Teach a Game: Board Game Mechanics Sorted into Groups

Games are sorted into groups based on mechanics, so students see a wide variety of mechanics. Scroll down to see how I remix the groups for round 2, then further down for other games and other groupings.

Sorted Game Groups For Round One

Alhambra

Card Drafting, Hand Management, Set Collection, Tile Placement

Survive!

Action Selection, Dice Rolling, Modular Board, Secret Unit Deployment

Paris Connection

Route/Network Building, Stock Holding

Detroit Cleveland Grand Prix

Auction/Bidding, Hand Management

Duck Duck Go!

Programmed Action, Modular Board, Simultaneous Action Selection

Marrakech

Area Control / Influence, Roll and Move, Tile Placement

Forbidden Desert

Action Selection, Co-op, Area Movement, Modular Board, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers

Catan

Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Modular Board, Route/Network Building, Trading

Rattus

Area Control/Influence, Variable Player Powers, Chit Pull

River Dragons

Programmed Action, Point to Point Movement, Simultaneous Action Selection

PPG: Saving World

Dice Rolling, Simultaneous Action Selection, Campaign/Battle Card

Star Wars Carcassonne

Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Worker Placement

Walk the Plank

Programmed Action, Player Elimination, Simultaneous Action Selection, Take That

Kodama

Area Control, Set Collection, Tile Placement

Castle Panic  

Campaign/Battle Card, Chit Pull, Co-op, Hand Management, Trading

Lanterns

Hand Management, Set Collection, Pattern Building, Tile Placement


Remixed Sorted Game Groups for Round Two

Alhambra

Card Drafting, Hand Management, Set Collection, Tile Placement

Duck Duck Go!

Programmed Action, Modular Board, Simultaneous Action Selection

Rattus

Area Control/Influence, Variable Player Powers, Chit Pull

Castle Panic  

Campaign/Battle Card, Chit Pull, Co-op, Hand Management, Trading

Survive!

Action Selection, Dice Rolling, Modular Board, Secret Unit Deployment

Marrakech

Area Control / Influence, Roll and Move, Tile Placement

River Dragons

Programmed Action, Point to Point Movement, Simultaneous Action Selection

Kodama

Area Control, Set Collection, Tile Placement

Paris Connection

Route/Network Building, Stock Holding

Forbidden Desert

Action Selection, Co-op, Area Movement, Modular Board, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers

PPG: Saving World

Dice Rolling, Simultaneous Action Selection, Campaign/Battle Card

Walk the Plank

Programmed Action, Player Elimination, Simultaneous Action Selection, Take That

Detroit Cleveland Grand Prix

Auction/Bidding, Hand Management

Catan

Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Modular Board, Route/Network Building, Trading

Star Wars Carcassonne

Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Worker Placement

Lanterns

Hand Management, Set Collection, Pattern Building, Tile Placement


Other Games That Can Be Used

Carcassonne  5

Area Enclosure, Tile Placement, Worker Placement

Jamaica  6

Dice Roll, Programmed Action

Zooloretto  5

Set Collection, Tile Placement

Maori  5

Pattern Building, Pattern Recognition, Tile Placement

Downfall of Pompeii

Grid Movement, Tile Placement, Hand Management

Expedition

route network building, pt to pt movement

Bottlecap Vikings

Modular board, rondel wheel

Streetcar 5

Tile Placement, Route/Network Building

Incan Gold

Press Your Luck, Simultaneous Action Selection

Niagara  4

Pick Up/Deliver, Set Collection, Simultaneous Action Selection

Catan Junior

Dice Rolling, Route/Network Building

My First Stone Age

Memory, Set Collection

Age of War

Dice Rolling, Set Collection

String Railway

Route/Network Building


Other Games/Mixes

Group #1

Rotation #1

Carcassonne

Detroit Cleveland

Rattus

Survive

Maori

River Dragons

Forbidden Island

Castle Panic

Rotation #2

Castle Panic

Survive

Rattus

Maori

Forbidden Island

Carcassonne

River Dragons

Detroit Cleveland

Group #2

Rotation #1

Alhambra

Rattus

River Dragons

Pompeii

Carcassonne

Jamaica

Castle Panic

Survive

Zooloretto

Detroit Cleveland

Ticket to Ride

Maori

Forbidden Island

PPG

Rotation #2

Alhambra

Forbidden Island

Zooloretto

Jamaica

Rattus

Carcassonne

PPG

Detroit Cleveland

River Dragons

Castle Panic

TTR

Jam/DCGP

Pompeii

Survive

Maori

Jam/DCGP

Group #3

Rotation #1

Alhambra

Rattus

River Dragons

Pompeii

Carcassonne

Jamaica

Castle Panic

Survive

Detroit Cleveland

Maori

Forbidden Island

PPG

Rotation #2

Alhambra

Jamaica

Forbidden Island

Rattus

Castle Panic

PPG

River Dragons

Survive

Maori

Pompeii

Carcasonne

Detroit Cleveland