A board game is a game for one or more players played with a premarked surface and game counters. This page classifies board games according to the concerns which might be uppermost for someone organizing a gaming event or party. See the article on game classification for other alternatives.
For games which revolve around forming letters into words, see Word games.
For games which can comfortably accommodate ten players, see Party games.
Two-player abstract strategy games
Players know the entire game state at all times, and random generators such as dice are not used.
Classic two-player abstract strategy games
Modern two-player abstract strategy games
Two-player games of chance
Luck or hidden information may decide the outcome, but skill predominates.
Multi-player elimination games
Participants are typically eliminated before game end.
European race games
Multiplayer games without elimination
Everyone can play along to the end. These games are especially suited for mixed play with adults and children.
Accurate simulation of historical or hypothetical battles is an objective.
Games of physical skill
Coordination, finesse, or other physical skills are necessary.
The rules are easy to learn and the outcome mostly or entirely due to chance.