The best city building games 🏗 2021

Looking for a good party game with city building elements 🏗? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best 30 city building games.

What are city building games?

City building games cause players to build and manage a city so that it is efficient, powerful, and/or lucrative. Examples of city-building games include Kingdomino, 7 Wonders, or Carcassonne.

List of the best city-building games 2021 🏗

This list was last updated on May 14, 2021. We compared 460 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. Welcome To...

    All details for the board game Welcome To... and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Everdell

    All details for the board game Everdell and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Everdell
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Everdell

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Tiny Towns

    All details for the board game Tiny Towns and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Tiny Towns
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Palm Island

    All details for the board game Palm Island and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Palm Island
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Palm Island

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Palm Island" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Palm Island" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Carcassonne: Winter Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Winter Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Architects of the West Kingdom

    All details for the board game Architects of the West Kingdom and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!55€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Architects of the West Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Architects of the West Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Between Two Cities

    All details for the board game Between Two Cities and similar games
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Queendomino

    All details for the board game Queendomino and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Queendomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  16. Hadara

    All details for the board game Hadara and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hadara
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hadara

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hadara" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hadara" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Quadropolis

    All details for the board game Quadropolis and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Quadropolis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Quadropolis

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quadropolis" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quadropolis" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quadropolis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quadropolis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. San Juan

    All details for the board game San Juan and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for San Juan
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for San Juan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Carcassonne: The Castle

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The Castle and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 35% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Carcassonne: The Castle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  22. Puerto Rico

    All details for the board game Puerto Rico and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Puerto Rico
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Alhambra

    All details for the board game Alhambra and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    Spiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Alhambra
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

    All details for the board game Paris: La Cité de la Lumière and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Santa Monica

    All details for the board game Santa Monica and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime35 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Villagers

    All details for the board game Villagers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Villagers
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Villagers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Villagers" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Villagers" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. Lords of Vegas

    All details for the board game Lords of Vegas and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lords of Vegas
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Lords of Vegas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lords of Vegas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lords of Vegas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. The Estates

    All details for the board game The Estates and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Estates

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Estates" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Estates" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. Little Town

    All details for the board game Little Town and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Little Town
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Suburbia

    All details for the board game Suburbia and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Suburbia
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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