Electronic Board Games
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With the advent of handheld electronic games in the 70s, the emergence of electronic board games - board games with electronic components - was not a surprising development. While some of these games - think Dark Tower - have become sought-after rarities, most have lapsed into obscurity.

(This list intentionally leaves off games without boards or with only electronic components - such as Electronic Catchphrase - but is focused on those games which really attempt to merge electronics with traditional board games.)

I've started this list with the electronic board games I'm aware of; please feel free to add others...
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1. Board Game: Stop Thief [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3542]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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One of my favorites - a good deduction game, if often just a bit too easy. One of the best uses of an electronic component.
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2. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:2382]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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An interesting game, if a bit random; I have my brother's copy, but haven't played it in ages.
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3. Board Game: Dallas [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
 
Joe Huber

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Owned but unplayed. Sounds interesting, though...
 
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4. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:8357]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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One I desperately wanted 25 years ago, but didn't acquire until recently. Not yet played.
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5. Board Game: Electronic Arcade Mania [Average Rating:5.46 Unranked]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Has a really neat little device - the games are very simple but charming; the board game looks pointless.
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6. Board Game: Electronic Battleship [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:17701]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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Another case where the introduction of electronic really didn't add anything.
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7. Board Game: Monopoly Playmaster [Average Rating:5.27 Overall Rank:15618]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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I've never seen one, but again see it as adding nothing to the game.
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8. Board Game: Monopoly: Stock Exchange [Average Rating:5.62 Overall Rank:13413]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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A more logical extension to the game; still doesn't really interest, but at least here the electronics are adding something.
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9. Board Game: Electronic Detective [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:11169]
Joe Huber

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Not played. Always sounded interesting, though.
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10. Board Game: P.E.G.S. (The Parker Electronic Game System) [Average Rating:5.39 Unranked]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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A number of almost interesting games; there really needed to be a bit more to system, though.
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11. Board Game: Clue FX [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:4617]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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Sounds interesting - I really need to play it sometime. Nice to see these games coming into the 21st Century.
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12. Board Game: King Arthur [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:17093]
Joe Huber

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One of the most recent attempts to merge electronics with board games.
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13. Board Game: Intercept: The Electronic Search and Destroy Game [Average Rating:5.13 Overall Rank:15568]
Joe Huber

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Almost forgot about this one - it's quite an interesting game, and one I miss from my childhood.
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14. Board Game: The Generals [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:6546]
Joe Huber

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Almost but not quite electronic Stratego.
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15. Board Game: The Omega Virus [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3233]
Mike Ricotta
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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This was the first electronic board game I ever played

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16. Board Game: Lost Treasure [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6996]
Brett David Spain
United States
Lee's Summit
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I owned this in the early 80's and found myself playing more with the electronic device than the board game itself. I still recall the anxiety as I attempted to rise to the surface with the treasure to a myriad of cascading beeps and whistles. Would I make it to the boat or drown trying?
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17. Board Game: Electronic Stratego [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:8916]
Jae
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Bryan
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This game is somewhat difficult to configure, and it really doesn't add much over the basic game.
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18. Board Game: Godzilla Electronic Wargame [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I've been interested in this one for quite some time. Unfortunately I don't speak Japanese, so unless I can get a translated version, it won't do me any good.
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19. Board Game: Tunnel Rats: The Escape From TERROR CAVE [Average Rating:5.87 Unranked]
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I've not played this yet, so I can't really comment on how it plays. I am the one who added it (and the image) to the geek though. Yay me.
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20. Board Game: Electronic Battle Cry! [Average Rating:4.71 Unranked]
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An action oriented boardgame where the computer directs which player gets to move plastic soldiers up the hill.
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21. Board Game: Computer Hockey [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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Electronic Data Controls (EDC) released a series of large, wooden electronic sports boardgames in the late sixties!
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22. Board Game: Lie Detector [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:12478]
Steve Stanton
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Does Lie Detector count? We used to play this one to death.
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23. Board Game: Laser Attack [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:12909]
Joe Geerkin
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Does having a spinning light bulb count as electronic? :-)
It was a fun game when I was a kid.
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24. Board Game: Operation [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:17800]
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The buzzer scared me as a young boy....
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25. Board Game: Code Name: Sector [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:13689]
Peter Stubner
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Englewood
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"The computer game of submarine pursuit"

This game requires a 9 V battery.

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