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1 Board Game: Cascadia
Cascadia (2021)

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

7.754 8.04 13032
2 Board Game: Azul
Azul (2017)

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

7.671 7.78 69877
3 Board Game: YINSH
YINSH (2003)

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

7.567 7.70 8196
4 Board Game: Azul: Summer Pavilion

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

7.554 7.73 11768
5 Board Game: Patchwork
Patchwork (2014)

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

7.517 7.62 56078
6 Board Game: War Chest
War Chest (2018)

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

7.492 7.94 6610
7 Board Game: TZAAR
TZAAR (2007)

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

7.444 7.67 3526
8 Board Game: Calico
Calico (2020)

Sew a quilt, collect buttons, attract cats!

7.410 7.67 11736
9 Board Game: Mandala
Mandala (2019)

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

7.375 7.60 4259
10 Board Game: Sagrada
Sagrada (2017)

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

7.316 7.50 33214
11 Board Game: DVONN
DVONN (2001)

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

7.300 7.45 4741
12 Board Game: Project L
Project L (2020)

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

7.265 7.56 4326
13 Board Game: Santorini
Santorini (2016)

Use different divine powers to build and climb the towers!

7.261 7.41 33772
14 Board Game: Go
Go (-2200)

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

7.218 7.64 15958
15 Board Game: Nova Luna
Nova Luna (2019)

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

7.156 7.38 5481
16 Board Game: Onitama
Onitama (2014)

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

7.149 7.38 18718
17 Board Game: Hive
Hive (2000)

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

7.143 7.32 33211
18 Board Game: Azul: Queen's Garden

Create the perfect garden patterns for Queen Maria of Aragon.

7.108 7.60 1583
19 Board Game: LYNGK
LYNGK (2017)

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

7.102 7.60 1030
20 Board Game: ZÈRTZ
ZÈRTZ (1999)

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

7.090 7.28 4102
21 Board Game: Botanik
Botanik (2021)

Build the best steampunk garden by winning the tiles you need.

7.082 7.78 1153
22 Board Game: Ohanami
Ohanami (2019)

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

7.075 7.34 2764
23 Board Game: Through the Desert

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

7.051 7.08 13333
24 Board Game: Ingenious
Ingenious (2004)

Place hexagonal tiles to score lines of colors.

7.043 7.11 16363
25 Board Game: Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

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

7.038 7.38 3162
26 Board Game: Tak
Tak (2017)

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

7.034 7.60 2462
27 Board Game: SHŌBU
SHŌBU (2019)

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

7.028 7.56 1339
28 Board Game: Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon (2018)

Explore an unsettled archipelago and connect your villages by land and sea...twice!

7.016 7.20 3986
29 Board Game: The Duke
The Duke (2013)

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

7.015 7.35 3986
30 Board Game: Torres
Torres (1999)

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

6.993 7.10 9222
31 Board Game: Agropolis
Agropolis (2021)

Add farms to the card-laying experience of Sprawlopolis.

6.989 7.53 1267
32 Board Game: Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game

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

6.983 7.42 2409
33 Board Game: Taluva
Taluva (2006)

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

6.978 7.15 8253
34 Board Game: Zendo
Zendo (2001)

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

6.956 7.23 2987
35 Board Game: Dragon Castle
Dragon Castle (2017)

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

6.936 7.15 6863
36 Board Game: GIPF
GIPF (1996)

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

6.922 7.10 3118
37 Board Game: Bridge
Bridge (1925)

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

6.922 7.45 2990
38 Board Game: Reef
Reef (2018)

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

6.918 7.05 8273
39 Board Game: Medina (Second Edition)

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

6.913 7.21 1932
40 Board Game: Photosynthesis

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

6.881 7.06 20291
41 Board Game: Shogi
Shogi (1587)

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

6.858 7.38 1676
42 Board Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

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

6.854 7.17 6664
43 Board Game: Medina
Medina (2001)

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

6.847 7.01 3102
44 Board Game: Ingenious: Travel Edition

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

6.847 7.10 1984
45 Board Game: Ubongo 3D
Ubongo 3D (2009)
6.823 7.08 1719
46 Board Game: Café
Café (2020)

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

6.820 7.40 1387
47 Board Game: Ricochet Robots

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

6.816 7.02 8529
48 Board Game: Chess
Chess (1475)

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

6.796 7.17 32280
49 Board Game: Sagani
Sagani (2020)

Restore the harmony of the nature spirits - the Sagani.

6.794 7.28 1108
50 Board Game: Blokus
Blokus (2000)

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

6.774 6.87 24939
51 Board Game: Pueblo
Pueblo (2002)

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

6.763 6.95 2525
52 Board Game: Cribbage
Cribbage (1630)

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

6.761 7.08 9119
53 Board Game: Glüx
Glüx (2016)

Cleverly place your lights to illuminate the rooms most effectively.

6.747 7.10 1355
54 Board Game: Blokus Duo
Blokus Duo (2005)

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

6.735 6.83 5433
55 Board Game: NMBR 9
NMBR 9 (2017)

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

6.734 6.89 6704
56 Board Game: Noctiluca
Noctiluca (2019)

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

6.709 7.15 1534
57 Board Game: Xiangqi
Xiangqi (762)

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

6.702 7.12 1980
58 Board Game: Aton
Aton (2005)

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

6.701 6.87 3461
59 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.

6.701 7.06 1365
60 Board Game: Land vs Sea
Land vs Sea (2021)

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

6.697 7.39 954
61 Board Game: Mahjong
Mahjong (1850)

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

6.696 7.03 6965
62 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 3067
63 Board Game: Seikatsu
Seikatsu (2017)

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

6.693 7.11 1492
64 Board Game: Kamisado
Kamisado (2008)
6.686 6.92 2355
65 Board Game: Great Plains
Great Plains (2021)

Compete for dominance over the Great Plains.

6.681 7.28 720
66 Board Game: The Rose King
The Rose King (1992)

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

6.673 6.81 3427
67 Board Game: Blokus 3D
Blokus 3D (2003)

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

6.666 6.79 3936
68 Board Game: Ta Yü
Ta Yü (1999)

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

6.665 6.95 1508
69 Board Game: Dokmus
Dokmus (2016)

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

6.646 7.04 1136
70 Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish!

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

6.642 6.70 20501
71 Board Game: Quarto
Quarto (1991)

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

6.642 6.87 6737
72 Board Game: That Time You Killed Me

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

6.641 7.76 483
73 Board Game: Indigo
Indigo (2012)

Create tangled paths and move gemstones to your advantage.

6.637 6.85 3131
74 Board Game: Cóatl
Cóatl (2020)

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

6.618 7.07 1845
75 Board Game: Mandala Stones

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

6.614 7.07 1063
76 Board Game: Qwirkle
Qwirkle (2006)

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

6.611 6.78 17992
77 Board Game: Gunkimono
Gunkimono (2018)

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

6.607 7.02 1081
78 Board Game: Bosk
Bosk (2019)

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

6.607 6.95 1627
79 Board Game: The Climbers
The Climbers (2008)

Use the blocks to build your way to the top!

6.586 6.80 3040
80 Board Game: Aqualin
Aqualin (2020)

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

6.573 7.02 991
81 Board Game: Northern Pacific

A game that asks you but one question: Cube or Train?

6.572 7.10 825
82 Board Game: Ubongo
Ubongo (2003)

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

6.571 6.70 8584
83 Board Game: Qin
Qin (2012)

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

6.570 6.78 2281
84 Board Game: PÜNCT
PÜNCT (2005)

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

6.568 6.80 1734
85 Board Game: Ubongo: Duel
Ubongo: Duel (2008)
6.565 6.85 1084
86 Board Game: Fjords
Fjords (2005)

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

6.533 6.74 3072
87 Board Game: Code 777
Code 777 (1985)

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

6.530 6.73 2035
88 Board Game: Ubongo Extreme

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

6.521 6.76 1367
89 Board Game: Riichi Mahjong

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

6.518 8.28 409
90 Board Game: Kulami
Kulami (2011)

Get your area majority groove on in this abstract marble game.

6.515 7.18 540
91 Board Game: Kerala: The Way of the Elephant

Pave beautiful pathways of colored tiles to celebrate the elephants of Kerala.

6.515 6.87 1075
92 Board Game: Billabong
Billabong (1992)

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

6.513 6.88 843
93 Board Game: Cairn
Cairn (2019)

Tactical duel between tribal shamans on an evolving board.

6.512 7.43 673
94 Board Game: Kingdoms
Kingdoms (1994)

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

6.502 6.65 4805
95 Board Game: TAMSK
TAMSK (1998)

A unique abstract where you are running against time.

6.502 6.77 1374
96 Board Game: Spirits of the Forest

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

6.495 6.88 2485
97 Board Game: Kahuna
Kahuna (1998)

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

6.494 6.62 9083
98 Board Game: Songbirds
Songbirds (2016)

Birds of a feather flock together in this gentle game of tactics and card placement.

6.490 6.88 1171
99 Board Game: Ninety-Nine
Ninety-Nine (1974)

Discard cards from your hand as a bid to win an exact number of tricks.

6.487 7.17 450
100 Board Game: Topoum
Topoum (2016)

Lead your moles to conquer territory during World War I.

6.487 7.28 682

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