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    • Board game

    • A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules. Some games are based on pure strategy, but many contain an element of chance; and some are purely chance, with no element of skill. Games usually have a goal that a player a ... Read »


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    • Chess

    • Chess

      Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two b ... Read »


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    • Go

    • Go

      Go (traditional Chinese: 圍棋; simplified Chinese: 围棋; pinyin:  wéiqí; Japanese: 囲碁; rōmaji: igo; Korean: 바둑; romaja: baduk; literally: "encircling game") is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponen ... Go


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    • Card game

    • A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific. Countless card games exist, including families of related games (such as poker). A small number of card games played with traditional decks have formally standardized rules, but most ar ... Read »


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    • Bridge


    • Poker

    • Poker is a family of gambling card games, but is often considered a skill based game. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players' cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary i ... Read »


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    • Gambling games

    • Gambling is the of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. The outcome of the is often immediate, such as a single ... Gambling games


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    • Game show

    • A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes. Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative progra ... Read »


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    • Puzzle

    • A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle. There are different types of puzzles for different ages, such as crossword puzzles, word-search puzzles, numbe ... Read »


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    • Role-playing game

    • A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. ... Read »


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    • Video game

    • A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display device, but as of the 2000s, it implies any type of display device that can pr ... Read »


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    • Wargame

    • A wargame (also war game) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional. Wargaming is the hobby dedicated to the play of such games, which can also be called conflict simulations, or consims for short. When used professionally by the military to study warfare, "war game" may ... Wargame


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    • Chess

    • Chess

      Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two b ... Read »


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    • Go

    • Go

      Go (traditional Chinese: 圍棋; simplified Chinese: 围棋; pinyin:  wéiqí; Japanese: 囲碁; rōmaji: igo; Korean: 바둑; romaja: baduk; literally: "encircling game") is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponen ... Go


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    • Bridge


    • Poker

    • Poker is a family of gambling card games, but is often considered a skill based game. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players' cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary i ... Read »


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    • 3D Life

    • 3D Life is a cellular automaton. It is a three-dimensional extension of Game of Life, investigated by Carter Bays. A number of different semitotalistic rules for the 3D rectangular Moore neighborhood were investigated. It was popularized by Alexander Keewatin Dewdney in his "Computer Recreations" column in Scientific ... Read »


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    • 1975 Origins Award winners

    • The following are the winners of the 2nd annual (1975) Origins Award, presented at Origins 1976: ... Read »


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    • 1976 Origins Award winners

    • The following are the winners of the 3rd annual (1976) Origins Award, presented at Origins 1977: ... Read »


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    • Adji-boto

    • Adji-boto is a traditional mancala game played by the saramaccans, i.e., the maroons who live on the banks of the Saramacca river, in Suriname. It is similar to some mancalas played in West Africa, especially Benin, and could be regarded as a variation of the Wari game, which is the most common mancala game found in th ... Read »


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    • Adventure Quest (LARP)

    • Adventure Quest (abbreviated to AQ) is an active, live-action roleplaying game (or LARP) created by Renaissance Adventures in 1995. Adventure Quest is an experiential education tool whereby the children, teens, and families play the heroes of a mythic quest. Solving mental, physical, social, and ethical challenges, th ... Read »


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    • Ampe (game)

    • Ampe is a simple game played by school age children in Ghana and other places. The game, is played by two or more players and requires no equipment. The leader and another player jump up at the same time, clap, and thrust one foot forward when they jump up. If the leader and the other player have the same foot forward ... Read »


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    • Anti-computer tactics

    • Anti-computer tactics is a style of play used by humans to beat strong computer opponents at various games, especially in board games such as chess and Arimaa. It involves playing conservatively for a long-term advantage that the computer is unable to find in its game tree search. This will frequently involve selecting ... Read »


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    • Ants in the Pants

    • Ants in the Pants is a children's tabletop game for two to four players. The object of the game is to spring as many of your 'ants' as possible into the 'pants'. The game shares similarities with Tiddlywinks. Components consist of a free-standing pair of miniature, usually plastic, pants and four sets of plastic ants, ... Read »


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    • Ask Pickles

    • Ask Pickles was a board game made in the United Kingdom from 1948 by Tower Press, and popular in the 1950s. It consisted of two card games, "Ask Pickles", a quiz card game featuring film, television and radio trivia for 2-4 players, and "Happy Families". Named after radio performer Wilfred Pickles (1900-1978), the game ... Read »


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    • AstroPop

    • AstroPop

      AstroPop is a real-time computer puzzle game developed and published by PopCap Games. Players can play the Macromedia Flash version online for free at several different websites, or a deluxe version can be downloaded and unlocked for a fee. The game can also be found on both the Xbox and Xbox 360 versions of the Xbox L ... Read »


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    • Atama no Taisou

    • Atama no Taisou (Japanese: 頭の体操, lit. Head Gymnastics) is a puzzle collecting books series that was released by Kobunsha, and the author is Akira Tago. As of 2010, there were 23 regular volumes with an e-book volume released. The first volume was published in 1966 and sold more than 2.5 million. Th ... Read »


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    • Atari Video Cube

    • Atari Video Cube

      Atari Video Cube is a puzzle game released for the Atari 2600, developed and published by Atari in 1982. The game utilizes a Pocket Cube, Rubik's Cube, and the Rubik's Revenge, but instead of rotating the sections of the cube, the player runs around, switching out the colors. However, the player cannot run onto a ... Read »


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    • Bag (puzzle)

    • Bag (also called Corral or Cave) is a binary-determination logic puzzle published by Nikoli. Bag is played on a rectangular grid, usually of dashed lines, in which numbers appear in some of the cells. The object is to draw a single, continuous loop along the lines of the grid, which contains all the numbers on th ... Read »


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    • Balance (puzzle)

    • {{{annotations}}} A balance puzzle is a mathematical puzzle which challenges the solver to distribute a subset of numbers so that the several sides of a stylized diagram representing a balance scale are equal. The balance puzzle is a classical number puzzle in the World Puzzle Championship. It consists in a mobile or ... Read »


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    • Bat a rat

    • Bat a rat (also known as "splat-the-rat") is a simple and cheaply constructed party game or stall at a fête or similar community event. The game is centred on a large wooden board stood up on end, upon which an open-ended metal or plastic or section of drainpipe has been mounted vertically. The stallholder introduc ... Read »


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    • Battle Sheep

    • Battle Sheep is a 2010 board game developed by Francesco Rotta. It has been published by Blue Orange Games, HUCH! & friends and Lautapelit.fi. Battle Sheep is a game for two to four players. It is played on a hexagonal grid representing a pasture. The board is made up by connecting four parts of the grid at a random ... Read »


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    • Beer and pretzels game

    • A beer and pretzels game is any of a class of tabletop games that are light on rules and strategy, feature a high amount of randomness and a light theme. This is in direct contrast to Eurogames, which involve complex rules and emphasize strategy over randomness. The term was originally coined to describe relatively sim ... Read »


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    • Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player

    • Big Deal:A Year as a Professional Poker Player

      Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player is a book by Anthony Holden. The book details a year Holden spent playing poker around the world, attempting to make a living, or at least a profit, from the endeavor. The book details many things about the gamesmanship of poker. An incident where a professional poker p ... Read »


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    • Big Monster Toys

    • Big Monster Toys, LLC (BMT), established in May 1988, is a United States-based toy and game inventing and licensing company. Big Monster Toys is located at 21 S. Racine, in the West Loop of Chicago. The studio occupies roughly 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of space for over 25 designers. Their facilities include an ... Read »


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    • Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom

    • Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom is Anthony Holden's followup to his 1990 book Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player. The book follows Holden's return to professional poker fifteen years after his last adventure ended. The book begins with the WSOP 2005, following him around the world to eventually r ... Read »


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    • Birds in a truck riddle

    • Birds in a truck riddle is a riddle which says that whether a container or a truck carrying birds changes in weight when the birds inside were flying. In 2007, MythBusters tried to bust the riddle. ... Read »


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    • Bishop Exchange

    • In shogi, Bishop Exchange (角換わり kakugawari) is a Double Static Rook (相居飛車) opening (戦法) in which each player's bishop (角) is captured relatively early so that they keep their bishops in hand. 1. P-76. Black (先手) chooses the flexible option of activat ... Read »


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    • Blizzard Worldwide Invitational

    • The Blizzard WorldWide Invitational (abbreviated as WWI) is an event organized by Blizzard Entertainment to meet players, offer playable demos of future games, and offer various activities linked with Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo universes. Blizzard Entertainment's convention that has traditionally taken place in t ... Read »


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    • Bloody knuckles

    • Bloody knuckles is a game in which each player makes a fist with the thumb wrapped around the other fingers. Then each fist punches the others fist. Players who flinch are out of the game. Whoever lasts the longest before quitting wins the game. The game is played until someone's knuckles are bleeding or suddenly they ... Read »


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    • Blow football

    • Blow football is a children/adults game, popular in the United Kingdom where the object is to blow through some kind of pipe causing a small lightweight ball to pass through the opponent's goal, as in other forms of Football. The game is often played with whatever materials are at hand, such as drinking straws, and pi ... Read »


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    • Blue Chairs

    • Blue Chairs is an interactive fiction game by Chris Klimas. It claimed the #2 prize at the Interactive Fiction Competition 2004, praised for its inventive style and rich storytelling. Subsequently, it received the awards for Best Game, Best Writing, and Best Story at the annual Xyzzy Awards. It was also nominated for B ... Read »


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    • Blue Dwarf roleplaying game

    • Blue Dwarf

      Blue Dwarf is an unofficial Play-by-post role-playing game based in the fictional universe of the TV series Red Dwarf. It was originally set up in April 2000 by David Ball. In Blue Dwarf, members assume the roles of characters by posting stories about their characters in an online forum. The story is based around the ... Read »


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    • Bont

    • Bont is a ball game originating from Southern France. The game, a cross between croquet and hockey, is a competitive sport that involves all six players (the maximum allowable number of players) to hit a plastic ball, similar to a hockey ball, through a single hoop erected on the grass playing field. The player to sco ... Read »


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    • BotFighters

    • BotFighters is a location-based mobile game and a pervasive game developed by It's Alive! (a wholly owned subsidiary of Digiment) designed to be a MMORPG played in an urban environment. It was possibly the world's first commercial location-based game. It was first released in Sweden in 2001, and later in Russia, Finlan ... Read »


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    • Buchstabensalat (logic puzzle)

    • Buchstabensalat, commonly referred to as "End View" or "Easy as ABC", is a logic puzzle. A Buchstabensalat puzzle consists of a set of letters or "alphabet" (for instance, "A-E") and one or more empty cells in the form of a , where either end of some columns and rows are labeled with a letter in the alphabet. To solv ... Read »


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    • Bull's-Eye Ball


    • Burns and Porter

    • Burns & Porter was a business in the United Kingdom that prepared and distributed pub quizzes. In 1976, Sharon Burns and Tom Porter founded and organised 32 pub quiz teams in three leagues in southern England. Burns and Porter travelled the country for the next few years, presenting their quizzes to breweries as a mark ... Read »


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    • Business game

    • Business game (also called business simulation game) refers to simulation games that are used as an educational tool for teaching business. Business games may be carried out for various business training such as: general management, finance, organizational behaviour, human resources, etc. Often, the term "business simu ... Read »


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    • Calculatrivia

    • Calculatrivia is a number-based trivia game that was originally made popular in GAMES Magazine. A set of questions, from the obvious to the obscure, are posed. The answer to each question is a number, though not necessarily an integer. Each of these questions corresponds to a letter of the alphabet (in some cases, the ... Read »


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    • Canada Games Company

    • Canada Games was a Canadian games manufacturing company, originally based in Brampton, Ontario, before moving to nearby Concord. Its slogan was "The Best in Fun from Canada Games." It's notable that despite being a far smaller company than its American competition, the Canada Games Company was able to remain a force i ... Read »


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    • The Canterbury Puzzles

    • The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problems is a 1907 mathematical puzzle book by Henry Dudeney. The first part of the book features a series of puzzles based on the characters from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. ... Read »


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    • Car game

    • Car games are games played to pass the time on long car journeys, often started by parents to amuse restless children. They generally require little or no equipment or playing space. Some such games are designed specifically to be played while traveling (e.g. the license plate game, the Alphabet Game, Padiddle or The P ... Read »


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    • Cherry Ames' Nursing Game


    • Chetno i likho

    • A simple game of chance, of Old Europan provenance (see par-impar), where the players had to guess if the hidden objects were even (czetno or cetno or cet or čet) or odd (licho, see likho, or liszka) in number, with likho meaning also bad luck or devil. The counted objects could also be white or black pawns or lines ... Read »


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    • Chingona

    • Chingona (also known as Ship, Captains, Crew) is a dice game played by two or more players, using four or five dice (either regular or poker) and a cup. It is usually played to decide who is to pay for the next round of drinks, but betting can also be involved. The game's rules are similar to those of Yahtzee, though ... Read »


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    • Chō-han


    • The chocolate game

    • The Chocolate Game is a game often played at children's parties. Sometimes the game is referred to as "Dog's Dinner" or "Chocolate Boggle". The bar of chocolate is kept in its original foil and paper wrapper and/or it is wrapped with several layers of wrapping paper. The participants sit or stand in a circle aroun ... Read »


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    • Chromaroma

    • Chromaroma

      Chromaroma was a London-based game using players’ Oyster cards and Barclays Cycle Hire accounts. Points are awarded depending on the stations and journeys users complete on the London Underground and London Buses, as well as using ‘Boris bikes’. It is described by its creators, Mudlark, as “location ... Read »


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    • Clackers

    • Clackers (also known as Clankers, Ker-Bangers, and numerous other names) were toys popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They consisted of two plastic spheres suspended on string which, when swung up and down, banged against each other, making a sound. Clackers are similar in appearance to bolas, the Argentinian ... Read »


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    • Coin-matching game

    • A coin-matching game (also a coin smack or smack game) is a confidence trick in which two con artists set up one victim. The first con artist strikes up a conversation with the victim, usually while waiting somewhere. The con artist suggests matching pennies (or other coins) to pass the time. The second con artist arr ... Read »


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    • Collectible action figure game

    • A collectible action figure game is a collectible tabletop game in which the primary component is some sort of action figure. The first collectible action figure game was Mark Rein-Hagen's Z-G. Subsequent collectible action figure games have included WizKids' Shadowrun, Toy Biz's Marvel Legends Showdown, and Hasbro's X ... Read »


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    • Color war

    • Color war is a competition played in summer camps, schools and some social organizations (such as sororities, fraternities, or small businesses). Participants are divided into teams, each of which is assigned a color. The teams compete against each other in challenges and events to earn points. Typical color war challe ... Read »


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    • The Complete Book of Wargames

    • The Complete Book of Wargames is a book by Jon Freeman which was published in 1980 by Simon & Schuster under the Fireside imprint. Part 1, An Introduction to Wargames, gives a brief history of wargaming and includes an introductory wargame, Kassala, which illustrates several of the basic concepts used in board wargame ... Read »


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    • Concept (board game)

    • Concept is a 2014 board game developed by Alain Rivollet and Gaëtan Beaujannot and published by Repos. It was nominated for the Jeu de l'année prize in Cannes in 2014. Concept is a quiz board game where players have to guess a concept, which can be a word, a name, or a phrase. Hints about the concept are given b ... Read »


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    • Conflicting Kingdoms

    • Conflicting Kingdoms is a card-based board game released in June 2011 by the game publisher DeckVoid Ltd. Its design influences include Magic: The Gathering, Top Trumps, and Monopoly. Conflicting Kingdoms is a fantasy themed board game where playing cards are used to create the board, which allows for the possibility ... Read »


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    • CRN Games

    • CRN Games is an indie role-playing games publisher best known for The Shadow of Yesterday, a narrativist sword and sorcery game designed by Clinton R. Nixon. ... Read »


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    • CulverLand

    • CulverLand is a temporary artwork and functioning game in Culver City, California, United States, created by John Derevlany. It was funded by an arts grant from the City of Culver City, California, and installed as part of the 2010 Indiecade, the International Festival of Independent Games. In "CulverLand," pedestrian ... Read »


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    • Dal pat

    • Dal pat (Branch-leaf) is a popular game among children in rural Bihar and the Utter Pradesh State of India. It is played in a place surrounded by trees and uses a wooden stick. The game starts with the selection of Chor (Thief), generally done by using a poem. A player starts the poem and says a word of the poem for e ... Read »


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    • Daramutu

    • Daramutu is a traditional mancala game from Sri Lanka. It was first described in 1909 by the British engineer Henry Parker in his book Ancient Ceylon (1909). Traditionally, the game is only played by women. The game's board (termed olinda-puruwa) comprises 2 rows of 7 pits each. At game setup, four seeds are places in ... Read »


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    • Day of the Figurines

    • Day of the Figurines is a pervasive game by Blast Theory. Day of the Figurines was built on the EQUIP architecture. "Day Of The Figurines is a massively multiplayer game for text messaging, set in a fictional town that is littered, dark and underpinned with steady decay." ... Read »


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    • Diabolical cube

    • The diabolical cube is a three-dimensional dissection puzzle consisting of six polycubes (shapes formed by gluing cubes together face to face) that can be assembled together to form a single 3 × 3 × 3 cube. The six pieces are: one dicube, one tricube, one tetracube, one pentacube, one hexacube and one ... Read »


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    • Dice stacking

    • Dice stacking is a performance art, akin to juggling or sleight-of-hand, in which the performer scoops dice off a flat surface with a dice cup and then sets the cup down while moving it in a pattern that stacks the dice into a vertical column via centripetal force and inertia. Various dice arrangements, colors of dice, ... Read »


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    • Dice tower

    • A dice tower is an object used by gamers to roll dice fairly. Dice are dropped into the top of the tower, and bounce off of various hidden platforms inside it before emerging from the front. Dice towers eliminate some methods of cheating which may be performed when rolling dice by hand. There are many forms of towers a ... Read »


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    • Diceland (dice game)

    • James Ernest Diceland is a tabletop game played with collectible sets of dice designed by Toivo Rovainen and James Ernest and released in 2002 by Cheapass Games. Players roll paper cut-out octahedral dice into a combat arena. The dice are then used in the same way as miniatures - they can be moved around the arena and ... Read »


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    • Digital Happiness

    • Digital Happiness is a software design company and video game developer based in Indonesia. The founder of the company and main producer of their most well-known game, DreadOut, is Rachmad Imron. List of games made by this developer: ... Read »


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    • Dobbert

    • A Dobbert or Dobert was a large ball bearing about the size of a golf ball used in games of marbles in South Lancashire after the Second World War. For example, in a game called Ringy, a circle was drawn on the ground and a fixed number of marbles from each boy were then placed into the ring. From a line drawn on the g ... Read »


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    • Downhill Slalom

    • Downhill Slalom is a 3D downhill skiing game for the PC developed by independent games development company Tuna Technologies. The game features single and multiplayer modes, and features three main modes of play. A slalom race, a coin collecting mode, and a straight downhill race against the clock or up to 5 computer- ... Read »


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    • Dragonflight (convention)

    • Dragonflight is a three-day gaming convention run by a corporation that is also called Dragonflight. It's held over the second weekend of August. The first Dragonflight was in 1980. Dragonflight initially was a creation of members of The Brass Dragon Society, a Seattle role-playing group. Those gamers extended the ... Read »


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    • DunDraCon

    • DunDraCon is a four-day gaming convention run by Dundracon Inc. It is held each Presidents' Day weekend in San Ramon, California, with open registration and the first games starting on Friday morning, concluding on Monday evening. The first DunDraCon was in 1976; the organization incorporated in 1980. The first Du ... Read »


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    • EB Unwired

    • EB Unwired (EBUWD) is a mobile game development studio based in Tokyo, Japan. The studio started operations in 2007 and has developed more than 30 casual games. Games created by EBUWD are based on Java ME and Flash Lite. Most of them are derived from PC games developed internally and then adapted to cell phones. ... Read »


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    • El conejo de la suerte

    • El conejo de la suerte (Spanish for Lucky Rabbit) is a child singing game, recommended for age of 6–8 years, and the song the game is based upon. Bugs Bunny may be called "El Conejo de la Suerte" in some Spanish-language renditions of the cartoon. Luis Gabelo Conejo, a Costa Rican soccer player has the nickname " ... Read »


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    • Eldritch Horror

    • Eldritch Horror is a tabletop strategy board game published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2013. The players explore locales around the world filled with Lovecraftian horrors. Players fight an ancient evil stirring from its slumber and must seal off this awakening horror before it's too late. Players travel around the ... Read »


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    • Faceball

    • Faceball (tagline: "Your face, Our balls") is a two-player game where each player takes an inflated beach ball and throws it at the opponent's head. It was popularized in March 2007 by John Allspaw and Dunstan Orchard while they were working at the San Francisco, California offices of Flickr. Opponents sit 10 feet apa ... Read »


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    • Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone

    • Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone

      Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone (F.I.S.T.) were a series of single-player telephone-based roleplaying games launched by UK games designer Steve Jackson in 1988 through the company Computerdial, who until then had used their service to provide astrology services. The product was a radio drama version of Jacks ... Read »


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    • Fantasy wargame

    • A fantasy wargame is a wargame that involves a fantastical setting, and employs rules for elements such as magic and non-human intelligent creatures. The rise in popularity in wargaming of the 1950s through to the 1970s largely coincided with the rise in popularity of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novel. Wh ... Read »


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    • FantasySCOTUS

    • FantasySCOTUS is an online fantasy league created by Josh Blackman, head of the Harlan Institute. In 2014, FantasySCOTUS was acquired and is now run by LexPredict, LLC. It involves enthusiasts of constitutional law predicting how each member of the United States Supreme Court will rule on any given case. To date, over ... Read »


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    • FarEast Amusement Research

    • FarEast Amusement Research (F.E.A.R. for short) is a Japanese company founded in 1993 by the current president Tarou Suzufuki, which produces role-playing games, board games and light novels. F.E.A.R. has a subsidiary publishing company named Game Field. Game Field publishes bimonthly RPG magazine Gamers Field since 19 ... Read »


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    • Find the alphabet

    • Find the alphabet is a car game to occupy passengers, typically children, on long journeys. The passengers divide into two teams, left and right, with any odd passenger going to assist the driver's team since the driver should be concentrating on the road. Each team tries to find the letters of the alphabet, in the c ... Read »


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    • Flag-rush

    • Flag-rush is a game that was once played by the and freshman classes at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Its origins are from the Japanese game Botori. Botori was once played at naval, military and other schools. Botori is played with two sides of equal number, usually about one hundred, each of which defends a pole ... Read »


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    • Floating craps

    • Floating craps is an illegal operation of the dice game craps. The term floating refers to the practice of the game's operators using portable tables and equipment to quickly move the game from location to location to stay ahead of the law enforcement authorities. The term may have originated in the 1930s when Benny B ... Read »


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    • Fortunately, Unfortunately

    • Fortunately, Unfortunately is a word game first played at conventions of the National Puzzlers' League in the late 1980s. It was invented and introduced by one-time NPL president David Scott Marley. A version of the game, called "Good News, Bad News" was popularized by the BBC radio show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. The ... Read »


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    • Forty forty

    • Forty forty, also known as Forty Forty In, 44 home, Mob Mob, Blocky 123, "Ackey 123', 45 and In, 99 In, Raleigh 123 and Pom 123 is a children's game combining elements of the games "It" and Hide and seek. One player is "on", or "It", and they must capture the other players by 'spying' them rather than by tagging. ... Read »


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    • Fuddling cup

    • A fuddling cup is a three-dimensional puzzle in the form of a drinking vessel, made of three or more cups or jugs all linked together by holes and tubes. The challenge of the puzzle is to drink from the vessel in such a way that the beverage does not spill. To do this successfully, the cups must be drunk from in a spec ... Read »


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    • FutureU

    • FutureU

      futureU is an educational video game developed and published by Aspyr Media on November 5, 2008 for Windows, Mac OS X, and the Nintendo DS, and created in association with test preparation company Kaplan, Inc. Like the SATs, futureU has three sections: Reading, Writing, and Math, each with two subdivisions. Readin ... Read »


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    • The Game (dice game)

    • The Game

      The Game is a dice game designed by Reinhold Wittig. It was first published in Germany in 1979, without rules and under the German name Das Spiel. It contains a triangular base plate and 281 dice of four different colours, and a rule book that gives rules for some 50+ games. Most of the games are centered on building ... Read »


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    • Game of chance

    • A game of chance is a game whose outcome is strongly influenced by some randomizing device, and upon which contestants may choose to wager money or anything of monetary value. Common devices used include dice, spinning tops, playing cards, roulette wheels, or numbered balls drawn from a container. A game of chance may ... Read »


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    • A Game of War

    • A Game of War is a book by Guy Debord and Alice Becker-Ho that illustrates a game devised by Debord by giving a detailed account of one of their table-top conflicts. It was first published in French as Le Jeu de la Guerre in 1987, but unsold copies were later pulped in 1991, along with other books by Debord, at his ins ... Read »


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    • Games of dare

    • Games of dare involve daring one or more participants to engage in activity detrimental to them. Among the games of dare are: ... Read »


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    • GameStorm.org

    • GameStorm is a fan-run not-for-profit annual gaming convention held in the spring in the Portland, Oregon metro area. GameStorm started in 1998 as a fan-run event at the Clackamas, Oregon Denney's Convention Center. The GameStorm group often provides gaming programming at OryCon and other conventions in the Pacifi ... Read »


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    • Gamicon

    • 41°39′47″N 91°32′18″W / 41.663062°N 91.538268°W / 41.663062; -91.538268Coordinates: 41°39′47″N 91°32′18″W / 41.663062°N 91.538268°W / 41.663062; -91.538268 Gamicon is Iowa's longest-running non-gambling game convention, ... Read »


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    • Gaming top

    • Bambaram (in Tamil Nadu), Buguri (in Karnataka), Lattu لٹو (in Urdu) is a traditional throwing top used mainly in India and Pakistan. In Telangana, its name is "Bongaralu Aata". The game begins with all players holding their wound top. The players throw their tops at the same time – this is the †... Read »


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    • Gasing pangkah

    • Gasing pangkah is a competitive Malay game of spinning tops in which two or more players compete to strike each other's top out of a circle or to make it fall over and stop spinning. Considered part of the Malay state heritage, official tournaments are held, with a declared goal of exposing the younger generation to t ... Read »


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    • Giuthi

    • Giuthi is a game played by the Kikuyu of Kenya, amongst others. It belongs to the Mancala family of games and is "played with round counters, such as beans, and two rows of holes in the ground". ... Read »


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    • Gnip Gnop

    • Gnip Gnop (pronounced with hard Gs) is a two-player table-top game in which the players try to get all six balls to the opponent's side first. The game begins with three balls and three levers per side. The levers are for shooting balls to the other side. Between the two sides is a plastic barrier with its three holes ... Read »


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    • Go to the Head of the Class

    • Go to the Head of the Class is a roll-and-move board game published originally by the company Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro). It was last produced by Winning Moves USA in 2013 . The game was released originally circa 1940 and remains in print. The game board is designed to look like a top view of a school classr ... Read »


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    • Guanniu

    • Guanniu is a bull wrestling contest held in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. It has been a tradition of the Hui ethnic minority since the 13th century. Local men test their strength against bulls weighing as much as 400 kg. Contestants have to force a bull on the ground with their bare hands within three minutes. ... Read »


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    • Halo: Spartan Strike

    • Halo: Spartan Strike

      Halo: Spartan Strike is a twin-stick shooter video game set in the science fiction Halo universe. The successor to Halo: Spartan Assault, the game was developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games. It was released for iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone on April 16, 2015. During gameplay, players assume the role of human ... Read »


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    • Hand game

    • Hand games are games played using only the hands of the players: Less strictly, the following may be considered hand games: ... Read »


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    • Hand-in-cap

    • Hand-in-cap is an old English trading game and the term itself is the origin of the modern word "". In this game, two players want to trade possessions. An decides whether the items have the same value, and if not, what the difference is. Both players and the umpire then put some forfeit money in a cap. The players p ... Read »


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    • Hanetsuki

    • Hanetsuki (羽根突き, 羽子突き) is a Japanese traditional game, similar to badminton without a net, played with a rectangular wooden paddle called a hagoita and a brightly coloured shuttlecock. Often played by girls at the New Year, the game can be played by any gender in two fashions: by ... Read »


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    • Harlequin Games

    • Harlequin Games

      Harlequin Games is a business which designs and moderates PBM games by email of which their Legends (PBM) engine is the most recognized. From their "About Us" page - "We fuse wild imagination with good game-play in everything we produce and do so with professionalism and love for the hobby. Established in 1994, Harlequ ... Read »


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    • Heroes of Kalevala

    • Heroes of Kalevala is a puzzle game for mobile devices created by a Finnish game company 10tons Ltd. The game is a combination of tile-matching and city-building, with a well illustrated story behind it. The story is loosely based on Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Heroes of Kalevala was released in 2010 and w ... Read »


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    • Hoo Hey How

    • Hoo Hey How (Hokkien: , Fish-Prawn-Crab) is a Chinese dice-game. It is related to Bầu cua cá cọp in Vietnam, and similar to Crown and Anchor in the West Indies and the American game chuck-a-luck. ... Read »


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    • House (game)

    • House, also referred to as "playing house" or "play grown up", is a traditional game, a form of make believe where children or adults take on the roles of a nuclear family, which typically consists of a father, mother, a child/children, a baby, and a cat/dog. This game is most commonly played with children ages 3†... Read »


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    • House of Caravan

    • House of Caravan is a puzzle game influenced by the gothic fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, and takes place in the Death in Candlewood universe. ... Read »


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    • How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines...or Lose Trying

    • How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines...or Lose Trying is a book with a satirical view of slot machines, written by Frank Legato and published in July, 2004 by Bonus Books. This book is a humorous look at slot machines but it does not mean that the author tries to speak about this game and its players as being unin ... Read »


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    • Hoyito

    • Hoyito (also known as El Hoyito, Casitas or Mate) is a traditional mancala game played in the Dominican Republic. All the names it goes by are descriptive of elements of the game: "hoyito" means "little hole" (referring to the pits of the board), "casitas" means "houses" (referring to pits containing 4 seeds), and "mat ... Read »


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    • Wei-Hwa Huang

    • Wei-Hwa Huang (黃煒華, born August 4, 1975) is an award-winning American puzzler, member of the US Team for the World Puzzle Championship, and game designer. Huang was a member of the United States International Math Olympiad team in 1992 and 1993, where he was awarded a Silver Medal both years. He was a P ... Read »


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    • Human knot

    • A human knot is a common icebreaker game or team building activity for new people to learn to work together in physical proximity. It is a disentanglement puzzle in which a group of people in a circle each hold hands with two different people who are not next to them, and the goal is to disentangle the limbs to ge ... Read »


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    • List of Hunter: The Reckoning books

    • A comprehensive list of Hunter: The Reckoning books, published by White Wolf, Inc., including production code and ISBN. ... Read »


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    • Hyperborea (game)

    • Hyperborea is a fantasy board game designed by Pierluca Zizzi. Gamers each control a kingdom with unique abilities they use to build a civilization through magic, combat and exploration. ... Read »


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    • Icosian game

    • The icosian game is a mathematical game invented in 1857 by William Rowan Hamilton. The game's object is finding a Hamiltonian cycle along the edges of a dodecahedron such that every vertex is visited a single time, and the ending point is the same as the starting point. The puzzle was distributed commercially as a peg ... Read »


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    • Impulse-based turn system

    • An impulse-based turn system is a game mechanic where a game turn is broken up into a series of discrete, repeating segments, or impulses. It can be considered a fairly complex mechanic, but has been used in three games that have enjoyed long-term success, the wargames Star Fleet Battles and Car Wars, and the Hero Syst ... Read »


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    • Indigo (board game)

    • Indigo is a 2012 board game developed by Reiner Knizia and published by Ravensburger. Indigo is a game for two to four players. The idea of the game is to collect jewels from the board by laying tiles. The board takes the form of a hexagonal grid, with one tile present at the centre and six at the edge, with even int ... Read »


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    • Inglenook Sidings

    • Inglenook Sidings

      Inglenook Sidings, created by Alan Wright (1928 - January 2005), is a model railway train shunting puzzle (U.S. English: switching puzzle). It consists of a specific track layout, a set of initial conditions, a defined goal, and rules which must be obeyed while performing the shunting operations. More broadly, in mode ... Read »


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    • Inside My Radio

    • Inside My Radio is a rhythm-action platformer adventure game developed by Seaven Studio and published by Iceberg Interactive. The original prototype was made by TurboDindon during Ludum Dare #23, an video game development competition, where it won both the Overall and Audio prizes in the Jam category. Seaven Studio and ... Read »


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    • International String Figure Association

    • The International String Figure Association is not-for-profit organization for the preservation, dissemination, and creation of string figures. The association was founded in Japan in 1978 by mathematician Hiroshi Noguchi and Anglican missionary Philip Noble, and is now run by Mark Sherman out of California. Members ha ... Read »


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    • Jack-in-the-box

    • A jack-in-the-box is a children's toy that outwardly consists of a box with a crank. When the crank is turned, it plays a melody, often "Pop Goes the Weasel". At the end of the tune there is a "surprise": the lid pops open and a figure, usually a clown or jester, pops out of the box. Some jack-in-the-boxes open at rand ... Read »


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    • Johnny Whoop

    • Johnny Whoop, also known as Johnny, Johnny, is a children's hand game. One person holds out his or her hand and touches each finger with the other hand's index finger, from the pinky to the index finger, then slides the other hand's index finger down between the index finger and the thumb, then touches the thumb, and t ... Read »


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    • Jury Box (game)

    • Jury Box is a parlor game that was popular in the United States in the 1930s. It is considered a predecessor to modern murder mystery games and role-playing games. ... Read »


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    • Jwibulnori

    • Jwibulnori

      Jwibulnori (쥐불놀이) is a popular Korean game. It's a play to make a fire on paddies and fields to exterminate harmful insects and rats during the first full moon of a year in the lunar calendar, which is the national holiday in Korea. Also, this game has a meaning to wish for good health. People make ... Read »


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    • Karaoke Callout

    • Karaoke Callout is a karaoke dueling game developed by David A. Shamma and Bryan Pardo at the Interactive Audio Lab at Northwestern University. It is an example of a game with a purpose. Its purpose is to help train the Tunebot database by providing the system with more query to target matches. The game was first deve ... Read »


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    • Kegel (bowling)

    • Kegel, or kegeln, (German for "", skittles) is a German bowling game played in Australia, in which a player rolls a wooden or plastic ball along a smooth, hard indoor lane (German: Kegelbahn, bowling alley). The object of the game is to knock down the nine kegels at the other end of the lane. Kegel is based on the trad ... Read »


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    • Kibitzer

    • Kibitzer is a Yiddish term for a person who offers (often unwanted) advice or commentary. This term is used for a non-participant spectator in contract bridge, chess, go, and many other games. The verb kibitz can also refer to idle chatting or side conversations. In computer science the term is the title of a program ... Read »


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    • Kisolo

    • Kisolo (also spelled Chisolo) is a traditional mancala game played by the Luba, Lulua and Songye peoples of DR Congo and Zimbabwe. It is closely related to other East African mancalas such as Bao, Bao Kiarabu, Coro and Isolo. The board used to play Kisolo is usually 4x7, i.e., 4 rows of 7 pits each, although there are ... Read »


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    • Kitsune bakuchi

    • Kitsune Bakuchi is a dice game from Japan in which a player tries to roll three dice with the same number on them. If the player succeeds, he or she wins four times the amount wagered. The term literally means "fox gambling." There are six winning throws out of 216 total possible throws, so the winning probability is ... Read »


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    • Kobojo

    • Kobojo is a French game development studio and distribution company based in Paris. In May 2012, Zynga sued Kobojo for trademark infringement for calling one of its games PyramidVille. ... Read »


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    • Krur

    • Krur (also spelled Crur) is a traditional mancala game played by the Hassaniya people in western Sahara, along the border of Nigeria and Mauritania, in southern Morocco, in Algeria, in northern Senegal, in Mali and in Niger. It is a children's game, very close to other simple African mancala such as Layli Goobalay (Som ... Read »


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    • Kuma ken

    • Kuma ken is a hand game in which each player throws a number from 0 to 5. Higher numbers beat lower numbers, except that 5 is beaten by 0. The primary strategy for kuma ken is to realize that playing the numbers 1, 2, or 3 is pointless, as 4 beats them and everything they beat. Once both parties in a game of kuma ken r ... Read »


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    • Labyrinth (marble game)

    • Labyrinth is a game of physical skill consisting of a box with a maze on top with holes, and a steel marble. The object of the game is to try to tilt the playfield to guide the marble to the end of the maze, without letting it fall into any of the holes. Some versions of the game feature a suspended maze surface that r ... Read »


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    • Lame duck (game design)

    • A lame duck, in the context of a game, is a player who remains in the game but has no chance of winning. It must be literally impossible – not merely highly improbable – for a player to win for it to constitute a lame-duck scenario. Lame ducks are often found in sport. The teams that are eliminated fro ... Read »


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    • Layer by Layer

    • Layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition is a thin film fabrication technique. The films are formed by depositing alternating layers of oppositely charged materials with wash steps in between. This can be accomplished by using various techniques such as immersion, spin, spray, electromagnetism, or fluidics. The first imple ... Read »


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    • LCR (dice game)

    • LCR, or Left Center Right, is a dice game for three or more players, published by George & Company LLC in 1992. It is entirely a game of chance. The players make no decisions of any kind, even as to wagering. Each player receives at least 3 chips. Players take it in turn to roll the six-sided dice, each of which i ... Read »


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    • Leading ladies (game)

    • Leading ladies is a party game in which each participant is tagged with a famous actress on their back. Over the course of the party, the participant must ask fellow guests "yes or no" questions until they figure out who they are. The game was prominently featured in a Season 3 episode of the TV series Six Feet Under ... Read »


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    • League of Angels II

    • League of Angels II (also League of Angels 2 or LoA2) is the 2016 sequel to the 2013 game League of Angels. Its impending release was announced March 15 and a 5000-player closed beta ran from March 24 to 31, then replaced with an open beta. It launched April 8 in North America, and 2 weeks later there was a free gold g ... Read »


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    • Learn to Play Go

    • Learn to Play Go by Janice Kim is a series of five books introducing English speakers to the game of Go. ... Read »


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    • Legends (PBM)

    • Legends is an award-winning computer moderated play-by-mail fantasy strategy game. Legends was created in 1986 by Jim Landes from his previous game, Epic. The original system had three paper manuals and operated by print-based turn-sheets via snail mail. In 1995, two years after Midnight Games had been acquired by a ne ... Read »


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    • Letter bank

    • A letter bank is a relative of the anagram where all the letters of one word (the "bank") can be used as many times as desired (minimum of once each) to make a new word or phrase. For example, IMPS is a bank of MISSISSIPPI and SPROUT is a bank of SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. The term "letter bank" was coined by Will Shortz at ... Read »


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    • Level-coil

    • Level-coil or pitch-buttock is an old party game played at Christmas in which players have to forfeit their seat to another, often in a boisterous manner. The name is a corruption of its French name lève-cul, meaning to lift the . ... Read »


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    • Lexiko

    • Lexiko was a word game invented by Alfred Butts. It was a precursor of Scrabble. The name comes from the Greek lexicos, meaning of "words." Lexiko was played with a set of 100 square cardboard tiles, with the same letter distribution later used by Scrabble (see scrabble letter distributions), but no board. Players dre ... Read »


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    • Lightning round

    • A lightning round is a round of a game or contest in which the duration of the round is a pre-determined length of time, and the goal is typically to accomplish as much as possible within that period. The most common format of a lightning round is in a question-and-answer game, to answer as many questions as possible w ... Read »


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    • List of storytelling games

    • This is a list of storytelling games – games in which players construct or tell a story. ... Read »


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    • LITS

    • LITS, formerly known as Nuruomino (ヌルオミノ), is a binary determination puzzle published by Nikoli. LITS is played on a rectangular grid, typically 10×10; the grid is divided into polyominoes, none of which have fewer than four cells. The goal is to shade in a tetromino within each pre-pri ... Read »


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    • Lock puzzle

    • A lock puzzle is a type of mechanical puzzle. It consists of a lock with unusual or hidden mechanics. Such locks are sometimes called trick locks, because there is a trick to opening them which needs to be found. A key is usually needed and it is sometimes a part of the trick mechanism but there exist trick locks with ... Read »


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    • Lonpos

    • Lonpos is a company founded in 1983 specializing in entertainment puzzle designs. All development and manufacturing procedures take place in Taiwan. Lonpos puzzles are distributed in over 40 countries. Lonpos has designed and published a puzzle series which includes the following: ... Read »


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    • Lorsch riddles

    • The Lorsch riddles, also known as the Aenigmata Anglica, are a collection of twelve hexametrical, early medieval Latin riddles that were anonymously written in the ninth century. The absence of line breaks separating individual verses (among other things) show that they are possibly of English origin. None of the poem ... Read »


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    • Love tester machine

    • A love tester machine (also called love meter or love teller) is a type of amusement personality tester machine, which upon receiving credit tries to rate the subject's sex appeal, love abilities or romantic feelings for someone. Many love testers measure the moisture on the skin surface of the subject's hands by elect ... Read »


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    • Luksong tinik

    • Luksong tinik (English: "jumping over thorns") is a popular game in the Philippines. It is originated in Cabanatuan city, Philippines, played by two teams with equal numbers of players. Each team designates a leader, the nanay (mother), while the rest of the players are called anak (children). The players chosen to be ... Read »


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    • Makura-Nage

    • A Makura-Nage (Japanese: 枕投げ, まくらなげ) is a game from Japan in which children throw pillows at each other. A typical occasion to play it is after the futons are prepared (especially after the official lights-off time) in summer camp. While a pillow fight mainly takes the form of b ... Read »


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    • The Man Who Melted Jack Dann

    • The Man Who Melted Jack Dann is the name of a word game inspired by Jack Dann's book The Man Who Melted (1984). The aim of the game is to place the writer's name in front or behind the title of one of the writer's book and see if you get a funny sentence. Extra credit is given for shifting a word's part of speech entir ... Read »


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    • MASH (game)

    • MASH is a two-player paper-and-pencil game, commonly played by preteens intended to predict one's future. The name is an acronym of "Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Street/Shed/Sewers/Swamp, and House". The game can be expanded to "DMASH" (the D standing for Dome) or "MASHO" (O standing for outhouse) or "MASH-IT" (the I stan ... Read »


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    • Matching game

    • Matching games are games that require players to match similar elements. As the name implies, participants need to find a match for a word, picture, or card. For example, students place 30 word cards; composed of 15 pairs, face down in random order. Each person turns over two cards at a time, with the goal of turning o ... Read »


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    • Matchstick puzzle

    • Matchstick puzzles are rearrangement puzzles in which a number of matchsticks are arranged as squares, rectangles or triangles. The problem to solve is usually formulated as: "move n matchsticks to make m squares (or triangles, or rectangles, or circles)". However some of the puzzles require lateral thinking and are n ... Read »


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    • Matrak

    • Matrak is an Ottoman combat sport based on sword and shield fighting. Invented by famous Bosniak statesman of the Ottoman Empire, historian and scientist Nasuh Matrakčija Visočak (full name in Turkish: Nasuh bin Karagöz bin Abdullah el-Bosnavî) in the 16th century. It is played with wooden sticks covered wi ... Read »


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    • McLoughlin Brothers

    • McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828 and 1920. The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children's books. The company specialized in retellings or bowdlerizations of classic stories for children. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first ... Read »


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    • MDA framework

    • In game design the Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics (MDA) framework is a tool used to analyze games. It formalizes the consumption of games by breaking them down into three components - Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics. These three words have been used informally for many years to describe various aspects of games, but ... Read »


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    • Metapuzzle

    • A metapuzzle is a puzzle that unites several puzzles that feed into it. For example, five puzzles that had the answers BLACK, HAMMER, FROST, KNIFE, and UNION would lead to the metapuzzle answer JACK, which combines with all of those words to make new words and phrases. A "meta-meta" unites several metapuzzles. So if t ... Read »


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    • Middle-Earth Play-By-Mail

    • Middle-Earth Play-By-Mail, or Middle-earth PBM for short, is a turn-based, strategy play by email and play-by-mail game set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, including elements from ICE's Middle-earth Role Playing under licence from GSIL. Simply put, to win this game, you work ... Read »


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    • Mixed reality game

    • A mixed reality game (or hybrid reality game) is a game which takes place in both reality and virtual reality simultaneously. According to Souza de Silva and Sutko, the defining characteristic of such games is their "lack of primary play space; these games are played simultaneously in physical, digital or represented s ... Read »


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    • Mr. Bucket

    • Mr. Bucket

      Mr. Bucket is a tabletop game and toy published by Milton Bradley and released c. 1992 which was discontinued but re-released in 2007. The game features a plastic, motorized bucket which ejects differently-colored balls from its mouth. The player(s) use plastic shovels to scoop up the balls and place them back inside M ... Read »


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    • Muk-jji-ppa

    • Muk-jji-ppa is a variant of the two-player game rock-paper-scissors. It originated in South Korea. Each person starts with a regular rock-paper-scissors game. The current winner has to say their next hand and change their hand to the corresponding one. This is usually done by shouting. The point is to get your opponen ... Read »


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    • Narro

    • Narro

      Narro is a German English draughts-inspired abstract-strategy board game published by Bütehorn Spiele. The name of the game, Narro, is derived from the German term Narr, which loosely translates to clown. The game is designed for two players, one of which uses square clown-themed pieces while the other uses simila ... Read »


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    • National Games Week

    • National Games Week is an annual event occurring on Thanksgiving week in the U.S.A. Its purpose is to promote forms of socially interactive games. After the primary sponsor of this event (Games Quarterly magazine) passed to new owners in March 2007, the status of the event was in doubt; however, the continuing organiza ... Read »


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    • Nd game

    • A nd game (or nk game) is a generalization of the game Tic-tac-toe to higher dimensions. It is a game played on a ndhypercube with 2 players. If one player creates a line of length n of their symbol (X or O) they win the game. However, if all nd spaces are filled then the game is a draw. Tic-tac-toe is the game where n ... Read »


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    • Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting

    • Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting (ネオジオ ヒーローズ ~アルティメット シューティング~) is a shooting game developed and published by SNK Playmore for the PlayStation Portable in 2010. Players can choose to rotate ... Read »


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    • Normal play convention

    • A normal play convention in a game is the method of determining the winner that is generally regarded as standard. For example: In combinatorial game theory, the normal play convention of an impartial game is that the last player able to move is the winner. By contrast "misère games" involve upsetting the conventi ... Read »


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    • Odds and evens

    • Odds and evens, also known as swords, choosies, pick, odds-on poke, or bucking up, is a hand game played between two people, used to decide an issue. This zero-sum game, a variation of the ancient Morra and par-impar, is played internationally, especially among children. The individuals prepare by deciding who will be ... Read »


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    • Ohajiki

    • Ohajiki (おはじき?) is a traditional Japanese children's game similar to marbles. It is played with small coin-shaped pieces also called ohajiki. The pieces are typically made of glass or plastic, although historically the game was often played with pebbles or go stones. The game became popular as an in ... Read »


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    • Paper-and-pencil game

    • Paper-and-pencil games are games that can be played solely with paper and pencil (or other writing implement), usually without erasing. In some board games, including some abstract strategy games like Gomoku, a piece once played will not be moved on the board or removed from the board. Such games can be played either ... Read »


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    • Pass the Bomb

    • Pass the Bomb is an award-winning word game invented by Los Rodriguez, licensed by Weekend Games and published by Piatnik. It consists of a timer in the shape of a black bomb with a string fuse. Pressing a button starts a loud ticking and, after a random time interval, the sound of an explosion. Players must pass the b ... Read »


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    • Pass the ring

    • Pass the ring is a family or children's game that needs a ring (or similar such small object). The "it" puts their hands together in a praying-like motion, with the ring between them. The remainder of the players line up beside each other with their hands in the same praying-like motion. The "it" must then walk down th ... Read »


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    • Payana

    • Payana is a children's game, originally called "kapichua". Similar to Jacks, the game is played with five little stones, and involves picking them from the floor in the time between one stone being thrown up into the air and it being caught again. ... Read »


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    • Pencil flick

    • Pencil flick is a move used in some games that involves pressing a pencil or pen onto a sheet of papyrus or paper until it gives way and 'flicks' across the surface. The resulting line then affects the gameplay in some way. Race Game is an example of a game using the pencil flick. It is also used in military-based game ... Read »


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    • Pentalpha

    • Pentalpha is a puzzle where the goal is to place nine stones on the ten intersections of a pentagram. The following rules need to be obeyed when placing the stones: The puzzle is used as a confidence trick in Mexico, where it is known as estrella mágica. The solution to Pentalpha can be found for any starting poin ... Read »


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    • Permanent brain

    • In turn-based games, permanent brain (also called pondering) is the act of thinking during the opponent's turn. Turn-based games such as chess have a weakness: one of the players can spend too much time thinking. Time control solves this problem: each player receives a certain amount of time for thinking. If a player ... Read »


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    • Perplexus

    • Perplexus (formerly known as Superplexus) is a 3-D ball-in-a-maze puzzle or labyrinth game enclosed in a transparent plastic sphere. By twisting and turning the sphere, players attempt to maneuver a small steel ball through an intricate maze composed of 100 steps along narrow plastic tracks. The range of levels is 30-1 ... Read »


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    • Perquackey

      Perquackey is a word game played with dice, produced by Cardinal Industries, Inc. of Long Island City, New York. It was previously produced by Lakeside Toys, a division of Lakeside Industries, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and originally by The Shreve Company of Los Angeles, California. It is similar to the 1956 game ... Read »


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    • Picture The Impossible was an alternate reality game that was developed jointly between the Lab for Social Computing of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. The game engaged players to explore and learn about the city of Rochester through the community-based game. The game be ... Read »


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    • Piljke

    • Piljke is a traditional game played in parts of the Balkans. The game is usually played with five small stones. One stone is thrown into the air and the objective is to pick up all other stones that lay on the ground, one by one or in group, and catch the stone that was thrown. ... Read »


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    • Pitching pennies

    • Pitching pennies, or in Britain Pap, Penny Up, Pitch and Toss, Chucks (or its corruption Pigeon Toss), or "Jingles" is a game played with coins. Players take turns to throw a coin at a wall, from some distance away, and the coin which lands closest to the wall is the winner Any number of players line up a fixed di ... Read »


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    • Point of Law

    • The 3M bookshelf game series was a set of classic and proprietary strategy and economic games published in the 1960s and early 1970s by 3M corporation. The games were packaged in leatherette-look large hardback book size boxes in contrast to the prevalent wide flat game boxes. The series grew to encompass almost three ... Read »


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    • Ponjan

    • Ponjan (ポンジャン), also known as Donjara, is a kids version of the table game mahjong played in Japan. Ponjan (also spelled Pom Jong in English) has three types of tiles: cars, boats and airplanes. Donjara is the Bandai registered trademark version of this game. The game is played with 2 to 4 play ... Read »


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    • Pool-building game

    • A pool-building game is a game where the players build a pool of items (e.g. cards or dice) throughout the game. Some or all of the items in their pool have a resource which allows other items to be purchased, from a set of items that are not in the players pool. These games have frequent recycling methods to allow the ... Read »


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    • Presto Magix

    • Presto Magix were art-type activity sets that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s. The sets were published by the American Publishing Company from Waterford, Connecticut. Presto Magix were usually a comic book formatted set which was sold at stores like Kmart as well as supermarkets in England, Puerto Rico, Canada ... Read »


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    • Project A-ko: The Roleplaying Game

    • Project A-ko: The Roleplaying Game is a tabletop role-playing game published by Dream Pod 9 in 1995. Project A-ko: The Roleplaying Game is based on the Project A-ko anime film. The design team of IANVS Publications (now ) created a new game system, Silhouette, so that they could start to publish their own role-pl ... Read »


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    • Propataireachd

    • Propataireachd - there were two games in Uist, Scotland called by this name. A game like quoits or pitchers. The large stones or props are set up on end some distance from each other of about 20 yards (18 m). The number of players varies from two to six. If more than two play, they can do so singly or in picke ... Read »


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