Abandonware DOS title

Games similar to board games or based on a tabletop game sorted by release date

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
galaxy-4

Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
heatsink-03

Battleship

DOS19833.3/5 Mirror Images Software
epidemic-06

Epidemic!

DOS1983protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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...
backgammon-1

Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
diplomacy-1

Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
felony-02

Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
8088othello-4

8088 Othello

DOS19853.6/5
auto-duel-05

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.
global-thermo-war-02

Global Thermo War

DOS19853.9/5
monopoly-avalon-02

Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
turbo-gomoku-02

Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5
baker-street-2

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.
backgammon-green-valley-02

Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
fooblitzsky-02

Fooblitzsky

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
gulf-strike-04

Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
ogre-03

Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
othello-03

Othello

DOS19864.1/5
dragonriderspern-1

Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.1/5 Everlasting
lords-of-conquest-05

Lords of Conquest

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

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874/5 Arcanum Computing
mission-mainframe-04

Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5
oligopoly-1

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.
robotrascals-1

Robot Rascals

DOS19873.8/5 Ozark Softscape
starsaga-1

Star Saga: One - Beyond the Boundary

DOS19873.6/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
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.
btechcrescent-1

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

DOS19884/5 Westwood Studios
classic-concentration-01

Classic Concentration

DOS19884.2/5 Softie
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises