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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241 121
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
197 95
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
160 85
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
189 122
Risk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

5
119 65
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

6
116 65
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
98 64
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
95 63
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

9
89 54
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

10
92 65
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

11
87 75
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

12
55 43
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

13
73 59
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

14
62 53
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

15
66 62
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

16
82 76
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

17
77 88
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

18
42 46
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
40 39
Small World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

20
38 42
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

21
36 46
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

22
32 37
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

23
24 32
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Card game

24
37 46
Acquire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

25
43 55
Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

26
15 18
Coup is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added

27
28 36
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

28
25 32
Cyclades is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
KiqueSegura added

29
29 39
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

30
16 21
Tigris and Euphrates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Cameron Cottrell-Tribes added German-style

31
23 37
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

32
24 36
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

33
19 36
Contract bridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Trick-taking game

34
34 56
Munchkin Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

35
7 17
Frederick the Great is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
behessel added

36
15 30
Hnefatafl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added

37
15 31
Tactics II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

38
17 35
Junta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

39
20 52
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Children's game

40
7 30
Kolejka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

41
6 28
København is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

42
6 31
Kensington is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games