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A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a "board" according to a fixed set of rules.

A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a fixed set of rules. Board games can be based on pure strategy, chance (rolling dice), or a mixture of the two, and usually have a goal that a player aims to achieve. Early board games represented a battle between two armies, and most modern board games are still based on defeating opposing players in terms of counters, winning position, or acquisition of points.

Typical board games are chess, go, reversi, checkers, backgammon, abalone, Trivial Pursuit, risk, monopoly, diplomacy.

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