Board/Card Games The Best Strategy Board Games  

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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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228 114
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
186 92
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
150 81
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
115 62
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

5
180 120
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

6
111 62
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
95 61
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
84 52
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

9
87 63
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

10
88 61
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

11
87 72
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

12
54 40
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

13
72 58
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

14
63 57
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

15
80 73
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

16
57 53
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

17
76 84
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

18
42 44
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
38 38
Small World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

20
32 35
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

21
37 41
Hive is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

22
35 45
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

23
37 44
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

24
43 53
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

25
28 34
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

26
23 31
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Card game

27
14 16
Coup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added

28
16 19
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added German-style

29
29 37
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

30
23 31
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added

31
23 36
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

32
24 35
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

33
19 35
Contract bridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Trick-taking game

34
33 54
Munchkin Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

35
7 16
Frederick the Great is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
behessel added

36
15 29
Hnefatafl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added

37
15 30
Tactics II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

38
17 34
Junta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

39
20 49
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Children's game

40
7 29
Kolejka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

41
6 27
København is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

42
6 30
Kensington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games