Sports Games

Sports GamesSports and board games would seem to be, at first glance, polar opposites. Sports require strength, speed, agility, and athleticism. Board games require none of that – they're a more cerebral pursuit.

But on the other hand, aren't sports just a specialized type of game? And don't board games require some of the same skills that are needed for sports – knowledge, the ability to focus, skill in reading your opponents, and, more than anything else, a burning desire to win?

In a way, board games and sports are a natural fit. Sports are typically made up of innings, quarters, periods. Likewise, games are made up of rounds or time limits. The sequential nature of most sports makes for a straight-forward translation to a board game.

The other thing that is highly valued in sports is specialized knowledge, the more in-depth and arcane the better. That's a perfect definition of a trivia board game.

Here are a few of the many games with sports themes:

Sports Games - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, & More


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Sports Chess Sets



Monopoly Sports Editions


Last Update: September 18th, 2013