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"The secret we should never let the Game Masters know is that they don't need any rules."

Tabletop ovo188 are ovo188 which don't involve physical competition (separating them from sports) or electronic devices (separating them from Video Games). It's generally agreed that a tabletop game must involve some physical objects, otherwise it would be a Parlor Game. A table is not required, however; most tabletop ovo188 can also be played sitting on the floor or standing up, but a table is usually the most convenient option.

There are many different categories of tabletop ovo188, including:


And then there are lots of ovo188 that don't fit into any of these categories very well, from Mahjong to Connect Four.

Of course, the variety in gameplay is also enormous. Two aspects in which tabletop ovo188 can differ quite significantly are hidden information and random elements. For example, in chess, there is no hidden information and no randomness; everything is determined by the players' own actions, and everything in the game is revealed to both players. In Stratego and Diplomacy, there are no random elements either, but the amount of hidden information is huge, and deceiving your opponent(s) is an important part of gameplay. In the Game of the Goose, there is no hidden information, but the randomness is turned up – everything is random, and players have zero control over the outcome of the game. Poker is a good example of a game that features both random elements (which cards you are dealt) and hidden information (your opponents' hands). Most ovo188 likewise have a little of both. There also exist ovo188 which incorporate other media in addition to the base content of the game, such as those which involve a VHS tape or DVD to display in tandem with the physical game, introducing further elements and events during play.


Recently, Wil Wheaton has promoted the board game hobby with his web series, TableTop, where he and several 'geek celebrities' (famous geeks and people involved in cult nerd shows and projects, oftentimes both) play a variety of board ovo188, from Settlers of Catan to Ticket to Ride to the Dragon Age tabletop RPG campaign. It can be watched here as well as from YouTube, and has gone through two seasons at the time of this writing.

See Tabletop Game Tropes for tropes that apply to tabletop ovo188 and Game Tropes for a more general index.

Tabletop ovo188 with pages on this wiki:

Alternative Title(s): Tabletop Game, Notable Tabletop Games