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Here are some links to more great BBSes and BBS-related content.


  • BBS The Documentary
    This documentary series by Jason Scott covers every aspect of what BBSing is all about. Carve out some time and start your BBS video journey here!
  • Back to the BBS
    Another great, more recent BBS documentary series from Al's Geek Lab.
  • Synchronet BBS Software
    A series of videos by the author of Synchronet, Rob Swindell (aka digital man), covering all things related to Synchronet, from configuration tutorials to new version updates.
  • ArakNet TV
    A great collection of even more BBS-related videos.
  • The Digital Infinity
    The finest door game review channel one can find on YouTube.
  • TechHeart
    Covering all things retro, from BBSes to other vintage tech. Run by paulie420 of 2o fOr beeRS bbS!
  • One-offs

Blogs & Articles

  • Break Into Chat
    In-depth blogs, interviews, and articles covering door games and other BBS-related topics. Created in response to Wikipedia's mass-purge of articles having anything to do with bulletin boards.
  • One-offs


  • MiSTiGRiS
    Releasing some of the finest art packs since 1994.
  • ACiD Productions
    One of the longest-running and best known art groups around.
  • Sixteen Colors
    The most comprehensive online archive of ANSI and ASCII art.
  • ANSI Editors

    • PabloDraw
      The de-facto ANSI viewer & editor of the current age. Has a built-in file browser for viewing large directories of all manner of art files, like ANS, ASC, MSG (Ctrl-A), and RIP. Capable of viewing the Sixteen Colors online archive. Windows, macOS, and Linux.
    • Moebius
      An ANSI/ASCII editor with several advanced options, such as half-block drawing tools and reference image support. Highly recommended. Windows & Linux.

BBS-Related File Resources

  • Retrocomputing Archive
    Collections of files, entire CD-ROM images, and lots more.
  • BBS Archives Site Mirror hosted on Vertrauen
    This is a mirror of the original BBS Archives site ( But, unlike the original site, which for some reason STILL insists on using older, FTP-style links which no longer work in modern browsers, it has actual, working html-style file download links.
  • The Archives at
    A massive treasure trove of all kinds of BBS related files.
  • The Fool's Quarter BBS
    A solid Synchronet board running perhaps the best organized and carefully curated collections of door games around (many accompanied by registration codes or keygens) , seemingly uncovering more with each passing day!

Terminal Programs

  • SyncTERM
    This is the most feature-packed telnet/SSH terminal available today. Supports 16 & 256 color ANSI, multiple fonts, sixel graphics, and multiple "ANSI music" formats. Optionally comes pre-loaded with the Synchronet BBS directory. Windows, macOS, and Linux. Free.
  • NetRunner
    If you're looking for an alternative to SyncTERM, NetRunner is a great option. While it lacks 1:1 feature parity with SyncTERM, it makes up for it with a very nice smoothed-text presentation. Windows & Linux. Free.
  • MagiTerm
    Another fine alternative to SyncTERM by Apam, the author of Talisman BBS and several doors and BBS-related utilities. Windows & Linux. Free.
  • ZOC
    A more modern terminal with several advanced features. Used mainly by door game players for its scripting capabilities. Windows & macOS. Shareware.

BBS Listings

  • ArakNet Member BBS List
    This is a list of exclusive ArakNet member boards. It's the first place to look for the most unique and inspired boards around.
  • Synchronet BBS List
    Listing of active Synchronet boards. Updated daily.
  • The Telnet BBS Guide
    A massive repository of (mostly) active BBSes, kept up-to-date automatically by various sources, for better or worse. Due to somewhat high BBS turnover, take the "New BBS" section on the home page with a grain of salt. For best results, use the Search feature at the top to find boards that interest you.
  • I Ping Therefore I Am
    Another nice listing of current boards, with various stats and information. Offers a nice random shuffle of boards to check out.

Other fun stuff

Looking for something else?

There are lots more links over on the door games page. Links to authors' sites are provided whenever possible, whether active or archived.

Also check out the info page for links to active FTN networks of which this board is a member!