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Games who's playing area is the box itself.
The box can't expand in any way (think 3M sports games, with the wrap-around board that kinda acts as part of the box.)
Basically, lift the lid, and there you are.
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God-loving vegetables try to race across a sink full of dirty dishes, without sinking to a watery, and sudsy, grave.
 
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A great memory game, one of the few children's games that won't drive mom or dad insane from the tedium.
 
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the ultimate game of hide and seek.
 
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The board has some inserts to make the sail barge that hovers over the Sarlacc pit of the box itself.
 
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Find the rubber balls that lead to the ultimate treasure! Lift the lid and play.
 
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Meesa play inside da box.
 
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All of Domain's pieces and board fit in the box, and there really isn't much reason to take them out to play; in fact, when I do play, I play with the board still in the box.
 
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A 3D board to boot!
 
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Game is actually played in the box - but you have to tuck the gates and final tomb in the edges.

Not quite a 'lift the box and play' as putting it all away can be a bit of a pain.
 
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I believe this one qualifies...
 
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as does this.
 
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Does this one count?

(this can also act as a stand-in for the various chess, checkers, and backgammon sets that store the pieces inside/under the board)
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Space Walk puts itself away as you play.
 
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Game board in box.
 
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There are several other Haba games that use the box as the board.
 
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Lift the lid, remove the cards and sheets, and there's the board.
 
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You just toss dice into the box and your bots are fighting
 
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A box full of basketball goodness. Sometimes I would use the box lid as a roof for my gymnasium.
 
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Niagara, the game you set up on top of both box halves! It's not techincally INSIDE the box, but the box is used in the playing of the game -- the manual even tells you to use it!
 
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So most of the games I used to play as a child... And of course there are some of which have versions you can play in the box. Snakes & Ladders (Popeye), Game of Goose, Pachisi, and so on.
 
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