Monday, 17 November 2014

Ultimate Board Games - Os

I assembled the "Ultimate Board Games" list, and we are currently working our way through it! So here are the Ns.

(Visit the 0-9, & AsBs, Cs, Ds, Es, Fs, Gs, Hs, Is, Js, Ks, Ls, Ms, Ns)



Obsession is a board game released in 1977 for two players in which the player wins by moving their ten rings along numbered slots. They must get all ten rings into the "safety zone" before their opponent. Each player rolls a pair of dice, and can choose either to move their own rings up, or their opponent's rings down.

The slogan for the game was "The Game You Can't Get Enough Of!"


Okey is a tile-based game. It can be played with 2-4 players, although usually played with 4. It is very similar to the game Rummikub as it is played with the same set of boards and tiles but with different rules.

The game apparently evolved from the original Rummikub through cultural contacts of Gastarbeiter in Germany.

In Turkey and among Turkish communities abroad, it is very popular not only at homes but also at coffeehouses.


Omega Virus

Omega Virus is a talking electronic board game. It involves collecting weapons and room keys to destroy the computer virus which has taken over a space station while either hurting or helping your fellow players.

It is the year 2051. Earth is now orbited by the great 'Battlesat1' station which protects earth from meteor impacts and stray comets with a super payload of plasma weapon silos. However, during a routine maintenance operation, something goes horribly wrong, and the station's master computer is infested by microscopic nano-phages that build a singular intelligence (foreign AI) in the computer core. While the humans aboard the station are forced to evacuate as all support systems shut down, the Earth leadership is contacted by the entity known as the Omega Virus, which threatens to turn the Battlesat's plasma weapons upon the planet. A power struggle ensues between four major global powers (the North American Federation, the Euro-National Force, the Oceanic Republic, and the Asian Alliance) to send a single techno-combatant to destroy the Virus (and potentially the other techno-combatants) and gain control of the Battlesat station for their government. The Techno combatants depart the Hauser airforce base on individual craft, each bound for one of the station's four functioning docking bays where they will battle the Omega Virus--and each other- for control of the space station before the fiendish virus overloads the battlestations master computer and eliminates the techno-warriors.


Operation Game

Operation is a battery-operated game of physical skill that tests players' hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

It consists of an "operating table", lithographed with a comic likeness of a patient with a large red lightbulb for his nose. In the surface are a number of openings, which reveal cavities filled with fictional and humorously named ailments made of plastic. The general gameplay requires players to remove these plastic ailments with a pair of tweezers without touching the edge of the cavity opening.


Othello Game

Orthello is a strategy board game for two players, played on an 8×8 uncheckered board. There are sixty-four identical game pieces called disks (often spelled "discs"), which are light on one side and dark on the other. Players take turns placing disks on the board with their assigned color facing up. During a play, any disks of the opponent's color that are in a straight line and bounded by the disk just placed and another disk of the current player's color are turned over to the current player's color.

The object of the game is to have the majority of disks turned to display your color when the last playable empty square is filled.



Outrage!, "the official Tower of London board game". Players move about the board, which depicts the Tower of London, and attempt to steal the British Crown Jewels.

The game may be played in either a short or long version. In the former, the first player to successfully escape with (not just steal) any one of the Crown Jewels wins; in the latter, whichever player has the greatest total value of crown jewels (as denoted on the board) after they have all been stolen is the winner. The player with St. Edward's Crown wins if there is a tie.



  1. Neat idea!! I haven't even heard or seen half of these games. Are you trying to play some of them that you haven't seen before?

    1. I am starting by writing all the ones I have tried, then will be focusing on the ones I haven't!!


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