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10 Free Alternatives to Your Favorite Tabletop Games

Playing tabletop games can be difficult and often expensive, but it's often convenient and cheap to play their online alternatives. In fact, there is a wide variety of tabletop games that you can find online for free! Ther following games are like the board games, card games, dice games, and miniature war games you know and love.

  1. Hearts
    Hearts can be an extremely fun card game, and the website is its free alternative. On the same website, you can play rummy, spit, Yahtzee, spades, and more.
  2. Solitaire
    Much like hearts, there is a website where you can play solitaire online. is a great website to learn how to play the game or learn a new variation. The website explains that there are four different types os solitaire that you can play so you’ll never be bored.
  3. Mahjong
    Mahjong is another one of those games that people love to play but can rarely get the game set up on a tabletop. Well, thankfully there is a free online alternative. is a website completely dedicated to allowing you to play the game online. The website follows the rules of mahjong strictly, so you’ll be able to play it exactly how it’s supposed to be played through a flash format. There’s no pay-to-play here! It’s all free.
  4. Spider Solitaire
    Spider solitaire is one of those things you need a lot of space to be able to play. Not everyone has that space or they may not have a deck of cards handy. Thankfully is a website where you can play the game without the hassle of needing a clear, flat space. You can pick one of four different suits and begin playing. You can also customize the card set and the background.
  5. Bridge
    Bridge can be a super fun card game, and you can play it on The website allows you to "compare yourself with players of your level," and it even has bridge tournaments. This game is great for anyone who wants to kill some time or unwind after a tough day.
  6. Jigsaw Puzzles
    Jigsaw puzzles can be incredibly relaxing to piece together, but you might not have the space in your home to devote to a large puzzle that may take days or even weeks. is there to solve your dilemma. The website offers puzzles from 6 to 247 pieces. There are hundreds of images to choose from, with more being uploaded daily. For those looking for a bigger challenge, has your back. This website offers puzzles with a high piece count.
  7. Magic the Gathering
    For those of you who love this rather expensive tabletop card game, this is a free alternative. Magic Duels, which is made by the same company that makes Magic the Gathering, offers a free online alternative. You can use the skills from its card game to defeat your opponent online. You can download the game through Steam.
  8. Monopoly
    Monopoly is a fantastic game to play with a group of people, but getting them together might be difficult. Thankfully, offers the game to be played online with real people. While you have to register for an account, the game itself is free to play.
  9. Cards Against Humanity
    Cards Against Humanity is one of the fastest-growing card games. Played by three or more people, it makes the player think of the funniest combinations they can ad-lib. This game is all about making you laugh and coming up with the most horrific combinations imaginable, although it's worth pointing out that the game may be inappropriate for young players. You can play it free on
  10. Conclave
    This game is for anyone who loves Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. is a website dedicated to people who love tabletop RPGs but can’t shell out the cash or go to tournaments. The website offers solo or co-op play from any desktop. The story and art are beautiful enough to make any Magic the Gathering fan happy. It features unique, customizable characters, story-driven decision making, and turn-based combat.
Last Updated: February 04, 2016