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  1. +vote The Best Roll/Spin and Move Tabletop Games

    The Best Roll/Spin and Move Tabletop Games

    22 votes
    Roll/spin and move games are games where players roll dice or spin spinners and move playing pieces in accordance with the roll.This term is often used ...
  2. +vote The Best Traitor Tabletop Games

    The Best Traitor Tabletop Games

    774 votes
    There are many games with what can only be described as the Traitor Mechanic.  In some games, such as Mafia, treachery and deceit are central to the game; ...
  3. +vote Action & Movement Programming Tabletop Games

    Action & Movement Programming Tabletop Games

    8 votes
    In Action & Movement Programming, players secretly choose their next turn or set of turns. Then each player plays their turns according to the choices made.
  4. +vote The Best Dice-Rolling Tabletop Games

    The Best Dice-Rolling Tabletop Games

    122 votes
    Dice rolling is a game by itself see Yahtzee or Craps but as a game mechanic dice rolling in a game can be used for many things, randomness being the most obvious.
  5. +vote Rock-Paper-Scissors Tabletop Games

    Rock-Paper-Scissors Tabletop Games

    13 votes
    While Rock-Paper-Scissors can technically fall into the subcategories of Simultaneous Action Selection or Trick-Playing, simultaneity is not the most defining ...
  6. +vote The Best Point-to-Point Tabletop Games

    The Best Point-to-Point Tabletop Games

    32 votes
    On boards of games with point-to-point movement, there are certain spots that can be occupied by markers or figurines, e. g. cities on a map. These points are ...
  7. +vote Acting Mechanic

    Acting Mechanic

    19 votes
    Games with the Acting mechanic require players to use some form of mime or mimicry to communicate with the other players. Charades is probably the poster child for ...
  8. +vote Worker Placement Tabletop Games

    Worker Placement Tabletop Games

    181 votes
    More precisely referred to as "action drafting," the worker placement mechanic requires players to draft individual actions from a set that is available ...
  9. +vote Spiel Des Jahres Winners

    Spiel Des Jahres Winners

    653 votes
    The Spiel des Jahres (German for Game of the Year) is an award for board and card games, created in 1978 with the stated purpose of rewarding excellence in game ...
  10. +vote The Best City Building Tabletop Games

    The Best City Building Tabletop Games

    18 votes
    City-building games pit players against each other to construct and manage a city in a way that is efficient, powerful, and/or lucrative.