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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275 140
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
239 114
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
186 103
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
141 73
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

5
221 146
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

6
135 78
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
114 73
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

8
113 80
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

9
102 66
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

10
106 80
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

11
68 52
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

12
83 69
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

13
96 91
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

14
68 63
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

15
79 77
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

16
90 91
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

17
50 46
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

18
46 55
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
81 102
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

20
45 50
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

21
38 46
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

22
35 43
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

23
21 24
Coup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added

24
35 47
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

25
39 53
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style