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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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258 134
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
222 107
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
German-style

3
176 95
Ticket to Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Railroad, German-style

4
132 69
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

5
209 138
Risk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

6
127 73
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

7
105 73
Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
107 69
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

9
104 75
Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Grand strategy wargame

10
97 62
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game

11
64 49
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added Strategy game

12
81 66
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style

13
92 86
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game

14
76 73
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

15
65 61
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame

16
85 86
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

17
47 44
Small World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added

18
45 51
Mah Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

19
80 96
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

20
43 47
Hive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game

21
36 42
Race for the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
StephenConey added

22
32 40
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game

23
35 44
Qwirkle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games

24
25 36
Illuminati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Card game

25
18 22
Coup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Natalie Yu added