Do you like to play board games like Monopoly, Catan, or Uno? In this guide, come and check out the best Tabletop Simulator games that you can play in VR today!
We’ll take a look at:
- What is Tabletop Simulator?
- What are the best Tabletop Simulator games?
- How do you play Tabletop Simulator in VR?
If you have a favorite Tabletop Simulator game that we missed, make sure to comment below and let us know.
What is Tabletop Simulator?
Tabletop Simulator is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows users to create their own board and tabletop games. It was released in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign and has had thousands of real-world board games ported over into it. An update in 2016 added full virtual reality support to Tabletop Simulator.
The community is very active at developing new Tabletop Simulator games for people to enjoy. Some of the world’s biggest board games ever such as Monopoly, Clue, Catan, and The Game of Life have been created in the sandbox. A PC VR headset allows you to play these games in detail like never before.
You can play against your friends who are on their computer or VR headset.
Next up, we will show you our pick for best Tabletop Simulator games for VR.
Best Tabletop Simulator Games / Mods for VR
Cards Against Humanity‘s dark-humored cards make it a hit at every gathering. In this adult version of Apples to Apples, one player reads a question from a black card. The rest of the group must reply with their wackiest white card they think fits the answer the best. Whoever asks the question must pick their favorite answer, and the hilarious cycle continues round after round.
Cards Against Humanity VR contains the base cards that come with the original game. It also comes with the Fifth Offical Expansion pack, Holidays pack, as well as the 90s Nostalgia pack.
It’s the perfect Tabletop Simulator game to share some laughs with your friends in virtual reality.
As one of the biggest board games of all time, Monopoly VR is as popular today as it was one hundred years ago. Fortunately, the tabletop simulation game version features an extremely smooth crossover. And best of all, there are different variations to play too.
The rules of Monopoly are easy to learn and hard to master. You take turns spinning two dice and travelling around the board to buy properties. As you build your real estate tycoon, you must build houses and hotels and collect and pay rent from other players. The last person with money left at the end of the game wins.
Unlike the physical version, Tabletop Simulator lets players flip the table without any of the repercussions. The digital board looks great and setup is easier than real life.
For gamers who prefer to rely on their imagination instead of what’s in front of them, Dungeons and Dragons VR is a must. You can play with any number of people, but for beginners, it’s recommended that you keep it to a smaller group.
First, you’ll need one player to be the Dungeon Master. This same player will be responsible for coming up with the story and the encounter for the rest of the players.
The rest of the players will create characters, each with a different class and race. After that it’s up to the players, as the Dungeon Master needs to adapt to what the players do. Players can go on whatever adventures they want.
Dungeons and Dragons is a great game for bonding friends and family together. Like its real life counterpart, it’s one of the most popular Tabletop Simulator games to play.
#4. Secret Hitler
Secret Hitler VR is a fun game of deception and betrayal. At the beginning of each game, players will randomly be assigned a role as a fascist or a liberal. The fascists will always be in the minority. One person will also be the Secret Hitler.
Then everyone will close their eyes and the fascists will reveal themselves to each other. However, the Secret Hitler will also keep their eyes close and lift a thumb so the fascists know who they are.
Liberals will need to pass five liberal policies or assassinate Secret Hitler to win. On the other hand, fascists will need to get Hitler elected Chancellor or pass six fascist policies to win.
Sounds ridiculous? Secret Hitler is one of the top trending board games of the last 5 years!
You’ve probably heard of Catan. It’s one of the most popular board games of the last 30 years – even Hollywood celebrities are fans.
In Catan VR, players gather and trade resources on an island. They spend their wood, sheep, brick and more to build roads and settlements across the land and gather victory points.
The more settlements you construct, the more resources you’re able to gather and the more points you can amass.
The Tabletop Simulator game mod for Catan includes the board game expansion for up to six people. There is also an option to automatically generate a random board layout, as well as a custom themed table to play on to boot.
Ticket to Ride: Europe VR is another great Tabletop Simulator VR Mod to play. From the craggy hillsides of Edinburgh to the sunlit docks of Constantinople, this mod takes you on an exciting train adventure through great cities.
In addition to the new board map, Ticket to Ride Europe offers you brand new game play elements including Tunnels, Ferries and Train Stations. There’s also First-Class accommodations with larger cards, new Train Station game pieces, and a lavishly illustrated game board.
Like the original, the game remains elegantly simple, and easy to learn. Ticket to Ride in virtual reality is fun for a group of friends to enjoy.
Clue is a classic detective game. In Clue VR, players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of: who done it, with what, and where? This mod features weapons, location cards, and confidential file.
Players must move to a room to make an accusation against a character who they think performed the crime. The player to the left must show one of any cards accused to the accuser if in that player’s hand. Through deductive reasoning, each player must figure out who, what, and where are in the secret file.
Clue is a classic family board game. Its a great game for those who enjoy reasoning and thinking things out.
Pokémon Master Trainer is a board game based on the popular Pokemon brand. The objective of the game is to travel the Kanto region, capture and battle Pokémon. You will also reach Indigo Plateau to battle one of the Elite Four members. All Generations of Pokémon are able to be caught in this game and this Tabletop Simulator game has received multiple updates. If you are a Pokemon fan, then this is a must-have game.
In Master Trainer, you start off by receiving a random starting Pokemon. By rolling the dice, you and the other players move around the game board. Along the way, you’ll be able to catch, battle, and explore the Pokemon region. The goal is to build a team of Pokemon strong enough to battle and beat the Elite Four.
The game was originally released in 1999, but the version is Tabletop Simulator has been updated to be fresh, new, and exciting.
Playing UNO online or friends is easier than ever thanks to the UNO VR game, developed by Ubisoft. UNO includes offline or online play, a new Voice Chat feature, and the ability to set different House Rules. It’s a great way to have fun and enjoy the game of UNO with friends and family.
In Uno, you get dealt a selection of cards that have a color and a number associated with them. As you move around the table, you have to play a valid card when it is your turn or else pick up one from the pile. The first person to run out of cards is the winner of Uno.
We like the digital VR version of Uno better than the original because the game play moves quicker around the gable. Plus, you don’t have to ever worry about shuffling the deck.
#10. the Game of Life
Another great Tabletop Simulator VR Mod is the Game of Life. This game attempts to mirror life events many people go through from going to college, raising a family, buying a home, working and retiring. The intent of the game is to have the most assets at the end of the game. Assets are earned primarily by working and earning tokens with a dollar amount on them.
The first person to complete the course gets additional money tokens.
In the Game of Life VR, there is a linear board that you can move by spinning a wheel. This board will tell you to move to a specific space, either forward or backward. There are a handful of intersections where you can choose to go in any direction. However, they ultimately have similar spaces and meet back up quickly. There are a handful of choices regarding insurance and investments but for the most part it is a game of luck.
#11. Exploding Kittens
The last game on our top Tabletop Simulator games list is Exploding Kittens. This game is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and is out of the game.
If you don’t explode, the deck is made up of cards that let you avoid the end of the game. They give you advantages and power ups such as:
- Peeking at the next cards in the deck
- Avoiding having to draw a card
- Putting extra pressure on the other players by making them draw multiple cards or shuffling the deck
Exploding kittens VR gets more and more intense with each card you draw. This is because fewer cards are left in the deck, which increases the chances of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball. Exploding Kittens is a newer card game compared to others in this list. However, its a ton of fun and a lot of VR players will be familiar with the concept.
If you have any other games or mods for Tabletop Simulator that you enjoy playing, make sure to let us know down below so that we can add it to this list!
How to Play Tabletop Simulator Games in VR
Playing Tabletop Simulator in VR is really easy:
- Make sure your VR headset is plugged into your PC and connected. If you are using an Oculus Quest with Oculus Link, it should be plugged in too. If you are using Virtual Desktop wirelessly, then you will not have a connection.
- Right click on Tabletop Simulator in Steam
- Select Launch in VR
And that’s it! Tabletop Simulator will launch in VR mode in your headset. The game has a tutorial included to help you out with the controls in VR.
Other VR Games With Mods
Tabletop Simulator is just one of many VR games that have mods and customization options. Go and check out some of our other VR mod guides:
What is your favorite Tabletop Simulator game? Comment below and let us know what you’ve been playing lately!
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