Where To Play Diplomacy

Diplomacy Broadcast Network Invitational

The DBN Invitational is a year-long competition that awards players points based on their standings at face-to-face, virtual face-to-face, and extended-deadline Diplomacy competitions, culminating in the DBN Invitational Championship Game.

Virtual Diplomacy League

The Virtual Diplomacy League is the premier Virtual Face-To-Face Diplomacy league, allowing players from around the globe to compete in a year long league competition that is a bit more relaxed than the DBN Invitational.

The Diplomacy Broadcast Network covers the very best games from across Diplomacy’s many global communities and game formats. Besides our own events, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites places to play Diplomacy below!

Where to play face-to-face Diplomacy

Form alliances and unhatch traitorous plots as you look your opponents in the eye over a physical game board. The most common ways to play face-to-face Diplomacy are casual “House Games”, Diplomacy clubs, or at Diplomacy tournaments. 

  • Communication is in-person
  • Turns typically take between 10 – 15 minutes
  • Games often last between 4 – 8 hours.

Where to play extended deadline Diplomacy

Negotiate and outwit your opponents using a website, email, or other adjudication software. Communication is usually written, turns typically take between 24 – 72 hours, and games often last several months.

  • Communication is usually written
  • Turns typically take between 24 – 72 hours
  • Games often last several months

Where to play virtual face-to-face Diplomacy

Balance cooperation and competition in a hybrid format that combines adjudication software and face-to-face timing rules.  Communication is usually by voice or video from a computer, turns typically take between 5 – 15 minutes, and games often last between 3 – 8 hours. 

  • Communication is usually by voice or video on a computer or smartphone
  • Turns typically take between 5 – 15 minutes
  • Games often last between 3 – 8 hours