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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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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174 84
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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139 77
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Ticket to Ride Railroad, German-style

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106 53
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
7 Wonders

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168 112
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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104 57
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Carcassonne Board game

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91 58
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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77 46
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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81 58
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Axis and Allies Grand strategy wargame

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82 56
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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50 36
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Agricola Strategy game

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83 70
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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71 54
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Power Grid Economic simulation, German-style

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59 55
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Dungeons and Dragons

The Best Classic Board Games

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54 50
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Diplomacy Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

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75 70
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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37 32
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Small World

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41 41
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Mah Jong

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72 80
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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31 31
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added Race for the Galaxy

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35 41
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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36 38
Hive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Hive Tile-based game

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43 50
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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27 32
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Rummikub Tile-based game

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13 14
Coup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added Coup

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35 43
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Acquire Economic simulation, German-style

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22 30
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Illuminati Card game

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29 36
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

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15 19
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added Tigris and Euphrates German-style

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23 36
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse

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22 31
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added Cyclades

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

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18 35
Contract bridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Contract bridge Trick-taking game

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33 53
Munchkin Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Munchkin Deluxe

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

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15 28
Hnefatafl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Hnefatafl

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15 29
Tactics II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Tactics II

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16 34
Junta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Junta Board game

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19 47
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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

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6 29
Kensington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Kensington

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5 27
København is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
København