Gaming Curiosities – Games that break the Mould

We all know what a board game is. You sit at a table there’s a board that you play a game on. Unless it’s a card game, which doesn’t need a board but can still feel like a board game. Well . . . and then there is Jenga? Is Jenga a board game? Maybe? Certainly Jenga could be a board game, but maybe it’s more sport than game? We could talk semantics forever, but there are a great many games out there that are like games but are also not like games, let’s call them curiosities. These are games that really challenge the idea of what a game is or can be.

We’re going to try and play them in Boston, Join Us!

Think you have a game that fits the bill not listed below! Let me know in the comments!

Bajjutsu Master – Daniel Solis
Wink Murder – Uncredited
Assassins Ball – Phillip Brady

Train – Brenda Romero
Underground Railroad – Brian Mayer

Escape Room in a Box – Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin
Witness – Asmodee
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – Asmodee

Dread – Epidiah Ravachol
Forsooth – Samuel A. Liberty
Fiasco – Jason Morningstar

Sagefight – Daniel Solis
Johann Sebastian Joust – Douglas Wilson
Multiplayer Thumbwar – Jane McGonigal

Larklamp – P. D. Warne
Rhino Hero – Scott Frisco, Steven Strumpf
Aya- Olivier Grégoire, Thibaut Quintens

Strike- Dieter Nüßle
Space Cadets Dice Duel – Geoff Engelstein, Sydney Engelstein
Mord im Arosa – Alessandro Zucchini

Time Stories – Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Arabian Nights – Anthony J. Gallela, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Maroney, Zev Shlasinger
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen – James Wallis


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