Abandonware DOS title

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).

Most popular board game games

HeroQuest
rpgDOS, Mac OS
Axis and Allies
strategyWindows XP/98/95
space-hulk-3

Space Hulk

DOS19934.3/5 Electronic Arts
Space Hulk is an abandoned real-time tactical strategy game set in the Warhammer  40000 universe, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1993 for DOS and Amiga systems. In Space Hulk, the player is tasked with wiping out hordes of aliens by the means of a squad of Space Marines armored and armed to the teeth. Space Hulk is the adaptation...
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924.3/5 Ozark Softscape
twilight-2000-02

Twilight 2000

DOS19914.2/5 Paragon Software
ogre-03

Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
battlechess-1

Battle Chess

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Interplay Productions
Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. Battle Chess appeal was almost entirely focused on the animations when two pieces ended on the same square.
dogs-of-war-01

Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
clue-master-detective-03

Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.2/5 Dalali Software
Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.
gulf-strike-04

Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
axis-allies-iron-blitz-07

Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 Wargaming West
archon-3

Archon: the Light and the Dark

DOS19844.2/5 Free Fall Associates
Archon: The Light and the Dark is an abandoned DOS fantasy blend of strategy and action game, developed by Free Fall Associates and published for DOS by Electronic Arts in 1984. Archon and its sequels are a unique mix of chess-like turn-based strategy and arcade action games. Take chess and add the fact that every time two pieces land on the same s...
birthright-win-05

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Synergistic Software
classic-concentration-01

Classic Concentration

DOS19884.2/5 Softie
axis-and-allies-05

Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
renegade-legion-interceptor-01

Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
monopoly-avalon-02

Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
fooblitzsky-02

Fooblitzsky

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
othello-03

Othello

DOS19864.1/5
buzz-race-into-space-06

Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

DOS19934.1/5 Strategic Visions
epidemic-06

Epidemic!

DOS1983protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
settlers-of-catan-02

Settlers of Catan

DOS19984.1/5
bushbuck-04

Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
kings-table-01

King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
winrisk-01

WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
galaxy-4

Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
fields-of-glory-05

Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
checkers-for-windows-02

Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5
nuclearwar-1

Nuclear War

DOS19894/5 New World Computing
Nuclear War is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by Eric Hyman and Jon Van Caneghem. Nuclear War was developed and released by New World Computing in 1989 for Amiga and, later, for DOS, and it's loosely based on a card game of the same name. Nuclear War took a satirical approach to the grim possibility of a global nuclear war and succe...
mahjongg-nels-01

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874/5 Arcanum Computing
monopoly-deluxe-virgin-01

Monopoly Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19924/5 Parker Brothers
Monopoly Deluxe is an abandoned turn-based top-down Monopoly adaptation  of the classic board game, developed by Parker Brothers and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. Monopoly Deluxe was published for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.
advanced-civilization-02

Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill