Play-by-mail gaming involves strategic or roleplaying games which are played via email or postal mail. Typcially each player will send his or her orders to the moderator, or GM, who will determine what happened in the game for the particular turn, and send updates to each player. Computer-moderated PBEM (play-by-email) gaming uses a computer program as the moderator instead of a human. Play-By-E-Mail Online Games.
- Wikipedia: Play-by-mail games, or play-by-post games, are games, of any type, played through postal mail or email.
- Adventurers Guild - Adventurers Guild was a game created by Hugh Bayer in 1989, and released commercially in 1990. Started as a play-by-mail game, the rise of the Internet gave way for the game's evolution to a play-by-e-mail system.
- Correspondence chess - Correspondence chess is chess or variant chess played by various forms of long-distance correspondence, often through a correspondence chess server, a public internet chess forum, email, or the postal system. Less common methods which have been employed include fax and homing pigeon.
- Diplomacy (game) ? first non-public-domain game known to be played by mail; first game to generate a broad hobby of postal gaming zines.
- Play-by-post role-playing game - A play-by-post role-playing game is an online text-based role-playing game in which players interact with each other and a predefined environment via text. It is a subset of the online role-playing community which caters to both gamers and creative writers.
- Flying Buffalo - Flying Buffalo Incorporated is a Scottsdale, Arizona game company that publishes role playing games, card games, gaming materials, and runs Play-by-mail games.
- The Glory of Kings - The Glory of Kings is an award-winning play-by-mail game recreation of the real world of the 18th century, run by Agema Publications.
- Correspondence chess
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- Play-by-email video games
- Ladders PBeM Gamers Directory Games Listing www
Ladders for PBeM boardgames. PBeM Gamers Directory Games Listing.
- PBeM Phoenyx PBeM Roleplaying www
PBeM community resource. Phoenyx PBeM Roleplaying.
- Articles PBEM Players www
Articles and FAQs to help players and GMs. Players. Topics include character development, how to write good posts and how to run a PBEM game. PBEM Players.
- The 'Net Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour www
The Internet version of the game show, Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour, hosted by Ryan and Doug Morris (No Relation) 'Net Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour.
- Offers Play By Electron Games www
Offers news updates, Electron Games, mailing lists, and information on featured games including Eldritch, Iron Kings, and Monsters. Play By Electron Games.
- Play Play-by-eMail Dots and Boxes www
Play a game with 1-6 other players via email on an arbitrarily sized board. Play-by-eMail Dots and Boxes.
- Offers AtomGames www
Offers instructions and free board games, AtomGames, including chess, go, checkers, reversi, and tic tac toe, played through e-mail clients that support HTML. AtomGames.
- Offers Pockey-Monkey www
Offers a variety of board games in various formats. Pockey-Monkey.
- News, Correspondence Chess League of Australia www
News, Chess League of Australia, links, scores and games, and membership information. Correspondence Chess League of Australia.
- Includes International Correspondence Chess Federation www
Includes ratings, Correspondence Chess Federation, tables, rules, and links. International Correspondence Chess Federation.
- Greg Play by Mail Games Homepage www
Greg Lindahl's game list. Play by Mail Games Homepage.
- Correspondence GamesByEmail.com www
Correspondence gaming community. GamesByEmail.com. Offers the organization of Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Reversi, Xianqui, Link4, Ataxx, Chinese Checkers, Twixt, Go, Zertz and other games. GamesByEmail.com.
- Contains Goleams DBZ RPG www
Contains game information, DBZ RPG, rules, moves, training, clans, jobs, locations, and the fighter list. Goleams DBZ RPG.
- Offers DragonBallZ Cavern www
Offers rules, Cavern, member list and teams. DragonBallZ Cavern.
- Mid-fantasy The Harland Convention www
Mid-fantasy world where player controlled humans are a minor race among the powerful Shui and reserved Kah. Harland Convention. Uses the GURPS system. The Harland Convention.
- Original AfterLife www
Original fantasy setting. AfterLife. Features game rules, FAQ, and subscription details. AfterLife.
- Alexa: Play-By-E-Mail Online
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Play-By-E-Mail Online
- DMOZ: Play-By-E-Mail Online
dmoz.org Directory: Play-By-E-Mail Online