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
- Game terminology
- Play-by-email video games
- 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.
- PBeM Phoenyx PBeM Roleplaying www
PBeM community resource. Phoenyx PBeM Roleplaying.
- Ladders PBeM Gamers Directory Games Listing www
Ladders for PBeM boardgames. PBeM Gamers Directory Games Listing.
- 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.
- Richard's Richard's PBeM Server www
Richard's PBeM Server (pbmserv@gamerz. PBeM Server.net) exists so that you can play a variety of games with players around the world by eMail. Among the 100+ games supported are: Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, and Othello. Richard's PBeM Server.
- Offers Pockey-Monkey www
Offers a variety of board games in various formats. Pockey-Monkey.
- Portal Correspondence Chess Place www
Portal dealing with good CC links. Correspondence Chess Place.
- North Correspondence Chess League of America www
North American correspondence chess community dating back to 1897. Chess League of America. Offering instruction, email and postal tournaments, and a bi-monthly chess correspondent magazine. Correspondence Chess League of America.
- 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.
- Includes amarriner.com www
Includes information and files for completed and open games. amarriner.com.
- Members, Dragon Ball Omega www
Members, Ball Omega, shops, arenas, transformations, quests and items. Dragon Ball Omega.
- Single-moderator Gohan's Budokai Tournament www
Single-moderator game allowing user-created characters. Gohan's Budokai Tournament.
- Includes Aaron Fuegi's Monster Island Index www
Includes transcripts of forums, Fuegi's Monster Island Index, newsletters, and lists of spells, creatures, and weapons. Aaron Fuegi's Monster Island Index.
- Provides RavenBlack Games www
Provides access to Warlocks, Games, a game of duelling wizards based on Waving Hands and Firetop Mountain. Web based player combat and statistics. RavenBlack Games.
- 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