Also see FAQ for Designers
Requirements and Performance
What are the minimum and recommended specs required to run Tabletopia?
See System Requirements.
Why is my computer very slow running Tabletopia?
If your computer is not powerful enough, some games with a lot of game components can run slower. Try changing the graphics quality.
To change the graphics quality, go to the main menu of the game client in top left corner > Settings > required quality > OK.
You do not support my browser. What other options do I have?
Tabletopia runs well on Internet Explorer and Safari. Chrome and Edge version were added recently but are still in Beta mode: games can take time loading for the first time.
Also Tabletopia can be downloaded for Windows & Mac through the Steam platform for free. And later in 2017 a mobile app for iOS and Android tablets will be released.
Is a Linux version planned?
Tabletopia is based on the Unity Technologies platform, which does not officially support WebPlayer for Linux. However, during the porting of Tabletopia to Steam, we are aiming primarily for Windows and MacOS, and then Linux afterwards.
Open the following outgoing ports for Tabletopia to function well:
- UDP: 5055, 5056, 5057
- TCP: 843
Communication and Languages
How can I communicate with other players during the game?
Tabletopia features an in-game chat, but internal voice communication is not yet available for the browser version. You have the following option for in-game voice communication:
- Built-in Steam voice chat. If all players use Steam client.
- Skype. If you play with the people you know.
- Discord. Read more on using Discord with Tabletopia.
- In-bame text chat. For text communication.
Are all Tabletopia games in English or there are also other languages?
The interface is in English and German. We plan on making other languages available later.
The languages of the games depend on the materials provided by the publishers. Many games are in English at the moment but later we plan on requesting graphic files for all languages the game was localized to. Also, a lot of games in our catalog are language independent.
Current Features and Development Plans
What is the current stage of Tabletopia?
Tabletopia is in Early Access stage on web and is already released in Steam.
A number of Tabletopia features are not yet enabled or integrated, such as the reputation system, player statistics, and many others. See our timeline for the estimated schedule of various features to be introduced.
What can I do on Tabletopia now?
- You can play all games. We advise you to check the Player Guide which we have prepared.
- You can create your own game. Please check the Workshop section in our Help Center for more information.
Please note that it is forbidden to upload / publish any content which you do not have the rights for or permission from the actual rights owner.
- You can test your game with a test group or find game testers within Tabletopia’s audience.
For all questions regarding your profile, please see Managing Profile.
Playground and Games
How to sort the list of games?
The default sorting for the list of games is done by Popularity in descending order, but you can change this to sorting by Name, Modified, or Recommended. You can also sort the games by type, age, number of players, playing time, or language.
I am getting an error “You have reached a limit for opened game sessions”. What can I do?
You have reached the limit of simultaneous open games for your plan (see more in Tabletopia Pledges and Plans). You need to remove one or more opened rooms to play other games or upgrade your plan.
Can multiple players use a single device (similar to ‘pass & play’ on a tablet)?
Yes! If the game has open information, you do not need any special features. For example, you can play Terra Mystica with your friend sitting near you.
Later we’ll add the Advanced Hot Seat mode that will allow two or more players to play one game on the same device even with hidden information (such as hand, etc.)
Can a Tabletopia user invite people or can I only play with other Tabletopia users?
You can play with your friends outside Tabletopia, they do not need to have a Tabletopia account to join your games. Send them the link to the room— they will play in browser for free.
What is a Premium room?
Premium room is a gaming room created by a player with Gold plan that allows for:
- inviting anyone, incluidng unregistered users and users with Bronze and Silver plans, to play any premium games (the room host must be one of the players)
- managing and restricting access to the room
- customizing the look and feel of the room
Each player with Gold plan/Steam Premium can open up to 10 Premium rooms simultaneously.
For all questions regarding game controls and actions with game objects, please see Interacting with Game Components.
I have entered a game room, but I can not move anything. What should I do?
As a spectator in a room, you can not interact with game objects. You need to take a seat (click one of the color ‘+’ at the upper part of the screen).
I have entered a game room as Spectator, but all the seats are taken by offline players. What should I do?
You may try to kick one of the offline players, if you see they are not playing. Just right-сlick one of the player avatars and choose ‘Kick’ in the menu.
Please do not abuse this feature, only kick players when you are totally sure they are not going to continue the game. In future, this feature will be available only to the ‘Host’ of the game room.
Why can I not put an object into the hand by dragging it to the bottom of the screen?
- Check if your hand is hidden or not (press H on your keyboard).
- Some game objects might be restricted by designer of the game so that they cannot be put into your hand.
- Also, in some games, the hand is disabled completely.
Is it possible to Undo/Redo my action?
There is currently no Undo/Redo functions in the Tabletopia game client. We are planning on adding them in future.
How do I save the game progress?
You do not need to save the game progress. It is automatically saved. You can leave the game room any time and continue playing at a later time. The game will carry on from where you left off.
Crashes and Other Errors
- Make sure you have installed the Unity Web Player and the plugin is enabled in your browser (Safari, Internet Explorer).
- Clean Unity cache by following this link: http://unity3d.com/webplayer/setup
- If cleaning the cache does not help, please contact our support email: firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
Your system specifications:
- Version of the operating system (OS).
- Processor type.
- Total available memory (RAM).
- Full version of your browser.
In Windows, you can find your system specifications opening Control Panel → System or use programs like dxdiag or cpu-z.
In Mac OS, you can find your system specifications by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left hand corner of the screen, and then selecting the “About this Mac” menu option.
- Run the game in browser and wait until the crash.
- Do not close browser tab with crashed game.
- Open the last log file:
4. Copy the contents of the log file and send it to us (if the log is too big, you can use Pastebin or attach the log file to an email).
How can I help during the Early Access?
We really appreciate all your feedback during this stage:
- Bug reports. To submit a bug, use the in-game “Report a bug” feature.
- Participating in our surveys. Surveys will be sent to your email address periodically during the Early Access stage.
- Your thoughts and suggestions. Send us an email on email@example.com, or post on our forum. Tell us what you think.
Tabletopia and Similar Platforms
What are the differences between Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator?
- All games on Tabletopia are 100% legal and are received from game publishers. It is a platform for the whole board games market and gaming community.
- Tabletopia is more than just a virtual table: there are other parts to it, like player matching service, reputation and ratings, a workshop with many game objects, tools for publishers, social events, etc.
- Tabletopia is a cross-platform system: browser based, client based (Steam), iOS and Android coming soon.
Usability and aesthetics are a subjective issue. If you are a TableTop Simulator user, you can try out our free demos, compare, and then decide for yourself which is better for you—we have had very positive feedback so far.
Why don’t you sell each premium game separately?
We do not sell each game separately because we believe that this approach would limit and narrow you experience with Tabletopia.
We want you to have instant access to hundreds of board games, not just the ones you buy and download. We want you to be able to explore and discover new games every day, on a free of charge basis with premium plans being an option for those who want unlimited access to everything.
Rules of Conduct and Privacy
What are the rules of conduct?
- Don’t break the law. Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
- Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
- Don’t cheat. Cheating is not good for anyone.
- Don’t kick other people from games without a good reason.
- Don’t curse or swear at the other players.
- Don’t victimize anyone. Don’t do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
- Don’t harm anyone’s computer. Don’t distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the site.
- Don’t abuse the personal information of others. When you use Tabletopia — especially if you create a successful project — you may receive information about other users, including things like their names, email addresses, and postal addresses. Don’t use it for other purposes, and don’t abuse it.
- Don’t try to interfere with the proper workings of Tabletopia.
- Don’t bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure Tabletopia.
- Don’t try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Tabletopia or another party.
- Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.)
- Don’t use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the site.
- Don’t reverse engineer any aspect of Tabletopia in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.
- Don’t post illegal content.