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Board Game

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Board Game, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
96% 712 votes
99% 218 votes
96% 269 votes
89% 3,479 votes
94% 307 votes
93% 394 votes
89% 2,668 votes
98% 66 votes
98% 57 votes
93% 181 votes
94% 155 votes
98% 45 votes
98% 44 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Board Game is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Board Game, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 71%
  2. Casual 67%
  3. Singleplayer 47%
  4. 2D 47%
  5. Tabletop 46%
  6. Puzzle 42%
  7. Indie 40%
  8. Turn-Based Strategy 31%
  9. Turn-Based Tactics 29%
  10. Colorful 27%
  11. Relaxing 27%
  12. Multiplayer 26%
  13. Family Friendly 25%
  14. Card Game 24%
  15. PvP 22%
  16. 3D 21%
  17. Simulation 21%
  18. Cute 20%
  19. Logic 19%
  20. Minimalist 19%
  21. Fantasy 19%
  22. Adventure 17%
  23. Tactical 16%
  24. RPG 16%

The Board Game tag is used to describe video games that are based on or inspired by traditional board games.

In the context of video games, a board game typically refers to a game that involves moving pieces or tokens on a virtual board according to specific rules and objectives. These games often require strategic thinking, decision-making, and sometimes luck. They can be played with friends, family, or against AI opponents.

Board games have been adapted into video game form to provide players with the convenience of digital gameplay while retaining the essence of tabletop gaming. Some key characteristics of board game-inspired video games include:

  • Tactical Gameplay Board game video adaptations often emphasize tactical decision-making and strategic planning. Players must carefully navigate the mechanics and rules of the game in order to outsmart opponents or achieve specific objectives.
  • Turn-Based Mechanics Many board game-inspired video games utilize turn-based gameplay where each player takes their turns sequentially. This allows for thoughtful planning and consideration before making moves.
  • Mechanical Depth Board game adaptations tend to be mechanically rich with rule sets that involve multiple interconnected systems. This complexity offers depth and replayability, providing players with new challenges each time they play.
    • Examples of popular board-game-inspired titles on Steam include:

      • Terraforming Mars:A digital adaptation of the popular strategy board game where players compete as corporations working to make Mars habitable by raising temperature levels, managing resources, controlling territory, etc.
      • Catan Universe:A digital version of the classic German board game, Settlers of Catan, where players engage in resource management, trading, and building settlements to dominate the island of Catan.
      • Tabletop Simulator:While not a specific board game adaptation itself, Tabletop Simulator provides a platform for playing countless tabletop games digitally. It allows players to simulate physical board games and create their own custom experiences.

      Overall, board game video adaptations offer players the opportunity to enjoy strategic gameplay with friends or AI opponents without the need for physical components or setup. They provide a convenient way to experience well-known board games or discover new ones within a digital space.

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