It is particularly difficult for beginners and casual gamers to keep track of the abundance of board games. We have put together a top list with the 50 best board games as a decision-making aid to give players the chance to discover new titles in the first place. We deliberately did not avoid a certain subjectivity when creating the lists, because we want to present the top 50 of the best board games from our eyes as players.
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Ranking of the best board games: Top 50
|1.||▲||Gloomhaven||Exceptional board game!||♨ Price|
|2.||▲||Star Wars: Rebellion||Even better thanks to expansion.||♨ Price|
|3.||▲||Twilight imperium||Aged like a good wine.||♨ Price|
|4.||▲||Pandemic Legacy: Season 2||Fight pandemic? More relevant than ever.||♨ Price|
|5.||▲||Terraforming Mars||Away from earth? Remains an issue.||♨ Price|
|6.||●||Puerto Rico||Relaunched even better.||♨ Price|
|7.||★||Marvel Champions - The Card Game||Banging bad guys with superheroes? Excellent! Heroic!||♨ Price|
|8.||★||The lost ruins of Arnak||A phenomenon goes around the world.||♨ Price|
|9.||★||Hydropower||Industrial revolution, but dystopian.||♨ Price|
|10.||★||Spirit Island||Complex, matured. For experts.||♨ Price|
|11.||★||Great Western Trail||Strategic cowboy placement.||♨ Price|
|12.||★||Flapping wings||Engine builder with great features.||♨ Price|
|13.||★||Underwater cities||German version with English title: Everything done right!||♨ Price|
|14.||★||Architects of the west of France||The board game is better than the title sounds||♨ Price|
|15.||★||Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game||Makes friendships break.||♨ Price|
|16.||▼||Gaia Project||Technologies instead of temples. Successor to Terra Mystica.||♨ Price|
|17.||●||Blood Rage||Kickstarter hit by Eric M. Lang.||♨ Price|
|18.||★||Star Wars: Outer Rim||Great Star Wars atmosphere. Hope for improvements through expansion.||♨ Price|
|19.||★||Gloomhaven: paws of the lion||Slimmed-down "epicness". Stand-alone or as an extension.||♨ Price|
|20.||★||Brass: Birmingham||The industrial revolution as a board game.||♨ Price|
|21.||★||Clong!||Deck construction. Charming. Playfully good.||♨ Price|
|22.||★||Food chain magnate||Smoking heads ...||♨ Price|
|23.||●||Arkham Horror: The Card Game||Exciting variant of an Arkham horror game.||♨ Price|
|24.||●||The Mystical Land||A hit worldwide. Rightly so.||♨ Price|
|25.||▼||Scythe||The hype is subsiding. Still great.||♨ Price|
|26.||★||Eclipse - The Second Galactic Age ||4X strategy for demanding players.||♨ Price|
|27.||★||Aeon's End||Co-op card game with clever deck building.||♨ Price|
|28.||★||Tainted grail||Hours of story.||♨ Price|
|29.||★||Dune: Empire||A rarity: a successful game for the film.||♨ Price|
|30.||▲||Agricola||Rediscovered. Rosenberg.||♨ Price|
|31.||●||Orleans||Great title for real board game strategists.||♨ Price|
|32.||★||Too many bones||Dice and role play? Great combination!||♨ Price|
|33.||★||everdell||Plays fluffy and cuddly.||♨ Price|
|34.||★||Root||Good everywhere: on the table - and digitally too.||♨ Price|
|For fans with money. Spaceship battles.||♨ Price|
|36.||★||The Crew: Travel to the 9th planet together||Trick card game attractively modernized.||♨ Price|
|37.||★||On March||Mars board game without terraforming in the title.||♨ Price|
|38.||▼||Star Wars: Imperial Assault||Sprawling battle of accessories. Good miniature board game not only for Star Wars fans.||♨ Price|
|39.||▼||Azul||Timelessly good tiling. "Door opener".||♨ Price|
|40.||●||Civilization: The Board Game||Civilization strategy game with digital ancestors.||♨ Price|
|41.||★||Dinosaur Island||For everyone who loves Jurassic Park and hates the T-Rex.||♨ Price|
|42.||▼||The castles of Burgundy||Had to be on the list!||♨ Price|
|43.||★||The island of cats||Cat placement with a great table structure.||♨ Price|
|44.||★||Pax Pamir: Second Edition||Dominance game.||♨ Price|
|45.||▼||Altiplano||Bag worker placement with misshapen alpaca.||♨ Price|
|46.||●||7 Wonders Duel||The great two-player version of the Kennerspiel 2011.||♨ Price|
|47.||▼||Exit||Great series for puzzle fans. Flops when it comes to sustainability.||♨ Price|
|48.||★||The Lord of the Rings - Journey through Middle-earth||You do not come over!||♨ Price|
|49.||★||The gallerist||Lacerda. Good, but a matter of taste||♨ Price|
|50.||★||Small world of warcraft||Good classic with a big license bonus.||♨ Price|
|Legend:||● Unchanged||★ Newcomers||▲ Newcomers||▼ Relegated|
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