Games that do not come in rectangular shaped boxes
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While for transport and storage purposes publishers choose in 99% rectangular boxes, rarily we found some other shapes that do take our attention just because of their shape.

As the shape of the box is not a characteristic you can search for in the BGG Database I put up this list for unusual boxes.

Feel free to add the ones you know because I am sure that I only know a few around here. Please do not add blisters that are used for collectible miniatures.

(Now that the list has more than 100 entries I changed from normal sort to alphabetical order which makes it easer to check if a specific game is already added.)
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1. Board Game: 3 Blind Mice [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Bryan Arroyo
United States
Old Hickory
Tennessee
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... a wedge of cheese!
 
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2. Board Game: Abalone [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1400]
Dan Rosewater
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Switzerland
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A well known game in a hexagonal box, the gameboard as well is in the same shape.
 
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3. Board Game: Admiral [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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I spent 200 GG and all I got was this lousy overtext!
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It's basically rectangular, but squeezes in on the strips along the top and bottom and the handles. The fact it's made of wood has to count for something too.
 
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4. Board Game: Alles Käse [Average Rating:5.56 Unranked]
Dan Rosewater
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Zürich
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Another pie/wedge shaped box for that game of cheese and mice.
 
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5. Board Game: Amnesia: The Short-Term Memory Game. [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked]
Dan Rosewater
Switzerland
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Switzerland
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Pretty unique: a triangle with edges cut. If this shape has (geometrical speaking) a more precise description, just let me know.
 
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6. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1016]
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Mechelen
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Bang or Dodge City also exists in a coffin shaped box. I think it includes some (or all) expansions.
 
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7. Board Game: BANG! The Bullet! [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
Anton Modig
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Bang! The Bullet. Dont forget this one. Made out of cheap thin metal but still looks cool on the shelf.
 
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8. Board Game: Barrel of Monkeys [Average Rating:3.65 Overall Rank:15302]
Penny
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monkeys!...
Try to hook a chain of monkeys until you stop or your chain falls apart. You score one point for every monkey in the chain at that point. First to 12 points wins!
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9. Board Game: Bausack [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:820]
Thomas Verschueren
Belgium
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... actually comes in a bag...
 
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10. Board Game: Beach Maze [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
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Many games come in bags - this is just one example.
 
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11. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:894]
Chuck Carroll
United States
Fishers
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Hexagonal box. Surprised no one else has added it already.
 
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12. Board Game: Bloody Mary [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
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Did we already have a L-shaped box? It's a cards & dice based game themed on cocktail drinking. The rules include a recipe for a Bloody Mary.
 
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13. Board Game: Bongo! [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:4277]
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Corvallis
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Yet another cylindrical containger.
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14. Board Game: British Rails [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:2141]
Jeff Digman
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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I love my rail games in a tube myself...
 
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15. Board Game: Bull Craps [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Dan Rosewater
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Zürich
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comes in a tin can
 
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16. Board Game: Calypso [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:7938]
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"construct a three-in-a-row line of the same color"-game. Different editions, but most in shown shape.
 
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17. Board Game: Carla Cat [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:7616]
 
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Davis
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The new version (the one with the cat shaped cup) comes in - whatever you call it- the cut-off pyramid shapy box.
 
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18. Board Game: CATAN 3D Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
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I wonder why this obvious entry hasn't been made until now.
As the title says: a chest.
 
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19. Board Game: Chaos Tiles [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:13016]
Eric Brosius
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Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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Chaos Tiles has a 9-sided box, but it looks perfectly normal compared to the shapes of the pieces!

This is an extremely unusual game. I enjoyed playing it; it made me think in different ways.
 
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20. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:15261]
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Most of the boxes for this game are standard ones, but every once and while you find another shape.
 
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21. Board Game: Chop Stix [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
dave boulton
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which this seems to be the upside down version of
 
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22. Board Game: Coca-Cola Mini-Fußball [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Two player soccer game, comes packed in what looks like a Coca Cola can...
 
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23. Board Game: Cosmic Wimpout [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4504]
Matt Lee
United States
East Meadow
New York
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Cpsmic Wimpout was sold in a tube when I first saw and bought it. I also saw it sold in a cellophane bag with a nice drawstring bag later on.
 
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24. Board Game: Cranium Ballpark Blast [Average Rating:4.06 Unranked]
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Switzerland
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Odd shape, but typical for Cranium special editions.
 
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25. Board Game: Cranium Doodle Tales [Average Rating:5.58 Unranked]
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Cranium special shape the second...
 
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