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This classification systems seems rather incomplete. Why only ' European race games' what happened to North America and Asia. Lumos3 19:55, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I agree. I had a bit of trouble categorising Afrikan tähti, whose article I wrote. It's an European game, and has a race element involved, but it's not as linear as Ludo or the Goose Game. It doesn't eliminate players either, but it is won by one of the players successfully bringing the diamond back, and not at some neutral deadline. The categories should be explained better. 7:22, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)
How about the following:
  • games of mental skill
    • two player
      • abstract strategy
        • classic
        • modern
      • games of chance
    • multi-player
      • with elimination
      • without elimination
        • racing games (i.e. first to victory condition)
        • scoring games (i.e. highest score at end of game)
  • games of physical skill
  • children's games
It's fairly similar to what's already there, but at least you can work out where pretty much any game goes.
I think we can drop generic game sets, since the ones listed aren't board games! Percy Snoodle 13:02, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)
OK, I've retitled the sections and put it at User:Percy Snoodle/List of board games. I'm in the process of checking the multi-player games against BoardGameGeek, and then I'll move it here, unless anyone shouts. Percy Snoodle 14:35, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Are you a werewolf?[edit]

For what I understand, Are_You_a_Werewolf? is not a *board* game. Shouldn't it be deleted from this list? Manuelcorrea 12:26, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

It's not a board game. Slice it. Chris Stangl 20:26, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Ludo - multiple entries[edit]

I've noticed that Ludo appears twice in the lists; possibly other games do to. Is that OK, or is it not? In the case of Ludo, one of the listings is under the heading "Children's games", which from a systematic point of view is a silly category. I've just been around four adults who played a ludo turnament over several nights. While the rules are rather simple (though not as simple as in some far more difficult games), with four players, sometimes all just trying to win, but occasionally forming alliances to prevent one particular player from winning, it's not so trivial. Remember that whenever you have two pieces on the move (or one on the move, and a die roll of 6), you have a choice as to what to do with your die roll.--Niels Ø 08:11, 8 July 2006 (UTC)


Why is this on the list? It's not a game.

Mozaic is a game. Produced in 2003 by Games Above Board. Hopuk (talk) 21:27, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

This list vs. the board games (and board game stubs) categories?[edit]

With the category system in full swing, I'm seeing some disparities between this list and the category listings... I don't know enough about most of these games to place them in the list. The real question is, will the category system make this list (and perhaps others like it) obsolete?

Dan 04:04, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Bad links[edit]

Both "Serenissima" and "Vernissage" linked to entirely irrelevant pages. I've deleted the links, but maybe some checking should be done to see if they really are board games. Jon Rob 14:05, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Both Serenissima and Vernissage are board games. In fact I own Serenissima. Hopuk (talk) 21:25, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

The links have been fixed. JIP | Talk 06:08, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

new list?[edit]

should we have another list: List of spinoff board games? Ragnaroknike 02:41, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Connect 4[edit]

This game should definitely not be under Childrens Games based solely on chance. There is no chance involved at all. It is all skill, comparable to Chess or Checkers. (unregistered user 19 June 2007, sorry, I don't know how to sign properly)

Peg Solitaire - single-player board game[edit]

This page has no provision for single-player board games - such as peg solitaire —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:08, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Red links?[edit]

I notice that a lot of the games listed here are red links. Generally in articles like this that are just lists, red links are discouraged (the article should be created first then the link added). Sometimes there are good reasons for leaving red links in so I thought I'd check to see if that's the case with this article before deleting all of them. SQGibbon (talk) 00:38, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

It's been a week so I deleted them. SQGibbon (talk) 23:20, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Typically, we allow red links for notable topics, to encourage users to create the missing articles. Guido den Broeder (talk) 13:26, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Why is Cluedo listed twice?[edit]

Why is Cluedo currently listed twice, both under "Multi-player elimination games" and "Multiplayer games without elimination"? Can't be both can it? I think the confusion comes in when, per Cluedo's rules, a player makes an incorrect accusation: he cannot win the game but he still needs to continue participating in the game and showing his cards to other players making suggestions. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:58, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Good timing. Looks like the duplicate was removed a few seconds before I posted this comment.[1] Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:03, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


Should Hooop! be listed at List of abstract strategy games? I mean, it's a completely deterministic game with absolutely no random element, and players know the entire state of the game from one glance (provided they remember what cards they and their opponents have used, but this is public knowledge, as there are a limited number of cards and they are played openly, and anyway the cards are a very minor element in the game). The thing is that the article says "Two-player abstract strategy games" but Hooop! is for two to four players. JIP | Talk 20:29, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Don't break the ice[edit]

Shouldn't Don't Break the Ice be classified as a skill game, seeing that it is based around precision of physical motion?-- (talk) 23:40, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

What to do with redlinks?[edit]

Xcalleyfornia (talk · contribs) has been changing redlinked entries to plain text, i.e. removing just the wikilink but keeping the name in place. Before I do anything, I would want to ask the community's opinions on what to do with redlinks.

  • Leave the article as it is, with the entries without articles as plain text?
  • Revert Xcalleyfornia's actions, turning them back into redlinks?
  • Remove the entries without articles entirely, to make the article contain only bluelinks?

JIP | Talk 08:44, 23 March 2018 (UTC)


Skip-Bo is listed in section Two-player games. I had once the game, and there are only cards, somewhat like Uno. Is there a reason why it is listed in "List of board games"? I also searched rules with Google, and found it is a card game for 2 to 6 people. The "Main article" List of abstract strategy games seems to have almost every game in the list, but somehow it does not include Skip-Bo. (talk) 13:02, 18 April 2019 (UTC)