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A shelf of board games. The left stack contains Carcassonne, La Città, Party & Co, and Monopoly. The right stack contains Risk, Drakon, Trivial Pursuit, The Seafarers of Catan, and Cities and Knights of Catan, some in Dutch editions.

A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a "board" (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). Simple board games often make ideal "family entertainment" since they are often appropriate for all ages. Some board games, such as chess, go/weiqi, xiangqi, shogi, or oware, have intense strategic value and have been classics for centuries. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... from (c) Fruggo 2003 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... from (c) Fruggo 2003 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and published in 2000 by Hans im Glück in German and Rio Grande Games in English. ... This article is about the board game. ... A typical game of Risk in play. ... Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge, popular culture questions. ... The Seafarers of Catan is an expansion of the game Settlers of Catan. ... The Cities and Knights of Catan (German: Städte und Ritter) is an expansion to the board game Settlers of Catan for three to four players (five to six player play is also possible with the Settlers and Cities and Knights five to six player expansions). ... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Western board game. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... Chinese chess redirects here. ... This article is about the Japanese board game. ... Oware game from Cameroon. ...


There are many different types of board games. Many games simulate aspects of real life. Popular games of this type include:

Other games only loosely, or do not at all, attempt to imitate reality. These games include: This article is about the board game. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Cluedo (Clue in North America) is a crime fiction board game originally published by Waddingtons in the United Kingdom in 1948. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). ... The Game of Life is a board game originally created in 1861 by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life. ...

Contents

An abstract strategy game is a board game with perfect information, no chance, and (usually) two players or teams. ... This article is about the Western board game. ... starting position on a 10×10 draughts board Draughts, also known as checkers, is a group of mental sport board games between two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over the enemys pieces. ... Irensei (Japanese: 囲連星) is an abstract strategy board game. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... Race Game is a pencil and paper game. ... Parchisi (also spelt Parcheesi) is a simplifed commercial version of the Indian game of Pachisi that was first published in 1860 in the USA. The generic form of this game is known as Ludo. ... Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces[1] are moved according to the roll of dice. ... A word game or word puzzle can be of several different types: // [edit] Letter arrangement games The goal is to form words out of given letters. ... The verb to scrabble also means to scratch, scramble or scrape about: see Wiktionary:scrabble. ... Look up trivia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge, popular culture questions. ... Brain Chain is a strategy-driven trivia board game played by 2 or 3 players or teams [of unlimited number]. The game is played on a 10x10 category grid surrounded by an exterior track upon which the playing pawn travels. ... An abstract strategy game is a board game with perfect information, no chance, and (usually) two players. ... Look up trivia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

History

Senet is believed[attribution needed]to be the oldest board game
Senet is believed[attribution needed]to be the oldest board game

Board games have been played in most cultures and societies throughout history; some even pre-date literacy skill development in the earliest civilizations. A number of important historical sites, artifacts and documents exist which shed light on early board games. Some of these include: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x1829, 355 KB) Description: Title: de: Grabkammer der Nefertari, Gattin des Ramses II.,Szene: Die Königin Nefertari beim Schachspiel Technique: de: Wandbild Dimensions: de: 61 × 70 cm Country of origin: de: Ägypten Current location (city): de: Theben Current location (gallery... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x1829, 355 KB) Description: Title: de: Grabkammer der Nefertari, Gattin des Ramses II.,Szene: Die Königin Nefertari beim Schachspiel Technique: de: Wandbild Dimensions: de: 61 × 70 cm Country of origin: de: Ägypten Current location (city): de: Theben Current location (gallery...

Nefertari playing Senet. ... The Predynastic Period of Egypt (prior to 3100 BC) is traditionally the period between the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Pharaonic monarchy beginning with King Narmer. ... Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the First Dynasty. ... (34th century BC - 33rd century BC - 32nd century BC - other centuries) (5th millennium BC - 4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC) Events Unification of the first Ancient Egyptian state, marking the beginning of the Ancient Egyptian civilization. ... (28th century BC - 27th century BC - 26th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2775 - 2650 BC -- Second Dynasty wars in Egypt Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah about 2700 BC, the... In Ancient Egypt, Mehen is both what appears to be a mythological character, and a board game. ... The Predynastic Period of Egypt (prior to 3100 BC) is traditionally the period between the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Pharaonic monarchy beginning with King Narmer. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... Patolli is one of the oldest games in pre-Hispanic Latin America. ... This article is about the culture area. ... This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ... For other uses, see Ur (disambiguation). ... The Royal Game of Ur refers to two game boards found in Royal Tombs of Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. ... Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880–20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist, best known for his excavations at Ur in Sumerancient Mesopotamia. ... London museum | name = British Museum | image = British Museum from NE 2. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Buddha games list is a list of games which it is reputed that Gautama Buddha said that he would not play. ...

Timeline

See also: Timeline of chess

Board games first became widely popular among the general population early in the 20th century[citation needed] when the rise of the middle class with disposable income and leisure time made them a receptive audience to such games. This popularity expanded after the Second World War, a period from which many classic board games date. Nefertari playing Senet. ... The Predynastic Period of Egypt (prior to 3100 BC) is traditionally the period between the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Pharaonic monarchy beginning with King Narmer. ... In Ancient Egypt, Mehen is both what appears to be a mythological character, and a board game. ... The Predynastic Period of Egypt (prior to 3100 BC) is traditionally the period between the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Pharaonic monarchy beginning with King Narmer. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... Hand-made marbles from West Africa Different glass marbles from a glass-mill For other uses, see Marbles (disambiguation). ... Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces[1] are moved according to the roll of dice. ... Shahr-i Sokhta or Shahr-e Sukhteh (literally Burnt City) is a Bronze Age urban settlement in the southeast of Iran, in Sistan. ... The Royal Game of Ur refers to two game boards found in Royal Tombs of Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. ... Nefertari playing Senet. ... Look up Τ, Ï„ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Liubo or liupo (Chinese: 六博; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally six sticks) is an ancient Chinese board game. ... A portion of Arthur Evans reconstruction of the Minoan palace at Knossos. ... Alquerque (also known as Quirkat) is a board game that is thought to have originated in the Middle East. ... Three Mens Morris is played on a three-line by three-line board, and is a game of position. ... Nine Mens Morris is an abstract strategy board game for two players that emerged from the Roman Empire. ... Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called sowing games or count and capture games, which comes from the general gameplay. ... Kurna is a temple in Egypt, dated to about 1400 BCE, famous for the board game boards carved into its tiles. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... The Zuo Zhuan (Chinese: ; Wade-Giles: Tso Chuan) is the earliest Chinese work of narrative history and covers the period from 722 BCE to 468 BCE. It was traditionally attributed to Zuo Qiuming, as a commentary to the Spring and Autumn Annals, although many scholars believe it was an independent... The Buddha games list is a list of games which it is reputed that Gautama Buddha said that he would not play. ... Chaturaji, starting position. ... a pachisi board Pachisi is a board game thought to originate in India; it is described as the national game of India. ... For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... Marcus Terentius Varro ([[116 BC]–27 BC), also known as Varro Reatinus to distinguish him from his contemporary Varro Atacinus, was a Roman scholar and writer, who the Romans came to call the most learned of all the Romans. ... LÅ«dus lātrunculōrum, lātrunculÄ«, or simply lātrōnÄ“s (the game of brigands, from lātrunculus, diminutive of lātrō, mercenary or highwayman) is a game played by the ancient Romans. ... XII scripta board in the museum at Ephesus Ludus duodecim scriptorum, or XII scripta, was a tables game popular during the time of the Roman Empire. ... For other uses, see Ovid (disambiguation) Publius Ovidius Naso (March 20, 43 BC – 17 AD) was a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid who wrote on topics of love, abandoned women and mythological transformations. ... For other uses, see Ovid (disambiguation) Publius Ovidius Naso (March 20, 43 BC – 17 AD) was a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid who wrote on topics of love, abandoned women and mythological transformations. ... The Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) is a series of three books by the Roman poet Ovid. ... XII scripta board in the museum at Ephesus Ludus duodecim scriptorum, or XII scripta, was a tables game popular during the time of the Roman Empire. ... Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces[1] are moved according to the roll of dice. ... Illustration from the Ockelbo Runestone, Sweden. ... Chaturanga. ... Banabhatta, also known as Bana, was a Sanskrit scholar of 7th century India. ... 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Many board games are now available as computer games, including the option to have the computer act as an opponent; and many acclaimed computer games such as Civilization were originally based upon board games. The rise of computers has also led to a relative decline in the most complicated board games, as computers require less space, and the games don't have to be set up and cleared away. With the Internet, many board games can now be played online against a computer or other players. Some web sites allow play in real time and immediately show the opponent's moves, while most use e-mail to notify the players after each move (see the links at the end of this article). This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... For the complete series of games, see Civilization (series). ...


Some board games make use of additional components, aside from the board and playing pieces. Some games use CDs, video cassettes and more recently DVDs to provide an accompaniment to the game. A genre of DVD games makes use of the interactive features of DVDs, often to provide a "quizmaster" for trivia games. The videocassette recorder (or VCR, more commonly known in the British Isles as the video recorder), is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassette containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire, an example DVD TV game A DVD TV game is a standalone game that can be played on set-top DVD players. ...


The modern board game industry is rife with corporate mergers and acquisitions, with large companies such as Hasbro owning many subsidiaries and selling products under a variety of brand names. It is difficult to successfully market a new board game to the mass market. Retailers tend to be conservative about stocking games of untested popularity, and most large board game companies have established criteria that a game must meet in order to be produced. If, for instance, Monopoly were introduced as a new game today, it might not meet the criteria for production.[citation needed] Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... This article is about the board game. ...


See also

Category:Years in games


Psychology

While there has been fair amount of scientific research on the psychology of traditional board games (e.g., chess, Go, mancala games), much less has been done on more recent board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, or Risk.[7]. Most of the research has been carried out on chess, in part because chessplayers are ranked in national and international rating lists, which makes it possible to compare their level of expertise precisely. The classical works of Adriaan de Groot, William Chase and Herbert Simon have established that knowledge plays an essential role in chessplaying, more than the ability to anticipate moves. This seems to be the case in other traditional games such as Go and oware (a type of mancala game), but data are lacking with more recent board games. This article is about the Western board game. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called sowing games or count and capture games, which comes from the general gameplay. ... This article is about the economic term. ... The verb to scrabble also means to scratch, scramble or scrape about: see Wiktionary:scrabble. ... For the Parker Brothers board game, see Risk (game) For other uses, see Risk (disambiguation). ... Adriaan de Groot, a Dutch chess master and psychologist conducted some of the most famous chess experiments of all time in the 1940s-60. ... Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, computer science, public administration, economics, management, and philosophy of science and a professor, most notably, at Carnegie Mellon University. ...


Luck, strategy and diplomacy

One way to categorize board games is to distinguish those based primarily upon luck from those that involve significant strategy. Some games, such as chess, are entirely deterministic, relying only on the strategy element for their interest. Children's games, on the other hand, tend to be very luck-based, with games such as Sorry!, Candy Land and Chutes and ladders having virtually no decisions to be made. Most board games involve both luck and strategy. A player may be hampered by a few poor rolls of the dice in Risk or Monopoly, but over many games a player with a superior strategy will win more often. While some purists consider luck to not be a desirable component of a game, others counter that elements of luck can make for far more diverse and multi-faceted strategies as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered. Still, adult game players prefer to make decisions during play and find purely luck based games such as Snakes and ladders quite boring. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article is about fortune. ... A strategy is a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, most often winning. Strategy is differentiated from tactics or immediate actions with resources at hand by its nature of being extensively premeditated, and often practically rehearsed. ... This article is about the Western board game. ... Sorry!, the slide pursuit game is a board game based on pachisi, sold by Parker Brothers. ... Candy Land is a simple racing board game. ... Chutes and Ladders, sometimes called Snakes and Ladders, is a classic childrens board game played between 2 or more players on a playing board with numbered grid squares. ... Two standard six-sided pipped dice with rounded corners. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). ... This article is about the board game. ... In probability theory the expected value (or mathematical expectation) of a random variable is the sum of the probability of each possible outcome of the experiment multiplied by its payoff (value). Thus, it represents the average amount one expects as the outcome of the random trial when identical odds are... For non-business risks, see risk or the disambiguation page risk analysis. ... For other uses, see Snakes and ladders (disambiguation). ...


The third important factor in a game is diplomacy, or players making deals with each other. A game of solitaire, for obvious reasons, has no player interaction. Two player games usually do not have diplomacy, with Lord of the Rings being a notable exception where players compete against an automatic opponent (see cooperative games). Thus, this generally applies only to games played with three or more people. An important facet of Settlers of Catan, for example, is convincing people to trade with you rather than with other players. In Risk, one example of diplomacy's effectiveness is when two or more players team up against others. Easy diplomacy consists of convincing other players that someone else is winning and should therefore be teamed up against. Difficult diplomacy (such as in the aptly named game Diplomacy) consists of making elaborate plans together, with possibility of betrayal. This article is about negotiations. ... This article is about the solitaire family of card games. ... Lord of the Rings is a family board game designed by Reiner Knizia based on The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... A cooperative game is a game where groups of players (coalitions) may enforce cooperative behaviour, hence the game is a competition between coalitions of players, rather than between individual players. ... Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). ... To meet Wikipedias content policies and video game article guidelines, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Luck is introduced to a game by a number of methods. The most popular is using dice, generally six-sided. These can determine everything from how many steps a player moves their token, as in Monopoly, to how their forces fare in battle, such as in Risk, or which resources a player gains, such as in Settlers of Catan. Other games such as Sorry! use a deck of special cards that, when shuffled, create randomness. Scrabble does something similar with randomly picked letters. Other games use spinners, timers of random length, or other sources of randomness. Trivia games have a great deal of randomness based on the questions a person gets. German-style board games are notable for often having rather less of a luck factor than many North American board games. Two standard six-sided pipped dice with rounded corners. ... Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber. ... Look up card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Puerto Rico, a popular German-style board game German-style board games are a broad class of games that feature simple rules, modest length, and attractive components. ...


Common terms

Carcassonne tokens, or meeples
Carcassonne tokens, or meeples

Although many board games have a jargon all their own, there is a generalized terminology to describe concepts applicable to basic game mechanics and attributes common to nearly all board games. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 588 KB) Description: Carcassonne miples, or followers Source: Original File Date: 20 August 2005 Author: Júlio Reis (User:Tintazul) Permission: I, the author release this image under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 588 KB) Description: Carcassonne miples, or followers Source: Original File Date: 20 August 2005 Author: Júlio Reis (User:Tintazul) Permission: I, the author release this image under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike. ... Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and published in 2000 by Hans im Glück in German and Rio Grande Games in English. ... For the glossary of hacker slang, see Jargon File. ... Terminology is the study of terms and their use — of words and compound words that are used in specific contexts. ... A game mechanic is a rule or set of rules intended to produce a set of outcomes in a game. ...

  • Game board (or board) — the (usually quadrilateral) surface on which one plays a board game; the namesake of the board game, gameboards are a necessary and sufficient condition of the genre.
  • Game piece (or token or bit) — a player's representative on the game board. Each player may control one or more game pieces. In some games that involve commanding multiple game pieces, such as chess, certain pieces have unique designations and capabilities within the parameters of the game; in others, such as Go, all pieces controlled by a player have the same essential capabilities. In some games, pieces may not represent or belong to a particular player.
  • Jump — to bypass one or more game pieces and/or spaces. Depending on the context, jumping may also involve capturing or conquering an opponent's game piece. (See also: Game mechanic: capture)
  • Space (or square) — a physical unit of progress on a gameboard delimited by a distinct border. (See also: Game mechanic: Movement)
  • Hex In hexagon-based board games, this is the common term for a standard space on the board. This is most often used in war games.

This article is about the geometric shape. ... If a person, place, or thing is named after a different person, place, or thing, then one is said to be the namesake of the other. ... In logic, the words necessary and sufficient describe relations that hold between propositions or states of affairs, if one is conditional on the other. ... For the gay mens lifestyle magazine, see Genre (magazine). ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... A game mechanic is a rule or set of rules intended to produce a set of outcomes in a game. ... The former Weights and Measures office in Middlesex, England. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... A game mechanic is a rule or set of rules intended to produce a set of outcomes in a game. ... War games may refer to: WarGames, a 1983 film directed by John Badham WarGames (game), a Colecovision video game War Game (book and film), Childrens book and animated short film The War Game, a 1965 BBC film for television The War Games, a Doctor Who serial War Games, a...

References

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  3. ^ "Iran's Burnt City Throws up World’s Oldest Backgammon." Persian Journal. December 4, 2004. Retrieved on November 15, 2006.
  4. ^ Robert S. Brumbaugh
  5. ^ John Fairbairn's Go in Ancient China
  6. ^ Varro: Lingua Latina X
  7. ^ Gobet, Fernand, de Voogt, Alex, & Retschitzki, Jean (2004). Moves in mind: The psychology of board games. Psychology Press. ISBN 1841693367. 

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Further reading

  • Template:Cite book author= Gobet, Fernand, de Voogt, Alex, & Retschitzki, Jean
  • Rollefson, Gary O., "A Neolithic Game Board from Ain Ghazal, Jordan,"

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 286. (May, 1992), pp. 1-5.

  • Fiske, Willard. Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature—with historical notes on other table-games). Florentine Typographical Society, 1905.
  • Falkener, Edward. Games Ancient and Oriental, and How To Play Them. Longmans, Green and Co., 1892.
  • Austin, Roland G. "Greek Board Games." Antiquity 14. September 1940: 257–271
  • Murray, Harold James Ruthven. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Gardners Books, 1969.
  • Bell, Robert Charles. The Boardgame Book. London: Bookthrift Company, 1979.
  • Bell, Robert Charles. Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 1980. ISBN 0-486-23855-5
    • Reprint: New York: Exeter Books, 1983.
  • Sackson, Sid. A Gamut of Games. Arrow Books, 1983. ISBN 0-09-153340-6
    • Reprint: Dover Publications, 1992. ISBN 0-486-27347-4
  • Schmittberger, R. Wayne. New Rules for Classic Games. John Wiley & Sons, 1992. ISBN 0-471-53621-0
  • Parlett, David. Oxford History of Board Games. Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-19-212998-8

Note that some these works may suffer from cultural bias—especially Murray's work which, despite being the standard reference, tends to assume Western cultural superiority. Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904) was an American librarian and scholar. ... Harold James Ruthven Murray (June 24, 1868 - May 16, 1955) born in Peckham Rye, London, son of James Murray (editor of the Oxford English Dictionary), the eldest of eleven children, was most prominent as a chess historian. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Landmarks in Mineola, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Sid Sackson (1920–November 6, 2002) was a significant American board game designer. ... A Gamut of Games, written by Sid Sackson and first published in 1969, contains rules for a large number of pencil-and-paper, card, and board games; many of the games in the book had never before been published. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG, which acquired it in 1998. ... John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ... // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ... Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ...


See also

This is a list of board games. ... This list includes manufacturers of card games, board games, miniatures games, wargames, role-playing games, and collectible card games, and manufacturers of accessories for use in those games. ... Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire, an example DVD TV game A DVD TV game is a standalone game that can be played on set-top DVD players. ... For the game on The Price Is Right, see Card Game (pricing game). ... Tabletop game is a general term used to refer to card games, board games, parlor games, role-playing games, miniature wargames, tile-based games and other games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface. ... Glory, an American Civil War game by GMT This article is about the civilian hobby. ... Puerto Rico, a popular German-style board game German-style board games are a broad class of games that feature simple rules, modest length, and attractive components. ...

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Third-person shooter (TPS or 3PS) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles, as opposed to the first-person model in which the player views everything in the game world... Grand Theft Auto A top-down shooter (sometimes shortened to TDS, and also known as a top-view shooter) is a genre of computer and video games in which the player is displayed from above, or a top-down perspective. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Side-scrolling game. ... This article is about the computer and video game genre. ... Dating simulations (dating sims) are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Escape the room is a genre of online video games (similar to an adventure or puzzle game), usually made in Adobe Flash. ... Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ... It has been suggested that FMV game be merged into this article or section. ... A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally use gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online, a classic MMORPG. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online computer role-playing games (CRPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... A roguelike is a computer game that borrows some of the elements of the 1980s computer game Rogue. ... A tactical role-playing game (usually simply called tactical RPG, sometimes referred to as strategy role-playing game or SRPG) is a type of computer role-playing game (CRPG) in which the focus of the gameplay is on making tactical decisions in battles. ... A screenshot from The Sims: Deluxe Edition. ... Construction and management simulation games (or CMSs)[1] are a type of simulation game which task players to build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources. ... The SimCity series, a well known example of the city-building game type. ... Typical view from Transport Tycoon. ... This article is about the computer game genre. ... Life simulator games, or life simulators, are simulation games in which the player lives or controls an (or several) artificial lives. ... A pet-raising simulation is an online or computer game that focuses on the care, raising, breeding or exhibition of simulated animals. ... This article is about the strategy game genre. ... Artillery is the generic name for either early two or three-player (usually turn-based) computer games involving tanks fighting each other in combat or similar derivative games. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. ... Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) is a genre of online computer game that combines real-time strategy (RTS) with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. ... A destroyer patrols local space around its attached carrier in Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A turn-based strategy (TBS) game is a game where the game flow is partitioned into well-defined and visible parts, called turns or rounds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tactical wargames are wargames in which units range from individual vehicles and squads to platoons or companies, and are rated based on types and ranges of individual weaponry. ... For flight simulator software from Microsoft, see Microsoft Flight Simulator. ... Combat flight simulators are video games similar to flight simulator software used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. ... Many board games can be said to be racing games, such as Snakes and Ladders, Cribbage, or Formula Dé. (see race game) There are also toys made for racing, like slot cars and radio controlled cars. ... In its broadest definition, a space simulation is any software that simulates space and/or space flight. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Space simulation. ... Space combat simulators[1][2][3][4][5], or space combat games[6][7][8][9][10], are a genre of space simulators which feature spaceship combat. ... Space trading and combat simulators[1][2][3][4], also known as space trading and combat games or space trading simulators[5][6][7] (sometimes with the term exploration thrown in between[8][9][10][11][12]), are a genre of video games which is characterized by trading, combat and... A submarine simulator, or subsim for short, is a computer game in which the player commands a submarine. ... Screenshot of BVE 4. ... Vehicular combat (also known as car combat) games are typically video or computer games where the primary focus of play concerns automobiles or other motor vehicles, normally armed with guns or other weaponry, attempting to destroy vehicles controlled by the CPU or by opposing players. ... Adult video games are video games which have significant sexual content (like adult movies), and are therefore intended for an adult audience. ... An eroge , erotic game) is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christian video games refer to Christian-themed computer and video games. ... Educational games are games; board and card games, including video games that are designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject, expand concepts, reinforce development, understand an historical event or culture, or assit them in learning a skill as they play. ... Exergaming (formed from exercise and gaming) is a term used for video games that also provide exercise. ... Open source music video game StepMania A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games... Non-Games define a class of software products which lie on the border between video games, toys und applications. ... For the 1970s Canadian TV game show, see Party Game (game show). ... A programming game is a computer game, where the player has no direct influence on the course of the game. ... A serious game is a software application developed with game technology and game design principles for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. ... A sports game is a computer or video game that simulates the playing of traditional sports. ... There are two types of traditional games: In games, a traditional game (historic) In computer and video games, a traditional game (computer) is a computer program adaption of a non-computer game (such as a board game or card game). ... The term casual game is used to refer to a category of electronic or computer games targeted at a mass audience — typically with very simple rules or play techniques, a very low degree of strategy, making them easy to learn and play as a pastime. ... In Fantastic Dizzy, the player has to complete a sliding puzzle to get an extra life. ... Online games refer to games that are played over some form of computer network. ... MMO redirects here. ... A sandbox game (or a video game with an optional sandbox mode) is a video game with an open-ended and non-linear style of gameplay, or a mode of gameplay within a game that is more often played in a goal-directed manner. ...

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