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Jason Brown (hbj79) recently started a thread (found here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/364798) asking for help in defining different types of games.

As I am always one to help out a fellow Geek in need, I posted a response to his question.

A little while later, it was suggested in a post in the same thread by Jeff Miller (mildthrill) that I turn my post into a GeekList, so here you have it:


(the game categories are the same and in the same order as originally posted by Jason)
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1. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:682]
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Dexterity Games

Games that test one's fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Seldom enjoyed by board game fanatics, because they are a constant reminder of how unathletic and uncoordinated board gamers are, in general.
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Card Games

Dominion and Tichu. There are no other card games. Wait, is Through the Ages a card game...?
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3. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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Filler Games

Time-wasters that are used to fill the gap when that one guy who is always late is late again. Light weight enough to allow players to continue playing while glaring and making passive-aggressive comments aimed at the late arrival as he walks through the door.
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4. Board Game: Wealth of Nations [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1125]
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Economic Games (Wealth of Nations type game)

The best way to do work for free. Really nice for unwinding after a 10-hour day at your job spent crunching numbers and sweating over every little microscopic detail for pay, by crunching numbers and sweating over every little microscopic detail for fun.
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5. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:390]
 
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Wargame

Generally played alone, with one person playing both sides of a conflict. Combining this with imagining what it would be like to touch a woman creates the whole experience.
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6. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
 
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Abstract Games

If you think you're really smart, this is all you will play. It doesn't count, however, unless you brag about how much smarter you are for playing these games while using the word "elegant".
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7. Board Game: The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:1617]
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Wargame

See "Wargame"
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8. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Cooperative Game

Games you have to play with your wife, because you married the wrong woman. Generally despised by true board game aficionados, who will take part in them as a massive compromise with their spouse in order to at least sit across from a human being at a table with cardboard on it.
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9. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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Worker Placement Game

Simulated slavery. An exercise in putting your "workers" to work at various labor-intensive tasks while you (the master) reap all the profits, for the purpose of doing something truly important, such as building a castle or cathedral, or perhaps winning favor with the king.
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10. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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European Games

AKA the eurogame, a name that is misleading, and should more accurately be called Germagame or something like that. Replaced Albert Einstein as the most convincing single piece of evidence that Germans are smarter than Americans. But until German women start shaving their arm pits, they will continue to remain the inferior nation.
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11. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:336]
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American Games

AKA Ameritrash. American games can be compared to European games the same way a Ford can be compared to a BMW. One is cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
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