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Taxonomy Summary

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Race

A race game frequently features dice, a linear field, ousting opponents, and a positional objective.

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Space

A space game generally features a field of areas, blocking or capturing opponents, and an objective involving position/pattern/territory.

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Chase

The main feature of Parlett's chase games category is substantial material asymmetry. Other features usually include a regularly-spaced field and capturing. Objectives can be positional like space games or overwhelming like displace games.

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Displace

Displace games generally feature capturing, with the object being to overwhelm.

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Theme

Parlett's original classifications were designed only for traditional abstract board games. I have extended the category to include non-board games where the theme is central and there is no clear abstract board game structure.

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Non-Board

Anything with no board, implied board or concrete theme goes here.

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Solitiare Games

Games played by a single person.

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Games for Children

These games are especially good for playing with young childern.

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Recommended Games

These games were nominated by the mailing list members as the best games.

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