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What are the most well-known miniatures games?

Initially created to entertain exclusively children, miniatures games now also appeal to adults. But what are they really?

What is a miniatures game?

Figure games can be considered board games. These are usually board games that feature battles or skirmishes between different armies. Figurines, a game board and graduated rules are usually the must-haves in these games. The goal of a miniatures game is usually to achieve victory through the use of strategies. This type of games requires the participation of at least 2 players.

What is the origin of miniatures games?

It should be noted that in the past, figurines were used to represent troops on staff maps. After that, rules of the game that test the strategists and tacticians skills of future officers were developed and used to help them develop and manifest their synthesis skills in the art of war, in different scenarios. It was then that the figurines for playful use appeared. Miniature games employing sophisticated rules only appear during the 20th century.

Are miniature games role-playing games?

If some aspects of miniatures games can be comparable to role-playing games,the objective is not the same. Thus, wargames are the ones that are closest to miniatures games, since they each show a purely playful objective instead of a historical re-enactment. As a result, miniatures games usually take place within imaginary universes, such as the universe of science fiction or fantasy.

Why play miniatures games?

Here are the different reasons why it's interesting to play miniatures games:

They reduce screen exposure;

They enhance the ability to perform critical analysis;

They provide access to a wide variety of themes;

For children, they allow them to develop their sportsmanship;

Through the painting sessions, they also help to develop the creative spirit of children.

What are the most well-known brands of miniatures games?

By the famous brands of miniatures games, you can find :

Games Workshop;

Warlord Games;


Fantasy Flight Games ;


Black Library;


Edge Entertainment;


Para Bellum Wargames.

What are the most played themes?

By the most played miniatures game themes, you can find:

Warhammer 40000;

Warhammer Age of Sigmar;

Blood Bowl;




Warhammer Quest;

Warhammer Fantasy Battle;


The Lord of the Rings: the battle game;

Star Wars: X-Wing - The Miniatures Game;


Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, Heroscape;

Battlefleet Gothic;

Dark Souls;


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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