What are the best strategy board games?

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    #17 Wonders

    7 Wonders

    7 Wonders is a strategy board game that lets players become the leaders of 7 civilizations in the ancient world. They carry the responsibility of building a city and establish architectural murals. This is a card-based game.

    Games

    Amazon, Walmart, Target

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    Sara Scott
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "This is a hell of a competitive strategy board game. Imagine you need to outsmart the other 6 players that you are playing with to come up with the best civilization that you can have. The thing with this board game is that it offers no straight and linear strategy to win. You need to have your own tactics to do it."
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    #2Catan

    Catan

    Catan is a board game where 4 players compete against each other to see which one can build the longest roads, the most settlements, and the bigger armies. Trade your resources wisely to build cities and roads to beat enemies.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Amazon

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Liu Yang
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "Hey guys, I know this says it can only be played by 4 people maximum but you can actually extend it up to six. The gameplay will adjust a little bit as well some technicalities but the overall theme doesn't. Highly recommended strategy board game!"
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    #3A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

    A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

    A Game of Thrones: The Board Game is styled after the game Risk wherein players want to take over the map but uses political aspects that go a lot more in-depth than what the gameplay in Risk offers.

    Games

    Amazon, Fantasy Flight Games, Walmart

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    Janet Tucker
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I don't know but I am a sucker for any game that has a compelling political theme. This really is an intense game that it usually lasts up to 2 hours and even longer. Compared to the first edition, ports and garrisons were added."
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    #4Scythe

    Scythe

    Scythe is an engine-building board game for 1-5 players. Scythe is set in an alternate-history 1920s period, a time of farming and war, and each player represents one of five factions of Eastern Europa. 

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    Other Platform

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    Andy Tang
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I consider this one of the best board game, if not the best, because of its grand scheme and its post-World War I theme. The tactics are practically numerous as there are 25 possible player combinations. I haven't played the latest version of this game tho. Has anybody tried?"
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    #5Terraforming Mars

    Terraforming Mars

    Terraforming Mars is a board game for 1 to 5 players. It is based on the premise that mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Players goal is to work together in the terraforming process while getting victory points.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Samantha Castro
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "You gotta manage your resources wisely. The challenge mainly relies on the fact that you need to balance the development in the early game to efficiently allocate your resources in the long run as the game progresses. "
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    #6Twilight Imperium

    Twilight Imperium

    Twilight Imperium is a board game that revolves around the theme of war, galactic conquest, politics, and trade. Set in the Twilight age, this game can be played by 3 to 6 players that will act as galactic civilizations.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Robert Schmidt
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I must admit, no games of Twilight Imperium are the same. Players always need to deal with 51 galaxy tiles. Take note that an ion storm might get in your way and might hinder you from going on. Enjoy the galaxyyy!"
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    #7Betrayal at House on the Hill

    Betrayal at House on the Hill

    The Betrayal at House on the Hill is a cooperative board game offered by Wizards of the Coast. It requires 3 to 6 players and an hour of playtime. This horror game features scenarios with layouts and secrets to be revealed.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Theresa Hart
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "The first part of the game has really no legit objectives. This is where players get to explore the haunted house itself. The second part is more interesting for me because of the 50 unique stories of the game. Well, I must say, one of the best board games!"
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    #8Pandemic

    Pandemic

    Pandemic is a cooperative board game for 2-4 players. Players are to discover a cure for four diseases. To do so, each player takes on one of five possible roles, and every player has to cooperate to save Earth.

    Games

    Amazon, iOS, Android

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    Sarah Hamilton
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "This game teaches you that each person possesses special expertise that makes him or her unique. For instance, the operations expert can only do much by building research stations for scientists. It entails a collaborative effort!"
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    #9Risk

    Risk

    Risk is a strategy board game that involves world domination by occupying all the territories on the board in order to win the game. A game of Risk includes infantry, cavalry, artillery pieces, and Risk cards to start playing.

    Games

    eBay, Target

    $26.33

    Pablo Seefoo
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "Risk is the mother of all strategy board games. Some ignorant people say it's boring, but you can't be a board game fan and not have Risk in your collection. Now excuse me, I have to go conquer Kamchatka."

Summary

Best What are the best strategy board games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
17 WondersGames 17 Paid
2CatanGames 13 Paid
3A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)Games 6 Paid
4ScytheGames 3 Paid
5Terraforming MarsGames 3 Paid
6Twilight ImperiumGames 1 Paid
7Betrayal at House on the HillGames 1 Paid
8PandemicGames 1 Paid
9RiskGames 0 Paid
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