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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Why Early Access?

“We’re releasing in Early Access because our initial goal was to release in April (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 [2 MORE GAMES HAVE BEEN ADDED!]
Mod Support (3D Models) [THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
RPG Kit (30 animated figurines, Dungeon Tileset, Character Sheets) [MOST OF THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
Steam Workshop Support [THIS HAS BEEN ADDED!]
CastAR Support
Oculus Rift 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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December 22

Last chance to get Tabletop Simulator at 40% off!

Today has been an awesome day! We found out we were chosen as a daily deal and Tabletop Simulator was offered to you all for 40% off! This discount price will end on December 23rd at 10am PST, so get it while you can!



Because of all your support, we made it to the #1 spot in Early Access games and the #4 spot out of all the top sellers! We never thought we'd see that, so thank you very much!



And finally to top this day off, our all time peak users at one time shot up to 1, 644! Two days ago, we were so happy to reach our peak of 614, but you guys more than doubled it!



Thank you again everyone! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. See you next year!

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December 18

Update v3.6 Steam Holiday Sale 33% off, New Pencil & Eraser Pointers, & much more!



Happy holidays everyone! This will be our final update to Tabletop Simulator for 2014, so we hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones, and we’ll see you all in 2015!

Until then, Tabletop Simulator is on sale for 33% off during the Steam Holiday Sale through January 2nd at 10am PST and we’ve got a brand spanking new “serious” trailer up on the store page and on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBqernEHjUc


Pointer Pencil and Eraser:
  • New pencil and eraser models when being in those pointer modes.
  • Pencil model helps with drawing due to its static and accurate point.
  • Helps to remind you that you aren't in hand mode and cannot grab objects.
  • Fixed some alignments/accuracy issues when drawing in the air not on the table.




Rewinding and Fast-forward Hotkeys:
  • You can now rewind time by using 'CTRL' + 'Z'.
  • Fast-forward can be done by using 'CTRL' + 'SHIFT' + 'Z'.
  • As always you can still control this by using the arrows on the top right.
  • Added a chat message to let you know when you are rewinding/fast-forwarding.

General Improvements:
  • Improved voice chat to reduce the annoying voice stuttering that occurred.
  • Custom Model now supports multiple separate objects/meshes; you no longer must merge your meshes.
  • Option to hide player pointers in the hidden areas has been added to the right click menu.
  • Improved and fixed graphics quality settings to be more in line with their names.
  • Steam Cloud now also syncs saved Chest objects.
  • Other people’s pointers will no longer clip through your ALT zoom on cards.
  • Load complete messages will only appear for custom content taking at least a half a second to load to avoid chat spam.
  • Animated RPG figurines will now save what state they were in when saving and loading (dead or mode).


Custom Card Fixes:
  • Fixed many issues with conflicting deck ids on merged decks loading from the chest.
  • Fixed loading the same deck multiple times from the chest causing strange stuff to happen.
  • Fixed some issues loading multiple old saves in row with custom cards.

Fixes:
  • Fixed stack loading bug where the chips would end up being blocks instead of chips.
  • Fixed some RPG figurine errors on affecting clients.
  • Fixed some card bugs in the Cardbots decks.
  • Fixed black go bowls giving white pieces.
  • Fixed some settings not properly resetting on the settings menu.
  • Fixed pointer bug where it would improperly display the player's pointer as white when first spawned.

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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.
  • One thousand 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! One thousand 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.
  • 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

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
309 of 407 people (76%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Early Access Review
Had the winning hand in Poker for a pot of over 10,000 chips.

Accidentally clicked ‘flip the table’ and got banned.
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131 of 157 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
Finally, a game that lets me play board games with my friends. Now all I need are friends...
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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
82.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
This game is well worth the money. I picked it up on a recent sale for $10usd around early December 2014.

If you like popular board and card games (or if you just like to spawn my little pony figures and throw them around in zero gravity for some reason), this is the best and practically only game to do it in.

If you watch a video you'll see that it's basically a physics engine with some tools to help you play board/card games. Cards can stack, you can right click and deal out cards to players, you can shake cards or dice to randomize them, you can flip cards upside down with the f key, you can have a 'hand' where cards are hidden even when face up, and so on.

It took me a day to learn some of the keys and the proper way to manipulate objects so I don't go smashing things around. And it took me a bit of time to learn administrative controls so I could take away the ability for players to flip the boards, or even join games without permission. Sometimes this is good. You can also press L to lock things down so they don't get moved and control if spectators can jump into your game and start throwing things around or if they have to wait for you to put them into the game.

If you think that people will just join your game and wreck it -- that happens. But with the right privileges set it doesn't...and even if someone does there is an 'undo' button that works adequately. You can also save the state of the game (and there is an autosave feature) and reload it if things get messed up or if you have to leave or someone drops and you want to continue later. This also lets you set up a board game the way you like to start and then save the state so you don't have to keep doing that over and over. You can import parts of one game into another game and then save it together, too. If you join someone's game and they have a cool looking 3d model, you can save that to your chest and then pull it out anytime and anywhere you have the privileges to!

In a recent patch, the developer of Tabletop worked on a NAT punchthrough method so you don't need to set up port forwarding to be able to host your games. This doesn't work for some people, and I still try to port forward so I don't have any problems.

Lag can be an issue if you have a slowish connection. I've played with people from the US/Canada, various parts of Europe, and Australia. Players come from all over and some will naturally have bad pings. Even so, I regularly play with people who have a 300ms ping and it works fine.

There is voice chat within games. It is set to push to talk by default so you don't have new players with open mics annoying you. There is a mute, kick and ban feature. The ban feature is especially nice since it remembers your ban list so that if you play the next day that person will still be banned. Recently, the ban list was improved so it doesn't get reset when you reset your settings. Griefing is remarkably low considering how easy it is to grief and typically it happens when the host doesn't care enough to stop it.

It really comes down to finding some people who will play the games you want -- much like with real board or card games.

As far as the game selection goes -- I'm pretty sure this whole thing is illegal but there are many top board games (see boardgamegeek.com) that have cards, boards, tokens and dice models copied into the game. Check out the Steam workshop for this game to see the options. I heard a rumor that the developer of the game Munchkin (I'm not a fan) sent a cease and desist order to Steam and all the munchkin mods were removed. I would expect more of that in the future. That being said, it is not very difficult to create your own card decks, boards, pieces etc or find ones other people have made and then save private copies yourself.

The games on the workshop are actually playable and gameplay is not as frustrating as it may seem. In fact, since it's basically just a physics engine, it is rather intuitive to use. I've tried board game simulator programs before and they had about 500 context menus you had to go through to do anything and they were impossible to use. With this, you may not know the most optimal way of doing things -- but you can easily figure out SOME way to do it.

You could even play MTG in this. There's Android Netrunner, too. Plus a whole bunch of great board games. I played some simpler ones...like King of Tokyo, Cosmic Encounters, Dominion, Forbidden Island and one complex one - Eldritch Horror (which just takes a long time) and they all worked great.

I also had a good game of 5 player chess which started off chaotic and very exciting and turned into a game of turtling -- so I created a sudden death player to finish up the game (a new player on the board to replace a dead one starting with 16 queens).

Really, you can do just about anything. You can play D&D through here, you can play all the classics - poker, black jack, monopoly, clue, candy land...tons of games are here and I would imagine more are on their way.

If you like board or card games at all...or want to try some of the most popular board/card games on the market today...you really should pick up this game. There is literally nothing that can compete with it.

BIGGEST CONS:

I ran into some bugs that are worth noting.
1. On my first day, I would be playing with a bunch of people and then everyone would lose connection. This did not happen on my second day. Something may have been going on with their master server.
2. Somehow, at one point in the middle of a long game, I suddenly couldn't push to talk anymore. When I restarted the program it worked again -- I'm not entirely sure what happened there. I was host so I don't think anyone could have muted me (but I admit I didn't check).
3. Once or twice after playing for a while the game won't let me load new tables until I restart the game.
4. About a week into playing I hit a bad bug where I wasn't able to end turns, search, change settings, or even exit the game (without clicking the X and crashing the window). I'm not entirely sure why that started to happen. I have to restart the game to get it to work. I can still play games and chat while the bug is in effect, but this is definitely not bug free.

Check out the list of board games and card games on the steam workshop for this game. If that doesn't excite you then don't buy this game. And if it does, know that I've tested a bunch of them and they are playable and not just piles of garbage. There are some difficult things that you sometimes have to work around...but if you learn the UI they are easy. A lot of problems people have are rolling dice properly without smashing into things or shuffling and stacking cards quickly or even drawing and moving cards around without accidentally revealing them. All of these things can be done very efficiently but it takes a little bit of learning to understand how the engine works and until you do you'll probably find yourself knocking things over by accident...but everything is pretty easy to fix. And it's kind of fun.

tldr: 10/10 - no regrets buying this for $10. Would pay full price. You better like card/board games.
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58 of 78 people (74%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
Coolest ♥♥♥♥ing game ever. Endless possibilities, from Spongebob's Eel's and Escalators to any other game you can think of. Go home Family Game Night. Seriously reccomend.

ESCALATORS ESCALATORS ESCALATORS
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
213.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
Only recommend if you like playing Card, Board, Role-play, Dice and/or Tabletop games.
Would also recommend if you have friends to play with either local or online.

This game primarily uses workshop for endless amounts of fun.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
81.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
When I initially bought this about a year ago, I felt ripped off. I had paid $15 and the game didn't even work. It would constantly CTD with out of memory errors when I've got 12 gigs of RAM and 1 gig of VRAM; which is not the best, but entirely functional. So I gave it a few months for them to update and iron out the issues, and by that time it worked. It was well worth the purchase.

This is a game where you can play pretty much any tabletop game in existence. It comes with a few such as chess, checkers, chinese checkers, poker (in the style of Texas holdem), backgammon, and several others. If you want to play another type of game using the components, you can do that. There's no rules here; it's just the players and the components. If someone is losing at chess, they can chuck a piece at their opponent in frustration, perhaps knocking over the king and a couple pawns. If you want to reach over and steal some cards from your opponent's hand, you can; though you'll probably upset them in the process, and they're more than likely to take them back from you. If you don't know how to play chess, bugger all; move with the pieces however you want, throw the pieces, do whatever. This isn't to imply that the community is a bunch of savages that don't care one mote about the rules; quite the antithesis.

I've found that most people whom sit down to play a game like chess, poker, or any other game tend to play by the rules of the game they're playing. Sometimes you have someone who doesn't know the rules and they have to be explained, which is fine; but every once in a rare while you have the person who gives no damns whatsoever, comes in, and starts throwing things everywhere and attempting to flip the table, ruining the game for everyone else. Luckily the admin can kick and ban troublesome players, so this is seldom a problem in public games, and much less so if you're just playing with friends.

This game is extremly flexible in what it can do. One of the things I like to play most with my friends on this is a card game called gin rummy. There's not any predefined mode for gin rummy here. Instead, I have to go to a 'chest', which is a tab where the admin can spawn in pretty much anything they want, including custom components. From here I can spawn in a standard deck of 52 playing cards, explain the game to my friends if necessary, and go. That's all there is to it.

If you're decent at creating your own images or modelling, the game allows you to load in custom cards and pieces and ergo make up your own game with your own rules. If you're not, then this game has a wonderful Steam community workshop feature wherein you can browse other user created games. Pretty much every board game you can imagine can be found here, and this allows for a lot of freedom in what players can actually play. Most video-games are simple; they have a set paradigm that the player cannot change, or can barely change using mods. For example, a video-game that's designed to be just an Uno game or a game designed to be just a chess game are nothing less, nothing more - they offer the experience they want the player to have and that's it. Tabletop Simulator to an extent has these limitations, of course; it's not an "everything" simulator, it's a tabletop simulator - but that range is extremely broad, and within that context you can do whatever you want, either using its predefined pieces, creating your own, or finding some really epic games in the community workshop (Eels and Escalators, anyone?). It's not a game that says "Do this or else.", or a game makes you lose half an hour of progress because you completed an objective incorrectly; heck, it's not even a game with objectives. It's just a game that gives you a whole plethora of pieces and says "Have fun.", and for that it's one of my all-time favourites.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
Tabletop Simulator is essentially a virtual version of board and card, an idea that has been done before, but not on the level that tabletop simulator has done, where you are simply given the cards, the chips, and boards for you to set up nearly any game you want. Of course, this is expanded much farther by the steam workshop, where people sumbit games that range from original and genius board games, or just a copy of a well-known game (Monopoly, Uno, etc.) Everyone in the game has a hand cursor and matching color, and they can interact with anything on the table at any time, the rules for must be set up by players and obeyed for the sole reason of playing correctly (which of course opens the doors for a number of trolls and griefers) The game, of course, is still in early access and, suprisingly, is updated quite often. People often say that people release early access games and then never update because they've made their money. For some games this is true, but Tabletop Simulator is consistenly updated and so far it looks like the final release will be great. If the game were released now it would still be great! However, it's obviously not perfect. Interaction with objects can sometimes feel awkward and dropping pieces when you aren't looking from a birds eye view is usually guesswork when you aren't placing the piece 3 inches from the camera. Despite its flaws, Tabletop Simulator has been fantastic so far, and it promises to be even better at release.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
>find monopoly board
>play monopoly against strangers
>become friends
>take a peice of land
>lose friends

10/10, would ruin friendships again
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
267.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
Capable of serious gaming, and pretty much everything else you can do with a table.

Tabletop Simulator (TTS) is a legitimate simulator. That is, you can play tabletop games with it in the manner you would a physical tabletop game on a physical table.

Currently TTS has all of the features needed to play nearly any type of tabletop game: board, war, card, rpg and so on. New features are added almost weekly. The developers (Berserk Games) are doing a great job adding substantial features, while also paying attention to the player's suggestions. If there's an issue with an update, you can typically expect a hotfix released within a very short time to fix it. They are easily one of the most on-task developers I've seen on an early access title.

The controls can be slightly unwieldy until you get a handle on them. Once you play with it for a bit, it'll become easy and a lot of fun. Rolling dice and manipulating pieces is a much more tactile and enjoyable experience then other digital tabletop applications.

Don't expect there to be AI or automation, TTS is meant to simulate the actual tabletop experience. Meaning you will need other players to play with. There is an online lobby to find other players, you can also direct connect to a friend or use the offline hotseat mode if you want to play a game with a local friend.

Overall, I would highly recommend TTS to fans of tabletop games. It's great, and will only get better. Casual tabletop gamers should also enjoy TTS, as there are a lot of game mods that cater to them as well.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
Are you losing?
Don't worry
JUST Flip Table.

111/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
11/10 Would flip again
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
Looked for a mutiplayer game. Found a server hosting poker game. Went in palyed first game bet most of my chips. Second round stole a 500 chip from my next table. He was frantically finding for it. Like a boss i said "All In"

10/10 will play again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
10/10 Cant Get into a game.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Early Access Review
10/10 Would Recommend
I can play candyland, eels and escalators, uno, poker, sorry, life, bannana simulator, the old pokemon chip game, cards against humanity, bowling and basically everything else game related that you can do on a table.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
As someone who hates being trapped in a room forced to play board games with their family. I absoloutley LOVE this game. I actually played it with my family through steam and it was fun. The table flipping part pretty much gives it the "simulator" name. Crazy fun!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
Bought a 4 pack to start playin D&D with some buddies, ended up playing chess, blackjack and forgetting to eat all day
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
Ever wanted to play a card game by your own rules without having to set up a specific area in your house and have to deal with a lot of issues? Tabletop Simulator is for you! With unlimited possibilities, not to mention, an option to flip the table, this game is sure to keep you entertained for hours.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
Playing Cards against Humanity with some friends and it was fun as hell, ended the game and one of the guys table fliped. i grabed my table and thought computer table went flying. came to and realised what had happened we spent the next 10min in tears. may have been drinking alittle. Needless to say this has great immersion when playing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
A simulaotr that isn't shit.
Play cards or other board games with friends.

10/10
-I actully gave a shit about a sim.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Early Access Review
A ridiculously overlooked game with infinite replayability and an amazing community. You don't need friends to enjoy this. Even if you play online with strangers, you're not going to regret it. People use mics to interact or patiently explain the rules of a game to newcomers. You won't see many "trolls" obsessed with flipping tables and ruining everyone's games, and even if you encounter one it's reversible with a click. Deserves all the money it gets. Even though its early access, I wouldn't mind if what we have now was the final version of the product.
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