Total Nerd List of All Board Games

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List of board games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these board games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all board games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new board games. Various bits of information are available for these top board games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best board games, but there are a lot of popular board games listed here.

This list includes Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and more games.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best board games?" and "What are the most popular board games?"

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Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Board Games
Monopoly 1985 There have been more than a dozen video game adaptations of Parker Brothers and Hasbro highly successful board game Monopoly.

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Chessmaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Board Games
Chessmaster 2004 Chessmaster is a chess-playing computer game series which is now owned and developed by Ubisoft. It is the best-selling chess franchise in history, with more than five million units sold as of

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Morita Shogi 64 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Board Games
Morita Shogi 64 Apr 03 1998 Morita Shogi 64 is a Japanese virtual board game for the Nintendo 64. It was released only in Japan in 1998. It is the sequel to Saikyō Habu Shōgi, a launch game for the Nintendo 64. It has a ...more

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Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Board Games
Trivial Pursuit Jan 01 1986

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Saikyō Habu Shōgi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Board Games
Saikyō Habu Shōgi 1996 Saikyō Habu Shōgi is a Japanese virtual board game for the Nintendo 64 developed and published by Seta. It was released exclusively in Japan on June 23, 1996 as one of the Nintendo 64's three ...more

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Archon: The Light and the Dark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Board Games
Archon: The Light and the Dark 1983 Archon: The Light and the Dark is a video game developed by Free Fall Associates and distributed by Electronic Arts. It was originally developed for Atari 8-bit computers in 1983, but was later ...more

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Goemon Mononoke Sugoroku is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Board Games
Goemon Mononoke Sugoroku 1999 Goemon: Mononoke Sugoroku is a video game for the Nintendo 64, released in 1999. The game is based on the Ganbare Goemon series and despite the series' relative popularity in the west for the ...more

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Board Games
Clue 1998 Clue is a video game based on the board game of the same name. Its formal name is Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion or Cluedo: Murder at Blackwell Grange. It runs on Microsoft Windows. It was ...more

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Jinsei Game 64 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Board Games
Jinsei Game 64 Jan 01 1999 Jinsei Game 64 is a virtual board game for the Nintendo 64 based on The Game of Life. It was released only in Japan in 1999.

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Hikaru no Go 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Board Games
Hikaru no Go 3 Mar 20 2003

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Culdcept is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Board Games
Culdcept 2003 Culdcept is a turn-based strategy video game. It has drawn comparisons to other modern strategy titles, and also shares features with non-video games Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering. The first ...more

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Eisei Meijin VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Board Games
Eisei Meijin VI Sep 26 2002 Eisei Meijin VI is a traditional video game released in 2002 by Konami. The game was only released in Japan. The game is based on the traditional board game shogi.

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Bakushō! Star Monomane Shitenn... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Board Games
Bakushō! Star Monomane Shitennō 1990 Bakushō! Star Monomane Shitennō is a Nintendo Family Computer life simulation video game that portrays the life of either a musician or a famous performer of the monomane style of Japanese ...more

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4 Nin Uchi Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Board Games
4 Nin Uchi Mahjong 1984 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong is a Family Computer video game about mahjong. It was only released in Japan using the Japanese language and it was Nintendo's second mahjong game ever made.

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Culdcept Saga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Board Games
Culdcept Saga 2006 Culdcept Saga is a video game developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game console. It is the first entry for a Microsoft console in the Magic-meets-Monopoly game franchise that included ...more

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Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Board Games
Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt Jun 29 1999 Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt is an interactive board video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Nintendo 64. It was originally shown at THQ's booth in 1999 and was published that same year. ...more

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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Board Games
Pictionary Pictionary, taglined The Game of Video Quick Draw, is a video board game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN Toys for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is based on the board ...more

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Bible Buffet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Board Games

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Bakushō! Ai no Gekijō is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Board Games
Bakushō! Ai no Gekijō Dec 29 1990 Bakushō! Ai no Gekijō is a Nintendo Family Computer video game that simulates a traditional board game. Tests of strength and intellect are offered to the player at certain points in order to ...more

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Board Games
Clue 1992 Clue: Parker Brothers' Classic Detective Game is a North American-exclusive video game published for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis video game consoles. It is based on ...more

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AI Shogi 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Board Games
AI Shogi 3 1998

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Special Jinsei Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Board Games
Special Jinsei Game 2003 Special Jinsei Game is a board game-based video game released for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan in 2003 by Takara.

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Spyglass Board Games is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Board Games
Spyglass Board Games Aug 01 2007 Spyglass Board Games is a video game developed by independent software developers Freeverse Software and Strange Flavour for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service. It is a compilation of board ...more

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Mahjong Taikai IV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Board Games
Mahjong Taikai IV Nov 22 2006

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Bakushō Jinsei 64: Mezase! Res... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Board Games
Bakushō Jinsei 64: Mezase! Resort Ō Jan 01 1998 Bakushō Jinsei 64: Mezase! Resort Ō is an interactive board game for the Nintendo 64 based on The Game of Life. It was released only in Japan in 1998.

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The Monopoly Game 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Board Games
The Monopoly Game 2 1995 The Monopoly Game 2 is a Super Famicom strategy video game that is exclusive to Japan.

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Super Okuman Chouja Game is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Board Games
Super Okuman Chouja Game Super Okuman Chouja Game is a Super Famicom business strategy video game about living the life of a billionaire businessperson. The object is to purchase as much real estate as possible and ...more

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Tower Dream is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Board Games
Tower Dream 1996 Tower Dream is a Super Famicom strategy video game that was released in 1996 to an exclusively Japanese market. The characters were designed by Tamakichi Sakura. A sequel was released for the ...more

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GNU Go is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Board Games
GNU Go GNU Go is a free software program by the Free Software Foundation that plays Go. Its source code is quite portable, and can be easily compiled for Linux, as well as other Unix-like systems, ...more

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ABPA Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Board Games
ABPA Backgammon Jan 01 1979 ABPA Backgammon is a backgammon video game for Intellivision. This was one of the original four games introduced with the Intellivision system and is in the Intellivision Lives! game package for ...more

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Archon II: Adept is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Board Games
Archon II: Adept 1984 Archon II: Adept is a 1984 action-strategy video game developed by Free Fall Associates' Jon Freeman, Paul Reiche III and Anne Westfall, and published by Electronic Arts for various platforms. ...more

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PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Purs... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Board Games
PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit Aug 17 2009 PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit is a party video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii's WiiWare download service. It was released on March 26, 2009 in Japan for 1000 Nintendo ...more

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Monopoly/Boggle/Yahtzee/Battle... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Board Games
Monopoly/Boggle/Yahtzee/Battleship Dec 04 2005 Monopoly/Boggle/Yahtzee/Battleship is a video game compilation of the 4 popular Hasbro title board games for the Nintendo DS: Monopoly Boggle Yahtzee Battleship Players can play each game solo ...more

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RPG Jinsei Game is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Board Games
RPG Jinsei Game Nov 26 1993 RPG Jinsei Game is a Japan-only role playing game for the Family Computer that is similar to Jinsei Game, which is the Japanese version of The Game of Life.

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Bing Bing! Bingo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Board Games
Bing Bing! Bingo 1993 Bing Bing! Bingo is a Japan-exclusive Bingo video game released on December 22, 1993 for the Super Famicom.

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Spectrum Voice Chess is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Board Games
Spectrum Voice Chess Jan 01 1982

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1999: Hore, Mita koto ka! Seik... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Board Games
1999: Hore, Mita koto ka! Seikimatsu 1992 1999: Hore, Mita koto ka! Seikimatsu is a Family Computer video game that takes place in the late twentieth century right up through the year 1999. This game is similar to a crossover between ...more

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Top Shop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Board Games
Top Shop 1999 Top Shop, known in Japan as Tenant Wars, is a video board game developed by KID for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Although both releases were published in Japan, only the PlayStation version ...more

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Tamagotchi 64: Minna de Tamago... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Board Games
Tamagotchi 64: Minna de Tamagotchi World 1997 Tamagotchi 64: Minna de Tamagotchi World is a Nintendo 64 game released only in Japan in 1997. It is a virtual board game based on the Tamagotchi toy.

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Itadaki Street DS is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Board Games

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Chibi Maruko-chan: Harikiri 36... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Board Games
Chibi Maruko-chan: Harikiri 365-Nichi no Maki Jan 01 1991 The Super Famicom video game Chibi Maruko-chan: Harikiri 365-Nichi no Maki is based on the shōjo anime of the same name.

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Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Board Games
Backgammon 1983

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Mario's FUNdamentals is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Board Games
Mario's FUNdamentals Jan 01 1997

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Cyrus IS Chess is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Board Games

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Psi Chess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Board Games
Psi Chess 1986

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Tsūshin Taisen Mahjong Touryūm... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Board Games
Tsūshin Taisen Mahjong Touryūmon Jan 26 2006 Tsūshin Taisen Mahjong Touryūmon is the first Mahjong game designed for the Xbox 360 system, based on Yuki's arcade hit game. The game was released on January 26, 2006 and developed and ...more

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Janline is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Board Games
Janline Janline is a Mahjong game developed and published by Recom for the Xbox 360 system. The game was released on September 25, 2008

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Fooblitzky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Board Games
Fooblitzky 1985 Fooblitzky is a board game-style computer game published by Infocom in 1985 and designed by a team including interactive fiction authors Marc Blank and Michael Berlyn. It is unique among Infocom ...more

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Culdcept Second is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Board Games
Culdcept Second Jul 12 2001 Culdcept Second is a turn-based strategy video game for the Dreamcast. It is the sequel to the Saturn title Culdcept. An expansion for the game, Culdcept Second Expansion, was released for the ...more

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Talisman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Board Games
Talisman Jan 01 1985 Talisman, a board game by Games Workshop, has been attempted to be made into a video game several times since its introduction in 1983. Two versions have been officially released. One attempt ...more