BGE in a Nutshell

Digitize and play your favorite boardgames

Battlegrounds Gaming Engine (aka BGE) is virtual tabletop software for playing boardgames, wargames, card games, and dice games, whether your players are in the same room, or on the other side of the world.


  • Easy to learn and use
  • Cross-platform (Windows & Mac OS X)
  • Supports play of nearly any game, even using house rules
  • The perfect solution for gaming groups where one or more members have moved away
  • Full-screen game boards, high-resolution tokens, and a user interface that hides away when you don’t need it, to avoid on-screen clutter and heighten the immersion factor
  • Easily add your own virtual game components and game boards to the program
  • Display visual aids and play music or sound effects to enhance the mood
  • An incredibly-powerful dice roller that supports most common game mechanics, yet requires absolutely no scripting
  • Built-in text chat with support for private messages, custom chat colors, chat macros, an exportable Chat Log, and more
  • A highly-configurable Turn Sequencer ensures that everyone always knows whose turn it is (or if their turn is coming up), and also keeps track of important game stats
  • Support for card decks, including custom card deck creation
  • A token-swapping feature lets you easily switch token states or “flip” virtual counters
  • Pop-up portraits, range measuring, a full assortment of drawing tools, and much more round out the feature set
  • Ideal for use with a projector or HDTV in face-to-face game sessions
  • Use BGE to generate awesome visuals and game-state updates for your play-by-post or play-by-email games
  • Save time and money by not having to print out and physically assemble print-and-play games
  • A developer who listens to user feedback, and a helpful, friendly, and rapidly-growing user community
  • A free, full-featured Demo is available for download, so you can try out the software before you buy
  • Many free artpacks are available for download, and commercial artpacks are available to further enhance your games
  • Many free digital game conversions are available for download, and a growing selection of commercial Game Boxes are also available

Battlegrounds Gaming Engine is the easy-to-use yet incredibly powerful digital gaming toolbox that many gamers have long been waiting for.

Skeptical? Watch this tutorial video and see for yourself.
Note: If you are confused about the difference between BRPG and BGE, please read this forum thread.

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