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Hybrid board / computer games

Group Description

Games which require real (physical) items, such as boards (maps) with counters/tokens/figures or cards, to conduct gameplay. These are usually included with game package.

Many early strategy games were of this dual nature, as the simple computers couldn't display complex graphical maps on the screen. Players moved their armies on the board, the computer program served as result calculator (sometimes also as AI opponent).

Limitations:
  • Not to be confused with Board game translations group.
  • Not to be confused with Board / Party Game genre.
  • Many other games included extra printed material important for gameplay as an addition to standard manual. Some special editions are packed with collectors' items, such as figures. These games do not qualify.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The Eye of Judgment2007PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.50
Tank Attack1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, ZX SpectrumCDS Software Ltd2.00
Brian Clough's Football Fortunes1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumCDS Software Ltd3.62
Suspended1982Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A, TRS-80Commodore Electronics Ltd.3.80
Dnieper River Line1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, FM-7, PC-88, TRS-80The Avalon Hill Game Company4.13
The Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt1982Odyssey 2North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp....
Close Assault1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80The Avalon Hill Game Company4.88
The Quest for the Rings1981Odyssey 2Magnavox...
Conquest of the World1981Odyssey 2North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp....
Tanktics1978Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, FM-7, TRS-80The Avalon Hill Game Company2.00
Brain Wave1973OdysseyMagnavox3.67
W.I.N.1973OdysseyMagnavox2.00
Interplanetary Voyage1973OdysseyMagnavox4.00
Basketball1973OdysseyMagnavox3.67
Soccer1972OdysseyMagnavox...
Tennis, Analogic, Hockey, Football1972OdysseyMagnavox2.62
Roulette, States1972OdysseyMagnavox1.94
Cat and Mouse, Football, Haunted House1972OdysseyMagnavox2.20
Ski, Simon Says1972OdysseyMagnavox2.57
Percepts1972OdysseyMagnavox2.50
Fun Zoo1972OdysseyMagnavox3.00
Baseball1972OdysseyMagnavox2.00
Invasion1972OdysseyMagnavox3.00
Wipeout1972OdysseyMagnavox3.67

Selected Covers

Tanktics Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Tanktics
The Eye of Judgment PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for The Eye of Judgment
Conquest of the World Odyssey 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Conquest of the World
Close Assault Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Close Assault

Selected Screenshots

Title and option screen.
Screenshot from Tank Attack
Game setup
Screenshot from Tanktics
An airplane battle
Screenshot from Conquest of the World