will give a brief description.



Game Master Mode:
  • New black color that functions as an all seeing game master.
  • The game master can see all hidden information; either hidden areas or card hands.
  • Great for pen and paper rpgs or if needing someone to manage the table.
  • Game Master’s names will not take up a spot on the table, but they can use any hand or hidden area to hide information.
  • Only the host can choose game master or promote someone to game master.


General Improvements:
  • You can now rotate the alt zoom view of objects using ALT + Q or E (Perfect for sideways cards if not configured correctly).
  • Hover highlighting is now white and yellow to improve readability for certain colors.
  • Destroyable property has been renamed to ‘persistent’ to make its functionality more clear.
  • Optimized code for clients connected to the host.
  • Contextual menu will now always work if the object is being highlighted when mousing over.

Fixes:
  • Fixed players joining the game causing the notepad to reset to blank.
  • Fixed the rules menu allowing non-promoted players the ability to load saves files.
  • Fixed 'hide pointers' not working for hidden areas.
  • Fixed bouncy setting in physics material being reset incorrectly.
  • Fixed controller zoom in and out causing objects to rotate.

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March 16

Tabletop Simulator on sale for 30% off!




Tabletop Simulator is 30% off on Steam as part of their WeekLong Deals! If you missed the last sale, this is your chance to get it at this discounted rate. This applies to both the individual copy and the 4-pack.

Sale ends on Sunday March 22nd at 10am PST!

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Reviews

“Tabletop Simulator makes me so happy!”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The ingenuity that went into making this [Tabletop Simulator] is pretty impressive.”
Polygon

“It’s just a really nice way to play and experiment with new board games.”
Nerd³

Workshop Support

Tabletop Simulator fully supports Steam Workshop!

  • Supports virtualizing nearly any tabletop experience.
  • Infinite possibilities with only imagination being the limit.
  • Extremely simple modding with the power to back it up.
  • Thousands of mods and growing on the Workshop.

About This Game

Tabletop Simulator is the only simulator where you can let your aggression out by flipping the table! There are no rules to follow: just you, a physics sandbox, and your friends. Make your own games and play how YOU want! Unlimited gaming possibilities!

If you're into classic board games, we've got 15 to choose from, like Chess, Poker, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, and Piecepack. If you are into tabletop gaming we've got an RPG Kit with various role playing animated figurines that you can setup and battle with your friends. The RPG Kit is ever expanding, so you can expect to see new things to come to really take your tabletop gaming to a new level.

If you're a creative person make your own games on Steam Workshop. You can easily create your own games by importing images onto custom boards, custom decks, 3D models, and more. This is the ultimate tool for playing practically anything tabletop and the content is ever expanding thanks to the strong community support! Thousands of mods and growing on the Workshop.

Tabletop Simulator is for everyone! Play a simple board game with grandma, have poker night with the guys, or start your epic RPG adventure with your regulars. Play almost any tabletop game you can think of! Being a multiplayer-focused game, up to 8 players can play at any given time. You can also play a solo game of Solitaire if you just need to relax by yourself.

Key Features:

  • Online sandbox playground that you play how you want.
  • Unlimited games thanks to sandbox, no rules design.
  • Multiplayer physics with objects that collide and interact just how you would expect.
  • Create your own mods easily with full Steam Workshop support.
  • Play just like you do in real life; pick up, rotate, shake, and throw any object.
  • Up to 8 people can play together on the same table & talk on in-game voice chat.
  • The perfect “game night” fun due to seamless game loading & saving.
  • Hotseat mode allowing you to play locally on the same computer.
  • Tons of pre-made game modes with the option to make your own games.
  • Perfect for RPGs - build your very own role playing dungeons with our modular tileset.
  • Browse the internet in multiplayer in-game on a tablet.
  • Great admin tools to eliminate griefing in public games.
  • Multiple 360° panoramic backgrounds that change the mood.
  • Included game modes: Backgammon, Cards, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Custom, Dice, Dominoes, Go, Mahjong, Pachisi, Piecepack, Poker, Reversi, RPG Kit, Sandbox, Solitaire, Tablet

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
232 of 322 people (72%) found this review helpful
464 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Early Access Review
(ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
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57 of 65 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
>play monopoly with friends
>steal $700 from each of them
>they don't notice because they're lagging
>end up forcing them into bankruptcy several turns later

10/10 cant do that in real life
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
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It is so awesome to be able to play board games with friends that live far away. Some of the games in the Workshop cost hundreds of dollars IRL, and to be able to play them for free is just great.

I highly recommend this game!
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
Spawned a tablet, used it to watch hentai while my friends were arguing over a game of pictionary.

This game is downright amazing.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Early Access Review
Have you ever bought a board or card game, only to never have the requisite number of players around at the same time? I know I have. What an awesome thing it would be if I could take that game and play it over the internet with my friends, without having to schedule it with everyone a month ahead of time. Enter Tabletop Simulator by Berserk Games. It’s not the first piece of software that has sought to fill this niche, but it is my favorite by far.

Here’s the deal – Tabletop Simulator isn’t a game in and of itself. As the name implies, it simply simulates a tabletop. That is, the board, pieces, dice, cards, etc. are all physics objects in an engine designed to be manipulated in the same manner you would if you were playing a game on your living room table. There are no mechanisms in place for rule enforcement. If you want to cheat, and the other players don’t stop you, the game will happily let you. The game comes with the objects you need to play several classic games like chess, checkers, marbles, pachisi, backgammon, and many others. There are dice and figurines suitable for various pen and paper role playing games. Standard decks of cards for any number of games. Blocks for building sets. And much more.

But the biggest draw of all is the game’s modding potential and the community around it. There are already hundreds of games people have modded in. Everything from Risk and Clue, to Galaxy Truckers and Munchkin. The quality of the mods varies somewhat, but there is no shortage of great mods to choose from. This of course begs the question of the legality of these mods. Since it’s all user generated content, the developers are free of culpability. The creators of a few mods have been hit with DMCA takedown notices, but this seems to be a rare occurrence. Some game makers encourage the mods, or even create them themselves. Most seem to be content to simply ignore them, and it makes sense why. These games are meant to by played in person, and are difficult or impossible to play online. The mods, on the other hand, are played exclusively online, so there is no overlap. If anything, the additional exposure has probably garnered additional sales.

Tabletop Simulator is an Early Access title, but it already feels very polished, though not perfectly so. In the 32 hours I’ve played it, I’ve experienced two crashes. Many people have had issues with getting network connectivity to work, including myself. I finally solved my problems by setting a static outbound NAT for the game, but many consumer routers don’t allow that level of manipulation. In my opinion, the technical difficulties have not made me regret the purchase in the least.

All in all, Tabletop Simulator is a fantastic program, and I’m excited to see where the developers take it in the future.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Early Access Review
Thiss game makes you even more antisocial. Why play and purhcase actual boardgames when you can get all of them here free.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Early Access Review
I played Eels & Esculators. *cue dolphin noise*
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
383.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
As kids back in the day, Most of us used to play Tabletop games, but growing up in a world filled with advance technology changed that for most of us. Now we have jobs, smartphones, tablets, computers, lots of videogames, Social Media sites, and have little time to even consider whipping out an old board game. This game changes that, allowing you to play any board game in an open world sandbox with people from all over the world. You can even make your own games and play them with friends. This game is worth more than its asking price, because the devs put their heart and soul into this game. They always listen on the forums and update this game almost every week, unlike some other greedy developers I know. It's something fresh and new that almost never gets old compared to all the zombie and FPS games out there. They even have a workshop filled with thousands of player made games and steam cards and achievements. You must buy this game even if you wouldn’t even play it much, because it will eventually become an addiction.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Amazing, watched Hentai with my friends on a tablet in-game.

Great experience, would watch again.

10/10.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
89.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
This game is so much fun!
You can have a laugh
you can play a good Legit game
you can watch youtube together !
I've enjoyed this game so much it's unreal ! Looks good ,gameplay is great and well...
Steam workshop make's it 100x better :D
You think of it ? its been made !
10/10 worth everypenny !
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
152.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
This is my first Review. I started playing this game on Friday and put 28 hours into it by Sunday morning. This software is a simple yet amazing concept. Board game lovers everywhere should purchase Tabletop Simulator. There are over 2000 mods in the workshop that replicate some of your favorite games. Anyone can create or import their own boardgames. The community so far seems amazing. I've encountered only 2 or 3 "trolls". I used the term "trolls" loosely because a couple of them were just children being children. The host options let you rewind, kick, ban etc so that they have very little influence on the rest of the game. I highly recommend this game. I have already purchased another copy for my guest account so I can let my friends try it out and play with me.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
Finally, I can play tabletop games without the downside of having a social life.
10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
An interesting concept for a game - Tabletop Simulator offers players any tabletop game experience imaginable.

From trading card games to chess, the games we've enjoyed before videogames are now available in a single release. Workshop support now offers players the ability to make their own games and easily create custom content, and it will be interesting to see what the game will have to offer once it is out of Early Access.

Give it a try, and if you need someone to play it with don't hesitate to add me!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Early Access Review
Very realistic representation of tabletop games, I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys their board games and or card games. The mods in the steam workshop give this game a lot of variety and replayability as well as the tools for anyone to create their own games.

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
So far, the only gripe that I have with this game is that when you have active searches on stacks of cards and you absolutely need to undo something, the deck you are searching ends up clipping into the table, rendering the object intangible. I know not if this is an issue that can be fixed, though the preservation of decks when undoing actions would be really nice to see.

In regards for suggesting features, I would like to see the implementation of books (perhaps imported from documents on your hard drive?), though one might question the feasibility of such an implementation because at the end of the day, Tabletop Simulator is really just a physics sandbox with a few features to help simulate card, tabletop, and/or board games and I understand if the pages of said books would prove far too taxing on the game's physics engine.

Other than that one gripe and suggestion I have, I have yet to notice any jarring issues besides the one above so yes, I can safely recommend this game as it does what it does really frickin' well.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
For anyone thinking about buying this game I can honestly tell you that this has been one of the most enjoyable purchases I have made on steam. The workshop mods alone make this game well worth the price. I started first looking through the steam workshop and found that any tabletop game I could think of was there and ready to play. Which is great because it is rare I have all my game playing friends anywhere near my tabletop collection. So its nice to be able to roll some virtual dice and play some board games online.
The gameplay can be a bit awkward sometimes (kind of depends on the game) but use the hotkeys for functions like, lock down game piece, or zoom in on card, can really help speed up game play and keep you from knocking pieces all over the board. If you do manage to destroy your board or someone gets mad and flips the table, you can simply undo step and the board has been reset to the last play before desaster struck. Another thing you might wonder about is hiding your cards so other players cannot see them. There is an area over your "seat" that you can place cards without others seeing, however if you need a larger area simply use the fog of war tool and your cards are safe from other players view.
In the time I have played Tabletop Simulator I have purchased a few tabletop games that I wouldn't have otherwise, due to the cost of some tabletop game titles. Being able to try them out with expansions and get a feel for the game really made the difference for me and I then had no problems sinking the money into the real thing. The game is constantly growing with more from the workshop and polish from the developers. Once again this is well worth the investment and has endless reply value.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
An awesome way to play board games online! The best out there right now in my opinion.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
This makes every tabletop game obsolete since you can get them FOR FREE in here or even MAKE THEM YOURSELF.

8/10-Pretty good, a bit hard to get into control wise at first, and takes time to load, but definitely worth your while!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Early Access Review
If you purchace this videogame, then you have pretty much bought every board game ever made. The fact that i can download, share, and go online with nearly any game is awe-inspiring, and you can easily loose yourself in the thousands of boardgames that have been uploaded already. My only gripe with the game is that when selecting workshop items, it doesn't show the boxart for each game. This is just a nitpick, really, and this game is brilliant with friends, and has introduced me to countless new board games that i will be sure to play with friends and family.

*EDIT*
If you also have an awful computer, this game is prone to crashing. alot. i mean, holy hell, im getting nothing but crahes. Im not gonna knock this game off because it is unstable, however, because it is in early access and will probably be patched. Hopefully.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
This game allows you with the access of the Steam workshop and the wonderful modding community to play any tabletop game you could possible think of. To really get the most out of this game play and create games with your online firends who you can't physically play tabletop games with. This is a absolutely must if you want to play classics that are unavailible online or if your in need to play with friends you can't meet to play.
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