16 Free Printable Board Game Templates

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16 Free Printable Board Game Templates

id=”mod_30282026″>The templates on this page are designed to be pasted up on 20″x20″ or 19″x19″ or 18″x18″ boards, 리니지프리서버홍보 the standard sizes for most board games. They can be printed on most home printers onto separate sheets of 8 1/2″x11″ paper and pasted together to make a full-sized game board.

You can download the free full-sized higher-resolution PDFs of these games here.

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How to Open, Print, 리니지프리서버홍보 and Compile

In order to open the templates below you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free to download. You should also be able to edit the files inside Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (if you have them).

Most home printers can’t print a 20-inch sheet of paper. However, you can blow up the image and print it on multiple sheets of standard-sized paper.

In the print setting window, under Page Handling, select “Tile All Pages.”

An image on the right-hand side of the window will show you how the image will be divided over numerous sheets of paper. In the example above, it’s spread out over nine.

Be sure to indicate a small amount of overlap between the pages (under Page Handling) for easier assembly.

Print and glue onto a recycled game board or piece of cardboard.

Easy-to-Customize Monopoly Row

Standard template for a customized Monopoly game. You can make a homemade Monopoly board by stringing together this basic template.

Generic Game Template

Generic board game template. | Source Candyland

Blank Candyland 리니지프리서버추천 template. | SourceValentine’s Day-themed Candyland board. | Source Easter-themed Candyland | SourceWinter-themed Candyland | Source Trivial Pursuit Board

Blank Trivial Pursuit board. | Source Trivial Pursuit Cards

Blank Trivial Pursuit card. | Source Chutes and Ladders or Snakes and Ladders

Blank Snakes and Ladders template. | SourceBlank Snakes and Ladders template, with different colored snakes instead of ladders. | SourceChristmas Snakes and Ladders template. | Source Gold Mining Game

Generic gold-mining game template. | Source Chess or Checkers

Checkers or chess board. | Source Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand game board. | Source Related

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sendingGeorgiy

7 weeks ago

There are other boards and puzzle templates. There are no world analogues. I will show.

Sheila McMahan

13 months ago from East Tennessee

These are just what I need! I am a curriculum writer. For the lesson plans, I often make games. These boards will help speed up the process and make them more user-friendly and professional!

ana banan

14 months ago

this is amazing ! its very helpful. and i am very impressed with you design

Pilar

19 months ago

Great job!

Henrie

20 months ago

Brilliant thank you for these game boards

Vicki Rivera

2 years ago

Surely one could just go to Google it Bing images and find these. Then use the directions given here. As far as making it blank just stretch a text box over the words and make the border of the text box clear and match the inside to color or white that you are coming and then type your own words in that box. Easy

ET

2 years ago

post full of download ads. see absolutely no way to download trival pursuit board. is this a scam?

jenrom

2 years ago

Please take this post down if you’re not going to fix the link. I was very disappointed that it doesn’t work as I was excited about the game templates.

Loredana Bumbes

3 years ago

The link doesn’t work anymore 🙁

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3 years ago

This link is not working… anyone know how to get these

Leesa C

3 years ago

This no longer works. Is there a way I could get one of these games for our church conference?

Jeff Duff

3 years ago from Southwest Wisconsin

If you handled the graphic design duties for making these game boards, count me as impressed! Either way, you’ve written a very useful hub here!

Anna Christie

4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Thanks for all these fantastic Christmas games here Something for everyone


FREE Printable Alphabet Flash Cards

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Free Alphabet Flashcards and Alphabet Animal Flashcards. Learning their ABCs the easy way. On this page you will find a great selection of free printable alphabet flash cards and free animal flashcards, just download and print. Make it easy and fun for your child or children to learn the alphabet.

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My daughter played more with these than any other gift she ever received, she loved wandering about with them, and would show them to anyone who listened, and loved it when they too would start interacting with her, and she would copy their sounds, pointing to the flash cards, I tried to use a mix of pictures and text however the animal alphabet flashcards were a favourite

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Using the Letters of Your Childs Name

Using your Childs name is a wonderful way to introduce the Alphabet. It also is a stepping stone for introducing BIG Uppercase letters for the Name and lowercase for the rest of the their name.

This is actually a very important step for children, When reading and their initial books, will all have Capital letters at the beginning of sentences, so start off the right way by introducing the importance of a capital letter.

With my Daughter I used to say it was a BIG R for Rebecca as her name was very special so all names deserve a BIG R.

Always remember to pronounce the rrrrrrrrr……………for Rebecca. As this helps them to identify the sounds of the letter too.

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Knowing when to start with children with learning their alphabet varies from parent to parent, and child to child, however research shows us that the more you speak to your child, the more we read to our children, the quicker the child will start to repeat sounds, their speech develpoment and identifying pictures.

A child between 18 – 24 months will often surprise you with their attempts at speaking, and there is no better times to start.

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Always a fun one, and if like our house, even at age 10 we still have them on the notice board, where she can leave silly messages or even work out how to spell harder words.

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7 years ago

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7 years ago from Concord VA

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8 years ago

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8 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

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8 years ago

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jimmyworldstar

8 years ago

That first picture is a creative way to depict the letters of the alphabet! For me it was just rote memorization of the alphabet song (you know the one).

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

I love flashcard apps on the iPad, touch is touch a natural interface for these types of activities!

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A very useful and informative lens indeed. Thanks.

katiecolette

8 years ago

I think refrigerator magnets work really well, and LeapFrog makes so many great toys to help with teaching the alphabet 🙂

sousababy

8 years ago

Sometimes the tried and true toys are the best – like building blocks with letters and Lego. What a great resource your lens is. What we do is look for something in nature that begins with each letter of the alphabet when we are outside or on a long road trip. It really makes you appreciate wildlife and natural surroundings (plus the time seems to fly by).

Donnette Davis

8 years ago from South Africa

Flashcards are absolutely vital in our homeschooling situation.. I learned to make my own very early on and now publish books which include flashcards… Thank you so much x

mukeshdaji

8 years ago

Divika reads writes well, I have Nevan & Ava to still go, I am going to use these printable flashcards for sure, nice!

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Great resource.

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I wish I had this resource when my daughter was age appropriate. She is heading towards 7th grade now, and finding harder things to entertain her with homeschooling stuff – great resource

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Very useful thanks, we’ll be needing resources like these in a few months.

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Every house with kids should have the alphabet fridge magnets. We’re in the kitchen so often, what a great way to keep an eye on them while working on their alphabet, reading and spelling skills. Thanks for the great lens.

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Some very nice resources here, and it’s wonderful that you have included some downloadable / printable freebies, too!

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Yale slims down and styles up with Assure Lock SL

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id=”cnetReview” section=”rvwBody” data-component=”indepthReview”> View full gallery The Yale Assure Lock SL doesn’t have the bulky blank space beneath the keypad we saw in other locks in the Assure line.

Chris Monroe/CNET The Yale Assure Lock SL is Yale’s latest touchscreen deadbolt and 리니지프리서버홍보 the sleekest we’ve seen from the well-known lock makers. For $169, you’ll get an attractive touchscreen deadbolt. Add a $50 network module, and the Assure Lock SL becomes an integrated part of your smart home. Stylish, low-profile design and dependable Yale hardware make this lock a solid choice for smart home security.

The Yale Assure Lock SL touchscreen deadbolt keeps the same Yale keypad we’ve seen for several years now, but updates the look with a much slimmer frame. No more chunky useless bottom half on this Assure lock. The interior side of the lock is still the bulky housing for a thumb latch, four AA batteries and a network module. A low battery indicator light flashes red when batteries are running low, and a pair of 9V jumpstart nodes on the bottom of the keypad act as a backup power supply for the keypad if batteries are completely dead.

Installation was simple. As always, it’s important to make sure your door is well aligned and operating properly. I tested this lock on three different doors, and the lock performed noticeably worse on the door that needed a little extra shove to fully latch. Yale includes paper instructions as well as an audio-guided, step-by-step animated version via a third-party app called BILT.

View full gallery The Yale Assure Lock SL uses the Yale Secure app to control locks on the HomeKit platform. 

Yale/Assa Abloy You will need network modules to connect this lock to your smart home. Modules cost $50 and 리니지프리서버홍보 are available in iM1 (for HomeKit), Zigbee and Z-Wave. Granted, this brings your total lock cost up to $220, but that’s not a terrible price to pay for a lock that has a lot of integrating capability. The August Pro with Connect module, for example, does a little bit more and is priced at $249. Yale will ship the Assure Lock SL internationally and its $169 pricetag converts to roughly £126 or AU$222.

My only gripe comes from the app needing to connect the iM1 network module with Apple HomeKit. For HomeKit, you’ll need the Yale Secure app. I already had the Yale Assure app on my phone from a previous lock test, and it wasn’t immediately apparent that this new Yale Assure Lock SL lock actually needed the Yale Secure app, not the Assure app. Also worth noting, the Yale RealLiving app is no longer available. Nomenclature here is a bit confusing.

With the Yale Secure app, you can lock and unlock the door via Bluetooth, manage lock settings and create or delete PIN codes. Zigbee and Z-Wave modules don’t get an app. Adjustments for locks with those modules will need to be made through a smart home platform’s app or through the keypad itself.  

Once everything is installed, connecting the lock to your smart home network is pretty simple. A few taps of the keypad and your device is connected to your hub network. I tested both HomeKit and SmartThings platforms with this lock and 리니지프리서버구축 set up was pretty similar for both. I was able to incorporate the lock into rooms and scenes with HomeKit quite easily. With HomeKit, the lock can be locked and unlocked using the Apple Home app and Siri voice commands. SmartThings connected quickly, but Alexa didn’t recognize the new device until I logged out and logged back into the Alexa app. From there, I was able to ask Alexa to lock the door with voice commands. 

The Assure Lock SL has the same speaker from its last touchscreen deadbolt, and for the most part, I found it to be a nice feature. On a keypad where you can’t feel each individual button, it’s nice to have audio confirmation of pressing each key. A voice in your choice of French, English or Spanish walks you through the keypad menu. You can adjust volume levels or can silence the keypad entirely, if you prefer.

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Best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters in 2020

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> If you want to cut the cable TV cord but still want to keep live TV, the future is in streaming. Live TV streaming services like YouTube TV and Sling TV let you watch most, if not all of your favorite TV channels — from ABC to NBC to ESPN to CNN to Nickelodeon to Fox News — streamed live over the internet. And they probably cost far less than you’re paying the cable company for TV.

Prices start at $15 a month with no extra fees or contracts. In place of a cable box and the monthly fee to rent it, you’ll use an app on your smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or game console. And you can watch at home or on the go via a tablet, phone, other mobile device or even a web browser.

Now playing: Watch this: Live TV streaming services for cord cutters: How to choose… 2:44 These services have plenty of benefits — no more cable fees, no more contracts, yay! — but the savings can be outweighed by other downsides including internet fees, DVR restrictions, buffering and a lack of things to watch, including live sports. And just like cable TV, the cost of these services just keeps going up. AT&T raised the price of its AT&T TV Now service packages, Hulu with Live TV increased by $10 last December, while Sling raised its price by $5 across the board. The landscape is in constant flux, and this can also mean competition is squeezed out — PlayStation Vue was among our top picks for premium options, but Sony shuttered its streaming service in January.  

Read more: Best DVR for cord cutters who use an OTA antenna

Top live TV streaming services compared

YouTube TV Sling TV Hulu with Live TV AT&T TV Now

Base price $50/month for 70-plus channels $30/month for 30-plus channels $55/month for 60-plus channels $65/month for 45-plus channels

Free trial Yes Yes Yes Yes

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC channels Yes, in many markets Fox and NBC only in select cities Yes, in many markets Yes, in many markets

Simultaneous streams per account 3 1 or 3 2 ($15 option for unlimited) 2 ($5 option for 3)

Family member/user profiles Yes No Yes No

Cloud DVR Yes (keep for 9 months) Yes Yes Yes (50 hours, 200 hours for $10 a month)

Fast-forward through or skip commercials with cloud DVR Yes Yes Yes No (Yes with $15 option)

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Meanwhile, plenty of heavy hitters have entered the on-demand fray recently, including Apple with Apple TV Plus and Disney with Disney Plus, both of which debuted in late 2019. In 2020 streamers will have even more choices including NBC/Comcast’s Peacock, AT&T’s HBO Max and mobile-only upstart Quibi. All of these services lack live TV — focusing instead on back catalogs and new originals — but they can still eat into your entertainment budget.

With all that in mind, here’s a guide to the brave new world of live TV streaming over the internet, as well as other cord-cutting options available today, starting with our favorite recommendations for the best TV streaming service.  

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Best overall

YouTube TV

Sarah Tew/CNET YouTube TV has more top channels for the base price than any competitor, including all four local channels (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC; note that CBS is the parent company of CNET) in most areas of the country. It’s also the only service with local PBS channels. YouTube TV has the best cloud DVR of the bunch, including unlimited storage and a generous nine months to watch recordings (most are 30 days). The interface is no-nonsense, if a little drab, and yet it offers most of the features a cable service can give you. And unlike Sling and others, it’s dead simple: One package, one price, done.

With its best-in-class channel selection and cloud DVR, YouTube TV is our favorite option for cord-cutters who want the perks of cable without the hassle. Like all premium-priced ($50-ish) services, however, its relatively high monthly fee makes it more difficult to save money over a traditional cable subscription.

Top channels not available: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, NFL Network, Nickelodeon. Read our YouTube TV review.

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Best budget service

Sling TV

Sarah Tew/CNET Sling TV costs more than AT&T Watch TV ($15) and Philo ($20) but has better channels, more options and a better interface, so it’s worth the extra money in our opinion. And it’s still dirt-cheap compared to the other streaming services, let alone cable.

Sling is cheaper than premium services like YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV because it has very few local stations. Confusingly, it also has two $30-per-month channel packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue. While some channels are available on both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, the two differ significantly with other channel offerings: Orange is basically the ESPN/Disney package, while Blue is the Fox/NBC package.

Sling’s interface isn’t much to look at, but it offers all of the options you need without cluttering the screen. The only real letdown, apart from the general lack of locals, is its arcane live pause. The service’s options are myriad, so check out Sling TV: Everything you need to know for all the details.

Top channels not available on Sling Blue: ABC, CBS, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, ESPN, Nickelodeon. Fox and NBC only available in select major cities.

Top channels not available on Sling Orange: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Animal Planet, Bravo, CNBC, Discovery Channel, Bravo, Fox News, Fox Sports 1, FX, MSNBC, USA Network. Read our Sling TV review.

$30 at Sling TV Read more: YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which live TV streaming service is best for you?

Best ultracheap alternative

AT&T Watch TV

Sarah Tew/CNET Why is Watch TV so cheap? It lacks locals, much like Sling TV, doesn’t have any dedicated sports channels and, with the exception of CNN, is missing news channels, too. And many of the shows on the channels it does have can be watched on-demand with a Hulu subscription for less. 

On the other hand, it’s solid for the price. Its lineup includes 30 channels, some of which — like AMC, HGTV, and BBC America — are no longer available on the more expensive AT&T TV Now. The interface is fun and easy to navigate. It’s available on most other major streaming platforms, except for Roku, and some AT&T wireless plan customers get it for 리니지프리서버구축 free.

Top channels not available: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Fox News, Fox Sports 1, FX, MLB Network, MSNBC, NFL Network, Travel Channel, USA Network. Read our AT&T Watch TV review.

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Best for Hulu subscribers

Hulu With Live TV

Sarah Tew/CNET With the least cable-like interface of its competitors, Hulu’s greatest asset is the integration of live TV with its significant catalog of on-demand content for one price. Unfortunately, the interface frustrations apparent with the standard service are amplified once you add live TV. Another issue is that you’ll have to pay another $10 a month to get the ability to skip commercials on Hulu’s cloud DVR (the base cloud DVR, which is included, doesn’t permit skipping ads). Its channel count is solid, however, and with Hulu’s catalog included (Handmaid’s Tale, anyone?) it’s a top competitor, but its higher price puts it out of the running for now.

Top channels not available: AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, MLB Network, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

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Best live TV plus HBO combo

AT&T TV Now

Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TV Now has one major extra the other premium services lack: it has HBO included in the price. Whether or not you care about HBO (or Game of Thrones), it’s still not a good deal. It’s now the most expensive service, starting at a base of $65, and it’s missing more top channels than any competitor (although you can pay extra to get most of those channels if you want). Its DVR is also a step behind those of our top choices. The traditional-style interface is good, however, as it includes the flipper-friendly ability to swipe left and right to change channels.

Top channels not available in base package: A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MLB Network, NFL Network, Travel Channel. Read our AT&T TV Now review.

$65 at AT&T Best for soccer fans

FuboTV $55

Ty Pendlebury/CNET There’s much to like about FuboTV — it offers a wide selection of channels second only to YouTube TV — and its sports focus makes it especially attractive to soccer fans in particular. Yet, it’s not suited for watching on a TV as none of the platforms work as well as the mobile version, and the lack of ABC and ESPN is disappointing.

Top channels not available in base package: ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN 2. Read our FuboTV review.

See at FuboTV How to shop for cord-cutting live TV services

Each of the services above offers a different mix of channels, so your first step should be choosing one that carries your “can’t miss” cable channels and shows. And some of the most important channels are locals, namely ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. Not every service offers all of them in every area.

The services can be broken down into two main groups: Budget, with prices starting at $15 but without local channels. And premium, with prices from $50 and up and include locals and often other extras like a superior cloud DVR. Yes, most of the services (barring AT&T Watch TV) allow you to record and play back shows, just like a traditional cable or satellite DVR, but they often come with restrictions. 

Then there’s the multistream issue. If you want to watch more than one program at the same time — for example, on your living room TV and on a bedroom TV, or the main TV and a tablet or other devices — you’ll want to make sure the service you’re watching has enough simultaneous streams. Some of the least expensive services only allow one stream at a time, and if you try to watch a second, it’s blocked.

Keep in mind that, especially if you do have more than one person watching at once on supported devices, you need to make sure you have fast, reliable broadband internet. A 100Mbps download service will cost around $50 to $60 a month, and that’s where the savings of cutting cable can get swallowed up. 

Here’s a live TV streaming shopping list to consider: 

Does the service offer your “must-have” channels? See CNET’s comparison of the top 100 channels here.

Does it offer local channels in your area? See CNET’s comparison of local channel access here (last updated August 2018).

How good is the cloud DVR?

Does the interface make it easy to browse for shows?

Are there enough simultaneous streams for you and your family?

Is your internet connection up to snuff? See CNET’s guide to improving streaming quality here.

Hulu with Live TV

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Which live TV service has the best channel lineup?

The cord-cutter’s guide to the best indoor antennas

Recap: Diary of a cable TV cord cutter

What streaming TV services won’t give you

Streaming TV services are great, but there are some things they can’t do compared to a traditional cable box. 

First, it’s worth looking at the channels that you can’t get with any of these services. A big one was PBS, as the broadcaster reportedly hadn’t acquired the streaming rights to all of the shows that it airs. However, YouTube TV was the first to include PBS last year.

Another biggie is sports. Sure, most services carry ESPN and 투데이서버 local channels for NFL football, but if you follow a professional baseball or basketball team, chances are you’ll need their specific channel — called an RSN, or regional sports network — to watch regular season games. RSN coverage varies widely for each service.

And fans of live sports beware: Every live TV service’s video streaming is a few seconds to a minute or more behind the “live” stream you’ll get from your local cable or satellite provider. That means you could get a preview of scores or big plays from Twitter, phone alerts or phone calls from friends slightly before you see the action on screen.

Read more: NFL streaming: Best ways to watch football live without cable

While AT&T TV Now offers HBO as part of its base subscription, most other services either sell it as an add-on or require you to sign up separately for HBO Now. In addition, NFL Red Zone and NHL Network are either not available or only as part of a package. 

If you’re used to 5.1-channel surround offered by cable or even OTA, then you’ll probably be disappointed that all of the services only include stereo sound on live broadcasts. AT&T TV Now does include 5.1 audio on some on-demand material, though.

(Note that CNET is owned by ViacomCBS, which is a compensated programming provider on all cable, satellite and online TV services that offer CBS channels, which include Showtime, Pop, CBS Sports and The CW, among others. CBS also owns and operates its own online service, CBS All Access, which is mentioned below.)

Other options

Philo

Price: Starts at $20 a month

Another cheap service with no sports or local channels, Philo offers bread-and-butter cable channels like AMC, Comedy Channel, Nickelodeon and BBC America. Unlike Watch AT&T, it includes a cloud DVR, but it lacks a big-name 24-hour news channel like CNN. 

Read the Philo review

See it at PhiloCBS All Access

Price: Starts at $5.99 a month

CBS All Access stands out from all of the other services as it offers live (in some cities) and on-demand from just one channel. In addition to broadcast video-on-demand, it offers exclusive online content such as Star Trek: Discovery. The on-demand stuff has ads, but you can get an ad-free option for $10 a month.

See it at CBS Now playing: Watch this: How to cut the cord for $10: installing an indoor antenna 2:03 Don’t care about live TV? More cord-cutter staples

Netflix: One of the first streaming TV services and it’s so popular that it’s become a catch-all term in the same way as “Magic Marker” or “Coke” in the South. High-definition plans start at $13 a month, and the service covers thousands of TV shows and movies, including original content like Daredevil and Orange Is the New Black.

See it at NetflixAmazon Prime Video: The “other” major streaming service, which is included as part of a $99 annual Prime Membership or $9 a month. The interface isn’t as user-friendly as Netflix, but the service also offers shows not on its rival, including original content like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Amazon Prime also has the ability to add premium channels (HBO and Showtime and more), making it a potential one-stop shop.

See it at AmazonNicknamed Baby Yoda — this might be the cutest Star Wars character from The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. 

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Disney Plus: One of the biggest streaming services to launch in some time, Disney has gathered a mix of movies, TV shows and exclusive content, including the Star Wars-universe-set Mandalorian, for $7 a month. Read our Disney Plus review here.

See it at DisneyVudu/Movies Anywhere: A digital library (or locker) that incorporates legacy UltraViolet content and streaming movies and TV that are only available for purchase, like new releases.

See it at VuduIt’s also worth investigating free, ad-supported services such as Roku Channel, IMDB Freedive, TuBi TV, Pluto and Sony Crackle, which offer a wealth of content.

Sarah Tew/CNET Is an indoor or outdoor antenna a viable option?

If you have a TV in your house — that is, a screen that incorporates a tuner — you’re part-way to cutting the cord already. An affordable indoor antenna hooked up to your set-top box will let you watch free TV over the air from any channel you receive in your local broadcast area. Antennas cost as little as $10. See our comparison of indoor antennas here.

You can also add a DVR such as the Amazon Fire TV Recast or TiVo Bolt OTA if you want. Then you can record those live TV antenna channels, play them back and skip commercials, just like on a standard cable TV DVR. Here’s CNET’s roundup of the best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters.

A solid, lower-cost alternative to live TV streaming services is the combination of an antenna for live local channels and an on-demand service such as Netflix or Hulu (which is now only $5.99 a month). That way you’ll still be able to watch live programming and also have a choice of on-demand content.   

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR is a cord-cutting antenna user’s friend.

Sarah Tew/CNET Conclusion: Try it yourself

Streaming live TV services are still in flux. Since launch, every service has increased its prices by at least $5 a month, channel selections and cities with local channel access are changing all the time, and reports persist about some services losing money, or even closing in the case of PlayStation Vue. While streaming is undoubtedly the future, it will be some time before both prices and the services offered settle in.

That said, if you want a cable-like experience both at home and for on-the-go devices, without the dead weight that a cable subscription brings, then a streaming service is worth a look. There’s no contract to sign, and if you don’t like the service you’re on, you can easily switch. So whether you’re looking for a basic package such as Sling TV or want to pay more for a deluxe experience from the likes of YouTube TV, there should be a streaming TV service to suit you.

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Free FPS Games Like Call of Duty

id=”mod_25443533″>The Best Free FPS Games Like Call of Duty

With many free FPS games like Call of Duty out there I find it hard to part with money for every new generation of CoD. If you’re like me then you’ll love this list of free CoD alternatives that are just as fun but your wallet will be thanking you for.

With improved technology reducing development time for games and the increasing popularity of the freemium model there is now no shortage of free games out there on the web. With good games also comes the bad which can make working your way through the available options a long and tedious process.

After being through this process several times myself I thought I would make it easier for people like me searching for free games like Call of Duty by publishing this page. I’d love for you to vote in the poll below and leave a comment at the end.

Are You Tired Of The Endless Call of Duty Releases?

Has CoD Pushed Their Franchise Far Enough?

Yes! I’m So Over The Games.

Nope! I Still Love Them.

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See results A Unique Co-Operative Free Shooter Warframe

If you are hunting for a free shooter that focuses on working together as team then Warframe is one of the newer games you might want to consider playing. In the game you’ll fit for the Tenno as you step into your powerful war suit (known as Warframes) while battling a variety of enemies that each offer their own threat.

Gameplay has you teaming up with up to three other players to create your team for the missions ahead. Missions are quite varied from killing enemies, capturing points, assassinating key targets or simple surviving for as long as you can. To help complete your goals players have their own unique equipment that can be mixed and modified to let you play your character in a manner that resonates with you or works well for your current team setup.

While not a true first person shooter (the game uses a very close over the shoulder third person view) I strongly recommend it for fans of Call of Duty multiplayer that want something more co-operative focused as opposed to battling other players.

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Click thumbnail to view full-size A Simple & Enjoyable CoD Alternative Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA)

Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) is one of the free games like Call of Duty that I’ve probably enjoyed the most if we’re sticking to solely military shooters. It’s published by Aeria Games and I’ve generally had good experiences in there other games so I was fairly willing to try out Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA).

It’s been around for a few years but more recently the game has seen some impressive steps forward with graphical updates and more game modes. The likes of experience, unlocks, friends lists and other community features are in the game to keep you constantly committed and 리니지프리서버 feel like you’re making progress.

Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) isn’t shy on offering the game modes any first person shooter fan loves to see with co-operative options, free for all modes, capture the flag and several round based affairs.

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One Of The Great MMOFPS Games Like CoD. PlanetSide 2

In terms of scale and depth PlanetSide 2 is the clear winner, it’s an extremely deep and engaging MMOFPS. The game takes place in the same universe as the first game but you really don’t need to have any experience with the original to get something from the game.

As someone who did play the first game though I can tell you that they are worlds apart, the original PlanetSide was the sort of game that never really came together and always had too many issues that held it back. This definitely isn’t the case with the sequel, as it really went back to the drawing board and fixed the problems from the ground up.

PlanetSide 2 is set in a futuristic type war setting as three factions battle it out for control over various territories. It’s particularly an attractive option if you love using vehicles or aircraft as PlanetSide 2 has them in spades. All of the different factions have their own strengths and weaknesses which does play into the greater strategy of the experience and plays a very important role in deciding what you take into battle against a given faction.

You’ll have to align yourself to a faction of your choice and it’s generally recommend you check out their strengths and weaknesses before you make the jump. Depending on your playstyle you’ll definitely fit into one of the factions more than another. It’s also a good idea to communicate with friends signing up on this as well to ensure you can battle together across the various territories.

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Click thumbnail to view full-size One Of The More Casual Free Games Like Call of Duty. Gotham City Impostors

Gotham City Impostors is one of those of those games that starts its life as a paid title and then switches to a free to play experience to gain significant traction. In the case of Gotham City Impostors this worked out perfectly, it’s important to not that it is still a paid title on consoles so I can only recommend this as a PC gaming option.

As you probably guessed from the name it’s based within the Batman universe with Batman like characters battling Joker villains across some really impressive maps (like the mansion of Batman). The focus in this experience is two fold, a deep level of customisation so you can create a character (and characters) that work for you and secondly the ability to move around the map with ease.

This movement comes from the likes of grappling hooks, capes, roller skates and more. These elements really fit into the whole fun and colourful experience that is on offer.

Where the game really shines through is the character customisation with an insane amount of depth. Not only can you select from all sorts of weapons you’ve also got the ability to choose your body type, special perks, passives and more. You can set up plenty of classes so it’s easy to swap based on how you’re feeling at the time and what the map or your team calls for.

I’m a big fan of the non-military style games like Call of Duty that don’t take themselves too seriously (like Team Fortress 2 also featured here) and if you’re like me this is a great option.

Click thumbnail to view full-size A Casual First Person Shooter Game Similar To Call of Duty That Is Worth Playing. Team Fortress 2

Another one of the casual first person shooters that I really like is Team Fortress 2. Just like Gotham City Impostors the game started as a paid title and 리니지프리서버추천 has exploded in popularity since going free to play. It’s a game I always return to because it just has a fun atmosphere, strong community and 리니지프리서버추천 a level of variety that most other games simply don’t offer. You can grab the game for free through the Steam platform.

The game keeps things simple and 투데이서버시즌2 puts the teams of BLU and RED against each other in endless battles that are generally on objective based maps. The core element of the game are the nine preset classes that each have their own role to play on the battlefield. With enough game hours you’ll also be able to unlock additional items that change your role slightly and help you chase a preferred strategy.

These classes include the powerful heavy that is capable of taking a lot of punishment, the medic who can heal teammates, the spy that can turn into the enemy and the pyro that loves to play with flames. There really is something for everyone here but you have to be willing to try them all for the best experience.

The maps is really where the longevity lies with a huge number of different maps and game modes and with a large community it’s easy to find a game that meets your requirements. All the standard ones like capture the flag are there but you’ve also got more unique ones that really do offer something different.

If you’re one for variety the free title of Team Fortress 2 is a perfect free to play alternative to Call of Duty.

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