Definition of a Board Game: A board game is a game in which counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a "board" (a premarked surface usually specific to that game). As do other form of entertainment, board games can represent nearly any subject.
There are many different types and styles of board games, including those, at the most-basic level, that that have no inherent theme—such as Checkers—as well as more-complicated games with definite subjects, or even narratives, such as Clue.
About Board Games:
Board games use as a central tool a board on which the players' status, resources, and progress are tracked using physical tokens. Many also involve dice and/or cards. Most games that simulate war are board games (though a large number of video games have been created to simulate strategic combat; see "Video Games" below), and the board may be a map on which the players' tokens move. Virtually all board games involve "turn-based" play; one player contemplates and then makes a move, then the next player does the same, and a player can only act on their turn. This is opposed to "real-time" play as is found in some card games, most sports and most video games.
Some games, such as chess and Go, are entirely deterministic, relying only on the strategy element for their interest. Children's games, on the other hand, tend to be very luck-based, with games such as Candy Land having virtually no decisions to be made. Most other board games combine strategy and luck factors; the game of backgammon requires players to decide the best strategic move based on the roll of two dice. Trivia games have a great deal of randomness based on the questions a person gets. German-style board games are notable for often having rather less of a luck factor than many board games.
Board game groups include Race games, Roll-and-move games; Abstract strategy games; Word games and Wargames as well as the Trivia and German-style board games mentioned above. Some board games fall into multiple groups and even incorporate elements of other genres; Cranium is one popular example, where players must succeed in each of four main skills: artistry, live performance, trivia, and language skill.
List of board games
This is a list of board games. This page classifies board games according to the concerns which might be uppermost for someone organizing a gaming event or party. See the article on game classification for other alternatives, or see Category:Board games for a list of board game articles.
Examples of: Multiplayer games without elimination
Everyone can play along to the end. These games are especially suited for mixed play with adults and children. 18XX / 221B Baker Street / 30 Seconds / À la carte /
About Time / Acquire / Acronymble / Adel Verpflichtet / Afrikan tähti / Agricola
Aladdin's Dragons / Alhambra / Alias / Amun-Re / Articulate! / Atlantis / Attika
Attribute / Auf Achse / Australia / Balderdash / Barbarossa / Basari / Bauernschlau
BEZZERWIZZER / Billabong / Blankety Blank / (This Game Is) Bonkers! / Brain Chain
Break the Safe / The Bridges of Shangri-La / Buccaneer / Buzzle / Café International
Campanile / Can't Stop / Candy Land / Canyon / Capitol / Carcassonne / Careers
Carolus Magnus / Cartagena / Casablanca / Caylus / Chameleon / Charge Large
Checkers / Chinatown / Civilization / Clans / Cluedo (also known as Clue) / Columbus
Cosmic Encounter / Cranium / Crosstrack / Da Vinci Game, The / Dark Tower
Das Amulett / Debate This! / Deflexion / Dicke Kartoffeln / Domaine / Don't Miss The Boat
Don't Quote Me / Drunter und Drüber / Dschunke / Duftende Spuren / Dune /
Ein Solches Ding... / El Grande / Elfenland / Empire Builder series / Enchanted Forest
English draughts / Entdecker / Evo / Extrablatt / Farlander / Favoriten /
Fearsome Floors / Figure It Out / Fireball Island /
Examples of: Multi-player elimination games
Participants are typically eliminated before game end.
1313 Dead End Drive (game) / Anti-Monopoly / Apples to Apples / Ashtam-changam-pe
Attack! / Axis & Allies / Blokus / Blue Max / Bookchase / Class Struggle /
Controlling Interest / Crash! The bankrupt game / Diplomacy /Explorium: a Gold Rush game / Finance / Ghettopoly / Go For Broke / The Great Train Robbery Board Game /
Hotels / Khet / King Oil / Las Vegas The Board Game / Monopoly / Monopoly Jr /
Examples of: Games of physical skill
Coordination, finesse, or other physical skills are necessary. Also known as dexterity games. Baboon Ball / Beirut / Blockhead! / Buckaroo / Camp Granada / Carabande
Carrom / Chapayev / Charmed - The Game based on the Hit TV series /Crokinole
Dart Wars / Gnip Gnop / Hamsterrolle / Hungry Hungry Hippos / Jenga / Kerplunk
Krazy Maze /
Examples of: Two-player games involving chance or hidden information
Backgammon / Battleship / Blood Bowl / Blue Moon / Bul (game) / Chebache / Chess
Chinese Checkers / The Cross and Circle game family / Crash Tackle / Daldøs /
Dover Patrol / Dracula's Revenge / Downfall / Frankenstein's Children / Ghosts
Guess Who? / Isis & Osiris / Kamisado / Kingdoms / Liu po / Magestones / Mastermind
Mindmover / Mozaic / Nabuko Generals and Conquerors / Obsession / Patolli / Plateau
Sáhkku / Senet / Sho / Space Hulk / Star Wars Epic Duels / Strata5 / Stratego / Sugoroku
Tâb / Tantrix / Thayaam / Tri Tactics / Wari / Zoki Games /
Examples of: Children's games
The rules are easy to learn and the outcome mostly or entirely due to chance.
Ab Die Post! / Candy Land / Chicken Cha Cha Cha / Cooties / Die Ritter von der Haselnuß
Don't Break the Ice / Don't Wake Daddy / Gulo Gulo /Hallo Dachs! / Hey Pa! There's a Goat on the Roof / Hi Ho! Cherry-O / Husch Husch kleine Hexe / Kids of Catan / Loopin' Louie / Ludo / Mouse Trap / Piepmatz / Snakes and ladders (aka Chutes and Ladders)
Space Hop / Take A Hike / Verflixt Gemixt / Zoki Games /
Drinking game / Parlour Games / Minigame / Casual game / Casual gamer /