Yut
Yut Nori (Yunnori) (sometimes romanized as nyout or yoot) is a traditional board game played in Korea, especially during Korean New Year. The game is also called cheok-sa or sa-hee. The combining-form...
Wahoo (board game)
Wahoo is a cross and circle board game similar to Parchisi that involves moving a set number of marbles around the board, trying to get them into the safety zone. The game originated in the Appalachi...
Game of the Goose
The Game of the Goose or Goose game is a board game with uncertain origins. Some people connect the game with the Phaistos Disc (because of its spiral shape), others claim that it was originally a gi...
Impulse-based turn system
An impulse-based turn system is a game mechanic where a game turn is broken up into a series of discrete, repeating segments, or impulses. It can be considered a fairly complex mechanic, but has been ...
Adventure board game
An adventure board game is a board game in which a player plays as a unique individual character that improves through gameplay. This improvement is commonly reflected in terms of increasing characte...
Chaupar
Chaupar is a board game very similar to Pachisi of the Cross and Circle family played in India. It is believed that both games were created around the 4th century. The board is made of wool or cloth. ...
German-style board game
A German-style board game, also referred to as a German game, Euro game, or Euro-style game, is any of a class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times, indire...
Alpha strike (gaming)
An alpha strike is a competitive gaming term, denoting an all-out attack launched in hopes of achieving a decisive advantage. This is usually considered a risky tactic, as if the attacker fails to gai...
Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created in December 1979 in Montreal, Quebe...
Play money
Play money is noticeably fake bills or coins intended to be used use as toy currency, especially for classroom instruction or as a marker in board games such as Monopoly, rather than currency in a leg...
Area movement
Area movement is a game mechanic used in a board game. While most parlor games and the like have 'areas' of the board to move in, the term is used (particularly in wargaming) for those boards that rep...
Minion Hunter
Minion Hunter is a board game originally released in 1992 by Game Designers' Workshop in conjunction with their Dark Conspiracy Role Playing Game. The game is designed to encourage the players to wor...
Action point
An action point, commonly abbreviated AP, is a point in games to determine how much action a player, unit, or video game character can do in a single turn.Within computer and video games they are pred...
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a 2 to 5 player high fantasy Dungeon crawl published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2005. Descent was designed and produced by Kevin Wilson. The game is not related to the...
Cranium (board game)
Cranium is a party game created by Whit Alexander and Richard Tait in 1998 after Richard spent a weekend playing games with another family and recognized the need for a game involving a variety of ski...
Games table desk
A Games table desk is an antique desk form which combines the type of surface required for writing with a surface etched or veneered in the pattern of a given board game. It also provides sufficient...
Parqués
Parqués (pronounced park-ehs) is the Colombian version of a board game in the cross and circle family (the category that includes Pachisi). The game is described as a "random thinking" game: the moves...
Cross and circle game
Cross and circle is a board game design used for race games played throughout the world.
Strictly, the design comprises a circle divided into four equal portions by a cross inscribed inside it; th...
Ashtapada
The Ashtāpada(Sanskrit: अष्टापद)is an Indian board game which predates chess and was mentioned on the list of games that Gautama Buddha would not play. Chaturanga appeared sometime around the 6th ...
Lord of the Rings (board game)
Lord of the Rings is the latest published board game, based on the fictionary high fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Published in 2000 by Kosmos and Fantasy Flight Games, the ...
Counter (board wargames)
Boardgame counters are usually small cardboard squares moved around on the map of a wargame to represent armies, military units or individual military personnel. The first wargame based on cardboard c...
Sho (board game)
Sho ( Tibetan : ཤོ ) is a traditional race game in Tibet.Its name is simply the Tibetan word for "dice". It is usually played only by men, with two to four players - three being the most common. ...
Running-fight game
Running-fight games are board games that essentially combine the method of race games (such as backgammon or pachisi) and the goal of elimination-based games such as chess or draughts. Like race games...
Pie rule
The pie rule, sometimes referred to as the swap rule, is a rule used to balance abstract strategy games where a first-move advantage has been demonstrated. Its use was first reported in 1909 for a gam...
Playtest
A playtest is the process by which a game designer tests a new game for bugs and design flaws before bringing it to market. Playtests can be run "open", "closed", "beta", or otherwise, and are very co...
Custodian capture
Custodial capture is a technical term in board games referring to a particular form of capturing.It occurs when a player has placed two of his pieces on opposite sides of an opponent's piece. This mod...
Hex map
A hex map, hex board or hex grid is a game board design commonly used in wargames of all scales. The map is subdivided into small regular hexagons of identical size.
The primary advantage of a hex...