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BOARD18 runs on a web server and it is accessed via [[Design Document Environment#Client Side|the web browser]] running on a players computer. <br>Only players who can log in to the game can update the BOARD18 game session for that game.
 
BOARD18 runs on a web server and it is accessed via [[Design Document Environment#Client Side|the web browser]] running on a players computer. <br>Only players who can log in to the game can update the BOARD18 game session for that game.
  
A number of applications beside BOARD18 are needed to play an 18xx game via Email. A overview of the recomended way to run a 'play by email' 18xx game can be found [[How to run an 18xx game|here]].
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A number of applications beside BOARD18 are needed to play an 18xx game via Email. A overview of the recomended way to run a 'play by email' 18xx game can be found [[How to run an 18xx game using BOARD18|here]].
  
 
''Another open source program, called Rails, is often used to play 18xx games by Email. Rails is a much more ambitious system that combines the graphics functions of BOARD18 with the bookkeeping functions of a spread sheet. It also includes rules enforcement. BOARD18 is not intended as a replacement for Rails.''
 
''Another open source program, called Rails, is often used to play 18xx games by Email. Rails is a much more ambitious system that combines the graphics functions of BOARD18 with the bookkeeping functions of a spread sheet. It also includes rules enforcement. BOARD18 is not intended as a replacement for Rails.''

Revision as of 17:54, 12 October 2015

Design Document edit


This page has been updated to comply with Release 1.3.x of BOARD18.

BOARD18 is a tool to help people play 18xx style games via Email.

The BOARD18 game session associated with a play by email 18xx game will display the game board and the stock market for the game. It allows the players to place tiles and tokens on the game board and to place and move tokens on the stock market.

BOARD18 runs on a web server and it is accessed via the web browser running on a players computer.
Only players who can log in to the game can update the BOARD18 game session for that game.

A number of applications beside BOARD18 are needed to play an 18xx game via Email. A overview of the recomended way to run a 'play by email' 18xx game can be found here.

Another open source program, called Rails, is often used to play 18xx games by Email. Rails is a much more ambitious system that combines the graphics functions of BOARD18 with the bookkeeping functions of a spread sheet. It also includes rules enforcement. BOARD18 is not intended as a replacement for Rails.

Note that any page of this Design Document that does not begin with a release notice may not have been updated since release 0.2.x and thus may be out of date.