About the new version of Ludoteka
Ludoteka.com was created with the aim of providing a meeting space around traditional games.
Taking into account the accumulated experience and the opinions of the users,
we have renewed Ludoteka (currently in the called Beta Zone), keeping its main features and including these improvements and changes:
You don´t have to install the Java plugin. You don´t need to download any program.
You just need a modern browser to play at Ludoteka.
You can also play using mobile devices.
The meeting area
There is a single meeting area where you can start any game (there is no longer a separation between the Ludo Zone and the Puzzle Zone).
So, for example, you can play a solitaire when you don´t have a good rival to play your favorite game.
In the meeting area you have several tools to choose the game that best suits you:
you can open
or choose from the list of available games ,
but Ludoteka also has added an intelligent system
that automatically offers games according to the preferences of the players connected to the meeting area.
Game configuration is more easy.
You just have to choose game variant and game pace:
Still faster: one of the features that Ludoteka players most appreciate is that games start and run very quick.
We have tuned this aspect with the game opening system,
flexible management of the time available to play every turn,
and shorter limits for the time that the system waits when someone leaves, neglects or disconnects from the game.
Improvements in graphics, animations and other aspects of the game interface.
You can also choose between different looks (board colors, mat, card back, tile design, ...) for each game.
In addition to the most popular solitaires and games offered in the Ludo Zone
(which access will continue to be available in a section called Ludoteka ClasiKa),
there are new games and variants. These are some of them:
In card and domino games, you can change the order of your pieces and cards.
In some cases this can affect the game (in games like Tute and Chinchon),
because the system takes some decisions according to the order in which they are placed.
Accounting points change in some games, as
Domino for 2
Game levels and scoring
Regarding the scoring system, the information displayed for each player is the level,
which is represented by a number inside a green shield
You level up every time you first break a 100-point barrier.
The level and the score are different for each variant within the same game.
Top players score is visible in the ranking of each game.
For details, see the scoring system.
If you played using the classic version of Ludoteka, your starting level in each variant is assigned by performing a conversion based on the score you achieved in that game.
Chat and social tools
In chat you can use emoticons, copy and paste the content of the messages, and choose predefined messages.
You can also move, resize, and minimize the game chat window.
The system checks automatically the messages and notifications of the chat to prevent, immediately if possible, from making repeatedly an inappropriate use.
There is also the possibility of having private conversations with friends through private chats. There is no need to connect simultaneously with Ludoteka.
You have higher level of detail to indicate your relationship with other players:
friendship (accepted by both players),
players with whom you prefer or you don't want to play ,
players you want or reject to be your pair and,
for extraordinary cases, those with whom you don´t want to meet at all
You have many help items. We advise you to discover all the possibilities,
hover or click buttons, player names, images, chat messages ...
Currently the use of the Beta Zone is free.