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Board Games - Research

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Topographical
What is different about it?
Knowing your surroundings.
Educational
Maps and Traversing a 3D plane.

Topography is an arrangement of the natural and/or artificial physical features of an area
Types of Topo games.
Monopoly
A board game that started in the US in 1903 by Elizabeth J. Magie Phillips
Originally intended to demonstrate the negative aspects of concentrating land into monopolies.
Published by Parker Brothers in 1935
Now produced by Hasbro
Core Gameplay
Warhammer 40k is a table top game with a massive playing field.
You build the topography onto the board before you begin.
Topography is key because it can change the way the game is played. ie: give cover to troops under fire or have an element of surprise.
Thank you!
Identify
The types of tabletop games we will be discussing:
1. Topographical Games
2. Role-playing
3. Tile-based games
4. Monopoly
Board Games - Research
Alex Knutson, Cassy Berger, Zach Spars, Brianna Nooyen
Roleplaying
A game where players either play as a set character or create their own, then embark on a set story.

From this story there are multiple sub-stories within.
Objective
- Unleash as much havoc as possible to your enemy and destroy his/her army.
Players base- 6
Why topo games successful?
Environment driven
High re-playability
Offer more immersive experience
Adds physicality to the game.
Informative, educational, strategic.

Tile-Based Games

Concept
Players move across the board buying, selling and trading property
Develop properties using houses and hotels
Collect rent
You win when you drive all others into bankruptcy
Includes cards and "jail" to add a twist to the game
Most people seem to hate this game because it destroys friendships
Types
Versions
There are over 500 notable table top role playing games.
But by far the most popular is Dungeons and Dragons.
Dungeons and Dragons runs on a class system with a range of dice. Every player can choose a class and race for their character. They then go on a scripted adventure as told by a person called the Dungeon Master(DM).

Players make choices, then roll a dice(decided on by the DM. Players can work together or against each other.
Why is it successful?
~The game allows the players to choose and change the game how they see fit, at the price of taking a chance.
~Centered around feigned player control
~Since characters are customizable, players can relate with their own special character. (Players often draw their characters)
~Multiple story capability.
~Loose rules can change gameplay.
D20- 20 side die
D10- 10 sided die
D8- 8 sided die
D6- 6 sided die
D4- 4 sided die
DM- Dungeon Master(Controls game)
Tabletop- Game where a map is made and used for the story
Spoken Word- Game where character make decisions but there is no physical connection with characters.
Terms you need to know:
A tile-based game uses tiles as the driving force of play.

Traditional tile-based games use small tiles as playing pieces for
gambling
adventure games
entertainment games

Some games use tiles to create their board
giving multiple possibilities for board layout
allowing changes in the board during play
Spin Offs
Various adaptations of Monopoly have been made such as:
Monopoly: The Card Game
Monopoly City
Monopoly Junior
Monopoly video games
McDonalds also does the Monopoly game in order to sell food
There many versions of the game
Anagrams (also known Scrabble)
is a tile-based word game that involves rearranging letter tiles to form words






Land games-
the board is a medieval landscape built by the players as the game progresses
Mahjong
Dominoes
Scrabble
Carcassonne
Tantrix
Triominoes
Heroscape
GO
Domino's -
lay down a domino next to another domino so that the numbers match each other
The End
and we lived happily ever after.........
Questions?

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