The best games where you have to build a territory 🌏 2021

Looking for a game where you have to build a territory 🌏? Then we have just the thing: the list of the best territory building games games 2021.

What are territory building games?

Territory building games require players to build and/or accumulate control over a specific territory. Territory control and territory containment mechanisms are often used in these games. Territories are not necessarily delineated at the beginning of the game, but instead become enclosed by larger territories as the game progresses.

Examples of games with territory building elements

One of the best examples of games where you have to build a territory is Carcassonne. But also abstract games like Blokus where you have to mark out your territory with Tetris-like bricks (so called polyominoes) belong to the territory building games.

List of the best games 2021 where you have to build a territory 🌏

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 447 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdomino" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne Big Box 6" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 70 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

    All details for the board game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Cacao

    All details for the board game Cacao and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Cacao
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cacao

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cacao" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Bunny Kingdom

    All details for the board game Bunny Kingdom and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Bunny Kingdom
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bunny Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Queendomino

    All details for the board game Queendomino and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Queendomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  12. Scythe

    All details for the board game Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 115 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Scythe" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Blokus

    All details for the board game Blokus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Blokus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Small World

    All details for the board game Small World and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 4.

    More details for Small World
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Small World

    • YouTube Review for the game "Small World" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Blokus Duo

    All details for the board game Blokus Duo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Duo
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Kingdom Builder: Big Box (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder: Big Box (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Rajas of the Ganges

    All details for the board game Rajas of the Ganges and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  18. Kingdom Builder

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Kingdom Builder
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Glen More II: Chronicles

    All details for the board game Glen More II: Chronicles and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses

    All details for the board game Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Taluva

    All details for the board game Taluva and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Taluva
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  23. The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 42% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Honshū

    All details for the board game Honshū and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Honshū
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Honshū

    • YouTube Review for the game "Honshū" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Maya

    All details for the board game Maya and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Fjords

    All details for the board game Fjords and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 36% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Fjords
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  28. Carcassonne: Amazonas

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Amazonas and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Amazonas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Amazonas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Amazonas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Trains

    All details for the board game Trains and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 18% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Trains
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Trains

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trains" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Blokus Trigon

    All details for the board game Blokus Trigon and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Trigon
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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