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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 13:41 #257560

Is there a agreed on term for 'these games of ours'? Meaning non-mainstream hobby style games that includes euro and Ameritrash and all flavors in-between?

Working on an interest survey for my library system and without making it too large I want a checkbox for games other than Chess/ checkers and clue/sorry. I feel like there should be some encompassing term I am missing.

This is what we currently have:
GAMES
0 Poker
0 Bridge
0 Solitaire
0 Chess
0 Checkers
0 Dominoes
0 Scrabble

0 Video
0 Puzzle
0 Other: ________________________________________________________________
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 13:53 #257562

I just call them "modern board games".
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 14:00 #257564

Strategy board games?
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 14:16 #257565

I've used "hobby board games" and "designer board games"
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 15:28 #257573

I think "Hobby board games" is the best one. It's pretty broad, but somehow seems to convey non-MONOPOLY. What is "Puzzle" on your list? Puzzle game? Or jigsaws or what?
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 15:35 #257574

Yeah, "hobby board games" is the one I use the most. Anyone not in the hobby can probably parse out that you aren't talking about Sorry/Monopoly/etc and it doesn't sound too pretentious or nerdy.
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 16:12 #257576

I call them either "weird-ass boardgames" or "long-haired boardgames" depending on the audience.
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 16:13 #257577

Arthouse games
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 16:29 #257578

"Other games" works for me.
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 16:56 #257579

I think the most common term is "designer boardgames" followed by "hobby games" and "boutique games".
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 17:08 #257580

The Hobby

Games not for Casuals
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 17:48 #257589

I occasionally get non-gamers to play my games, in part because I simply refer to them as boardgames. Gale Force Nine games work well for this purpose, because they offer games based on well-known tv shows.
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these games of ours 13 Nov 2017 19:16 #257596

I have both secret sign and secret handshake to identify them.

No, just board games. Better board games, if necessary.
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these games of ours 14 Nov 2017 07:59 #257612

Thanks guys- I think we will go with hobby board games.

Puzzles refer to jigsaw puzzles.
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these games of ours 14 Nov 2017 11:57 #257622

If you're including modern card games under that label, you may want to use "hobby games" rather than "hobby board games". Or maybe "hobby tabletop games"?
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