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Genre Terms for Tabletop Games
Developed by Diane Robson, Kevin Yanowski, and Catherine Sassen
University of North Texas Libraries
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455 = See From Tracing (Use the Authorized Heading instead of this term)
555 = See Also From Tracing (See another Authorized Heading that relates to this term)
670 = Source Data Found (Where information about the heading was found)
680 = Public General Note (Definition of the heading, if needed)
155 Abstract games
455 Abstract strategy games
680 Abstract games are often theme-less, built on simple design and
mechanics, perfect information games, promote one player overtaking
opponents, little to no elements of luck, change, or random occurrence.
155 Acting games
555 Party games
155 Area of control games
455 Area of influence games
555 Strategy games
680 The Area Control mechanic typically awards control of an area to the
player that has the majority of units or influence in that area.
155 Asymmetrical games
680 Asymmetrical games are games in which one player or faction of players
plays the game differently from other players. An example would be
155 Betrayal games
680 Betrayal games allow some players to make choices and place trust in the
game or in other players. The trust can either be reciprocated or betrayed
based on various choices made by the game or other players.
155 Biology games
555 Science games
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Robson, Diane; Yanowski, Kevin & Sassen, Catherine. Genre Terms for Tabletop Games, text, April 26, 2016; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826647/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .