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Playing a Stoyak board game.

A board game was a type of tabletop strategy game played with a board, often using accompanying playing pieces or cards. Examples include chess, Monopoly, and klin zha.

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Although Selayans did not play sports, they enjoyed the board game of Thiss. (Decipher RPG module: Aliens)

The Slichezean sect of Betelgeusians enjoyed abstract, complicated board games. (Last Unicorn RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Players' Guide)

Oliver Bouchard's skill at board games in school was due to an innate, weak telepathic talent. (TOS novel: A Choice of Catastrophes)

In the year 2266, prison guards Cag and Dalik passed the time on Bira III playing a Stoyak board game. (TOS comic: "A World Against Itself")

In 2269 of an alternate reality, at one point, the slaves Sekor and Tasme belonging to the Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire were playing a board game. (TOS novel: Killing Time)

In 2275, Harb Tanzer described a board game as a harmless diversion remote from reality, but James T. Kirk recalled having once played a highly emotional game of Monopoly. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)

In 2276, the USS Enterprise's recreation room master games computer could provide all sorts of board games, including many variants of chess such as three-dimensional chess and four-dimensional chess. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: The Empty Chair, TOS novel: Spock's World)

Exiled Khan Noonien Singh and his Augments on Ceti Alpha V had a checkers board in one of their cargo carriers. (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)

In the 24th century, Robert DeSoto was an expert in the board game Go. His Starfleet Academy team won two Federation championships. (TNG novel: The Brave and the Bold, Book Two)

Board games were available to play in the USS Enterprise-D's recreation rooms. (TNG - A Time to... novel: A Time to Hate)

In 2369 on Ashkaar, a local villager played a board game William T. Riker didn't recognize with Data, who seemed to be winning. (TNG novel: To Storm Heaven)

In 2370, Pakleds aboard the Rorpot enjoyed playing broogola, a board game derived from tic-tac-toe. (TNG - Seven Deadly Sins short story: "Work is Hard")

In 2371, some refugees from the Cardassian Demilitarized Zone played board games to pass the time at Outpost Sierra III. (TNG - Double Helix novel: Quarantine)

In 2376, Rugal Pa'Dar and Tret Akleen played many silent games of kotra. (DS9 novel: The Never-Ending Sacrifice)

Also that year, Elizabeth Lense arranged a tournament of board games aboard the USS da Vinci to help new crew members integrate. In one game, Sonya Gomez was about to beat Bartholomew Faulwell. (SCE novel: Buying Time)

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A variety of licensed Star Trek-themed board games have been released.

The outcome of the final battle between Settlers and the tribe of Utta on reference stardate 2211 was determined by role-players of FASA RPG module: An Imbalance of Power by playing an accompanying board game. The game included a board and pieces representing individual Settlers as well as each of The People as a soldier or cavalry riding atop rakka.

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