Board Games, Abstract, Educational, Murder, Mystery, Historical and Fantasy

Abstract Strategy Games - An index sorted by letter and author. Includes pictures, game descriptions, and rules.

Setup Group Inc. - Information on classic games. Includes information on variants, rules, and history.

The World of Abstract Games - A collection of more than one hundred of the purest abstract games from all over the world. All these games can be played with very few material on a regular board.

Animals and Evolution Games

Animal Twister - Pictures and descriptions of the 1967 edition.

Dinosaur and Evolution Games - Bibliography of games about dinosaurs including descriptions and links to publishers.

Mouse Trap - A game by Milton Bradley - The object of MOUSE TRAP is to build a wacky contraption following the Building Plan and then to use it to trap the mice of the other player(s).

Spelmagazijn - Mush - A game from Alan R. Moon produced by White Wind in a limited numbered edition. 2 to 6 players lead their dogs in a sled race through the wilderness.

Trev's boardgames - The authentic birdwatching game.

Economy and Trading Games

Acquire - A short description and review of Acquire (the original 3M bookshelf game).

Avalon-Hill Product Page - The official product page for the Acquire board game.

Bob Claster Review - A detailed description and review of the Acquire board game.

Game Review - Acquire by Sid Sackson - Dan Becker's review of the board game Acquire by Sid Sackson. Published by 3M, Avalon Hill.

Yahoo Acquire Group - Online discussion forum for all things Acquire.

Airlines - Review by Bob Rossney. "All manner of interesting things happen in a game of Airlines."

Airlines Review - Contains a review and gameplay information.

BoardgameGeek: Airlines - Features description, session reports, and reviews.

Ali Baba - Contains a game review.

Ali Baba: Variant - In this variant, all players take on the role of an Ali Baba as in the famous story, seeking to gain wealth at the expense of the Forty Thieves.

Board Gamers Anonymous - Ali Baba - Offers a review of the game.

BoardgameGeek - Ali Baba - Contains a review and gameplay information.

Bazaar - A review of the 3M Bookshelf Game Bazaar (1968). A trading game based on colored chips and their values in terms of each other.

Easy Money - Involving Buying and SellingBuilding, Borrowing Banking and Mortgaging. Rules.

About.com - Annotated links to a variety of Monopoly resources, including where to play online, the game's history, and information for collectors.

Dribbleglass.com - Monopoly Cards We'd Like to See - Spoof pictures of Community Chest and Chance cards.

Durango Bill's Monopoly Probabilities - Statistical and graphics data for End-of-turn, Land-on, and per-dice-roll Monopoly probabilities.

Monopoly Collector - Game history, facts about different versions, site owner's collection, official rules, and some sales.

Monopoly Lexicon - Photographs and literature for collectors. Also features an index of country-specific game editions.

Monopoly Man - Presents a description of the game pieces, an overview of the rules, and the game's history. Also includes commentary on variants, offshoots, and spinoffs.

Monopoly Rents - A table of costs and various rents in the UK version of Monopoly.

Monopoly.com - News, merchandise, history, tournaments.

Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly - Includes land on frequencies, expected earnings, and payback times.

PSMonopoly.com - Features calculator tools to determine a player's net worth based on the properties they own, and also a tool that calculates the probabilities of landing on certain properties based on where the player is starting.

Richard's Monopoly - Contains a list of Richard Wilding's collection, as well as links and a wanted page for buying and selling items.

Who Invented Monopoly? - A collection of articles about the classic board game's claimed and actual origins, and photographs of early game pieces.

CNN Money: Monopoly to roll the dice and change its board - News article describing the new Then and Now edition of the game. (April 24, 2006)

Stocks and Bonds - A review of the 3M Bookshelf Game Stocks and Bonds (1964). Stocks and Bonds is another of the 3M business simulations. In this game the players are given an initial stake of $10,000 which they then invest in a series of 10 stocks and bonds.

Stock Market Tycoon - Includes photos of the game, rules, descriptions of the game components, and a glossary.

 Wall Street Up/Down - Players compete against each other and against the vagaries of up/down market fluctuations attempting to make the most lucrative acquisition of stocks and bonds avoiding realworld investing pitfalls.

Educational Games

BuddhaWheel - Offers an animated tour of the game, a description of gameplay, and details about the painting used for the gameboard.

Extreme Math Games - Math games for students. Focuses students on their basic mental math skills. Includes game information, testimonials, and an FAQ.

Fire Call - Features photos and a description of the game, as well as ordering information. Also presents how to play and strategiy sections.

Game of Chemistry - Board game of basic chemistry concepts with questions, answers, and facts. Pieces must be printed and cut out.

Hunkerdown - Pictures, description and ordering information for this game with a hurricane theme.

Infection - Based on medicine and disease. Includes rules and purchasing information.

Karma Chakra - Description and news about this Buddhist-based boardgame. Includes ordering information.

Mission Ascent - Features information about the game, the publisher, and the author. Also includes ordering instructions.

Pitch a Story - Features a description of the game and information about its use in an educational setting. Also includes ordering information.

Smart Attack - Creators of educational games that feature trivia on animals, general knowledge, the US and the world. 1,500 questions and answers in each game.

Exploration and Travel Games

Chopper - Official site. Features a description and photos of the game, as well as ordering information. Also includes news and events.

Boardgame Geek - Anaconda - User ratings and reviews, a photo, and description of the game.

Westpark Gamers - Review by Aaron Haag. (March 26, 2003)

BoardGameGeek - Diamond City - User reviews, photos, and publication information.

Globetrotter Games - Diamond City - Presents basics, including number of players, object of the game, photos, and publication information. Also includes the rules in Swedish.

Fantasy

Aladdin's Dragons - Official site. Features a picture and description of the game. Also includes ordering information.

Boardgamegeek - Aladdin's Dragons - Description, pictures, and publication information. Also features a forum.

Gamereport Review - Aladdin's Dragons - Review by Peter Sarrett.

Armour Quest - Quæstro - Presents a description of the game and its pieces.

BoardgameGeek - Armour Quest - Quæstro - Contains a review and gameplay information.

BattleLore - Official site. Discussion forums (English/French/German), box contents overview, painting guide, blog, adventures and a creature compendium.

BattleLore Master - Fansite portal with details of adventures, expansions, archive of downloadable material and discussion forums.

BoardGameGeek: BattleLore - Game description, reviews, images, FAQ and epic adventure downloads.

The Zodiac Game - Features ordering information, a description of the game, and frequently asked questions.

Games Workshop - Game information, terrain building help, painting tips, images and detailed information on each army.

Murmin Warhammer Campaign - A set of resources for aiding gamers in running a campaign.

Historical

Games set in Ancient Rome - Modern games on the topic of Ancient Rome including over 100 different games.

Web-Grognards - Information on all wargames: errata, variants, reviews, and links. Emphasis on board wargames.

About: War Games - Explore computer and board war games, combat simulations, reenactments and miniatures. Learn strategies, access technical information, and read reviews. From About.com.

Armour Page - Free downloadable gaming materials, including rules, software, scenarios, and at least one complete boardgame

Blue Max Page - World War I air combat rules, for board game or miniatures.

Club Nihon Simulation - Features information on war games produced in Japan, particularly in the sci-fi anime tradition.

The Complete Wargames Handbook - Information about strategy, tactics, game design, history of gaming, and gamers.

Derby Wargames Society - UK club address.

Eric Pass' Home Page - Home page of an avid PBEM gamer - many game replays and turn summaries. Also Squad Leader mailing list resources.

GMT Games: Wargames, Military Simulations - GMT Games web site with descriptions of games, a discussion site, an order area, and news.

Gurth's Phoenix Command - Contains rule modifications for Phoenix Command.

HisSim South Kanagawa - Discussion forum for the Historical Simulation Boardgamers Society of Japan. Members usually meet in Kanagawa, Japan but anyone with an interest in games, Japan, or the world may join the forum.

India Wargamers - A wargaming group. Games played includes Piquet, Ancient Warfare and De Bellis Multitudinis. With battle reports, campaign notes, articles, and list of players.

Lou Coatney's Home Page - Designer of several published WWII wargames. Download free "1st Alamein" lunch-hour boardgame, cardstock model ship plans (Monitor and U.S. WWII Destroyer Escort), general game commentary, reviews.

Megagame Makers - For anyone visiting who has no idea what this is all about, welcome, and have a look around. These are not computer games, aren't played by email (or snail mail) but are about face-to-face play between real people in real time.

New England Simulations - Publisher's site for 2 games: The Killing Ground and Battle of Dresden.

OnLine of Departure - Web site supporting Line of Departure, the leading quarterly wargaming magazine.

Parabellum - Small archive of WWII weapons and vehicles for Phoenix Command, in Excel 7, text, and PostScript formats.

SPW - Schroeder Publishing and Wargames - 'Der Weltkrieg' (German for 'The World War'). Eventually - campaigns in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from 1900 to the present. Currently 3 WWI games.

War on Terror - Presents pictures and descriptions of the game. Also includes a history of the game and ordering information.

The Wargamer's Ring - Member pages include sites on boardgames, computer games, miniatures games, and even military history.

Murder Mystery

221b Baker Street - Official site. Features rules and sample solo game to be played online.

Trev's Board Games: 221b Baker Street - Features description of the game and a couple of images.

Globetrotter Games - Description and pictures of the game Mysteries of Old Peking.

The Art of Murder - A look at the art of Clue and its spinoffs throughout the years.

Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion - Official website for Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion CDRom game. Includes screen shots from the game and an on-line mystery.

Clue: The VCR Games - Includes behind the scenes photos, interviews, and music and sounds. Also features a list and description of the characters.

Cluedofan.com : Cluedo & Clue - Includes rules, information about the Cluedo Television Series and Clue The Movie, different versions of the games, and interactive murder mysteries.

MysteryNet Community - Fatal Illusion: CD-ROM - Discussion board for Clue Chronicles : Episode 1 - Fatal Illusion. Search the board for hints to the game and ask people for help.

13 Dead End Drive Rules - Provides a copy of the official rules.

Globetrotter Games - Rules in English and Swedish for 13 Dead End Drive. Images of the game.

Racing

Access Denied: Car Wars - Search results from the Internet's largest gamer database, featuring over 13,000 profiles from over 140 different countries, playing over 2,000 different games.

Car Wars Headquarters at Steve Jackson Games - Official Web site rarely updated but still has useful news archives and links.

Frappr Maps: Car Wars Players - Graphic representation of players around the world.

Jeffro's Gaming Blog - One of the best resources on the Internet for the game. The blog regularly features vehicle designs, variant rules and editorials.

MADHAT Car Wars Podcast - High-quality podcasts irregularly released featuring excellent commentary.

Roll 2d6 - Professional and informative podcasts about games, gaming and gamers with occasional Car Wars content. Highly recommended.

Seattle Washington Autoduel Team (SWAT) - Lists links to all Car Wars and other auto-combat board game resources on the Web. Publisher of the irregularly-released Car Wars Internet Newsletter.

Steve Jackson Games: Gamer and Store Finder - Searchable database, with entries from all over the world. Contains information on games played (board games and roleplaying games, from SJ Games only).

Rail Road Games

The GLG Railroad Games Support - A collection of material that supports the world of Railroad gaming.

Lou's Game Corner: Railroad Game Links - A collection of links to various Railroad games, especially the 18xx series, Rail Baron, and the crayon-type railroad games such as Empire Builder and Railway Rivals.

Ticket to Ride - A cross-country train adventure game by Alan R. Moon. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America.

The Train Gamers Gazette - Newsletter of the Train Gamers Association.

Science Fiction

Nessie Hunt - Players run expeditions to locate the Loch Ness Monster.

Science Fiction War Games - List of various wargame titles with accompanying links providing more information about each.

Venus Needs Men - Features buying information and a description and pictures of the game.

Warp Spawn Games - Overview of multiple science fiction and fantasy boardgames. Includes rules and a searchable database.

Yael'Laer Craftworld Eldar HomePage - Created and maintained by Joseph Proctor. Gallery, links, and tips on painting and converting.

Sports

Baseball Board Games - Offers information on various baseball games.

CSE Games - Features information on combination card game/boardgame versions of football, basketball, soccer and other sports.

Cycling Board Games - Directory of boardgames about bicycling. Includes photos and descriptions.

Fantastic games - Features information on a rugby trivia game. Includes ordering information.

Pride Games - Features descriptions of sports trivia games.

Simulation Sports - Presents a football boardgame that can also be played from a computer. Site includes a discussion of the differences between Paydirt and Red-Zone, and also includes ordering information.

Tipp-Kick Soccer - Ordering information, rules, and news.

War and Politics

Web-Grognards  - Information on all wargames: errata, variants, reviews, and links. Emphasis on board wargames.

About: War Games - Explore computer and board war games, combat simulations, reenactments and miniatures. Learn strategies, access technical information, and read reviews. From About.com.

Armour Page - Free downloadable gaming materials, including rules, software, scenarios, and at least one complete boardgame

Blue Max Page - World War I air combat rules, for board game or miniatures.

Club Nihon Simulation - Features information on war games produced in Japan, particularly in the sci-fi anime tradition.

The Complete Wargames Handbook - Information about strategy, tactics, game design, history of gaming, and gamers.

Derby Wargames Society - UK club address.

Eric Pass' Home Page - Home page of an avid PBEM gamer - many game replays and turn summaries. Also Squad Leader mailing list resources.

GMT Games: Wargames, Military Simulations - GMT Games web site with descriptions of games, a discussion site, an order area, and news.

Gurth's Phoenix Command - Contains rule modifications for Phoenix Command.

HisSim South Kanagawa - Discussion forum for the Historical Simulation Boardgamers Society of Japan. Members usually meet in Kanagawa, Japan but anyone with an interest in games, Japan, or the world may join the forum.

India Wargamers - A wargaming group. Games played includes Piquet, Ancient Warfare and De Bellis Multitudinis. With battle reports, campaign notes, articles, and list of players.

Lou Coatney's Home Page - Designer of several published WWII wargames. Download free "1st Alamein" lunch-hour boardgame, cardstock model ship plans (Monitor and U.S. WWII Destroyer Escort), general game commentary, reviews.

Megagame Makers - For anyone visiting who has no idea what this is all about, welcome, and have a look around. These are not computer games, aren't played by email (or snail mail) but are about face-to-face play between real people in real time.

New England Simulations - Publisher's site for 2 games: The Killing Ground and Battle of Dresden.

OnLine of Departure - Web site supporting Line of Departure, the leading quarterly wargaming magazine.

Parabellum - Small archive of WWII weapons and vehicles for Phoenix Command, in Excel 7, text, and PostScript formats.

SPW - Schroeder Publishing and Wargames - 'Der Weltkrieg' (German for 'The World War'). Eventually - campaigns in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from 1900 to the present. Currently 3 WWI games.

War on Terror - Presents pictures and descriptions of the game. Also includes a history of the game and ordering information.

The Wargamer's Ring - Member pages include sites on boardgames, computer games, miniatures games, and even military history.

Words and Trivia

All American Trivia - Trivia categories including American geography, history, the arts.

Baffle Gab - Includes instructions for how to play, how to use the game for teachers and parents, and ordering details for retailers.

Brain Chain Game - Rules and frequently asked questions.

Chart Moves - Music industry based trivia game. Contains images, description, and online sales.

Christmas Fun Games - Christmas trivia games for holiday parties.

Cruise IQ - Presents a description and photos of the game.

Decades - Board and card trivia games. Including entertaining trivia, family, and party board games for any age.

Metagrams.com - An archive devoted to Scrabble and related word games.

Nautical Trivia - Nautical Trivia - The next best thing to sailing. The game for those who have a passion for sailing.

Sneak a Peek - Features a listing of components, how to play, and puzzle constructors.

STUMP by PrimeTimeTrivia - Find out where to play STUMP trivia in Boston bars and restaurants. Join a league, play alone or on a team with friends. Compete for prizes.

Theories - Description and pictures of the game. Also includes licensing information.

Tipayatung - Description of gameplay and how to buy.

Tomahawk Games - Historical multiple choice trivia board games. Themes include World War II, Civil War, Revolutionary War. Pawn movement, objectives, simple strategy, family fun.

Trivia In A Trunk - Features television, movie, music and sports trivia games. Includes a monthly online question, a question submission form, and a forum.

Tune Trivia On CD From American Oldies - Music trivia game great for parties and road trips. Listen to and identify original oldie clips from the 50s through the 80s. Includes audio timer and answers.

Worsch - Designed to promote the survival and continuing vitality of native, minority and indigenous languages that may be in danger of becoming extinct.

www.triviabritannica.com - Trivia Britannica - a thoroughly British trivia game by, for, and about Britons.