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1st Aug '16 8:45:42 AM Morgenthaler
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[Film/WarGames Or how about a nice game of]] ''TabletopGame/{{Chess}}''?[[note]]From top to bottom: ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Go}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}'']]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[Film/WarGames Or how about a nice game of]] ''TabletopGame/{{Chess}}''?[[note]]From top to bottom: ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Go}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}'']]-]
''TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}''[[/note]]]]-]
23rd Jul '16 12:44:16 AM Mikeyfan93
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* TabletopGame/{{Icehouse}}: A boardless board game played with pyramidal pieces pointing at each other. Something like a cross between Go and vector arithmetic; more than four hundred games using the pyramidal pieces are listed on one site alone [[http://www.icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page here]]. [[note]]And created by Andrew Looney, inventor of TabletopGame/{{Fluxx}}.[[/note]]

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* TabletopGame/{{Icehouse}}: A boardless board game played with pyramidal pieces pointing at each other. Something like a cross between Go and vector arithmetic; more than four hundred games using the pyramidal pieces are listed on one site alone [[http://www.icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page here]]. [[note]]And created by Andrew Looney, inventor of TabletopGame/{{Fluxx}}.[[/note]]
12th Jul '16 11:13:51 PM Koveras
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* TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}}: Where players roll five dice, trying to get as many matching numbers as possible. If they succeed in getting all five to match they get a "Yahtzee" and a large point bonus. Bonuses are also awarded for poker hand-esque combinations, such as a pair of twos and three threes making a full house. Another variation of TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}} was also released as it was made only for girls (known as Yahtzee Pink Edition).

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* TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}}: Where players roll five dice, UsefulNotes/{{dice}}, trying to get as many matching numbers as possible. If they succeed in getting all five to match they get a "Yahtzee" and a large point bonus. Bonuses are also awarded for poker hand-esque combinations, such as a pair of twos and three threes making a full house. Another variation of TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}} was also released as it was made only for girls (known as Yahtzee Pink Edition).
8th Jul '16 2:59:37 AM Statzkeen
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* TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific: A two player historically-based wargame of the UsefulNotes/WorldWorldII Pacific Theater.

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* TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific: A two player historically-based wargame of the UsefulNotes/WorldWorldII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pacific Theater.
8th Jul '16 2:58:57 AM Statzkeen
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* TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific: A two player historically-based wargame of the WorldWorldTwo Pacific Theater.

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* TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific: A two player historically-based wargame of the WorldWorldTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWorldII Pacific Theater.
8th Jul '16 2:58:12 AM Statzkeen
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Classic games of skill and chance, often used in fiction to illuminate characters' personalities. There are many board games, but those listed in this index are pretty much the only [[SmallReferencePools ones you will see in fiction]]. Often, they will have an in-world BrandX equivalent. In the last decade, [[http://www.piecepack.org/ piecepacks]] have become popular as a means of devising new board games.

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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Classic games of skill and chance, often used in fiction to illuminate characters' personalities. There are many board games, but those listed in this index a few popular ones are pretty much often the only [[SmallReferencePools ones you will see in fiction]]. Often, they will have an in-world BrandX equivalent. In the last decade, [[http://www.piecepack.org/ piecepacks]] have become popular as a means of devising new board games.

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.
MoneyDearBoy. Many games float among these categories.


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* TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific: A two player historically-based wargame of the WorldWorldTwo Pacific Theater.
24th Jun '16 9:45:46 PM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'': The players are [[KingArthur Knights of the Round Table]] defending (or secretly betraying) Camelot.

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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowsOverCamelot'': The players are [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Knights of the Round Table]] defending (or secretly betraying) Camelot.
31st May '16 4:21:52 PM bkitu
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* Cribbage: A rare combination of a card game and a board game, players advance pegs on a peg board to race to the end of a track based on rounds of card play. Utterly incomprehensible to the uninitiated, but undeniably popular.

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* Cribbage: TabletopGame/{{Cribbage}}: A rare combination of a card game and a board game, players advance pegs on a peg board to race to the end of a track based on rounds of card play. Utterly incomprehensible to the uninitiated, but undeniably popular.
21st May '16 1:55:17 AM Eyclonus
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* Memoir '44: A World War 2 strategy game for 2 played on a hex grid map, notably for having a lot of expansions and for the Operation Overlord set of expansions bumping it to 8 players and recreating some of the largest battles of the period.
30th Mar '16 10:42:29 AM Koveras
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* ''TabletopGame/DarklightMementoMori'': A cooperative fantasy dungeon crawler inspired by ''Dark Souls''.
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