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The most popular 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
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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...
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

DOS19884/5 Westwood Studios
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Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
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4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Synergistic Software
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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...
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Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 Wargaming West
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Risk: the World Conquest Game

DOS19893.8/5 Mastertronic
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Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
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Moraff's Morejongg

Windows XP/98/9519923.7/5 Moraffware
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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected3.2/5 Stick Man Games
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Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
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Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

DOS19934.1/5 Strategic Visions
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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
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Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
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Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
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Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Acquire

DOS19893.9/5 IBM
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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.
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Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Settlers of Catan

DOS19984.1/5
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Mario's Game Gallery

DOSMac OS19953.9/5 Presage Software
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Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
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Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.1/5 Everlasting
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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.
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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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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221B Baker Street

DOS19864/5 Datasoft
221B Baker Street is a turn-based strategy strategy game developed by Datasoft. 221B Baker Street is base on the tabletop game of the same name "221B Baker Street" and it plays in a very similar way, with dices, etc.
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WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
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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...