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A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.wikipedia
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Tabletop game

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A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
Tabletop games are games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames or tile-based games.

Strategy game

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Some games are based on pure strategy, but many contain an element of chance; and some are purely chance, with no element of skill.
A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.

Chess

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The time required to learn to play or master a game varies greatly from game to game, but is not necessarily correlated with the number or complexity of rules; games like chess or Go possess relatively simple, but have great strategic depth. Chess, Pachisi and Chaupar originated in India.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

Mehen (game)

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Also from predynastic Egypt is Mehen.
Mehen is a board game which was played in ancient Egypt.

Backgammon

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Backgammon originated in ancient Persia over 5,000 years ago. A player may be hampered by bad luck in backgammon, Monopoly, Risk; but over many games a skilled player will win more often, and the elements of luck can make for more excitement, and more diverse and multifaceted strategies, as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games.

Hounds and Jackals

Hounds and Jackals another ancient Egyptean board game appeared around 2000 BC.
Hounds and Jackals is the modern name given to an Ancient Egyptian game, that is known from several examples of gaming boards and gaming pieces found in excavations.

Liubo

Go and Liubo originated in China.
Liubo is an ancient Chinese board game played by two players.

Pachisi

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Chess, Pachisi and Chaupar originated in India.
Pachisi is a cross and circle board game that originated in medieval India which has been described as the "national game of India".

Bao (game)

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Bao (mancala game) is still played throughout eastern Africa.
Bao is a traditional mancala board game played in most of East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Comoros, Malawi, as well as some areas of DR Congo and Burundi.

Nine men's morris

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Alignment games – e.g. Renju, Gomoku, Connect6, Nine Men's Morris, or Tic-tac-toe
Nine men's morris is a strategy board game for two players dating at least to the Roman Empire.

Draughts

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Their representation of real-life situations can range from having no inherent theme, like checkers, to having a specific theme and narrative, like Cluedo.
Draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.

Royal Game of Ur

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Patolli originated in Mesoamerica played by the ancient Aztec and The Royal Game of Ur was found in the Royal Tombs of Ur, dating to Mesopotamia 4,600 years ago. The use of dice of various sorts goes back to the earliest board games.
The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of Twenty Squares or simply the Game of Ur, is a two-player strategy race board game that was first played in ancient Mesopotamia during the early third millennium BC. The game was popular across the Middle East among people of all social strata and boards for playing it have been found at locations as far away from Mesopotamia as Crete and Sri Lanka.

The Mansion of Happiness

The Mansion of Happiness (1843), for example, sent players along a path of virtues and vices that led to the Mansion of Happiness (Heaven).
The Mansion of Happiness: An Instructive Moral and Entertaining Amusement is a children's board game inspired by Christian morality.

Shax (board game)

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Shax originated in Somalia.
Shax (pronounced /shah/), also known as jar, djelga or mororova in some areas, is a board game played in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Somalia.

Tic-tac-toe

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Alignment games – e.g. Renju, Gomoku, Connect6, Nine Men's Morris, or Tic-tac-toe Rules can range from the very simple, like Tic-tac-toe, to those describing a game universe in great detail, like Dungeons & Dragons – although most of the latter are role-playing games where the board is secondary to the game, serving to help visualize the game scenario.
Many board games share the element of trying to be the first to get n-in-a-row, including Three Men's Morris, Nine Men's Morris, pente, gomoku, Qubic, Connect Four, Quarto, Gobblet, Order and Chaos, Toss Across, and Mojo.

Risk (game)

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A player may be hampered by bad luck in backgammon, Monopoly, Risk; but over many games a skilled player will win more often, and the elements of luck can make for more excitement, and more diverse and multifaceted strategies, as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered.
Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players.

Snakes and Ladders

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Some games, such as chess, depend completely on player skill, while many children's games such as Candy Land and Snakes and Ladders require no decisions by the players and are decided purely by luck.
Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic.

Candy Land

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Some games, such as chess, depend completely on player skill, while many children's games such as Candy Land and Snakes and Ladders require no decisions by the players and are decided purely by luck.
Candy Land (also Candyland) is a simple racing board game currently published by Hasbro.

Chaupar

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Chess, Pachisi and Chaupar originated in India.
Chaupar/chopad is a cross and circle board game very similar to pachisi, played in India.

Scrabble

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Scrabble does something similar with randomly picked letters.
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.

Sorry! (game)

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Other games such as Sorry! use a deck of special cards that, when shuffled, create randomness.
Sorry! is a board game that is based on the ancient cross and circle game Pachisi.

Catan

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An important facet of The Settlers of Catan, for example, is convincing players to trade with you rather than with opponents.
The Settlers of Catan, sometimes shortened to Catan or to Settlers, is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag (Kosmos) as Die Siedler von Catan.

Dice

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The use of dice of various sorts goes back to the earliest board games.
A dice tray, a tray used to contain thrown dice, is sometimes used for gambling or board games, in particular to allow dice throws which do not interfere with other game pieces.

List of games that Buddha would not play

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The earliest known games list is the Buddha games list.
1) Games on boards with 8 or 10 rows. This is thought to refer to ashtapada and dasapada respectively, but later Sinhala commentaries refer to these boards also being used with games involving dice.

Stratego

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In perfect information games, such as chess, each player has complete information on the state of the game, but in other games, such as Tigris and Euphrates or Stratego, some information is hidden from players.
Stratego is a strategy board game for two players on a board of 10×10 squares.