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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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176 81
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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130 66
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Settlers of Catan German-style

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140 88
Risk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

4
86 47
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Carcassonne Board game

5
79 43
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
7 Wonders

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109 68
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Ticket to Ride Railroad, German-style

7
70 48
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

8
67 50
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

9
64 46
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Power Grid Economic simulation, German-style

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106 83
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
King of Tokyo

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57 38
Civilization is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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56 37
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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72 60
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Backgammon Board game

14
64 51
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Axis and Allies Grand strategy wargame

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63 53
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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40 31
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Agricola Strategy game

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49 41
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Dungeons and Dragons

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64 60
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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30 24
Small World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Small World

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33 31
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Mah Jong

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41 43
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Diplomacy Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

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7 3
Coup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added Coup

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11 8
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Puerto Rico German-style

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7 5
Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Alhambra

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37 41
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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25 29
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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29 34
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Acquire Economic simulation, German-style

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28 34
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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19 21
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Rummikub Tile-based game

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23 26
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added Race for the Galaxy

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7 7
Thurn and Taxis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Thurn and Taxis Transportation

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9 11
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added Tigris and Euphrates German-style

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6 6
Scotland Yard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Scotland Yard

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26 31
Hive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Hive Tile-based game

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5 6
Istanbul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Istanbul

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4 5
Tikal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Tikal

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4 5
Caylus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Caylus Economic simulation

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19 24
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added Cyclades

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0 0
Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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4 5
Terra Mystica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Terra Mystica

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0 0
Terra Mystica is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Terra Mystica

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3 4
Kingdom Builder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Kingdom Builder

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4 6
Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Labyrinth

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3 5
Village is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Village

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3 5
Andor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Andor

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3 5
Colt Express is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Colt Express

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3 5
El Grande is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added El Grande

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3 5
Fresco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
julian-matthias added Fresco

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19 28
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse

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16 24
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Illuminati Card game