Abandonware DOS title

Games similar to board games or based on a tabletop game

Classic board games like Backgammon, Othello, Checkers were an inspiration to the first wave of developers for their simplicity and appeal. In time, modern board games like Diplomacy, Risk, Monopoly or Scrabble were also adapted in a number of games. And let's not forget the strategy games NOT based on actual tabletop games which gameplay is clearly inspired by board games (like the excellent Archon).
diplomacy-1

Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
parlorbow-1

Crazy Nick's Parlor Games with Laura Bow

DOS19923.4/5 Sierra On-Line
dark-legions-7

Dark Legions

DOS1994protected4/5 Silicon Knights
death-backgammon-01

Death by Backgammon

DOS19903.3/5
dogs-of-war-01

Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises
dragon-strike-07

Dragon Strike

DOS1990protected3.2/5 Westwood Studios
dragonriderspern-1

Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.1/5 Everlasting
epidemic-06

Epidemic!

DOS1983protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
felony-02

Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
fields-of-glory-05

Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
firezone-04

Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
fooblitzsky-02

Fooblitzsky

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
full-metal-planete-05

Full Metal Planete

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
galaxy-4

Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924.3/5 Ozark Softscape
global-thermo-war-02

Global Thermo War

DOS19853.9/5
gold-of-the-americas-03

Gold of the Americas: The Conquest of the New World

DOS19893.8/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
gulf-strike-04

Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
harpoon-4

Harpoon

DOS1989protected3.9/5 Three-Sixty Pacific
heroquest-1

HeroQuest

DOSMac OS19913.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
HeroQuest is a classic video game adaptation of the popular board game HeroQuest, released in 1991 by Gremlin Interactive. HeroQuest faithfully recreates the turn-based, dungeon-crawling, and role-playing gameplay of the board game. Players take on the roles of different heroes, including a barbarian, dwarf, elf, and wizard, as they explo...
ishido-way-stones-03

Ishido: The Way of the Stones

DOSMac OS19903.8/5 Publishing International
kings-table-01

King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
knight-exchange-03

Knight Exchange

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
la-colmena-01

La Colmena

DOS1992NSFW3.8/5 Opera Soft
lords-of-conquest-05

Lords of Conquest

DOS19873.6/5 Eon Software
mahjongg-nels-01

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874/5 Arcanum Computing
mario-game-gallery-01

Mario's Game Gallery

DOSMac OS19953.9/5 Presage Software
mission-mainframe-04

Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5