Founded by a group of like-minded individuals who all had experience in programming, hosting and gameplay from other sites and were still looking for something more - a true community
driven site. SHG was designed from the ground up to support community based games, peer communication and most of all, a place we would all feel comfortable visiting and playing. Over the years, SHG has
welcomed like-minded hosts and players from a number of different sites including Yahoo, Pogo and MSN Gaming Zone.
Our intent has always been to provide the best open site with the most useful features for our players. We support
|Social games * Tournament based games * League and Ladders * Friends List * Private Chats * Lobby Chat|
|Custom Lobbies * Site-wide events * and more|
But like any institution, SHG needs funding to survive. SHG's one year Yacht Club Memberships (YCM)
are the main source of income that helps to maintain our site and prizes that we give out. Without these memberships, SHG would not be able to continue. As a thank-you, SHG provides
exclusive features and events to our YCMs.
Click here to purchase a one year membership.
Today, SafeHarborGames supports both Microsoft Windows and Mac OSx platforms.
For Microsoft Windows, SHG supports versions XP through the current version : window 8.x.
Click here for Microsoft Windows.
For Mac OSx, with the use of Wineskin, our software will run on any Mac OSX. Platform (desktop or laptop).
Click here for Mac OSx.
In addition, our software will run on a full implementation of Wine on Linux.
Click here for Wine on Linux.
SHG does not support any version of Android, IOS or Chrome OS.
All games are available to play free online.
Touted as one of the older games of skill, Backgammon is a 2-player game where each player must move their 15 checkers on the board and bear them off. SHG Backgammon features include
|Choice of 3D or 2D view * 3 different table color combinations * 8 different stone colors * Auto-Roll|
Auto-Bearoff * Auto-Done * sounds * Matchlogs compatible with most BG analyzers
Rated version with Timer * Supports No-Hit BG
Come join us for free online Backgammon in Social, Competitive,Rated, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Canasta is a card meld game where the goal is to “go out” with the most accumulated meld points. When at least one of the players accumulates a pre-determined agreed points, the match is over,
and the player with the highest score wins. SHG Canasta supports both two player and four Player partners. Features include
|1 or 2 Draw * 1 or 2 Canasta * Control Discard Pile * Wildcards on Opening Meld|
Timer * Bots for 4 Player * Variable points from 1500 to 5000
Come join us for free online Canasta in Social, Competitive,Rated, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Command HQ was originally released in 1990, and is the first and original two-player real-time strategy wargame. To those unfamiliar with the game, consider it like playing Speed Chess on a Risk board.
Like chess, you have a small handful of unit types at your disposal, and like Risk, you play on a map of the world, with certain resources spread all around which you must capture and hold in order to gain more forces. The more of the world you own, the larger the army that
you can muster.
Command HQ is now available exclusively at SafeHarborGames and can now be installed easily and played for free by going to the SafeHarborGames website.
SafeHarborGames Cribbage is a unique card game for two and four players that involves playing and grouping cards to gain points. SafeHarborGames Cribbage features the full Cribbage board. The object of the game is
to score the most points by making card combinations of fifteen using pairs, runs and flushes. SafeHarborGames Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for scorekeeping,
the eponymous crib or box, two distinct scoring cribbage stages (the play and the show) and a unique cribbage scoring system including points. In the SHG version, we show the cribbage board with the pegs denoting
the proper scores, but we also show the scores next to the Player's nicks at the top and bottom, respectively. SafeHarborGames Cribbage features include
|Stakes vs Regular * Point lengths of 61 or 121 * Variable match Length * Sounds * show Cards on or Off|
Come join us for free online Cribbage in Social, Competitive,Rated, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
SafeHarborGames supports the classic game of Euchre to put your card skills to the test. Pair up with a partner and bid on being the trump maker or the defender. Euchre your opponents
by preventing them from taking three tricks. Be the first team to score 11 points to win in Free Online Euchre game. Features include:
|Stick the Dealer * Trump maker Can go it Alone Optional * Defender can go alone * Optional Bot Player|
Come join us for free online Euchre in Social, Competitive,Rated, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Hearts is played with four (4) players using a standard 52-card deck without jokers. Cards range from Ace (highest) to deuce (2) lowest. The entire deck is dealt so each player starts
the hand with 13 cards. The objective is to have the lowest score when one of the player's score reaches or exceeds 100 Points, ending the game. Variations include
|Jack Of Diamonds * Partnership Hearts * Spot Hearts * Always Pass * Allow Safe Moons * Optional Bots * Variable hand Limit|
Come join us for free online Hearts in Social, Competitive,Rated, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Be first to move all four of your pawns from your NEST to your HOME. Each player starts with four pieces of the same color placed in their "NEST" or Start Circle. At SafeHarborGames, the
game is displayed so that each player's nest is to his lower right. Variations include
|Support 2 to 4 players * First Pawn Out * Undo Move or not undo * Blockades On or Off * Auto Fives * Timer|
Come join us for free online Pachisi in Social, Competitive, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Spades is played with four players (people or bots), where players sitting opposite each other play as a team. The deal rotates clockwise around the table. A standard deck of 52 cards
is used (aces high), and each player is dealt 13 cards. The object of the game is to win points for taking the number of tricks that you and your partner bid. Variations include
|Regular * Blind Nil * Crawl * Frill * Frizz * Mirrors * Suicide * Thrill * Thrizz * Whiz|
Set Winning Score * Set Losing Score * Hand Limit * Allow Nil * Optional Bot Play * Allow Blind Nil
Come join us for free online Spades in Social, Competitive, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.