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I love game-boards with holes in them. A real hole in the board, a hole through which a piece or game element disappears and is hidden from view. Losing your pieces through that hole either makes you win or lose. The holes must be part of the game, not only an ornament, and they must be holes in the board itself, not hollow pieces, boxes or hollow spare game elements.

3 requirements must be met :
- The game MUST have a board (no "tower", no "box" etc.)
- This board MUST have a hole or holes in it, big enough for a piece to go through it.
- Pieces MUST go through that hole and totally disappear from view.


Needless to say, when a piece *drops* or *falls* through a hole, you expect to find it underneath the game-board, not "behind" it nor on the same level.

Any game that would not follow these simple intructions will be deleted from the list. Thank you.

Thanks for helping me make this list bigger! laugh

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1. Board Game: Château Roquefort [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:730]
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I think this one qualifies. Mice can disappear through holes in the castle!
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2. Board Game: Carrom [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:853]
Xavier Salvador

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4 holes in Carrom.
With cute knitted pockets to spare gravity damages.

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3. Board Game: Mord im Arosa [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1263]
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This one's got holes in which you drop cubes (both victims and clues).
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The Z-Man edition only has art showing pits, but there is a hand-made wood edition being marketed which has real physical pits through which the animals can fall:


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5. Board Game: Monster-Falle [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:3593]
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Mason
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I just tried this game for the first time last weekend. It was actually quite enjoyable, and part of the fun is stomping those marbles through the holes in the board!
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7. Board Game: Space Walk [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:4638]
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There are so many black holes in the space!

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8. Board Game: Vampires of the Night [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:5089]
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9. Board Game: Mäuse-Rallye [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:5876]
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You need to cross the board without falling into any of the holes.
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If your knights fall in the hole, they're out of the game.

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12. Board Game: Quak [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:8523]
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Quak 1994.

In real, they do disappear through the hole:




 
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13. Board Game: Stadium Checkers [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:8689]
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Thanks to Don Weed for mentioning that game

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14. Board Game: Funny Bunny [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:9191]
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15. Board Game: Green Ghost [Average Rating:5.00 Overall Rank:9978]
Don Weed
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The holes in this one contain "creepy" things.
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16. Board Game: Goosebumps: Terror in the Graveyard Game [Average Rating:5.20 Overall Rank:10145]
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Don't step in the graves when they're open!
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17. Board Game: BattleBots: Kickbot Arena [Average Rating:4.14 Overall Rank:10589]
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If a die falls into a hole, it's lost:



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18. Board Game: Stay Alive [Average Rating:4.91 Overall Rank:10968]
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Probably the most famous one

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19. Board Game: Labyrinth [Average Rating:4.55 Overall Rank:11030]
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This one's got plenty of holes!
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20. Board Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:11060]
Jason Weed
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Memphis
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The object is to get the marbles into the holes.
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21. Board Game: ab, durch die mitte! [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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A clever and funny game by Virginia Charves



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22. Board Game: Gravity Trap [Average Rating:5.47 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: Baffle Box [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
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There are many holes in this one!
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24. Board Game: Treasures and Trapdoors [Average Rating:4.83 Unranked]
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There's a snake pit in that one!

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25. Board Game: Trap Door [Average Rating:4.64 Unranked]
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