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28th May '17 3:45:05 PM nombretomado
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* Reversi (including the commercialized ''Othello''): A vaguely Go-like game where surrounded pieces change color instead of being captured. Reversi can be very difficult to keep track of, since one piece placement can drastically alter the entire board, at least on traditional boards - computer-based versions take care of this on their own. Reversi variations have appeared in some PartyGame series, including ''PointBlank'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', and ''WarioWare'', with the caveat that a player must win a minigame to claim a square.

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* Reversi (including the commercialized ''Othello''): A vaguely Go-like game where surrounded pieces change color instead of being captured. Reversi can be very difficult to keep track of, since one piece placement can drastically alter the entire board, at least on traditional boards - computer-based versions take care of this on their own. Reversi variations have appeared in some PartyGame series, including ''PointBlank'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', and ''WarioWare'', ''VideoGame/WarioWare'', with the caveat that a player must win a minigame to claim a square.
21st May '17 11:23:22 PM kikiandlala
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* The Dark Tower: An '80s fantasy game where you lead your warlord to build an army and conquer the Dark Tower.
21st May '17 11:16:06 PM kikiandlala
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* Doomtroopers: Siege of the Citadel, which is a greatly simplified board game set in the TabletopGame/MutantChronicles universe. You lead elite Doomtroopers from the various Megacorporations to destroy various alien beasts including the centaur-like Ezaghoul.


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* TabletopGame/{{Zombicide}}: A game of fighting back against a zombie apocalypse. There's also a medieval fantasy version called Zombicide: Black Plague.
21st May '17 11:07:05 PM kikiandlala
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* TabletopGame/HeroQuest: A dungeon exploration game that bears some relationship to the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} world. Warhammer Quest was the successor game to this.
11th May '17 12:27:58 AM justanid
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8th Mar '17 12:58:38 PM eirene
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* TabletopGame/TIME_stories: Cooperative decksploration game with multiple scenarios. The players are time travelers working for the titular agency to fix temporal faults in various historical eras.
4th Mar '17 9:46:15 AM nombretomado
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* Reversi (including the commercialized ''Othello''): A vaguely Go-like game where surrounded pieces change color instead of being captured. Reversi can be very difficult to keep track of, since one piece placement can drastically alter the entire board, at least on traditional boards - computer-based versions take care of this on their own. Reversi variations have appeared in some PartyGame series, including ''PointBlank'', ''MarioParty'', and ''WarioWare'', with the caveat that a player must win a minigame to claim a square.

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* Reversi (including the commercialized ''Othello''): A vaguely Go-like game where surrounded pieces change color instead of being captured. Reversi can be very difficult to keep track of, since one piece placement can drastically alter the entire board, at least on traditional boards - computer-based versions take care of this on their own. Reversi variations have appeared in some PartyGame series, including ''PointBlank'', ''MarioParty'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', and ''WarioWare'', with the caveat that a player must win a minigame to claim a square.
28th Feb '17 8:13:27 AM hullflyer
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* TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}}: Possibly the most ancient game in existence that it still widely played, though waning in popularity; the goal is to move your pieces into your own "home board" while doing everything possible to stop or outrun your opponent. Many of the higher-quality kits have boards that close and latch like a briefcase (with handle) for easy transport.

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* TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}}: Possibly the most ancient game in existence that it is still widely played, though waning in popularity; the goal is to move your pieces into your own "home board" while doing everything possible to stop or outrun your opponent. Many of the higher-quality kits have boards that close and latch like a briefcase (with handle) for easy transport.
11th Feb '17 5:34:32 PM Xtifr
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For a brief overview, there are four general categories of board games: Abstracts like chess; Party Games, which have a penchant for randomness and fun over hard strategy; [[WarGaming Wargames]], which typically feature maps full of troops duking it out at varying levels of realism, and {{Eurogame}}s, which focus on gaining victory points through economic competition over game resources rather than direct combat (the most famous of these is "The Settlers of Catan" - the Germans have a particular love of these and they can sometimes be called "German Games"). A fifth category not well known outside of Boardgaming circles is "Ameritrash" which focuses on the theme of the game and aggressive gameplay which mixes strategy and luck. (Named as a contrast to Eurogames which are perceived as very skill-based). It should be said that AmeritrashGames aren't always made in or are exclusive to America - games such as the Avalon Hill line of board games for many years reached international audiences but were cut from the shortlist of games to preserve in print because of Hasbro's MoneyDearBoy. Many games float among these categories.

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For a brief overview, there are four general categories of board games: Abstracts like chess; Party Games, which have a penchant for randomness and fun over hard strategy; [[WarGaming Wargames]], which typically feature maps full of troops duking it out at varying levels of realism, and {{Eurogame}}s, which focus on gaining victory points through economic competition over game resources rather than direct combat (the most famous of these is "The Settlers of Catan" - the Germans have a particular love of these and they can sometimes be called "German Games"). A fifth category not well known outside of Boardgaming circles is "Ameritrash" which focuses on the theme of the game and aggressive gameplay which mixes strategy and luck. (Named as a contrast to Eurogames which are perceived as very skill-based). It should be said that AmeritrashGames aren't always made in or are exclusive to America - games such as the Avalon Hill Creator/AvalonHill line of board games for many years reached international audiences but were cut from the shortlist of games to preserve in print because of Hasbro's MoneyDearBoy. Many games float among these categories.
21st Jan '17 2:57:36 PM Xtifr
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Recently, WilWheaton has promoted the board game hobby with his [[WebVideo/{{Tabletop}} web series]], [[http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/ Tabletop]], where he and several 'geek celebrities' play a variety of board games. Additionally, webcomics like [[http://www.dorktower.com/ Dork Tower]] and [[http://overboard-comic.com/ Going OverBoard]] detail the adventures of your average Board Game Geeks.

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Recently, WilWheaton Creator/WilWheaton has promoted been promoting the board game hobby with his [[WebVideo/{{Tabletop}} web series]], [[http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/ Tabletop]], series, ''Series/TableTop'', where he and several 'geek celebrities' play a variety of board games. Additionally, webcomics like [[http://www.dorktower.com/ Dork Tower]] ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' and [[http://overboard-comic.''[[http://overboard-comic.com/ Going OverBoard]] OverBoard]]'' detail the adventures of your average Board Game Geeks.
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