Inspired by Max Berry's book, Jennifer Government, NationStates is one of the most popular online simulation games. The forum boasts over 5 million posts and 200,000 users.
OpenOffice.org offers a free and fully-featured office suite which meets the needs of the common consumer all the way up to large enterprises.
Official Support Forum for Debian, the kernel-based open source operating system. phpBB provides a solid platform for support and discussion.
Info-Mac is a community dating back to 1984 as a mailing list and was the first online community for Apple's Macintosh computer. All of their content was converted to phpBB in 2007.
Zend Technologies is one of the largest and most popular companies producing a wide variety of tools and frameworks for PHP. Their community forums rely on phpBB.
Joomla is one of the leading open-source Content Management Systems. With a userbase of over 400,000, they use phpBB as a reliable platform for support.