Step 1 - get your free copy of
the CyberBoard program
Click on the banner above to be taken to the
CyberBoard website. There you can download the CyberBoard player program
for free. You will also automatically get a copy of the CyberBoard
designer program, so that you can make your own gameboxes.
The CyberBoard PBeM program, along with either
the Ogre v2.0 gamebox or the Classic Ogre/GEV gamebox, will allow you to play
Ogre/GEV/Shockwave/Battlefields by electronic mail. It does not provide
any artificial intelligence to play against, you will need to find a human
opponent (hint - drop me a line!). Also note that NO RULES for
Ogre/GEV/Shockwave/Battlefields are included with either the CyberBoard program
or the gamebox. You must own your own set of rules to play (see step 2).
A BIG THANKS TO DALE LARSON FOR CREATING THIS
Step 2 - get a copy of Ogre
Your gonna need your own set of rules to play.
And where should you go? Go to the official STEVE JACKSON GAMES Ogre
website (hit the banner below). There is a ton of great Ogre stuff for
sale - games, miniatures, books, etc.
or click on the game you are interested in below
In order to legally use
cyberboard, you must own a copy of the original game. Ogre and GEV are by
far the most popular games. Shockwave and Battlefields are recommended.
Also, make sure you pick up a copy of the Ogre book, it's a must have.
If any of the above games are
out of stock, you can usually find them on Ebay.
Step 3 - choose a
In the years since the CyberBoard PBeM
program appeared, there have been 4 gameboxes written for it that allow you to
play Ogre/GEV. You will need to download at least one of them in order to
play. All of the gameboxes below have been licensed by Steve Jackson
Games. Your choices are:
By Ron Strubble. Maybe the very first Ogre gamebox. A bit rough
graphically but works just fine. If you are following the link you will
find the gamebox hosted by Limey Yank Games.
By Peter Lomax, 1998. Allows you to play Ogre, GEV, Shockwave.
Probably the most widely distributed gamebox.
By Peter Lomax & Tristan Koehler, 2005. My revised version of Peter's
gamebox. Bigger, better, faster. Allows you to play Ogre, GEV, Shockwave, Ogre Battlefields, plus
adds mutli-map scenarios like Casey Joneski (from Shockwave), Body Blow (from
the Reinforcement Pack), and maps from the
Ogre book like Exercise K and Icepick. 19 maps in total!
Classic Ogre & GEV
By Tristan Koehler, 2005. This gamebox must be played on the current
version of the CyberBoard player. The maps are scans of the actual game
maps, and the counters are bigger and more detailed. Allows you to play
Ogre, GEV, Shockwave, or Ogre Battlefields. The best gamebox graphically
Step 4 - use
these handy manuals to learn to play
My QUICKSTART manual can get you going in
about 1/2 an hour. The definitive CyberBoard Player Manual is by Chris
Fawcett, and what a great job he did. The FAQ is based on an original FAQ
Note the QUICKSTART manual and
the Player Manual were written for an earlier version of the CyberBoard player
(version 2.0). They will still provide you with tons of good information.
CyberBoard Ogre FAQ
CyberBoard Ogre QUICKSTART
CyberBoard Player Manual