Action point games give players a certain number of actions they are allowed to take on each turn such as movement actions, build actions and card draw actions.
Area control games typically have a game board map on which players fight for majority or total control of various regions.
Games in which the player builds something during the course of the game. Examples are; constructing a farm, city, estate, or even a whole civilization.
Games in which players take turns choosing cards from a community hand, deck, or tableau.
Games that consist of only cards or use card play as a primary mechanism.
In cooperative games, players work together to achieve win condistions set by the game.
Games in which each player typically begin with their own small deck of basic cards that is drawn from and reshuffled. Throughout the game, better cards are added to this deck and less useful cards might be removed.
Games in which players take turns choosing dice from a community dice pool.
Games which consist only of dice or use dice rolling as a primary mechanic.
Games that involve deductive reasoning.
Games which require players to carefully manage limited resources while building a system to produce more resources or achieve game goals.
Games designed for people of a wide range of ages to play together.
Fighting games involve battles between players and may simulate war.
Games for at least 6 players
Great games to introduce modern designer games. They introduce a game mechanic or two without overwhelming players with too many new concepts or complex rules.
Hand management games are those whose main mechanic has players drawing cards and playing cards from their hand.
Games based on historical events.
Network building games require players to build a network of routes for transportation or trading.
Pick up and deliver games involve picking up resources or people and transporting them across a game board map.
Racing games are those where the first one to cross a finish line or accomplish certain goals wins the game.
These are games that require players to collect sets of items during the game.
Games that have rules for solo play.
Thematic games are those with where the actions players take in the game are closely matched to the theme of the game.
Games in which players place game pieces that modify the game board or create the game board itself.
In these games each player is given a unique ability or abilities that results in asymmetrical game play.
Games in which Players have a number of workers that are placed on the board at their turn to represent different actions.
Board Games for Ages 8 and up
Board Games for ages 10 and up.
Board Games for Ages 12 and Up
Board Games for ages 13 and up.
Board Games for ages 14 and up.
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