Who says board games are boring? Not the folks who have played these [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds odd-sounding classics]].

''Please sort new titles alphabetically to avoid duplicate entries.''
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* [[spoiler: 1000 Blank White Cards]]: {{Calvinball}}: The Card Game.
* [[spoiler:''[[TabletopGame/SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'']]: [[FantasyCounterPartCulture Knock-offs of 17th-century European countries]] battle for supremacy, and you're caught in the middle. Also, {{pirate}}s and [[FunctionalMagic magic]] are involved.
* [[spoiler: ''Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road'']]: It's based off of a series of kids' books. Small children, Cairn Terriers, and rag dolls are perfectly legitimate character choices.
* [[spoiler:''Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant'']]: Use airplanes that can only be used once to shuttle as many people to as many places as possible in Eurasia and Africa.
* [[spoiler:''{{Agricola}}'']]: A bunch of medieval couples start families and raise cubic livestock.
** [[spoiler:''Farmers of the Moor'']]: The couples try to build farms on heavily-forested peat bogs while staying warm through the winter. They also have the chance to raise horses.
* [[spoiler:''Alhambra'']]: Landscaping in medieval Spain for fun and profit.
* [[spoiler:''All Flesh Must Be Eaten'']]: The main book contains ten different scenarios, and in every single one of them the dead rise. This is a constant.
* [[spoiler:''{{TabletopGame/Ammo}}'']]: Almost every manga trope is present and going to kick your ass. Enemies range from puny demons, each one able to throw a car around for fun, to semi-immortal demon lords that infiltrated the world politic. And while you have the firepower to fight that, a dagger wound or an aimed kick is going to kill you on the spot.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/ApplesToApples'']]: A card game in which victory hinges on guessing how your friends would best describe certain things.
** [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'']]: Same as above, but [[CrossesTheLineTwice a thousand times weirder and more tasteless]].
* [[spoiler:''{{Arimaa}}'']]: Two bestiaries seek to [[TheEnemyGateIsDown lower each other's gates]], or else make hassenpfeffer of the only creatures that can do so.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/ArkhamHorror'']]: It's TheRoaringTwenties. You and up to seven of your friends run around a small town in Massachusetts trying to avert TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** [[spoiler:''Mansions of Madness'']]: It's still TheRoaringTwenties. You and up to three of your friends run around an old mansion in New England while trying to figure out how you can stop another of your friends from doing something nasty.
* [[spoiler:''AscensionChronicleOfTheGodslayer'']]: Monks, robots, druids, and interdimensional assassins team up to save the multiverse. They do this with playing cards.
* [[spoiler:''Bang!'']]: A sheriff tries to fight crime, despite not knowing who's really on his side.
* [[spoiler:''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'']]: You and 3-5 friends are exploring a mansion. You won't know the rules of the game until the session is halfway over, and then, someone will be playing by different rules that lets them inch towards GameBreaker territory. Teamwork is both encouraged and punished.
* [[spoiler:''Battletech'']]: Samurai fight Knights, in giant robots. In space.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/BlissStage'']]: All the adults in the world [[LotusEaterMachine fall asleep]], leaving kids and teenagers to pilot HumongousMecha [[ThePowerOfLove powered by romance]] [[DeusSexMachina and sex]].
* [[spoiler:''Burn In Hell'']]: You're a demon prince of Hell seeking out like-tempered sinners so you can gain prestige by burning the 'best' evil bastards in special circles of hell. Trade other souls for fun and profit. Oh, and for some reason, burning a soul cools hell down until it freezes over, for some reason.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'']]: You play ordinary people fighting evil cults and horrors from beyond time. It goes on until you die or go mad from the things you've seen. So, an hour. Tops.
** [[spoiler: Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green]] Members of a disgraced government agency fight monsters. If they're very lucky, they don't lose outright.
* [[spoiler: ''Carcasonne'']]: Build cities, roads, churches and farms in the French countryside using cardboard tiles and little wooden people.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/CartoonActionHour'']]: You play as characters from a fictional action cartoon show from the Me Decade.
* [[spoiler: ''CastleFalkenstein'']]: A SteamPunk RPG where half the rulebook consists of a novella, and character creation requires you write a diary.
** Alternatively; LordOfTheRings: The RPG, as written by Jane Austen.
* [[spoiler: ''Checkers'']]: Kill your enemies through the ancient art of Leap Frog. Show no mercy, for you will be shown none.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Chess}}'']]: Tabletop strategy game where you control an ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl, {{Church Militant}}s, and [[GeniusLoci giant, mobile stone buildings]]. If they can make it to the end, your weakest units can [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]]. The object of the game is to corner your opponent's second-weakest piece.
** [[spoiler: ''Knightmare Chess'']]: The same as above, except that the rules are bent, broken, and changed on a regular basis. HilarityEnsues.
** [[spoiler: ''Choiss'']]: You and your opponent built an island and your forces fight on it.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'']]: The girl is not extraordinarily empowered, the weakest units start closer to the action and TakeALevelInBadass sooner, and the Church Militants can't go so fast.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Shogi}}'']]: A battle where those who are captured [[TurnCoat change sides]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Tori Shogi'']]: The same, but all combatants are evidently-wingclipped birds.
** [[spoiler: ''Shatranj'']]: The Church Militants are ''really'' weak but they can jump. You can win by giving no quarter.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Sittuyin}}'']]: Finish assembling your forces and fight.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'']]: Homebodies on opposite sides of a river send armies against each other.
*** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'']]: The same except: there is no river, the homebodies and their guards have equal strength, and the heavy artillery (living and not) and the Rank-And-File guys move differently.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/ChezGeek'']]: Gen-X slackers establish a pecking order based on consumerism, narcotics, casual sex, geeky activities, and finding cool roommates.
** [[spoiler: ''Chez Goth'']]: As above, but with goths instead of slackers.
** [[spoiler: ''Chez Grunt'']]: As above, but the slackers are in the army.
** [[spoiler: ''Chez Guevara'']]: As above, during a revolution in a BananaRepublic.
** [[spoiler: ''Chez Cthulhu'']]: As above, in the world of Creator/HPLovecraft.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Chrononauts}}'']]: Fiddle with the time stream in order to get home. Failing that, you can complete a scavenger hunt, or simply do the best you can to keep the universe from imploding.
* [[spoiler: ''Chicken Caesar'']]: Chickens recreate ancient Roman politics and pad the résumés of their dead relatives.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'']]: ColorCodedCharacters wander around an old mansion while being told who didn't kill someone, what they didn't kill someone with, and where they didn't kill someone.
* [[spoiler: ''Cosmic Encounter'']]: Aliens try to land space ships on the worlds of other aliens. They make weird stuff happen in order to accomplish this.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'']]: You know that ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' / Creator/HPLovecraft crossover FanFic? Throw in some ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and some ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'', and it's kinda like that. Now with added GhostInTheShell and Akira, from the companion book.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'']]: In the GrimDark future, everyone [[CriticalFailure botches their dice rolls]] and then randomly selects [[OhCrap one of over 9000 nasty ways for their character to die]]. And then [[FromBadToWorse the Psyker decides to cast a spell...]]
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'']]: Mad scientists, magical card-sharps, and assorted Wild West stock characters battle monsters [[TheHeartless powered by fear]].
* [[spoiler: ''Deadly Danger Dungeon'']]: You explore a dungeon and try to obtain many items, with death lurking at every turn.
* [[spoiler:''Devil Bunny Needs a Ham'']]: Food-service workers climb a skyscraper while trying to avoid a KillerRabbit.
** [[spoiler:''Devil Bunny Hates the Earth'']]: Said KillerRabbit wants to run his candy business into the ground. His machines gum their own works up with squirrels.
* [[spoiler:''Diplomacy'']]: You play one of the great powers of Europe in 1900. The players don't really start on an even footing. A game with no random chance or dice rolling and where lying to the other players is a vital strategy.
** How about, "Seven people use a map of Europe to prove who has best mastered the EvilOverlordList. The winner gets to take over the world."
*** Better still, "You invite six friends over for a board game, and by the end of the evening, have six more people who now hate you."
* [[spoiler:''Dixit'']]: Make your friends guess which piece of surrealist art you think best fits a word or phrase you made up off the top of your head, but [[DoWellButNotPerfect don't make it too obvious]].
* [[spoiler: TabletopGame/DogsInTheVineyard]]: [[BadassPreacher Mormon Paladins]] punish the sinners and save the virtuous in an alternate old west.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/DontRestYourHead]]: Mind bogglingly frightening adventures in a world that takes all the terror from ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' and kicks it up a notch (Bam!) Needle headed dogs will sew your shadow to the floor. And did we mention you get powers from being crazy that make you more crazy?
* [[spoiler:The Doom That Came to Atlantic City]]: {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are trying to destroy Atlantic City. You play one of the abominations.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons]]: A game of let's pretend where you kill tribes of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil fantasy races]] and take their stuff and get periodic powerups.
** [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{d20 Modern}}]]: The above [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Recycled INSPACE in the modern day! ]]
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** [[spoiler:d20 ''Franchise/StarWars'']]: The above [[/folder]]

[[folder: [[Recycled INSPACE a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away! ]]
]]
** [[spoiler:d20 Future]]: The above [[/folder]]

[[folder: [[Recycled INSPACE in space still, but in a less exciting and established setting than the last entry! ]]
]]
* [[spoiler:Dungeon Lords]]: Dig a hole in the ground, hire staff, scrape together enough money to pay wages & taxes, and try not to annoy the locals too much. Hoodlums will be along shortly to ruin all your work.
* [[spoiler:''Evo'']]: Outbid your opponents for the genes you want. Repeat until a meteor strike kills everyone.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'']]: You start out as a demigod, and get better. The better you describe what you're doing, the more dice you can add to what you're doing. If you spend a certain amount of energy, you'll start to glow, and spend even more you'll start to look like a reject from a fighting anime.
** Alternatively: Disgruntled employees of a [[CelestialBureaucracy bureaucracy]] imprison the management, fail to recognize a trend.
** Alternatively also: Most [=RPGs=] Jump the shark. This RPG waterskis (using [[{{BFS}} giant swords]] as skis) across a sea of molten lava, pulled by an [[CoolAirship Airship]] the size of an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier aircraft carrier]] using a towcable made of Magical silver, and then leaps off a ramp and does a Method 1080 Pop Shove-It over a Lava [[SharkPool Pit of evil robot super sharks]] with FrickinLaserBeams made from a [[ElementalCrafting metal sourced from the SOULS OF DEAD GODS.]]
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/FengShui'']]: Life is a Hong Kong action movie. {{Mooks}} get their own statistic system.
* [[spoiler:''Falling'']]: You are falling from a large height for inadequately explained reasons. You win if you land last, but [[RocksFallEveryoneDies everyone dies in the end anyway]].
* [[spoiler:''Fiasco'']]: Effectively, it's a team juggling event where everything being juggled is a MacGuffin, an IdiotBall, or both at once.
* [[spoiler:''Formula D'']]: Race Formula One cars powered by polyhedral dice.
* [[spoiler:''Fluxx'']]: Collect junk in a card game where the rules (and the goal) [[CalvinBall can change seemingly at random.]]
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Go}}'']]: Stones [[Film/ThePrincessBride start a land war in Asia]].
* [[spoiler:''Grimm'']]: Little kids are [[TrappedInAnotherWorld trapped]] in a world based on [[{{Grimmification}} twisted fairy tales]].
* [[spoiler:''Guillotine'']]: Collect the severed heads of [=VIPs=] during TheFrenchRevolution.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}]]: Pages and pages and pages of rules, but they don't tell you anything about the ''setting''!
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/InNomine'']]: Angels and Demons are real, and basically muck about in modern day promoting the agenda of a more powerful patron being. To be fair to everyone, {{God}} is there but never seen, and nobody really knows what Lucifer is up to. Oh, but using your Celestial Powers openly is bad, since not only are humans not supposed to know (except when they are) and Celestials doing things tends to attract other Celestials, which can be very bad. To top it off, a lot of angels are dicks.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/IronClaw'']]: ''Dungeons and Dragons'' [[/folder]]

[[folder: [[Recycled INSPACE with Funny Animals ]]
]]. Set in Renaissance England.
** [[spoiler:''Jade Claw'']]: ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' with actual tigers and dragons.
* ''[[spoiler:Kill Doctor Lucky]]'': Everyone is trying to kill a millionaire who is completely bound to his routine.
** ''[[spoiler:Save Doctor Lucky]]'': Everyone is trying to ''save'' a millionaire who is completely bound to his routine.
* ''[[spoiler:Kingmaker]]'': Use your randomly-assigned military forces to attempt to seize the British crown, circa 1483. Occasionally all your hard efforts and thoughtful planning will be wiped out by plague, hurricanes, or Scotsmen.
* ''[[spoiler:Kingsblood]]'' Incest: The Card Game.
* ''[[spoiler:Kingsburg]]'': Use six-sided dice to convince a king's advisers to give you cubes, with which you build up a medieval settlement that is periodically attacked by monsters. A single game takes five years to play.
* [[spoiler:''Kobolds Ate My Baby'']]: You're a fearless but utterly incompetent little fanged ewok reject. Your tribe is throwing a party and demands you either bring the tasty human baby salad or be the tasty kobold salad. Babies explode randomly. So do you on occasion.
* ''[[spoiler:Koom Valley Thud]]'': Re-enact one of many battles ([[AllThereInTheManual all in the same place thanks to]] [[Discworld/ThiefOfTime a clock with devastating side effects]]) between mismatched forces who move and kill in different ways.
* [[spoiler: ''Le Havre'']]: French warehouse managers who have to provide their workers with a free lunch invest in industry, real estate, and boats.
* ''[[spoiler:Life]]'': Colorful pegs drive around a map, raise families, and collect tiles at the whims of a spinner.
* ''[[spoiler:Lord of the Fries]]'': Try to fill orders a fast-food restaurant staffed by the living dead, serving dishes made from generic ingredients.
* [[spoiler:''Lunch Money'']]: You and your friends are little kids beating the snot out of each other in the playground for your lunch money. For some reason, knifing another child is acceptable and does less damage than a good kick. Oh, and the card art shows a scary little girl.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'']]: Dimension-hopping wizards fight each other.
** [[spoiler: ''Kamigawa'' block]]: In mythical Japan, a kidnapping results in a total jerk having to save the world from peace-loving gods that eat you.
** [[spoiler: ''Ravnica'' block]]: An epic struggle among ten factions to subvert the local bureaucracy better than each other.
** [[spoiler: ''Time Spiral'' block]]: Sibling rivalry causes the multiverse to almost be destroyed by nostalgia thousands of years later.
** [[spoiler: ''Ice Age'' block]]: The world is covered in ice for generations, which eventually melts away to reveal a really lame alternate reality. A decade later, the ice comes back for no adequately explored reason.
** [[spoiler: ''Lorwyn/Shadowmoor'' blocks]]: A [[LighterAndSofter sickeningly bright]] fairy tale world becomes dark and twisted despite the actions of the heroes, then a ResetButton keeps any of that from having happened.
** [[spoiler: ''Shards of Alara'' block]]: One world becomes five after a freak accident, each world populated by [[KnightInShiningArmor knights,]] [[{{Magitek}} cyborg wizards,]] [[ZombieApocalypse zombies,]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] and [[BarbarianHero barbarians,]] and [[NatureHero magic hippies]] who worship [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Godzilla,]] respectively. Part two: They meet each other.
** [[spoiler: ''Zendikar'' block]]: Real estate becomes voracious. It tells giant monsters [[spoiler: to go screw themselves.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Innistrad'' block]]: Humans get caught in the middle of a combination ZombieApocalypse and [[FurAgainstFang vampire-werewolf turf war]] after their guardian angel ditches them. The good news is, she comes back. The bad news is, so does her evil counterpart.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/MaidRPG'']]: You play a [[{{Meido}} maid]]. That is all.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'']]: Inanimate objects get into the real-estate business in Atlantic City during the Great Depression.
** Or: Real estate tycoons decide which properties they ought to purchase based on random walks through Atlantic City, and unseen forces move them across town for no good reason. Eventually, most of the tycoons would rather serve lengthy prison sentences than wander around Atlantic City, since the hotels in town charge astronomical rates and none of the tycoons have an apartment. And a train ticket can cost as much as the entire railroad company.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'']]: [[HumongousMecha Giant robots]] backed by the U.N., [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]] [[CaptainErsatz look-alikes]], [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot]] cyborg {{ninja}}s, [[{{Kaiju}} giant aliens]] [[HordeOfAlienLocusts who see Earth as an all-you-can-eat buffet]], [[AnimalWrongsGroup ecoterrorist-backed]] mutant [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], and [[AlienInvasion Martians]] vie for control of the Earth. [[RevenueEnhancingDevices Collect them all!]]
** [[spoiler:''I Chomp NY'']]: The guys from above get new monsters, and start trying to protect or blow up [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed look-alikes of national monuments]].
** [[spoiler:''All Your Base'']]: The guys from above put up their own buildings and try to blow the other guy's building up. They also get even more new monsters, except these ones [[FusionDance fit]] [[CombiningMecha together]].
** [[spoiler:''Monsterpocalypse Now'']]: The guys from above are joined by reclusive {{samurai}} powered by [[ElementalPowers the classical elements]], slave-taking [[BeneathTheEarth mole-men]], [[EvilKnockoff robot duplicates]] of some of the other monsters, [[BigCreepyCrawlies really big bugs]], [[GaiasVengeance pollution-hating]] [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys giant apes]], and [[SeaMonster fish-men]].
** [[spoiler:''{{Voltron}}'']]: A mistranslation of an old anime series that's more popular than the original gets added using the same rules.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'']]: To win this card game, you have to do everything you're not supposed to do in a fantasy role-playing game.
** [[spoiler:''Star Munchkin'']]: As above, but [[RecycledINSPACE in space]].
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Fu'']]: As above, but with [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting martial arts]].
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Bites!'']]: As above, but in a pastiche of ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness''.
** [[spoiler:''Super Munchkin'']]: As above, but with {{super hero}}es.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Impossible'']]: As above, but with [[SpyDrama secret agents]].
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Cthulhu'']]: As above, but with [[CosmicHorrorStory the Cthulhu Mythos]].
** [[spoiler:''The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin'']]: As above, but in TheWildWest.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Booty'']]: As above, but with {{pirate}}s.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Zombies'']]: As above, but with [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]].
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Webcomic/AxeCop'']]: As above, but with the cast of an [[CrazyAwesome over-the-top]] {{webcomic}}.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Apocalypse'']]: As above, during TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Blender'']]: All of the above.
** [[spoiler:''Munchkin Quest'']]: As above, but playing a board game instead of a card game.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/NinjaBurger]]: Deliver enough fast food in 30 minutes or less to Roswell or Air Force One (in flight), and you may live the dream of becoming Branch Manager of a fast food empire. Fail, and it's time to apologize to your ancestors in person.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}]]: Starting characters are usually capable of destroying the sun. A trivial spell that every PC knows and is able to cast will make you immune to nuclear weaponry for a while. You spend a lot of time tending your flower garden and worrying that someone will find out about your latest crush.
** Deputy gods go on wacky adventures while trying to save the world from pretty boys who are trying to destroy it with flowers and morality plays. Hell is on the good guys' side, and your boss killed at least a hundred people to make a convenient place to stash his body while he/she runs off to fight in the spirit world.
* [[spoiler:Once Upon a Time]]: People co-write a story. They each have a different ending in mind.
* [[spoiler:Oware]]: Scatter seeds over your opponent's turf to collect them with some of your opponent's own. Named for a legend about ''really'' obsessive players.
* [[spoiler:Pack & Stack]]: Try to find a truck that will fit all your stuff, and grab it before somebody else does.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}]]: Obey all the rules or die. You don't have clearance to know the rules.
** A supercomputer runs everything to make everyone happy and is never wrong. This leads to a lot of intrigue, needless death and property destruction, and nothing works.
** A mad supercomputer rules a post-apocalyptic underground city with an iron fist, executing people for the slightest infringement of its ever-changing rules, and sending hapless teams of Troubleshooters on missions made all but impossible due to bureaucratic bungling, equipment failure and/or team infighting. Secret societies and unhinged super-powered mutants are everywhere. Oh, and this is all played for laughs.
** Alternately: That information is above your clearance level, Citizen.
* [[spoiler: TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}]]: TheyChangedItNowItSucks [[XMeetsY meets]] DarkerAndEdgier: the RPG.
* [[spoiler:Power Grid]]: Be the first to dominate the electric power market, one city at a time.
* [[spoiler:Puerto Rico]]: Build an island colony using cardboard and little wooden disks.
* [[spoiler:Quarriors]]: Wizards fight each other by collecting dice.
* [[spoiler:Race for the Galaxy]]: Conquer planets by discarding playing cards.
* [[spoiler:RealLife]]: The generally [[QuicksandBox Sandbox nature of the game]] leaves most quests vaguely defined and filled with poorly advertised dangers; your character might conceivably die from ''eating perfectly normal food''. Your character can't go adventuring until he gains seven or eight levels; as a starting character, he requires constant upkeep from already-established characters and has absolutely nothing in the way of skills, except for genius-level language learning (a skill the character later inexplicably loses). The first few levels don't even grant skills, but "proto-skills" that serve as prerequisites for later skills. Opportunity for various proto-skills is not available to all characters (this is randomly determined), and lack of certain proto-skills can severely restrict choice of character class. Also, the most common (and depending on the campaign setting, possibly required) way to gain skills after the proto-skills have been acquired is to spend very lengthy amounts of time staying in one place. This gains you many skills, the majority of which will never be of any use to you.
** The biggest QuickSandbox. Many of the instructions are contradictory, some completely unhelpful, none of them are truly official.
** [[spoiler:[=SF0=]]]: An expansion to the above game which gives characters access to advanced skills in exchange for service to one of several shadowy government bureaucracies, all of which seem to be based in San Francisco.
** [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'']]: A further expansion on the above but with a lot more math.
** Alternatively: [[spoiler: ''RealLife'']]: The LARP version of ''VideoGame/TheSims''. (Possibly with less focus on [[VideogameCrueltyPotential potential for cruelty]], it's hard to tell.)
* [[spoiler:''The Red Dragon Inn'']]: Refugees from a dungeon crawl gamble, get drunk, and beat each other up.
* [[spoiler:''Revolution'']]: Use blackmail, bribery, and violence to place little cubes in the landmarks of a nameless eighteenth-century city.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'']]: An untold number of years in the future, the {{Ley Line}}s have turned Earth into something out of the weirdest fantasy novel ever written. Creatures are still falling into the world from other dimensions through holes in reality. People in massive armored suits walk alongside magicians. Chicago is the capital of TheEmpire, and the empire uses mutant humanoid dogs to sniff out psychics and nonhumans. Meanwhile, Toronto is the centerpiece of a possible [[TheAlliance Alliance]] of good guys, human and fantasy races alike who could resist.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}'']]: [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Chronic backstabbers]] roll dice to see who controls the world.
** [[spoiler:''Risk 2210 A.D.'']]: As above, but with nukes that are inexplicably incapable of being aimed properly.
** [[spoiler:''Risk: Legacy'']]: As above, but players are allowed to screw with the game board in a number of ways.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'']]: Deadbeat parents expect their kids to fix their messes. The entire planet hates both groups. Literally.
* [[spoiler:SettlersOfCatan]]: Battle it out for who can control the most of a small island with a really weird, hexagon-based geography. Someone will more than likely get [[DoubleEntendre wood for sheep]] during the proceedings.
* ''[[spoiler: TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}]]'': In the future, magic is real, shamanism is real, virtual reality is real enough to kill you even though you can change the interface, and almost everything that can be corrupt is.
* ''[[spoiler: Smallworld]]'': Goad fantasy races into grabbing as much territory as they can before their civilization collapses. The object of the game is to make money doing this.
* ''[[spoiler: The Speicherstadt]]'': You run a group of highly-flammable warehouses in turn-of-the-century Hamburg.
* ''[[spoiler: TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury]]'': Every player character is a MarySue, and they all share the same birthday. This is an important plot point. The genre is rife with racist and sexist stereotypes, there isn't even a ''pretense'' of realism as we understand it, and the GM is encouraged to play up the bad side of every trait the players give their characters.
* [[spoiler:''Spree'']]: Guns don't kill people when wielded by a mob of looters on Christmas Eve. They just make you fall down.
* [[spoiler:''Spycraft'']]: James Bond, Rambo, Agent 87, the Transporter, and the entire human cast of Stargate all team together. [[TheyFightCrime THEY FIGHT CRIME!!]]
* [[spoiler:''{{Stratego}}'']]: Two armies play a high-casualties version of Capture the Flag, complete with StuffBlowingUp.
* [[spoiler: TabletopGame/StrikeLegion]]: Everything fights everything, with ridiculous amounts of collateral damage. You can buy an underbarrel mount that can destroy the planet you're standing on.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond'']]: Heroes from across the multiverse get drunk and cause trouble.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'']]: Aliens from across the galaxy infiltrate our high schools. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler: Three-Dragon Ante]]: A game designed by an RPG company to be roleplayed as being played during their RPG by your characters... but it's real.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/TicketToRide]]: Use a cross between Graph Theory and Rummy to get from A to B by train.
** [[spoiler:Ticket To Ride: Europe]] The same, but in Europe and sometimes you don't know how many cards in a set you'll need before you try and play it.
* [[spoiler:''Tokaido'']]: A motley assortment of characters take a road trip through feudal Japan. Whoever has the most interesting trip is the winner.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'']]: You play loony characters who can defy basic logic and the laws of physics [[RuleOfFunny as long as it's funny.]]
* ''[[spoiler: TabletopGame/{{Torg}}]]'': Seven or eight universes, all with different laws of metaphysics, fight for the energy of one planet, on that planet.
* ''[[spoiler:Trailer Park Wars]]'': Help rednecks find a good home while preventing your opponents from doing the same. Get rewarded with plastic flamingos for doing so.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'']]: Several thousand years in the future an Emperor rules eleven thousand planets which never can get along and always give the Emperor a big-headache. The Players wander from planet to planet and always give the GM a big headache as well.
* [[spoiler: ''Tsuro'']]: Dragons go for a leisurely stroll. Only one can survive.
* ''[[spoiler: TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}]]'': Fighting the Soviet Union after a nuclear war.
* [[spoiler:''TabletopGame/TwilightImperium'']]: Cat people, insect people, fish people, cyborgs, and the like jockey for control of a strangely hexagonal galaxy with about thirty planets. For some reason, turn order is decided by who decides to waste the most time in politicking; they go first.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/UnknownArmies]]: There's magic all over modern day Earth if you know where to look. It can be accessed only by acting obsessively in open defiance of logic - self-mutilation, constant TV watching, and recreating in perfect detail the sexual adventures of a goddess on a secret pornographic videotape are three popular paths. Alternatively, you can become the living embodiment of an {{archetype}} such as the MVP, the Flying Woman, or the Mystic Hermaphrodite. The BackStory actually ties this all together. It's too long to spoil here, but the Comte de Saint-Germain is deeply involved.
** Alternatively; Play mystical seekers who hope to overcome a life of tedious money-earning, porn-watching, and endless drinking by leaping into a secretive society where people work to earn money, watch porn, and drink endlessly. You can also choose to work at [=McDonald's=].
** Incredibly self-destructive habits become the path to magical power. Conspiracy and cosmic bumfights ensue.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}]]: The local church and a posse of nerds try to keep nosy neighbors, hoodlums, an insect infestation, some old malfunctioning robots, and some really creepy things from another dimension out of their neighborhood on behalf of a disabled veteran.
** [[spoiler:TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}]]: As above, but in [[TheDungAges a medieval setting]]. Also, [[SequelDisplacement it came first]].
* [[spoiler:Weapons of the Gods]]: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, only instead of Chow Yun Fat and Zhang Ziyi, you look at paper. And instead of breathtaking martial arts sequences with a world-class fight director, you roll dice. Sex makes you a better fighter. Character creation requires a crash course in Ancient History.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'']]: The two parts dealing with the death of hope and human potential are widely considered the ''happiest'' of the lot.
** Or: A supposedly dark and brooding game where one of the darkest lines is notable for having childish artwork.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'']]: Night owls put up with ManipulativeBastard bosses in their ongoing quest for their favorite beverage. Features Bible stories and sociopathy.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'']]: You're dead, then you awaken in a nightmare that would make Creator/HRGiger stain his drawers, and then it gets much, much worse. Eventually the players decide to play a more cheerful game like ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'']]: Scientists oppress new-agers with cyborgs and plasma cannons.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'']]: You are a human surrounded by monsters nobody else can see. You have powers, but they only work on monsters, and they aren't as powerful as those the monsters are using, except for the ultimate spell of your class, which you are mathematically incapable of learning. You will probably go insane, even if you utilize the magically hidden support system, which is basically 4chan.
*** Alternately: Paranoid Schizophrenia, the role-playing game.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' ]]: Parasites from {{Hell}} latch onto dying people to fight against similar parasites latched onto inanimate objects. They have less than a decade before TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt strikes.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'']]: Giant furries try to prevent evil corporation, cultists, crazy subterranean furries, and other minions of an EldritchAbomination from destroying Mother Nature. EldritchAbomination has gone a little nuts after eons in another eldritch abomination's prison, which we call reality, and is trying to pull off a prison break. Ethnic stereotypes and anger management issues abound.
*** More briefly: Furry ecoterrorists versus Cthulhu.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'']]: You're like an otherkin, except your delusions are true (but not true enough that normal people will interact with them). You live a fairy tale existence that will either drive you utterly bonkers or get torn apart by a series of threats that ranges from child abuse to having to pay your taxes. Also, odds are you're going to lose and your imaginary friends will die.
* [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'']]: A world that looks like our own, but there's secret monster societies hidden in ''every'' shadow. Vampires angst about being vampires and play politics, werewolves are spiritual border patrol guards, and mages fight against the lie of reality. And it's entirely debatable whether the humans who fight the monsters are any better than the creatures they hunt.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'']] You are an undead WalkingWasteland animated by living fire. Vicious monsters born from your kind's reproductive cycle gone wrong want to eat your flesh. If you stick around humans too long, they begin to build up to TorchesAndPitchforks. Your goal is to [[ToBecomeHuman lose your superpowers]].
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'']] You're a refugee from slavery in AnotherDimension. When you get back, you find that you may have [[YearInsideHourOutside aged strangely]] when trapped over there, and the otherworldly entities who kidnapped you have created an identical duplicate of you, who [[EvilTwin may or may not be evil.]] You join a power group who either wants to hide from, destroy or ignore the beings and often travel between the dimensions, not knowing that the eventual ending of your life is that you will (assuming you don't die or go mad first) evolve to ''become'' one of your race of tormentors. Not science fiction.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'']]: The job of border guards is complicated by Nazi-equivalents.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'']]: Again, you're a human surrounded by monsters, this time absent any powers, unless you are recruited by a MegaCorp, the Catholic ChurchMilitant, mystic drug dealers or the Devil herself (maybe), all of which involves BodyHorror, insanity with no trade off, addiction with no trade off or sudden death with no explanation, respectively, and even then, you might not get any powers at all. The rules do make you a {{Determinator}}, but that probably won't help. The best bonuses you can get are from your day job. No, seriously.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'']]: You're Creator/MichaelJFox in ''Film/TheFrighteners'', only you have [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] rattling around in the back of your head, {{necromanc|er}}y powers, and some folks in Tartarus who are ''very'' angry at you.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'']]: You've been working at the same job since time out of mind. Your boss and your subordinates keep calling you out to deal with their 'requests', and you're always on a deadline. When you're not on the clock, you spend your time sleeping. Your memory is shot all to hell. Good luck finding a retirement plan.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'']]: God is a mechanical cosmic horror, and It is everywhere. You used to be one of Its mechanical cosmic horror servants, but then you developed free will and now God wants you dead. Your only way out - maybe - is to go to Hell.
** [[spoiler: ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'']]: Crazy people work on very strange science projects. The whole game was made by one guy.
* [[spoiler:TabletopGame/YuGiOh]]: Even in real life, children's card games are still SeriousBusiness.
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