Got no dice... to roll around.... To make me smile... or make me frown
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Great board games which use no dice (nor random number chit draws) nor spinners (which really are dice variations).

Card Based, Non-random based, etc...

no pure card games (those without some board-aspect), no spinners.
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1. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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random events by card. combat by attrition.
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2. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:164]
Steve Bachman
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Colonie
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Like Diplomacy and Revolution:The Dutch Revolt, the only luck factor in the game is in drawing who goes first.
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3. Board Game: 1841 [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:2810]
Richard Voorintholt
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Soest
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Like 1830, but even turn order is not random here. Instead you get to bit for concessions. The highest bidder (in total) will be player 1 ...
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4. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:215]
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Random events by card, combat by detrministic method using a combat wheel...
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5. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
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Draw tiles to hand, place tiles on board.... capture victory points by good plays.

I love this game. I just bought it, but This is a great one.
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6. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Purely draw-the-tile. Includes the whole family of carcasonne games.
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7. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1178]
Steve M.
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Calgary
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A wargame with no dice... never played but it looks interesting enough.
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8. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
Steve Bachman
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Colonie
New York
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Random assets determined by tile draw. Other than that, it is just a "who goes first" luck element.
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9. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:1256]
John Gorski
United States
Blairstown
New Jersey
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No random events. Pure strategy pitting various factions with different objectives against one another.
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10. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
K. Bailey
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Sacramento
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Players pick a number card to use to give some randomness to combat; played cards stgay discarded until all cards have been used.
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11. Board Game: Daytona 500 [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1336]
Ryan Olson
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Auburn
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A great game with cards & bidding.

And of course, racing .
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12. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:337]
 
Nick Short
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Chicago
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Cards for movement, and positioning based combat. No need for any dice.
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13. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:595]
Eric "Shippy McShipperson" Mowrer
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Vancouver
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Completely deterministic combat. Only randomness affects all players equally (for the most part), because you can always pay VPs to grab abilities out of turn.
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14. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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An old classic. Prior entry deleted for (to me) offensive comment.
Deterministic.
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15. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:500]
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I always hated this one. But my gaming buddies loved it.
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16. Board Game: In the Shadow of the Emperor [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:838]
Jim Pulles
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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One of my favourite releases of the year so far. Like Diplomacy, the only luck involved is in who goes first.
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17. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:519]
Steve Bachman
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In Blokus, determining who goes first is the only random element.
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18. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1021]
Kyner Thorne
United States
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
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Kinda surprised this didn't make it on already.

No dice, no random cards. The only thing that might change how you play a piece of track is how many shares your opponent's have.

As far as "non-random" goes, I don't think you can get anymore "non-random" than this.
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19. Board Game: Pente [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1411]
Ali Hassan
United States
Fairfield
California
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This is the first game that came to mind.
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20. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1393]
George Kinney
United States
Bellefontaine
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Auction game. (Wouldn't most of them be approriate here?)

Some randomness in which tiles are up, but between the mutliple scoring methods (trees, benches, visitors, etc.), and mutliple tiles being up at once, that randomness can be mitigated.

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21. Board Game: Kingmaker [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1706]
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Flip a card for combat. Random events by card.
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22. Board Game: LEGO X-Pod PlayOff [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked]
Tyler Tinsley
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Portland
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This has no dice (only random element is first player coin flip) and is one of the few no dice games to have a large portion of meta gaming. Cheap and plays well too.
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23. Board Game: Hellas [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2281]
Mark Mokszycki
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Snohomish
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The first thing that came to my mind... maybe because it's been getting a lot of plays lately. I've finally come around to liking this game, with its simple numbers-based combat mechanic. Even odds always wins in a battle over land, but greater odds is necessary when attacking across water. The cards introduce the only uncertainty, forcing you to always prepare for what your opponent may hold in his or her hand... or face the consequences. In some ways, this is more a card game than a boardgame or wargame. In any case, it is a rather unique little game.
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24. Board Game: Arena Maximus [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:4330]
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Random track tiles, random cards in hand, nary a die in sight.

Easy enough for my daughter to play at age 5.

Colorful enough for her to be drawn to it.
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