I’d like to say the definition of a board game is that it requires a board. However, that is not the case anymore.
The boundaries are now frequently merging so some games may appear in more than one category. Generally though, a game will go into the category which most represents it and its components. Other subdivisions will occur such as Word Games, but you will discover these as you browse this website. Hopefully it will all start to make sense!
Board games will therefore be the home for anything that doesn’t focus its attention on cards, dice and miniatures. Generally involving some sort of player board or predetermined playing space.