Stepless, stageless, analog - Games with continuous "signals"
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It is hard for me to explain, the examples will make it easier.

Most of the games in the database contain a "grid" or "digital system". Imagine a Pachisi pawn and dice. Each step is a step. Not more, not less. All possibilities of the dice to land upon the table are reduced to six. And the pqwn can only move in these steps. No shuffling in millimeters or less, right? Grids of all kinds make a game "easier" in a logical, measurable way.

But in the "real world" the steps are so small, we cannot see them. We only see the outcome, which are again small in many cases.

Of course, ALL games need measurable results, so the final outcome has to be to get "1 point". There has to a STEP somewhere. But the way to this is not necessarily one of a small number of steps or spaces or stages, but can be - analog.

Er ... you know, what I mean? No? Let`s get some examples and please add more of them. If you think of more of the same category - rather add a comment. If you find a whole different "system" - add a new entry.
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1. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:65]
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Okay, here we go with a whole bunch of FLICKING games.
Crokinole, Carrom, and more recently, the themed add-ons:
Pich Car
Taktika
Paleo
Flickago (by Jermiah Lee)
Catacombs
Board Game: PitchCar

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Plus games like Curli Kuller, ading some device for targeting or rolling ...
Board Game: Curli Kuller
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2. Board Game: Gulo Gulo [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1421]
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These use a kind of "GRAVITY" mechanical effect like leverage, which causes movements:
Pick Up Sticks
Gulo Gulo
Jenga
Bausack
Bamboleo
Hamsterolle
Tier auf Tier
Board Game: Villa Paletti

The very "continuous" second after having moved one column this one nanometer beyond the limit ..
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3. Board Game: Batik [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:7499]
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This is kind of unique - a 2-dimensional GEOMETRICAL approach: A surface (here vertical for easier play), to be filled with some shapes, but without any further "grid" ...
Board Game: Batik

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Here, MAGNETISM comes into play: Sure, there is a certain distance, the pieces flip or snap or fall down, but the board and the degrees to come closer to the other piece have no "grid" whatsoever.
Board Game: Polarity

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Well, all these "guess, what I chose in a world of poetic objects, language or pictures" party-like games are stepless, "analog":
Dixit
Der Wahre Walter
Such a thing
Say Anything
Linq
Wie ich die Welt sehe ...
Objets Trouvés
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Okay, a special kind of using gravity is "THROWING" or shooting through the air:
Cairo
Carcassonne: Catapult
Cubiko
Affentennis
Piratenbillard
Dart Wars

Board Game: Cairo

Gordon Lamont tries to succeed playing Cairo
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An unusual strategy game of placing stones on a continuous, not discrete, board.
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Many, many miniatures games use analog measuring (rulers, tapes, or in this case cards) to determine movement and range for combat.

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Icehouse is a game that's almost a sport. There's no board and there are no turns. Upright pieces are defenders, and flat pieces are attackers.

There aren't good pictures of a completed game on the Geek, but here's one from Wikipedia:

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Seeing Icehouse reminded me of a similar continuous space game Light Speed, in which players (in real time) put their spaceship cards on the table, then check who's shooting who.
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This geometrical game has continuous space but no chance or hidden information, and uses ordinary coins.
 
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Connection game on a gridless play area. The bgg entry is a little sparse, but there's more information on it here:
http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/blog/blog.jsp?blogid=18
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Just found out about this game of placing sticks via the thread http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/538678/any-good-strategicall...
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Just found out about this game of laying cards in continuous space via the thread http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/538678/any-good-strategicall...
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Just found out about this game of racing worms made of several disks moving in continuous space via http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/538678/any-good-strategicall...
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This is like Batik (dropping pieces into a container until it overflows), but with pyramids from Components: Looney Pyramid Games.
 
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Another game with Components: Looney Pyramid Games, a sort of abstract strategy / miniatures wargame hybrid.

(BTW I think the rules and/or ship values need some tweaking.)
 
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Somewhat similar to Tasso but much more strategic.
 
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