Mapping the worlds - best maps in board games
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Hi, I'm still a newbie here, so hello to ALL members of this fantastic community!

I love maps and would like to compile a list of best maps in board games, be it real or fantasy ones - your call.

Please, feel free to add new items, by posting a game name and the map image. If your favourite have already been added, thumb it up and/or comment.

I hope this will be a good place for extending your wishlist if you enjoy nice graphics or an inspiration for game designers...

Enjoy!



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1. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:194] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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One of my favourite ones! I love spotting more and more details every time we play it!


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2. Board Game: Inca Empire [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1140]
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This one thanks to John Bandettini.

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3. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:75]
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not a favourite one since places are not marked too accurately, and it's quite ascetic, but still, I like it.

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4. Board Game: Strike of the Eagle [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:1412]
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This one thanks to idohrebl.
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5. Board Game: Random Map Expansion (fan expansion for Small World) [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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Hexagonal version
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6. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:940]
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The board as well as the gamepieces are great ...
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7. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:33]
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8. Board Game: Fireball Island [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2487]
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A beautiful 3D map, and an awesome game!cool

Too bad it's OOP and quite expensive...
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9. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1907]
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The Big Apple... home of many a superhero. And a nice board, IMHO.
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10. Board Game: War of the Ring Collector's Edition [Average Rating:8.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.64 Unranked]
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The old map already was beautiful, but this is... awesome!
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11. Board Game: Tarzan Jungle Map and Treasure Hunt [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Now something on the vintage side.
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12. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:356]
Mats Blohmé
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The board of Thurn und Taxis has a nice historic feel with lots of details like the panoramas of the towns and still it's very functional.

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13. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:205]
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And marine theme again, with shaded 3-D effect islands emerging from the ocean.
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14. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1094]
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Discover London.
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15. Board Game: Africa [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:3634]
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Trans-African adventure.
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16. Board Game: London (first edition) [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:277]
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The newest addition to London theme. Very simple and subtle, has its atmosphere.
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17. Board Game: K2 [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:470]
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Extreme and (my) patriotic theme: Polish game. That's even more than a map: a route sketched onto the unwelcoming peak
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18. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:425]
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A beautiful map of Europe
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19. Board Game: Middle-Earth Quest [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:459]
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The game features a nice map with lush colours
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20. Board Game: Cyclades [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:139]
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I think this one's beautiful - it attempts to give the player a Greek-god's eye view of the Cyclades archipelago and I think it succeeds wonderfully.

 

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21. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:337]
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Another beautiful game board.


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22. Board Game: Eldorado [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:14184]
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A old-school "explorer" map of South America
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23. Board Game: Bloody Crossroads: Gettysburg Day 1 [Average Rating:5.47 Unranked]
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Some of the prettiest maps I know of. And this one of Gettysburg.
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24. Board Game: Russian Front [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:2114]
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This one is really good.

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25. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:180]
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I've always loved how the board shape is the shape of Japan and expands according to the number of players.
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