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The best board game games

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).
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La Colmena

DOS1992NSFW3.8/5 Opera Soft
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Blitz Draughts

DOS19923.7/5 PC Solutions
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Moraff's Morejongg

Windows XP/98/9519923.7/5 Moraffware
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Archon Ultra

DOS1994protected3.7/5 Free Fall Associates
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Star Saga: One - Beyond the Boundary

DOS19873.6/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
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Lords of Conquest

DOS19873.6/5 Eon Software
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Space 1889

DOS19903.6/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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Scrabble

DOS19893.6/5
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8088 Othello

DOS19853.6/5
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Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
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Crazy Nick's Parlor Games with Laura Bow

DOS19923.4/5 Sierra On-Line
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Dracula in London

DOS19883.4/5 SDJ Enterprises
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Trivial Pursuit

DOS19893.4/5
Trivial Pursuit is a popular trivia board game that was adapted into a computer game for various platforms, including DOS. In the game, players answer trivia questions from various categories in order to collect pie pieces that correspond to those categories. The goal is to collect all the pie pieces and complete a full pie before your opponents.
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Oligopoly

DOS19873.4/5 Pc design associates
Oligopoly is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by James Kerwin, developed by PC Design Associates and released by XOR Corporation in 1987 for DOS.
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Dragon Strike

DOS1990protected3.4/5 Westwood Studios
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Scrabble

DOS19923.4/5 U.S. Gold
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Battleship

DOS19833.3/5 Mirror Images Software
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Super Battleship

DOS19883.3/5
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Death by Backgammon

DOS19903.3/5
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Theatre of War

DOS1992protected3.3/5 Artech Studios
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Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
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Knight Exchange

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.2/5 Everlasting
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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected3.2/5 Stick Man Games
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The computer edition of Scrabble

DOS19893.2/5 Leisure Genius
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Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
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Codebreaker

DOS1994freeware3/5
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Pictionary: The Game of Quick Draw

DOS19893/5 Oxford Mobius
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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

Windows 3.xMac OS19903/5 Activision