Either people are submitting fewer patents, or they don’t show up with my keyword searches for “board game”, “board games”, etc.

System and method for reducing boredom while driving – OK, this patent from Toyota isn’t really a board or card game, but what the hell? It’s a trivia game with a semi-transparent display to play while you’re driving. And you thought cell-phones were bad.

Method of playing a poker-type game – Poker game based on Texas Hold’em. Every person bets on any of the five revealed two-card hands to be the winning hand.

Gaming method – The idea of paying a fee (or providing altered odds) for someone to help you count cards in BlackJack.

Domino roulette – A roulette wheel and betting table where the values are dominoes.

Board game – A design patent.