Types of board games

Regarding board games, we can find multiple categories. Board games are generally grouped into categories, according to special characteristics that distinguish them. The most common are: dice games, tile games, card games, role-playing games, traditional board games, contemporary board games, themed games, miniature games, among other categories. And today we are going to explain a little about each one.

Dice games: These are games in which dice or equivalent are used, such as tauli, ludo, parquet, ludo, backgammon, Monopoly, the game of the goose, snakes and ladders, among others.

Token games: These are games in which marked tiles are used, such as dominoes, mahjong, jenga or crokinole. It is also possible to join in some cases more than three players, but usually two play.

Card games: Among them are the traditional board games, either with a French or Spanish deck; or card games like Hanafuda which is traditional in Japan. A modern and commercial variant of card games are collectible card games, such as Magic: The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh !.

Role-playing games: They were created in the mid-70s. They are games in which the role of another person is played and where, in general, the players are put in specific situations that allow them to play fictional characters in situations imaginary. The first role-playing game to be commercialized was Dungeons & Dragons, created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, which throughout its successive editions has been modified, especially in its early years when it ended up leaving the use of the board as a expendable option of the game. Indeed, the characteristic of role-playing games is role-playing and not the use of a board.

Traditional board games: They are the games that are played on a board, such as the family games of chess, checkers, Chinese checkers, go, Hnefatafl, Mancala, Surakarta.

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