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Board game

A board game is a game for one or more players played with a premarked surface and game counters. 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.

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Two-player abstract strategy games Players know the entire game state at all times, and random generators such as dice are not used.

Classic abstract strategy games

Modern abstract strategy games

Two-player games of chance Luck or hidden information may decide the outcome, but skill predominates.

Multi-player elimination games Participants are typically eliminated before game end.

Multiplayer games without elimination Everyone can play along to the end. These games are especially suited for mixed play with adults and children.

Modern Wargames Accurate simulation of historical or hypothetical battles is an objective.

Party games A large and variable number of players can compete.

Word games Play revolves around forming letters into words.

Games of physical skill Coordination, finesse, or other physical skills are necessary.

Children's games[?] The rules are easy to learn and the outcome mostly or entirely due to chance.

See also: History of Board Games, Solved board games, Computer Olympiad, Card game, Mind sport, Zillions of Games

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