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Top 100 Board Games

There are thousands of board games published every year, so many that it’s hard to keep up! Yet, every year board game reviewers and players will rank their favorites.

It’s tricky to rank board games, as every gamer has their own preferences and tastes in mechanics and theme. However, we’ve come up with a list of solid classics mixed with newer titles from BGG that have consistently ranked high on the charts.

Take a look at our list of the top 100 board games and let us know how many you’ve tried!

  1. Gloomhaven | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  2. Chess | More Abstract Games | Buy on Amazon
  3. A Feast for Odin | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  4. Monopoly | Read the Review | Games Like Monopoly | Buy on Amazon
  5. Brass: Birmingham | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  6. Scrabble | Best Versions | Buy on Amazon
  7. Ark Nova | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  8. Risk | Best Versions of Risk | Risk Strategies | Games Like Risk | Buy on Amazon
  9. Terraforming Mars | Read the Review | Games Like TM | Buy on Amazon
  10. Catan | Read the Review | Catan Expansions | Games Like Catan | Buy on Amazon
  11. Twilight Imperium (4th Edition) | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  12. Clue | Read the Review | Best Versions of Clue | Games Like Clue | Buy on Amazon
  13. Gaia Project | Read the Review | More Sci-Fi Games | Buy on Amazon
  14. Ticket to Ride | Read the Review | TTR Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  15. Star Wars: Rebellion | Read the Review | More Star Wars Games | Buy on Amazon
  16. UNO | Read the Review | Games Like UNO | Buy on Amazon
  17. War of the Ring | Read the Review | More Lord of the Rings Games | Buy on Amazon
  18. Apples to Apples | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  19. Twilight Struggle | Read the Review | More Cold War Games | Buy on Amazon
  20. Dominion | Review | Dominion Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  21. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  22. Yahtzee | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  23. Dominant Species | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  24. Agricola (Revised Edition) | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  25. Descent: Journeys in the Dark | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  26. Carcassonne | Read the Review | Carcassonne Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  27. Stone Age | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  28. Pandemic | Read the Review | Pandemic Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  29. Trajan | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  30. Go | More Logic Games | Buy on Amazon
  31. Mice and Mystics | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  32. Backgammon | Classic Games | Buy on Amazon
  33. Arkham Horror | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  34. Axis and Allies | Read the Review | More WWII Games | Buy on Amazon
  35. Power Grid | Auction Games | Buy on Amazon
  36. Scythe | Read the Review | Games Like Scythe | Buy on Amazon
  37. The Castles of Burgundy | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  38. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game | Read the Review | GOT Games | Buy on Amazon
  39. Cosmic Encounter | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  40. Small World | Read the Review | Small World Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  41. Dune: Imperium | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  42. Concordia | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  43. Tigris and Euphrates | More History Games | Buy on Amazon
  44. 7 Wonders | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  45. Root | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  46. Anachrony | More Engine-Building Games | Buy on Amazon
  47. Viticulture: Essential Edition | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  48. Werewolf | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  49. Betrayal at House on the Hill | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  50. El Grande | More Area Control Games | Buy on Amazon
  51. Splendor | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  52. Wingspan | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  53. Dixit | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  54. Mahjong | Buy on Amazon
  55. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  56. Orléans | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  57. Blokus | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  58. Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  59. Boggle | Best Versions | Buy on Amazon
  60. Secret Hitler | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  61. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  62. Cards Against Humanity | Best CAH Expansions | Buy on Amazon
  63. King of Tokyo | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  64. Civilization: A New Dawn | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  65. Too Many Bones | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  66. Santorini | Read the Review | Games Like Santorini | Buy on Amazon
  67. Codenames | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  68. Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  69. Taboo | Games Like Taboo | Buy on Amazon
  70. Diplomacy | Political Games | Buy on Amazon
  71. Candyland | Best Kids Games | Buy on Amazon
  72. Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar | Best Worker Placement Games | Buy on Amazon
  73. Coup | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  74. Caylus | Strategy Games | Buy on Amazon
  75. Stuffed Fables | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  76. Star Wars: Imperial Assault | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  77. Sequence | Kids Logic Games | Buy on Amazon
  78. Terra Mystica | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  79. Food Chain Magnate | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  80. Battleship | Buy on Amazon
  81. Mage Knight Ultimate Edition | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  82. Mancala | Five Tribes Review | Buy on Amazon
  83. Shadows Over Camelot | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  84. Qwirkle | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  85. Great Western Trail | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  86. Blank Slate | Word Games | Buy on Amazon
  87. Love Letter | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  88. Caverna: The Cave Farmers | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  89. Blood Rage | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  90. Le Havre | Nautical Games | Buy on Amazon
  91. Don’t Break the Ice | Icebreaker Games | Buy on Amazon
  92. T.I.M.E Stories | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  93. Scotland Yard | Scotland Yard Games | Buy on Amazon
  94. Chutes and Ladders | Kids Dice Games | Buy on Amazon
  95. Summoner Wars | 2-Player Fantasy Games | Buy on Amazon
  96. Operation | Dexterity Games | Buy on Amazon
  97. Lords of Waterdeep | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  98. Raiders of the North Sea | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon
  99. Fleet: The Dice Game | Roll & Write Games | Buy on Amazon
  100. Quacks of Quedlinburg | Read the Review | Buy on Amazon

We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 100 board games! If you’ve gotten this far, it’s clear that you love board games as much as we do. How many of the games on this have you played? What do you think of our picks? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!

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