Board/Card Games

The Best Strategy Board Games 

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Updated February 24, 2020 7k votes 1k voters 32.6k views 41 items

 

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
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
2
Risk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
3
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style
4
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style
5
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy game
6
Go is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game, Strategy game, Perfect information
7
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
8
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
9
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style
10
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
11
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
12
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
13
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy game, Strategy game
14
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
15
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
16
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game
17
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Board game, Strategy game
18
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style
19
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
20
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added
21
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
22
Small World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added
23
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game
24
Hive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game
25
Sentinels of the Multive... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games