In casino gambling, the term "table game" is used to distinguish games such as blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat that are played on a table and operated by one or more live dealers, as opposed to a slot machine. The term has significance in that some jurisdictions permit casinos to have only slots and no table games, or (in rare cases) vice versa.
Games like chess and draughts are examples of games belonging to the board game category. Other games, however, use various attributes and cannot be classified unambiguously (e.g. Monopoly utilises a board as well as dice and cards).
For several of these categories there are sub-categories and even sub-sub-categories or genres. For instance, German-style board games, board wargames, and Roll-and-move board games are all types of board games that differ markedly in style and general interest.
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|Deterministic||Chess, Draughts, Go, Gomoku, Hex, Mancala, Xiangqi, Reversi, Dots and Boxes, Phutball, Abalone, Lines of Action, Domineering, Nine Men's Morris||Duplicate Bridge, Battleship, Stratego, Mastermind|
|Stochastic||Backgammon, Monopoly, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Yahtzee, Pig, Scribbage, Parcheesi||Poker, Gin rummy, Scrabble, Canasta, Risk, Mahjong|
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