OpenCart is popular, powerful, and easy to use shopping cart software. Their healthy community forums are powered by phpBB.
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.
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.
KDE is mainly known for producing the KDE Desktop Environment (used in Kubuntu) for Linux.
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.
Official Support Forum for Debian, the kernel-based open source operating system. phpBB provides a solid platform for support and discussion.