What topics can I ask about here?
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How do we define Board Games?
Please see this meta question for the full discussion, the summary is:
- Be playable on or around a table
- Have objective rules of play and win conditions
- Offer dynamic challenges, either through other players, randomization, or both
- Be playable by hand, by human players implementing all of the rules
What are some examples of boardgames that are on topic here?
This is far from a complete list, but we have many questions on the following:
- Collectible Card Games
- Magic:The Gathering
- "German" style boardgames
- Settlers of Catan
- Traditional boardgames
- Traditional Card games
- Strategic games
- Cooperative boardgames
- Battlestar Galactica
- Arkham Horror
- Minature wargames (including the preparation of miniatures/terrain/etc)
- Warhammer 40k
For a question to be on topic, it must relate to a game that is on topic, but the particular instance that the question is referring to may loosen those rules. Questions about playing games with giant pieces will make a game not playable around a table, but if it's a game that could be or is normally played around a table, it's fine. Questions about Go problems or Chess problems are fine, even if they are static puzzles, since they are related to a dynamic game. Questions about computer implementations of board games are fine.
For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"
If your question is not specifically on-topic for Board and Card Games Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. We're not the right place to ask questions about:
- Computer games, try gaming.stackexchange.com
- Role Playing games, try rpg.stackexchange.com
- Game Recommendation/Shopping questions, this includes all questions that could be phrased like:
- Best game for ... ?
- Which game is like ... ?