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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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284 145
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
2
249 116
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style
3
192 106
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style
4
145 76
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
5
228 152
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
6
137 81
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
7
116 74
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
8
113 81
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
9
105 70
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game
10
109 83
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame
11
71 53
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game
12
85 70
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style
13
98 94
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
14
81 78
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
15
69 65
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame
16
92 94
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
17
51 49
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added
18
84 104
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
19
46 57
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
20
45 52
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game
21
40 47
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added
22
35 45
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game
23
21 26
Coup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added
24
22 28
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added German-style
25
46 62
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games