The best city building games 🏗 2023

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 2023 🏗

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 980 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 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdomino" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    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. 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...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. 7 Wonders (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  10. Everdell

    All details for the board game Everdell and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 5.

    More details for Everdell
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Everdell

    • YouTube Review for the game "Everdell" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Sprawlopolis

    All details for the board game Sprawlopolis and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Sprawlopolis
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Welcome to the Moon

    All details for the board game Welcome to the Moon and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Dorfromantik: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Dorfromantik: The Board Game and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  15. Tiny Towns

    All details for the board game Tiny Towns and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Tiny Towns
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Carcassonne: Winter Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Winter Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Flamecraft

    All details for the board game Flamecraft and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Agropolis

    All details for the board game Agropolis and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Agropolis
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Palm Island

    All details for the board game Palm Island and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Palm Island
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Palm Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Palm Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Architects of the West Kingdom

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

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 5.

    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Architects of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Chinatown

    All details for the board game Chinatown and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Chinatown
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chinatown

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chinatown" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Hadara

    All details for the board game Hadara and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Hadara
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Hadara

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hadara" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Between Two Cities

    All details for the board game Between Two Cities and similar games
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. 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!28€ atAmazon.de
  25. Everdell: Collector's Edition

    All details for the board game Everdell: Collector's Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Kingdomino Origins

    All details for the board game Kingdomino Origins and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  27. Citadels

    All details for the board game Citadels and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Citadels
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Quadropolis

    All details for the board game Quadropolis and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Quadropolis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Quadropolis

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

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Castle
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The Castle" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Little Town

    All details for the board game Little Town and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Little Town
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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