The Beginner Guide to Board Game Categories

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Board game categories can help us really quickly gain a basic understanding of what the game is about.

There are so many different types of board games! Categories can be used to help you quickly understand if you or someone you know might be interested in the game, and if you want to learn more about it.

And if you are a board game designer, categories can help you pitch, demo and sell your game. So this board game guide can also be helpful for anyone who is in or wants to be a part of the board game industry. Categories can be based on the board game mechanics, the audience, board game design, the complexity or weight of the game, and much more.

Categories are not fully agreed-upon by everyone, there’s going to be some grey area and different opinions. This guide is just my opinion based on playing quite a few games and being a part of the board game industry.

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