June 22-24, 2012 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona

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Board Games

A board game is a game which involves counters or pieces being moved on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules. Games may be based on pure strategy, chance (i.e. rolling dice) or a mixture of the two, and usually have a goal which a player aims to achieve. Early board games represented a battle between two armies and most current board games are still based on beating opposing players in terms of counters, winning position or accrual of points (often expressed as in-game currency).

There are many different types and styles of board games. Their representation of a real life situation can range from having no inherent theme, such as checkers, to having a specific theme and narrative, such as Cluedo. Rules range from the very simple, such as in tic-tac-toe, to ones which describe a game universe in great detail, such as in Dungeons & Dragons, although most of these are role-playing games and the board is secondary to the game, serving to visualize the scenario. The length of time it takes to learn to play or master a game can vary greatly from game to game. Learning time does not necessarily correlate with the amount or complexity of rules; some games, such as chess or Go have simple rules that can still lead to complex scenarios.

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