This is great Peter! Thanks so much, I learned loads from this.
I do wonder, however, if you’ve missed the golden age of “traditional” board games from the late 19th and early 20th centuries? At that time there was an explosion of games in Europe of the “roll a dice and move that many spaces” variety, with all manner of themes. They were aimed largely at children, but some had more sophisticated rules and adult or political themes, and often came with elaborate (cardboard) playing pieces. I have a great book that documents and reproduces dozens of games from this period.