It's interesting that, year after year, there are more Abstract Board Games
that win the various board game awards – Games 100, International Gamers Awards, Major Fun, Mensa Mind Games, Spiel des Jahres – than any other type of game. Abstract games always feature prominently on all these lists. And it's no wonder, because abstract board games make us use our brains. They require thought and patience.
And despite all evidence to the contrary, we like to be challenged.
More specifically, we like to challenge each other, and an abstract board game is the perfect way to do that. Plus, abstract games never go out of style. They are timeless.
The following are some of the very best Award-Winning Abstract Board Games:
Da Vinci's Challenge
Fire and Ice
Khet Laser Strategy Game