Russian Board Games

Russian board games are essentially tabletop games involving pieces or counters placed or moved on a pre-marked board or surface along with a set of rules. There are several Russian games that are based purely on strategy, but most include an element of chance as well, while others are purely driven by chance and have no element of skill involved. These board games usually feature a goal that players are aiming to achieve. Traditional board games signified a clash between two armies and most of the popular titles in the modern era are still based on defeating opponents when it comes to winning position, counters, or accumulating points.

There are several varieties of board games in Russia that are language themed, but due to their popularity, you can also find them in other languages. Their illustration of real-life conditions can range from no inherent theme to having a specific narrative. The game rules and strategies can also range from being very simplistic to those that describe a game universe in immense detail. The time needed to learn and play a Russian board game will greatly vary from game to game but won't necessarily correlate with the complexity or number of rules.

Russian Board Game Reviews

Board games are constantly evolving, keeping gameplay fresh and stimulating your mind while promoting social skills that allow players to have fun. Modern board games have a long and rich history behind them. The discovery of artefacts in Ancient Egypt has proved that people enjoyed all sorts of board games for thousands of years. Board games have progressed significantly in recent years and there are several distinct genres available today.

Family Games or Classic Board Games

These Russian board games will require players to follow a designated route or a race around the board to reach their goal. In some of these games, a points system will also be involved. Family games or classic board games rely heavily on luck and feature far less strategy than other board games. These games work best in groups as the game is more focused on playing together as opposed to the game itself. Most of these games will feature absurd or very simple themes which will have an insignificant impact on the mechanics of the game. Examples include The Enigma of Leonardo, Zombies! Run for your lives, The Jam, The Hat, Cool Game, Russian Lotto

Euro-Style Games

These games are usually based on accumulating victory points that will allow you to win the game. They normally last a specific number of turns or will continue until a player accumulated a specific number of points. Euro-style games feature strong themes that presents much of the design. They also provide some sort of political play or system for resource management between players. In addition, these games offer fewer elements of chance or luck and focus more on strategy. Examples include Gobba and Russian Roulette

Deck-Building Games

These games are much like trading card games where every player will have a deck of cards during play. In deck-building games, all players will work from the same collection of cards while the deck-building will occur as part of the game. They normally feature 15 to 20 types of cards, but only 10 will be used in a single game, giving the game loads of replay value. These games present a wide range of themes as well, including civil war, World War II, or the revolution. Examples include Victory Day, The War CCG, The Commander's Way CCG

Strategy Games

These games usually feature a very significant board along with a themed narrative driving the game's progress. They also involve a large amount of competitive play and co-op, forcing players to either make or break important alliances during gameplay. Players often participate in high-level mind games by forming alliances, attempting to get ahead, and discerning their opponents' motives. Examples include Evolution

Card-Based Games

These games are essentially strategy games but feature cards that are the primary element of the game. These games vary a lot in terms of themes, base building, and character elements. In addition, these games often have a strong element of randomness and luck involved. Examples include Potion-Making, the Kingdom of Crusaders, The Great Hoodoo