Modern forum software
made for engaging online communities.

Build a well connected online community
in a beautiful and affordable environment.
No technical knowledge required.

See this demo in full or try it right here.

Beyond nostalgic message boards

Simple, affordable and modern forums for every type of community
Intuitive and beautiful UI

Because neither you nor your members want a forum that looks like it's been around since the 90s.

Simple setup and administration

Get started in 5 minutes or less — enjoy a nimble yet powerful dashoard, even as your community grows.

Just the right features

With focus on a strong core and features you truly want for your community.

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Care about what really matters

We take care of the tech, so you can focus on your members

Never wrestle with servers or databases to keep your community running. Regular backups on a separate server included.


Enjoy all updates as soon as they get added to the platform. Instantly up to date, never incompatible or tedious to install.


Every community on Playgroup is a dedicated entity and secured with industry standard encryption.

Connect your forum to the tools you already use

Keep your members up to date, using the tools you already use besides a forum. With a growing number of integrations to communicate beyond your Playgroup, everybody will know what's happening.
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Keep your people in the loop, by automatically cross-posting to Slack when a new thread is created.

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Accept new members to your private community, when somebody paid for a subscription and much more.


Automatically send a message to your Telegram group or channel when a new discussion is started.

Clear and organized discussions

With a clear hierarchy of channels, threads and comments Playgroup allows members to navigate between discussions with ease. Because that is often not enough as a forum grows, members can also mark threads they want to come back to as Follow-ups. This way they will see marked threads in a convenient list while others reading the thread will know, a user has marked it for later.

Extendable member profiles

Because the most important part of your community are your members, Playgroup let's you a search members by interest. The detailed profiles can be customized with fields of your choice, giving you the option to shape the community according to your needs.

Moving forums made easy

Import existing content and users from other forums

If you're already running a forum, bring over your existing users and content in minutes. Nothing is lost in the process and existing users can simply sign up again, keeping their content connected to their new account. Currently only available for Discourse.

What others are saying

I've been a moderator with MegaMaker for years and we've switched over from Discourse in a matter of minutes. I love the fresh look and structure Playgroup provides — excited to use it some more!

Jon Friesen
Community Moderator, MegaMaker

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