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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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256 134
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
221 106
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
174 95
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
131 68
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

5
207 138
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

6
125 73
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
105 72
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
106 68
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

9
97 61
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

10
103 74
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

11
62 48
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

12
80 65
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

13
91 86
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

14
65 60
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

15
75 72
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

16
85 85
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

17
46 43
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

18
45 50
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
80 95
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

20
43 46
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

21
35 41
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

22
25 35
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Card game

23
31 40
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

24
45 59
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

25
38 50
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style