Abstract Board Games

Abstract games typically refer to games played with no random or hidden aspects. All information is available to the players. Rules are generally fairly simple and elegant. Chess and checkers are traditional examples of abstracts.

These games usually play in 30 minutes or less.

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Blokus

Europe`s 2003 game of the year! Develops logic and spacial perception while kids learn to be tactical. Players take turns placing pieces on their board, each starting from their corner. Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners!

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DVONN

DVONN is a stacking game. It is played on an elongated hexagonal board, with 23 white, 23 black and 3 red DVONN-pieces. The players must try to control as many pieces as possible by building stacks.

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Epigo

Millennia before the first kings and queens graced a chess board; the Kings of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations honed their military minds with games of strategy.

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Hey! That’s My Fish!

At the South Pole players’ penguins are jumping from ice floe to ice floe hunting fish. They are also trying to block other penguins by securing the best fishing grounds for themselves. The penguin colony that catches the most fish by the end of the game wins.

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Hive

Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven White and eleven Black, resembling a variety of insects each with a unique way of moving. With no setting up to do, the game begins when the first piece is placed down.

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Hive Carbon

This game is still the same as our award winning Hive game, but with a Carbon twist which is an alternative to the existing set of pieces for those who prefer a classic black and white colour scheme.

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Ingenious

Ingenious is the new abstract placement game from internationally-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. Players place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents’ tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from being blocked by their opponents.

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Qin

Prepare to colonize the Chinese hinterland as you found provinces and absorb remote villages into your growing empire.

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The Duke

In The Duke, players move their troop tiles around the board and flip them over after each move. Each tile’s side shows a different movement pattern. If you end your movement in a square occupied by an opponent’s tile, you capture it. Capture your opponent’s Duke to win!

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Tzaar

TZAAR is a game about making choices.

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Yinsh

Yinsh is a two player game where the players start with 5 rings on the board. Every time a ring is moved, it leaves a marker behind.