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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251 128
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
209 99
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
166 91
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
198 130
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
125 68
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

6
121 69
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
102 69
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

8
101 69
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

9
95 59
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

10
100 67
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

11
91 81
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

12
57 47
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

13
76 63
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

14
64 57
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

15
70 69
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

16
84 81
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

17
43 41
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

18
79 92
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
43 49
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

20
42 44
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

21
25 33
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Card game

22
32 39
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

23
36 49
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

24
31 38
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

25
45 57
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

26
38 48
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

27
17 20
Coup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added

28
32 41
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

29
17 23
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added German-style

30
25 35
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added

31
25 37
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

32
23 39
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

33
19 38
Contract bridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Trick-taking game

34
35 58
Munchkin Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

35
16 31
Hnefatafl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added

36
7 19
Frederick the Great is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
behessel added

37
15 33
Tactics II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

38
17 37
Junta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

39
21 53
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Children's game

40
6 29
København is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

41
7 32
Kolejka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

42
6 33
Kensington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games