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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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199 91
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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151 74
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Settlers of Catan German-style

3
94 47
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
7 Wonders

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120 70
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Ticket to Ride Railroad, German-style

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156 101
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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93 51
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Carcassonne Board game

7
78 52
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
75 51
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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68 48
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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62 40
Civilization is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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62 40
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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76 60
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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108 86
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
King of Tokyo

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67 52
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Axis and Allies Grand strategy wargame

The Best Classic Board Games

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70 56
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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44 33
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Agricola Strategy game

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52 45
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Dungeons and Dragons

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69 68
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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47 45
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Diplomacy Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

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36 34
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Mah Jong

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10 4
Coup is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added Coup

The Grossest Personal Habits

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30 27
Small World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Small World

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33 35
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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28 30
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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31 36
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Acquire Economic simulation, German-style

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25 27
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added Race for the Galaxy

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12 13
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added Tigris and Euphrates German-style

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30 33
Hive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Hive Tile-based game

The 25 Most Sexually Frustrated Pokemon

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2 0
Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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2 0
Terra Mystica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Terra Mystica

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38 44
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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21 24
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Rummikub Tile-based game

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18 24
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Illuminati Card game

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21 29
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse

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19 26
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added Cyclades

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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20 30
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces

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14 23
Tactics II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Tactics II

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28 43
Munchkin Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Munchkin Deluxe

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16 27
Junta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Junta Board game

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13 23
Hnefatafl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Hnefatafl

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5 12
Frederick the Great is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
behessel added Frederick the Great

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15 29
Contract bridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Contract bridge Trick-taking game

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7 23
Kolejka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Kolejka

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16 39
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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5 22
København is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
København

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5 25
Kensington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Kensington