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Board games are some of the most classic ways to pass with the time with family or friends. It's an easy and cheap activity to set up for everyone and can keep everyone occupied with fun for hours on end, especially when strategy is involved. You might also be interested in true stories of murder over board games and the best party board games of all time. Some of the most popular strategy board games are classics that have been around since the invention of board games, while others are newer and bring new twists to the genre of games. Which strategy board games are your favorites?

Vote up all of your favorites on this list, and if there's a strategy board game that's your favorite and isn't listed here, feel free to add it. Let your voice be heard to see which strategy board games are most beloved by the Ranker community. 

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277 144
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
2
243 115
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style
3
189 105
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style
4
144 74
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
5
223 150
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
6
136 80
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
7
116 73
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
8
113 80
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
9
104 68
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game
10
107 82
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame
11
70 53
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game
12
85 69
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style
13
98 93
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
14
69 64
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame
15
80 78
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
16
92 92
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
17
51 48
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added
18
83 103
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
19
46 56
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
20
45 51
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game
21
40 46
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added
22
35 44
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game
23
21 25
Coup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added
24
35 47
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
25
45 62
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games