Board Game Mechanic Glossary

Game mechanics are constructs of rules intended to define a game.

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List of Game Mechanics

Pattern Building
Pattern Recognition
Pick-up and Deliver
Player Elimination
Point to Point Movement
Pool Building
Press Your Luck
Puzzle
Real-time
Rock-Paper-Scissors
Role Playing
Roll and Move
Route Building
Secret Roles
Secret Unit Deployment
Set Collection
Simulation
Simultaneous Action Selection
Stock Holding
Storytelling
Tableau Building
Take That
Territory Building
Tile Placement
Time Track
Trading
Trick-taking
Trivia
Variable Phase Order
Variable Player Powers
Voting
Wagering
Word Game
Worker Placement