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1 Board Game: Cascadia
Cascadia (2021)

Create the most harmonious ecosystem as you puzzle together habitats and wildlife.

7.745 8.00 20904
2 Board Game: Azul
Azul (2017)

Artfully embellish the walls of your palace by drafting the most beautiful tiles.

7.665 7.77 75530
3 Board Game: YINSH
YINSH (2003)

Move rings over pieces to flip them, creating rows of five in your color.

7.572 7.70 8444
4 Board Game: Azul: Summer Pavilion

You're an artisan working on creating striking patterns within a king's palace.

7.532 7.69 13009
5 Board Game: Patchwork
Patchwork (2014)

Piece together a quilt and leave no holes to become the button master.

7.508 7.61 58805
6 Board Game: War Chest
War Chest (2018)

Recruit, bolster and maneuver your way to controlling the hex-grid battlefield.

7.474 7.90 7623
7 Board Game: TZAAR
TZAAR (2007)

Capture all of an opponent's type of pieces or make them unable to capture yours.

7.442 7.66 3610
8 Board Game: Calico
Calico (2020)

Sew a quilt, collect buttons, attract cats!

7.380 7.62 14000
9 Board Game: Mandala
Mandala (2019)

Create and destroy mandalas in this beautifully tense abstract game for two.

7.360 7.57 4779
10 Board Game: Sagrada
Sagrada (2017)

Craft the best stained-glass windows by carefully placing colorful transparent dice.

7.312 7.49 35495
11 Board Game: DVONN
DVONN (2001)

Avoid being disconnected from the three DVONN pieces on an ever-shrinking board.

7.294 7.45 4830
12 Board Game: Project L
Project L (2020)

Players collect pieces, pick cards and fill in various shapes to get the most points!

7.268 7.51 5845
13 Board Game: Santorini
Santorini (2016)

Use different divine powers to build and climb the towers!

7.245 7.39 35300
14 Board Game: Go
Go (-2200)

Use stones to control space in this ancient game with simple rules.

7.209 7.64 16323
15 Board Game: Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

Create beautiful windows with coloured glass more efficiently than anyone else.

7.167 7.34 11988
16 Board Game: Azul: Queen's Garden

Create the perfect garden patterns for Queen Maria of Aragon.

7.166 7.54 2796
17 Board Game: Onitama
Onitama (2014)

Assert your martial prowess by harnessing the power of various animal spirits.

7.147 7.37 19753
18 Board Game: Hive
Hive (2000)

Use your insects to trap your opponent's Queen Bee in this board-less abstract game.

7.142 7.32 34322
19 Board Game: Nova Luna
Nova Luna (2019)

Draft tiles to complete adjacency combos in this beautiful, abstract tableau builder.

7.142 7.34 6354
20 Board Game: LYNGK
LYNGK (2017)

Pick your two colors wisely while moving and capturing multicolored stacks.

7.091 7.59 1060
21 Board Game: ZÈRTZ
ZÈRTZ (1999)

Sacrifice pieces to your opponent in order to win this counterintuitive game.

7.080 7.27 4168
22 Board Game: Ohanami
Ohanami (2019)

Build the most Zen Japanese garden by collecting cards of just the right value.

7.073 7.33 3145
23 Board Game: Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

Players compete for their moment in the light by placing oddly shaped building tiles.

7.056 7.36 3729
24 Board Game: Through the Desert

Pretty pastel camels belie the intensity of this tight area-control classic.

7.052 7.09 13512
25 Board Game: SHŌBU
SHŌBU (2019)

Use your stones to push all your opponent's stones off any one of four boards to win!

7.050 7.54 1524
26 Board Game: Ingenious
Ingenious (2004)

Place hexagonal tiles to score lines of colors.

7.037 7.11 16616
27 Board Game: Tak
Tak (2017)

Be first to build a complete road using tiles that can stack or stand on edge.

7.035 7.59 2578
28 Board Game: Miyabi
Miyabi (2019)

Compete for tiles to collect the most of each element in your garden & build high!

7.018 7.49 1363
29 Board Game: The Duke
The Duke (2013)

Draw, place, move and flip tiles to capture the enemy Duke.

7.001 7.34 4052
30 Board Game: Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game

Create the most fruitful micro orchard, but beware of rotten fruit!

6.995 7.41 2810
31 Board Game: Agropolis
Agropolis (2021)

Add farms to the card-laying experience of Sprawlopolis.

6.989 7.45 1609
32 Board Game: Torres
Torres (1999)

Build towers and populate them with your knights to make it big in the Middle Ages.

6.987 7.10 9382
33 Board Game: Taluva
Taluva (2006)

Race to build temples and towers or tribal supremacy on an active volcanic island.

6.976 7.15 8398
34 Board Game: Zendo
Zendo (2001)

Players build structures to try to figure out the moderator's secret rule!

6.949 7.22 3072
35 Board Game: Bridge
Bridge (1925)

Bid to communicate and to set trump. Then take tricks to fulfill your bid.

6.925 7.45 3016
36 Board Game: Dragon Castle
Dragon Castle (2017)

Draft Mahjong-like tiles and place them carefully to create the best castle.

6.925 7.14 7137
37 Board Game: GIPF
GIPF (1996)

Cycle your own pieces while slowly depleting your opponent's reserve.

6.921 7.09 3175
38 Board Game: Reef
Reef (2018)

Grow your reef, and arrange it beautifully on your seafloor to score more points.

6.912 7.04 8727
39 Board Game: Medina (Second Edition)

Place colorful wooden blocks to build beautiful palaces in a desert city.

6.901 7.21 1999
40 Board Game: Medina
Medina (2001)

Collaboratively build a desert city of palaces, but claim the best ones for yourself.

6.854 7.02 3142
41 Board Game: Photosynthesis

Trees compete for sunlight to grow taller, as the sun moves around the board.

6.853 7.03 21264
42 Board Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

Place units in 2D shapes to summon powerful beings and claim a rotating set of goals.

6.850 7.17 6796
43 Board Game: Shogi
Shogi (1587)

Deploy captured pieces for rapid checkmates in Japan's traditional "general's game."

6.844 7.38 1732
44 Board Game: Ingenious: Travel Edition

Match double sided hexes and your lowest scored shape is your final score.

6.838 7.10 2000
45 Board Game: Café
Café (2020)

Place cards efficiently to process and deliver coffee in early 20th-century Portugal.

6.834 7.33 1920
46 Board Game: Ubongo 3D
Ubongo 3D (2009)
6.822 7.08 1792
47 Board Game: Ricochet Robots

Be the first to solve a spatial puzzle using hard-controlled robots to win!

6.810 7.02 8703
48 Board Game: Chess
Chess (1475)

Orchestrate your powerful royalty, clergy and military to trap your opponent's king.

6.806 7.18 33504
49 Board Game: Metro X
Metro X (2018)

Create the most valuable subway network in this snappy transport puzzler.

6.789 7.14 1604
50 Board Game: Sagani
Sagani (2020)

Cleverly place the element tiles to restore the harmony of nature.

6.777 7.21 1374
51 Board Game: Blokus
Blokus (2000)

Fit your tiles on a shared board with not enough space for everyone.

6.772 6.86 25614
52 Board Game: Cribbage
Cribbage (1630)

Sum to 15, peg to 121 and score the crib in this classic and unique card game.

6.765 7.08 9394
53 Board Game: Pueblo
Pueblo (2002)

You are a master builder! Cleverly disguise your coloured stones within your village.

6.764 6.95 2581
54 Board Game: That Time You Killed Me

Prove yourself across all spacetime as the true inventor of the time machine.

6.759 7.64 743
55 Board Game: Land vs Sea
Land vs Sea (2021)

Here be dragons! Medieval cartographers make a map filled with delightful details.

6.758 7.27 1426
56 Board Game: Great Plains
Great Plains (2021)

Compete for dominance over the Great Plains.

6.748 7.23 991
57 Board Game: Iwari
Iwari (2020)

Use tents and totems to gain dominance over the different regions of Iwari!

6.747 7.16 1771
58 Board Game: Glüx
Glüx (2016)

Cleverly place your lights to illuminate the rooms most effectively.

6.746 7.10 1378
59 Board Game: Blokus Duo
Blokus Duo (2005)

Play geometric shapes from your hand for points -- but don't get blocked in!

6.727 6.83 5532
60 Board Game: NMBR 9
NMBR 9 (2017)

Cleverly stack number-shaped polyominos higher and higher without leaving any gaps.

6.725 6.88 7020
61 Board Game: Noctiluca
Noctiluca (2019)

Noctiluca shine beautifully at night. Become the best diver and collect the most!

6.710 7.14 1676
62 Board Game: Mahjong
Mahjong (1850)

Use the Winds, Dragons and suit tiles you draw to finish with the best hand!

6.698 7.04 7140
63 Board Game: Aton
Aton (2005)

Get control of great temples in Egypt to win favour of the gods.

6.693 6.87 3479
64 Board Game: Blokus Trigon
Blokus Trigon (2006)

Fit all your tiles onto the board while blocking your neighbor into a corner.

6.693 6.89 3137
65 Board Game: Xiangqi
Xiangqi (762)

Use cannons and more to defeat the enemy General in his Palace across the River.

6.691 7.11 2012
66 Board Game: Kamisado
Kamisado (2008)
6.690 6.93 2431
67 Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War

In this abstract spy game, players only see how their opponent’s pieces can move.

6.687 7.06 1370
68 Board Game: Taluva Deluxe
Taluva Deluxe (2015)

Race to build temples and towers or tribal supremacy on an active volcanic island.

6.666 7.72 411
69 Board Game: The Rose King
The Rose King (1992)

Tense positional battle where seeing a few moves ahead is crucial.

6.665 6.81 3525
70 Board Game: Blokus 3D
Blokus 3D (2003)

Construct 3-D structures with your opponents while also trying out outwit them.

6.662 6.79 3972
71 Board Game: Ta Yü
Ta Yü (1999)

Divert water to your two sides of the board and away from the sides of your opponent.

6.656 6.95 1521
72 Board Game: Quarto
Quarto (1991)

You choose the piece your opponent plays next. 4-in-a-row of the same attribute wins!

6.653 6.88 7088
73 Board Game: Dokmus
Dokmus (2016)

Discover temples & invoke the power of the gods in the fantasy land of Dokmus.

6.645 7.04 1171
74 Board Game: Indigo
Indigo (2012)

Create tangled paths and move gemstones to your advantage.

6.641 6.85 3238
75 Board Game: Seikatsu
Seikatsu (2017)

Outwit your rivals as you design a garden together to ensure you have the best view.

6.641 7.02 1713
76 Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish!

Quest for the most fish, but don't get stranded as ice disappears beneath your feet.

6.638 6.69 20825
77 Board Game: Qwirkle
Qwirkle (2006)

Complete a set of shapes or colors among the criss-crossing tiles for big points!

6.607 6.78 18621
78 Board Game: Cóatl
Cóatl (2020)

Combine pattern cards, create Coatls with astonishing pieces, please the Aztec gods.

6.606 7.01 2145
79 Board Game: Mandala Stones

Use artists to collect colorful stones in towers, then dismantle them for points.

6.605 6.99 1299
80 Board Game: Bosk
Bosk (2019)

Navigate the four seasons and lay claim to the land with your trees and their leaves.

6.603 6.92 1796
81 Board Game: Aqualin
Aqualin (2020)

Life in the coral reef is constantly growing and shifting. Make groupings to score.

6.603 7.00 1207
82 Board Game: Gunkimono
Gunkimono (2018)

Match tiles colours to score points now or raise your track to gain points later.

6.597 7.02 1130
83 Board Game: The Climbers
The Climbers (2008)

Use the blocks to build your way to the top!

6.577 6.79 3101
84 Board Game: Qin
Qin (2012)

Control areas in the grid with your tiles to place your pagodas and win.

6.573 6.78 2344
85 Board Game: PÜNCT
PÜNCT (2005)

Use pieces—and cover opponent's pieces—to connect opposing sides of the board.

6.571 6.80 1755
86 Board Game: Ubongo
Ubongo (2003)

Race to fill the target shape using a set of polyominoes before your opponents do.

6.564 6.69 8837
87 Board Game: Azul: Master Chocolatier

Join the best chocolate makers of the world.

6.549 8.07 453
88 Board Game: Ubongo: Duel
Ubongo: Duel (2008)
6.546 6.84 1102
89 Board Game: Gorinto
Gorinto (2021)

Achieve balance, harmony, and understanding by manipulating the elements.

6.539 7.31 735
90 Board Game: Fjords
Fjords (2005)

Build the game board and place your huts. Claim the land based on placement of huts.

6.536 6.74 3110
91 Board Game: Code 777
Code 777 (1985)

Deduce your three numbers while seeing only your opponents’ racks.

6.522 6.73 2053
92 Board Game: Cairn
Cairn (2019)

Tactical duel between tribal shamans on an evolving board.

6.520 7.39 773
93 Board Game: Riichi Mahjong

Call "Riichi" ('Reach') to commit to a winning hand in this intense Mahjong variant.

6.510 8.28 439
94 Board Game: Ubongo Extreme

Hone your real-time spatial puzzle skills in this challenging sequel to Ubongo.

6.509 6.76 1390
95 Board Game: Kingdoms
Kingdoms (1994)

Vie for dominance by tactically placing tiles and castles over 3 epochs.

6.507 6.65 4876
96 Board Game: A Gentle Rain
A Gentle Rain (2021)

A relaxing, easy to learn (but hard-to-master) solo tile-laying game.

6.499 7.62 469
97 Board Game: TAMSK
TAMSK (1998)

A unique abstract where you are running against time.

6.492 6.76 1380
98 Board Game: Spirits of the Forest

Collect spirits and garner the most points by nourishing the many forces of nature.

6.489 6.87 2612
99 Board Game: Billabong
Billabong (1992)

Use your opponents' kangaroos to enable big hops and get your own home first.

6.489 6.85 869
100 Board Game: Kahuna
Kahuna (1998)

Place your bridges and destroy your opponent's via card-play to control 12 islands.

6.487 6.62 9304

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