Board/Card Games

The Best Strategy Board Games 

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Updated February 24, 2020 7.3k votes 1k voters 33.4k 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 wargame
6
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
7
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Board game
8
Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
9
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
10
7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
11
Power Grid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Economic simulation, German-style
12
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Lars-HåkanPersson added Strategy game, Board game
13
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
14
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
Strategy game, Grand strategy wargame
15
Dungeons and Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
16
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
17
Agricola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
gabeelliott added 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
Small World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added
22
Risk 2210 A.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
23
Hive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
ryanmaesen added Tile-based game
24
Betrayal at House on the... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
25
Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Board Games
holly-mitchell added Tile-based game