The best games where you can build routes or networks 2023

Looking for a really good game where you can create routes or networks? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best route creation games 2023.

What are games where you can create routes or networks?

Network Building is a specialized type of set collection mechanism, in which the collected sets represent connections between nodes, often represented as routes between destinations.

Examples of games where you can create routes or network

There are a variety of implementations of this system. The classic route building game is certainly Ticket to Ride Series - here you connect cities with small wagon figures and build routes. Empire Builder) lets players draw lines on the map with crayons or dry-erase markers. 10 days through Germany lets players collect maps representing regions to form a continuous journey through Germany.

Create list of best routes games 2023

This list was last updated on November 27, 2023. We compared 1061 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Trails of Tucana

    All details for the board game Trails of Tucana and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Ticket to Ride: Europe

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Europe
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Next Station: London

    All details for the board game Next Station: London and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Next Station: London
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  8. Planet Unknown

    All details for the board game Planet Unknown and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Planet Unknown
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Ticket to Ride: London

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: London and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: London

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: London" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Ticket to Ride: New York

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: New York and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: New York
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: New York" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. The Guild of Merchant Explorers

    All details for the board game The Guild of Merchant Explorers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Botanik

    All details for the board game Botanik and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Botanik
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Pandemic: Iberia

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Iberia and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Pandemic: Iberia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic: Iberia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic: Iberia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Germany" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Tsuro

    All details for the board game Tsuro and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tsuro
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Hansa Teutonica: Big Box

    All details for the board game Hansa Teutonica: Big Box and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  19. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul: Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Concordia Venus

    All details for the board game Concordia Venus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Märklin and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Caesar's Empire

    All details for the board game Caesar's Empire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Caesar's Empire
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  29. Indigo

    All details for the board game Indigo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Indigo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Bandido

    All details for the board game Bandido and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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