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309 Board Games quizzes and 4,326 Board Games trivia questions.
  "Blood on the Clocktower": Character Categories    
Classification Quiz
 20 Qns
Can you deduce which characters belong in which category for this social deduction game, "Blood on the Clocktower"? All characters herein are from the 3 base scripts: "Trouble Brewing", "Bad Moon Rising" or "Sects & Violets".
Tough, 20 Qns, timydamonkey, Jan 26 24
Jan 26 24
28 plays
  Soon I Will Be There    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
There are games where you get to move additional spaces or take an extra turn. Perhaps it's because of the text on a space, a specific number shown on the dice, instructions on a card, or some other reason. I wish you the best in finding these games.
Tough, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Nov 21 23
Buddy1 gold member
Nov 21 23
294 plays
  Name That Board Game   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you will be asked to identify a board game based on a brief description of the adventures of one or two players. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Apr 01 22
thejazzkickazz gold member
Apr 01 22
20154 plays
  Which Board Game?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Which board game is it? I'll give you some facts about a board game and you tell me which board game it is. Good luck and have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Teej417, Jan 02 07
18986 plays
  A Little Piece of War    
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
Board Game Objectives
In a way, board games are like little wars. But many board games are explicitly about war, like the 15 listed below. Can you tell what you're fighting for? Place each game into the category that matches your objective in winning the game.
Easier, 15 Qns, lordprescott, Feb 14 23
lordprescott gold member
Feb 14 23
304 plays
  Name That Board Game!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on great board games! I describe the game, you tell me what board game it is!
Average, 10 Qns, marchmadness, Sep 01 11
20510 plays
  How To Win At Board Games   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are lots of entertaining board games, but it's a good idea to know what you have to do to win. Can you match each game with its objective?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 24 21
Very Easy
stedman editor
Feb 24 21
777 plays
  No Dice   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Board Games With No Dice
This quiz is about board games that don't use dice to play them. Match the name of the game to the description.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Stoaty, Sep 23 23
Very Easy
Stoaty gold member
Sep 23 23
578 plays
  Ten Ways to Lose a Battle   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the Theater of Bored Boards! Tonight, we are playing a tragedy in ten acts, about Felix the unlucky, the one who lost it all. Can you identify what board each act took place on?
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Nov 02 16
WesleyCrusher editor
7945 plays
All ABoard
  All A-Board!   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Are you bored with trailing around the world to visit new places, cities or cultures? Then settle down with these board games which can (sort of) transport you to far-away places from the comfort of your own sofa!
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Nov 08 15
Fifiona81 editor
535 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Much like international chess, how many pieces does each side start with in xiangqi?

From Quiz "Xiangqi"

  Board Game Subtitles   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Simply match the board game with its subtitle or slogan.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Jan 05 17
Very Easy
1434 plays
Who Cares For The Rules
  Who Cares For The Rules?   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here is a selection of board games some of which are common and some are not so common. Most of the questions deal with the rules of these games.
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 12 13
christopherm gold member
1833 plays
  What's the Name of the Game?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a description of some of our favorite games we've played as a family, you name the game.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Jan 04 21
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Very Easy
ramonesrule gold member
Jan 04 21
864 plays
  A Roll of the Dice: 10 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As chance would have it, all of these board games need dice in order to play. Can you match the game with its description?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Mar 19 16
reedy gold member
1416 plays
  The Games I Love to Play    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few questions on some of my (and my family's) favourite board games. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 13 21
reedy gold member
Feb 13 21
962 plays
  Really Classic Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am going really old school with this quiz about ten traditional board games. Most of the games have existed for hundreds of years and some of them have existed for thousands of years.
Tough, 10 Qns, bernie73, Feb 26 23
bernie73 gold member
Feb 26 23
331 plays
  Games I'll Never Play    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look at some of the board games that I've either tried and not enjoyed or will likely never play.
Easier, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Apr 17 22
ramonesrule gold member
Apr 17 22
501 plays
  Board Game Mania   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the term on the right with the board game on the left that it can be found in. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Feb 19 17
Triviaballer gold member
1443 plays
  Board Games by Tag Line   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Looking at my shelf of board games I noticed many of them have a slogan or tag line that attempts to give a short summary of the game. Can you match the games to the slogan?
Easier, 10 Qns, The_Cyclist, Sep 16 16
1370 plays
  It Can't Be This Hard, Can It?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I love board games, but some of them just seem so difficult! Help me figure out the basics of the game by matching its description with its title. Have fun, and good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jddrsi_raven, Jan 11 22
Very Easy
jddrsi_raven gold member
Jan 11 22
401 plays
  That Ol' Spiel   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
Spiel des Jahres Winners...or Not?
The Spiel des Jahres, started in 1978, celebrates high quality board and card game releases in Germany. In this quiz, identify which of these popular board games were winners of the award and which weren't. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 09 23
kyleisalive editor
Feb 09 23
61 plays
  Run Through the Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Board games come in many different ways and forms. This will be a quiz from the point of view of players "running" around the board. Have fun! Note: All board games will be the US version.
Easier, 10 Qns, triviaking162, Jul 17 15
2529 plays
  Board Games by Release Year    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Order these ten popular board games by the year that they were released, from oldest to newest.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 11 23
gme24 gold member
Jun 11 23
160 plays
  Life is Just a Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you some life situations that sound like certain games, you tell me the game. Title taken from Author Challenge!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, simplyashez, Apr 29 10
Very Easy
2998 plays
  Name That Board Game In Three Clues!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you a board game fanatic? From my overstuffed game closet: see if you can identify these classic American games with just three clues based on its board, history or gameplay.
Tough, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Jan 23 09
bottle_rocket gold member
3276 plays
  Ticket to Ride    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All aboard!! This quiz will be about the award-winning railroad board game "Ticket to Ride" and a few of its variations.
Average, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Mar 16 23
RedHook13 gold member
Mar 16 23
118 plays
  Murder and Mystery in Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Who doesn't love a good board game and a good murder mystery? And who doesn't like both? Here's a quiz about fifteen board games about murder, mystery and mayhem.
Average, 15 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 09 23
Joepetz gold member
Feb 09 23
116 plays
  Board Games Renamed    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Something has gone wrong with the inventory at this game store: the titles of classic board games have been translated. Can you return them to their real names?
Easier, 15 Qns, PootyPootwell, Feb 24 21
PootyPootwell gold member
Feb 24 21
502 plays
  Classic Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals primarily with classic American board games produced by Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, and Avalon Hill.
Average, 10 Qns, dtempel65, Oct 09 15
4548 plays
  Map to Victory   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These days, there's a board game for every taste -- and, it seems, for every page in the atlas! These ten board games all rely on navigating through maps. Do you know the path to victory?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 06 12
CellarDoor gold member
671 plays
  Last In, First Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of board games from the past to the present. As this title suggests the rules of winning a game can vary from being " the last in" to "the first out". Have a go and see how you score!
Easier, 10 Qns, lampshade56, Jul 28 17
Jul 28 17
1781 plays
  Board Game Miscellany   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I don't know about you, but I LOVE board games. Give a go at ten questions based on the basic gameplay of ten common board games (American based).
Tough, 10 Qns, trident, Jan 02 07
trident editor
4827 plays
  What Game Is My Little Brother Playing?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My brother is describing what game he's playing and you identify it. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, nightwalker, Aug 20 16
6668 plays
Root Board Game 1
  Root (Board Game) [1]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Root" is a 2018 board game designed by Cole Wehrle, illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and published by Leder Games. Players take control of four very asymmetrical factions and vie for control of the forest in this cutthroat (but cute) game.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Aug 21 22
Aug 21 22
221 plays
  You're Trapped in a Board Game!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You have been shrunk to the size of a game token and are being forced to walk the boards of various games. Each time you guess the game you are in, you are transported to another board until you have guessed the tenth one.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 22 11
alaspooryoric gold member
1238 plays
  Rising Sun (Board Game)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
"Rising Sun" is a 2018 board game designed by Eric Lang and published by CMON. It is a strategy game of feudal, mythical Japan in which players negotiate, maneuver, and fight for the most points. It is the second game in Lang's "Mythic Trilogy."
Tough, 20 Qns, qrayx, Jul 07 22
Jul 07 22
156 plays
  Root (Board Game) - The Riverfolk Expansion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Riverfolk Expansion" was the first expansion released for the board game "Root." It adds two new playable factions: the Riverfolk Company and the Lizard Cult, as well as new Vagabond characters, and the components to play with two Vagabonds at once.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 23 22
Sep 23 22
124 plays
  Family Game Night    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I want to host a fun family game night. I have lots and lots of games. There is no label on the boxes and I don't know what the games are. Can you help me by playing this quiz to find out what they are?
Easier, 10 Qns, 3Xy147Bm, Feb 01 11
2409 plays
  What's My Goal?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Board games have come a long way since the days of merely rolling dice and scoring points. Newer games have more complex themes and strategies, with new ways to play and new win conditions. Can you match the game to these ten goals?
Tough, 10 Qns, qrayx, Dec 31 20
Dec 31 20
268 plays
  Backgammon: The Ancient Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Backgammon is a game that takes very little time to learn but beneath the apparent simplicity is a world of strategy and probability. This quiz is wide in scope and doesn't fixate on strategy. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jul 03 15
jonnowales gold member
355 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When I was a child computers were in their infancy so my friends and I loved playing war-based board games. This quiz will focus on these games. Can you recall these games from days gone by?
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jun 16 23
tazman6619 gold member
Jun 16 23
429 plays
  Root (Board Game) [3]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Root" is a 2018 board game designed by Cole Wehrle, illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and published by Leder Games. This is my third quiz about this cute assymetrical war game.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Aug 28 22
Aug 28 22
140 plays
  Board Games and Beyond    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on a combination of several well-known board games. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Aug 28 21
Aug 28 21
2235 plays
  No Luck Required   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following games are designed to test your abilities to build strategies, use logic and interact with players to develop a winning formula. Little or no luck is required here.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 04 15
pollucci19 gold member
339 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Xiangqi is a chess variant and the most popular game you've never heard of. This is an introduction to its rules and setup.
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Nov 08 14
177 plays
  The Spiel des Jahres award editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz for the board game nerds. The Spiel des Jahres is a prestigious annual award for board and card games. If you're looking for a quality new game to try, the winner's list provides a great starting point.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jun 11 13
619 plays
  Basic Backgammon Vocabulary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Backgammon is a fascinating and cunning board game of chance and strategy. Please take this quiz on some basic backgammon terminology. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Dec 18 22
Dec 18 22
586 plays
  I Have No Time For Games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You certainly don't have MUCH time in these games. All of these board games feature some form of timer. See if you can name the game from the description.
Average, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Oct 18 19
Oct 18 19
323 plays
  The Basics of Backgammon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was very surprised that I did not see a quiz on one of my favorite games, backgammon. This quiz will be on the very basics of the game. I hope you enjoy this.
Average, 10 Qns, sladeninj, Oct 14 15
1375 plays
  Board Games From My Childhood    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the next stage of my Adventures in Authoring quest. This time it is about board games from my childhood. I hope you enjoy playing it.
Average, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, Aug 28 21
Aug 28 21
649 plays
  Shogi for Beginners   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shogi is a popular Japanese variation of chess that is hundreds of years old. Do you know how to play?
Tough, 10 Qns, Diamondlance, Apr 12 07
Diamondlance gold member
323 plays
  A Checkers Quiz!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the board game known as checkers. This quiz will be about the history, rules and various trivia of the game checkers.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Jun 09 13
workisboring gold member
528 plays
  Root (Board Game) [2]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Root" is a 2018 board game designed by Cole Wehrle, illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and published by Leder Games. This is my second quiz about this cute asymmetrical war game.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Oct 11 22
Oct 11 22
183 plays
  What's in My Game Closet (U.S.)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Thinking back on when I was growing up in the U.S., I had a lot of board games in the closet. Over the years, I have acquired some newer games as well. Let's have a look!
Average, 15 Qns, nascarmad, Jun 04 08
988 plays
Wingspan  A Game About Birds
  Wingspan - A Game About Birds    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wingspan is a card-based game about birds that was released by Stonemaier Games in 2019. It has quickly become a family favorite.
Average, 10 Qns, pusdoc, Sep 12 22
pusdoc gold member
Sep 12 22
116 plays
  The Origins of Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many different variations of board games nowadays, but where did they all come from? What were the earliest games and did they influence what games we play today? Take this quiz to find out!
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Apr 02 23
timence gold member
Apr 02 23
522 plays
  Play Checkers (or is it Draughts?)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John and Susan don't know how to play the board game called checkers (also known as draughts). You are going to show them how to play using the standard rules of English draughts.
Average, 10 Qns, Kenners158, Aug 17 19
Kenners158 gold member
Aug 17 19
222 plays
  A Roll of the Dice Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz focuses on games that use dice as the primary or a significant component. Dice games include a strong luck component that can make them exciting. You will definitely be more lucky in answering this quiz if you've played these games before.
Tough, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 07 16
bernie73 gold member
299 plays
  Root (Board Game) [4]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Root" is a 2018 board game designed by Cole Wehrle, illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and published by Leder Games. This is my fourth quiz about this cute asymmetrical war game. Note, this quiz is only about the base game, and does not include expansions.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Sep 14 22
Sep 14 22
141 plays
  The Legends of Andor    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Legends of Andor" is an action-packed game that follows two to four heroes (six with the expansion) as they fight to defend their land against enemies and complete quests. Have you played it yet? You might just want to after this!
Average, 10 Qns, PearlQ19, Dec 28 17
PearlQ19 gold member
Dec 28 17
90 plays
  Korean Chess? Why Not!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a brief introduction to the game of Korean chess. Given the relative obscurity of the game, you may use the process of elimination to arrive at the correct answer.
Average, 10 Qns, christopherm, Nov 30 12
christopherm gold member
250 plays
  Strategy Wargames    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Are you a grognard or the beer-and-pretzels type? This admittedly esotoric quiz mainly includes questions on strategy board games from the 1960s to the present, focusing on historically-based war games.
Tough, 15 Qns, ironikinit, Nov 07 07
771 plays
  The Game of Go    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The ancient game of Go, played by capturing territory on a simple grid, still represents an incredible challenge to players to this day. Will you accept the challenge of taking on this quiz? If so, let's go!
Average, 10 Qns, SmoothBrain, May 29 23
SmoothBrain gold member
May 29 23
115 plays
  Can you win at Mah Jongg?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I learned to play Mah Jongg last year and was surprised not to find a quiz dedicated to this game. Where there are differences between Mah Jongg styles, all answers refer to American Mah Jongg.
Average, 10 Qns, Julia103, Nov 14 16
Julia103 gold member
213 plays
  Board Games in my Closet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was cleaning out my closet and came across my old games, can you help me put them in the right boxes?
Tough, 10 Qns, wch, Jan 08 13
3841 plays
  The game of Go!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I haven't seen any quizzes on Go yet! This will be a basic introductory version from the rules played in America adopted from Japan.
Average, 10 Qns, mitchcumstein, Aug 23 16
171 plays
  Beat the Game!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Be my guest. Ten board game are waiting for you to crush them. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Aug 10 16
DeepHistory gold member
522 plays
  Rice, Wheat, Corn or Barley?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many board games and card cards have various resources or commodities that are an important part of gameplay. Players buy them, trade and sell them, use them to build and score points. See how well you know your games and resources by taking this quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, SP44000, Dec 20 13
285 plays
  Board Games off the Beaten Path    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A board game quiz that DOESN'T have Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue or Chess! I'll name the designer, year it was released and a short description, you tell me the name of the board game!
Tough, 10 Qns, logikzer0, Jan 09 14
logikzer0 gold member
351 plays
  The Rules of Ultima    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ultima is perhaps the best board game ever devised. A variation on chess, this is a quiz on the rules of this great game.
Tough, 10 Qns, niffweed17, Mar 28 13
280 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Hnefatafl" is a board game created by the Vikings, in which the red army needs to get their king to the edge of the board, and the white army needs to capture the king. This is a quiz all about this game.
Average, 10 Qns, niffweed17, Nov 05 13
269 plays
  Board Games    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
See if you can remember playing any of these board games.
Difficult, 15 Qns, rickowp, Dec 19 15
3906 plays
  How to NOT win modern board games    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you want to be a loser, you need to figure out which way NOT to earn points, or get negative points, for each board game. (All questions are based on original versions of games, not expansions or specialties.)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Casedinlight, May 06 21
May 06 21
178 plays
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Board Games Trivia Questions

1. What is the name of the man who designed the board game "Ticket to Ride"?

From Quiz
Ticket to Ride

Answer: Alan R. Moon

"Ticket to Ride" is a railroad themed board game for 2-5 players. The game was designed by Alan R. Moon, who was born in Southampton, England in 1951. "Ticket to Ride" was first published in 2004 and has won several awards including the prestigious Spiel des Jahres, which is awarded in Germany. Alan R. Moon also has several other award-winning board games to his credit including "Airlines", which was published in 1990 and "Elfenland", which was published in 1998.

2. BACKGAMMON. Assuming your opponent does not force the piece back to the beginning, what is the maximum distance you would need to move to have one of your pieces "bear off" or get off of the board?

From Quiz Really Classic Board Games

Answer: 24

References to a game specifically called backgammon date back to the 17th century. Ancestors of backgammon, however, can be found that are hundreds of years earlier. The maximum number would be 24 as can be seen by examining a backgammon board. A typical folding backgammon board is divided into half by the fold. On two opposite sides of that half are six elongated triangles which serve as the spaces for the pieces. If your piece starts on the first of these spots, the 24th move of your piece would bear it off. This is actually possible to do with one piece in a single turn if you roll double sixes. The roll would be doubled and six times four equals 24.

3. The cards Command Warren (may battle during daylight) and Cobbler (may move during evening) belong to which suit?

From Quiz Root (Board Game) [4]

Answer: Rabbit

Each of the three suits has a different focus. The mice cards are about intelligence, with Scouting Party preventing the use of Ambush cards, and Codebreakers letting players look at their opponents' hands. The rabbit cards are about logistics. Apart from Command Warren and Cobbler, they also have Better Burrow Bank, which lets them and another player each draw a card. The fox cards are about economy, with Stand and Deliver letting players steal cards from each other, and Tax Collector letting them trade a warrior for a card. The Bird cards generally help in battle, adding extra hits, or preventing some hits.

4. When a player has tokens or buildings in a clearing without warriors, it is considered defenceless. What effect does this have?

From Quiz Root (Board Game) [3]

Answer: Attackers deal one extra damage

When attacking a defenceless tokens and buildings, the attacker is guaranteed to score at least one hit (even when they roll a 0). If there are lots of buildings or tokens in the clearing (e.g. a Marquise de Cat's lumber camp), it may take multiple attacks to destroy all the tokens and buildings.

5. The Riverfolk Company is a band of otters that sell their services to the other players. With what do players pay for services?

From Quiz Root (Board Game) - The Riverfolk Expansion

Answer: Warriors

When a player buys a service from the Riverfolk Company, they pass over warrior meeples from their supply to the otters' payments box. The Riverfolk player can set the price for each of their services between one and four warriors. Purchasing services can lead to future challenges if the Riverfolk Company never releases those warriors back to the original player. Vagabonds pay for services by exhausting their own items, and then the Riverfolk player moves warriors from their own supply into the payments box.

6. What is the difference between buildings (square pieces) and tokens (round pieces)?

From Quiz Root (Board Game) [2]

Answer: Buildings can only be placed in slots

Each clearing has from one to three square slots in it that buildings must be placed in. If there are no available slots then a building cannot be built. There is no limit to the number of tokens that can be placed in a clearing (though faction-specific rules may prevent this, such as the Woodland Alliance who may have only one sympathy token in a given clearing). Both buildings and tokens, when destroyed, grant one point to the player who destroyed them. The number of tokens available is still limited by what comes in the box; new substitutes are not added.

7. Each playable clan in "Rising Sun" has a set Honor Rank, which will determine the seating order and who will go first. Which clan will always begin the game with the highest Honor and will always go first?

From Quiz Rising Sun (Board Game)

Answer: Koi (red) - the clan that can use Coins as Ronin

The order of the five clans are: Koi - Lotus - Turtle - Dragonfly - Bonsai. The Starting Honor Ranks of each are: 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7. The 2, 6, and 8 are used for the clans found in the expansion and in the Kickstarter exclusive content. Kickstarter was the crowd-funding platform used to fund "Rising Sun."

8. "Root" has a deck of cards with different suits: mouse, rabbit, fox, and which fourth suit?

From Quiz Root (Board Game) [1]

Answer: Bird

Bird cards are wild cards for most purposes in "Root." Each of the twelve clearings is associated with mouse, rabbit, or fox, which affects how different cards are used by different factions. For example, the Woodland Alliance uses cards of different suits to spread sympathy tokens to matching clearings, but can use bird cards to target any clearing.

9. What is the extremely popular two person board game that has pieces called knight, queen, king and pawns?

From Quiz Games I'll Never Play

Answer: Chess

"Chess" is a two-person strategic board game played on a square board with sixty- four squares (in an eight by eight grid formation). One person controls white chess pieces and the other controls black chess pieces. Each player has sixteen pieces that include eight pawns, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, a queen and a king. Pieces are set out in the bottom two rows closest to the player and move across the board, capturing each other's pieces through various plays. Pieces move in specific ways, for example, a bishop can only move diagonally. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king.

10. Go is a game intended for two players with playing pieces called stones. Similar to chess, what are the traditional colors for each side's stones?

From Quiz The Game of Go

Answer: black and white

The game of Go is usually played with white and black stones, on a board made up of a grid of black lines. The standard board size has 19 rows and columns, although smaller sizes are useful if players wish to play a faster game or are beginners to the game and want to simplify situations while still learning the rules and strategy of Go.

11. This will guarantee that you get no points in "Sushi Go". What a raw deal!

From Quiz How to NOT win modern board games

Answer: Only playing wasabi cards

A set of two tempura cards will earn you five points. A set of three sashimi cards gets you ten points. Dumpling card increase in value the more you have. Wasabi cards without nigiri score nothing.

12. In this game players have to determine who the murderer is, where the murder took place and the murder weapon used. What's this classic game of bluffing and investigating?

From Quiz What's the Name of the Game?

Answer: Clue/Cluedo

Known as Clue in North America, this game was originally created in 1943 in the UK and has evolved into the game that up to six people can play, assuming the role of one of the suspects and rolling dice to move around rooms of a large mansion. When players enter a room, they can then ask a question to determine the killer, the room where the crime took place and the murder weapon used. It is a game of deduction, investigation, bluffing and paying attention to the information shared by other players.

13. What kind of game is "The Legends of Andor"?

From Quiz The Legends of Andor

Answer: Cooperative adventure board game

"The Legends of Andor" is a beautifully illustrated board game. The two-sided game board is a map of the land of Andor (the reverse side features the underground dwarf mines used in Legend 4). The story is told in six scenarios, called "legends", of increasing difficulty. The first (introductory) legend is a tutorial, which basically means you learn to play this game by starting to play (rather than reading the entire manual before you start). Everything is explained as you go along.

14. Debuting in 1972 was a game with a wide selection of sixteen (or 25 in the "Big" version) dice, but none of the dice are the same. And the dice feature letters. Players get three minutes to create as many words as possible. This game is...

From Quiz I Have No Time For Games

Answer: Boggle

Mixing sixteen letter-faced dice in a cube to make a 4x4 grid, you use adjacent letters one at a time to create three letter words or longer. The longer the word, the more valuable to your score. "Big Boggle" came around seven years after the original, and had a 5x5 grid of 25 dice. The other choices are all crossword-style word games.

15. What type of game pieces are used in Mah Jongg?

From Quiz Can you win at Mah Jongg?

Answer: Tiles

Although some of the terminology such as "hands" and "suits" is similar to card games, the game is played with rectangular tiles which are drawn and discarded.

16. In Farkle, there are many possible dice combinations--sets, straights, etc. What happens when you get a farkle?

From Quiz A Roll of the Dice

Answer: You lose your points for that round.

If you roll six of a kind on one roll you do get 3,000 points, but it does not have a special name like Yahtzee. A farkle, however, represents, having no dice that score on a particular roll. Single ones and fives score. Other dice need to score as part of a set of at least three. In Farkle, you start by rolling all six dice. If you score with some of your dice, you may set aside the die or dice that score and roll again with the remaining dice. If you are able to score with all six dice in either one or multiple rolls, you may pick up all of the dice and begin the process again, adding to your points. At any point you can stop and keep the points you have rolled on that turn. If on a particular roll, you score with none of the dice, that is called a farkle and you lose all of the points you have earned on that turn. There is no dice roll that causes you to skip a turn or double your score.

17. Derived from a game called "Halma", which is Greek for "jump", which traversal game is played on a board marked by 121 holes or indentations?

From Quiz No Luck Required

Answer: Chinese Checkers

You have a home base that holds 15 pieces. You need to move those 15 pieces across the board to your opponent's base, which sits directly opposite yours, before they get their pieces to your base. Now there are two ways that you are able to move your pieces; (i) by "stepping" into one of the six holes that surrounds your piece or (ii) by "hopping" or "jumping", as described in the question above, over another piece to cover a greater distance. The strategy that you would be looking to employ here is to set your pieces up in such a way to best use the hopping option and cover the greatest distance possible in a single move. A word of caution here - what may work really well for you can also be used against you. Sometimes you may need to stop short of covering the greatest possible distance because it may block you opponent and force them into taking a step. A Massachusetts surgeon by the name of George Monks created the game of "Hamla" in the mid-1880s, though his version was set on a square board. In 1892 a German based group called Ravensburger produced the star shape design that is prevalent today. The name of "Chinese Checkers" evolved as a marketing ploy created by the Americans in the 1920s to cash in on the country's fascination with all things Asian at the time.

18. Xiangqi originated in what populous Eastern country?

From Quiz Xiangqi

Answer: China

Xiangqi is sometimes called the most popular game in the world, and when you consider that it originated in China, it's not necessarily difficult to see why. It is one of several chess variants that arose as shatranj spread from India to the rest of the world. Xiangqi, shogi, and international chess are the three chess variants most recognized and played around the world, though xiangqi and shogi are relatively unknown outside of the Orient. The name "xiangqi" is pronounced as "shiang-chi" and means "elephant game."

19. Go is a game whose origins date back over 4,000 years to approximately 2,300 B.C. Which country is considered to have originated the game?

From Quiz The game of Go!

Answer: China

Legend says that it was created to help an emperor's son develop better concentration. Some people believe it was used for fortune telling and others say that it was strictly for military modeling.

20. Cludeo or Clue was a popular game for my sisters and me when we were young. What though is NOT a name of one of the suspects in the UK version of the game?

From Quiz Board Games From My Childhood

Answer: Doctor Orange

The object of the game was to move your piece around the floor plan house, finding clues as to the identity of a murderer, the weapon they used and where the crime was committed. The game includes cards, murder weapons, and various clues that help the play to find who the murderer was. The game was first developed by Anthony Pratt in 1940, and originally entitled, "Murder!" It was not until when the games official release in 1949, that it got the name Cluedo. At the same time, the game was released in America as, "Clue", with only some slight changes to the characters names featured in the game.

21. One of the very oldest board games in the world is known as Senet. If I told you that the game was represented by hieroglyphics, which country would lay claim to this ancient game?

From Quiz The Origins of Board Games

Answer: Egypt

Senet sets have been found in Egyptian tombs (including Tutankhamen's) dating to between 3000 and 3100 BC. Although the rules have been lost, it is believed that the main aim was to race your pieces across a board, using sticks that are thrown to determine how far a person moves (in the same way modern games use dice).

22. What is another common name for the board game checkers?

From Quiz A Checkers Quiz!

Answer: draughts

Checkers, also known as draughts, is a strategy board game which involve the diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and captures by jumping over opponent's pieces. Some cultures call the game draughts and some cultures call the game checkers.

23. What is the name of Korean chess in Korean? (transliteration)

From Quiz Korean Chess? Why Not!

Answer: Janggi

Janggi (two syllables) is the common name for the game of Korean chess. You may recognize kimchi as the popular spicy cabbage which is a traditional side dish. Taekwondo is a form of Korean martial arts. Jjajangmyeon is a thick noodle dish served with a black bean paste.

24. The Spiel des Jahres is awarded each year to the best game released in what country?

From Quiz The Spiel des Jahres award

Answer: Germany

"Spiel des Jahres" translates to "Game of the Year" in German. The award was created in 1978 to recognise and encourage high quality games. The winner each year is decided by an independent jury, with eligibility extended to games released in the German market in the preceding 12 months.

25. In the UK this board game is called "Snakes and Ladders". What is it called in the USA?

From Quiz Last In, First Out

Answer: "Chutes and Ladders".

This classic children's board game is still popular today and is thought to be based on the ancient game of "Snakes and Ladders" dating back to 2nd century India.

26. The beautiful game of backgammon is believed to have originated more than 5000 years ago and over the millennia various aspects of the game have changed. Traditionally, backgammon is a game for how many players?

From Quiz Backgammon: The Ancient Game

Answer: Two

Backgammon is a classic two-player board game that has intrigued and excited people for thousands of years. Knowing how long ago the game was played leads to the fascinating realisation of how long dice have been used in the pursuit of entertainment! An excavation, in what is now the east of Iran, unearthed remnants of the game. This archaeological evidence suggests that Persia may have been the birthplace of backgammon. Backgammon has evolved over the years and in the 20th century the rules of the game were standardised. One thing that hasn't really changed though is that the game is intended to be played by, and is indeed best played by, two people. That said, some modern backgammon tournaments have featured "doubles" matches with two teams, each consisting of two players, competing against each other for the victory.

27. Well I open one box first and see the contents. I see the Monopoly logo. There is a game board and play money with Mr. Krabs on them. There are 2 dice. There are properties which include the Krusty Krab. What edition of Monopoly is this?

From Quiz Family Game Night

Answer: SpongeBob Monopoly

The game is played almost like Monopoly. There is an optional Plankton twist where if you roll a one, he moves a space. When he gets to the Krusty Krab, the game is over.

28. Some people get lucky enough to have the money to buy lots of properties, some get stuck paying lots of taxes, some go to jail, it's just how they roll. Can you name the game?

From Quiz Life is Just a Game

Answer: Monopoly

In Monopoly, you roll the dice and move your marker around the board. You make many trips around during one game. While it's your turn, you end up doing things such as buying properties or paying to be on someone else's. When everyone runs out of money/properties, except one person, the game is over and the person with money wins.

29. In backgammon, what is a "lover's leap?"

From Quiz Basic Backgammon Vocabulary

Answer: an opening dice roll of six and five

A "lover's leap" in backgammon is an opening roll of 6-5 or 5-6. The best play for this roll is to move one of your back checkers from your back (24) point to your 13 point. Most experts agree that this is an unfavorable opening roll, since it forces you into a "running" game at an early stage in the game. It also leaves the back checker unprotected in your opponent's home board. Unfortunately, there is probably no better alternative move for this roll.

30. 1) I was first launched in the United States in the 1960s. 2) Players send opponents back to the start by landing on them. 3) Players never physically touch my die. Which game am I?

From Quiz Name That Board Game In Three Clues!

Answer: Trouble

"Trouble" was released in the United States in the 1960's and quickly became one of Milton Bradley's most popular board games. Developed by the Kohner Brothers the game shows a remarkable resemblance to Parcheesi in that both games feature a player trying to move four of their pieces around the board to safety before their opponents do. It's unique feature is the "Pop-o-matic" which is a clear plastic bubble found in the center of the board containing the die. Underneath the bubble lies a metal sheet which causes the die to tumble when the bubble is depressed. This way players never actually touch the die but instead press the bubble to determine their outcome. One of the advantages of this set up is that players can take turns in rapid succession and the sound of the clicking can add a frenzied tempo to the game. Parcheesi is the American version of the game Pachisi. Having originated in ancient India, Parcheesi is a cross and circle board game. In the American version players roll dice to move their pieces around 72 spaces to reach home in the center of the board with 12 spaces as safe havens where your pieces cannot be taken by your opponents. The first player to get all four pieces home wins and, traditionally, screams "Parcheesi!" Sorry! is also a cross and circle board game. While originating in England, Sorry! was released in the United States by Parker Brothers in 1934. Like Trouble and Parcheesi a player needs to move their four pieces home before their opponents. However, instead of a die, Sorry! uses cards with directions to move their pawn forward and backward including the Sorry! card which allows you to move your pawn to an opponent's space and send them back to start. Pay Day was introduced to the public in 1975 by Parker Brothers and was an immediate smash. Created by Paul Gruen, the game involves players moving around a gameboard with 31 spaces each representing a day of the month. Each space gives a player the opportunity to receive a Deal or Mail card on his way to reaching the Pay Day space where the player collects his monthly wages. The player who finishes the game with the most money becomes the victor.

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