Welcome to SafeHarborGames
Since April, 2008, SHG has offered a gaming community featuring group tournaments, Cases Ladders, Rated games, social games, web-based and site sponsered tournaments in Spades, Backgammon, Pachisi, Cribbage, Hearts, Canasta, CommandHQ, Euchre and Triva on site, everyday.
 
 
Yacht Club Champions
Backgammon:
bettermoveswin
Spades:
DoNtPuShMe_P * TSL_Dude2U
Canasta:
Dollly
Euchre:
sanbil * __Dez
Cribbage:
Apex_Predator
Hearts:
Its_strawharbor
Pachisi:
Spadeologist_21
 
 
SafeHarborGames welcomes Joe Andrews to our family!
Books by Joe Andrews
Spades * Hearts * Euchre
Exclusive Columns by Joe Andrews
Spades * Hearts * Euchre
 
 
About SafeHarborGames(SHG)
Opened since April 13th, 2008
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.
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Free to play, player supported
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.
Supported Platforms
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.
Games Supported
All games are available to play free online.
Backgammon
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
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
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.
Cribbage
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.
Euchre
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.
Gin Rummy
SafeHarborGames supports the classic game of Gin Rummy to put your card skills to the test. Test your skills of building sets and runs and Knocking or Ginning your opponent to win. Features include:
Point variations for Gin, Undercut, End Game * Force GIN only to end hand * Oklahoma * Red/Black * Timer * Supports Team Play
Come join us for free online Gin Rummy in Social, Tournament Play, League and Ladders and Special Events.
Hearts
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.
Pachisi
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
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 * Swamp * Thrill * Thrizz * Whiz
Set Winning Score * Set Losing Score * Hand Limit * Hand History * 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.

SafeHarborGames Special Events
Backgammon * Canasta * Cribbage * Euchre * Gin Rummy * Hearts * Pachisi * Pinochle * Spades * Trivia
Casino Cruise
Join us for one of our exclusive prize events held for our Yacht Club Members. As one of the privileges of being a member, we show our appreciation for their supporting Safe Harbor Games. We award a one year extension on the membership and their name included on the display banner. Check the events on the top of the home page for times and formats. All Events are played in our respective Safe Harbor Regattas.
Crew vs Players
Open to all players in SHG. It's your opportunity to come in and play and beat one of our many tournament Hosts, League and Ladder admins and TD's, Navigators and Game leads. The winner of this event receives a special one month icon for display on their name and bragging rights. Come and meet and beat the crew!
HarborLights
Harbor Lights is our player-centric tournament, open to everyone. Dates, formats and host information are displayed on the events at the top of the home page. Play and win your special Harbor Lights custom Icon for 30 days.
 
Blast From The Past
"The Blast From The Past" will be held once a year in June to bring together and welcome our players from around the world. Conversations from the past will bring back fond memories for all. All Blast from the Past events will be held in the SHG Regattas in each game area. Trivia will be held in several of the tournaments. Prizes will be awarded for the winners. Please come in and join us for our Around the World Reunions.
SHG Birthday
SHG opened on April 13, 2008, with only four games - Backgammon, Spades, Hearts, and Canasta. We want to thank the Players and Staff who have supported SHG over the years with this special tournament. This gives us the opportunity to show how far we have come. Dates, formats and hosting information are listed on the events calendar at the top of the home page. Winners receive a tote bag, a mouse pad and a one year YCM membership.
SHG TOC
SHG TOC's are held quarterly and open to any player who has won 1st place in any tournament on site in the previous quarter. The Trophy TOC Cup is placed on the players name for three months. Dates, formats and host are listed at the top of the home page under the events section. To check the qualifiers, visit your lobby selection page and click on the SHG TOC on the right side of the page. This will display all the players who qualify for this upcoming SHG TOC. Come in and play the champs of the individual games for the last three months and beat the best!!
Winter Wonderland
This is SHG's way of wishing you and your family a Healthy and Festive Holiday with our Winter Wonderland Event. Special Holiday lobbies are set up in the Regattas to invite you all in for a fun event. Prizes include tote bags, Mouse pads, one year YCM membership and a custom icon. A great time of the year to just relax and have fun with your friends! Dates, formats and hosting information are listed in the events section.
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