Questions about the legal aspects of making games, including copying or nearly-copying the theme, rules, or other aspects of another game, or converting a game into a new medium.

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What's the legal stance for online versions of games?

I've played Dominion on isotropic, and I saw the existing question about online versions of board games, but not all of the games listed there appear to be official. The FAQ for isotropic says "I ...
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Can I sell a third party expansion?

I've got an expansion for a semi-popular board game that my friends and I have been having a lot of fun with. I was wondering if I could package and sell the expansion to the game without consent ...
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Which famous (board) games are unlicenced and royalty free?

Which famous board games such as monopoly are unlicensed? Which games could you recreate and sell without having to pay royalties? Is there a list somewhere of all board games and their license, or ...
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How to use an existing game legally for inspiration?

Thinking about using an existing game as inspiration for a new version of the game, and wonder how to go about doing this in a way that if for some odd, unlikely reason that my version takes off that ...
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using real names / images in a board game [closed]

I am thinking of creating a soccer game, can I use real player name / images in this game or are there any legal implications? For example can I use Lionel Messi and his image on a card? Thanks for ...