The best games in which you can cover a grid or area 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can fill in a grid or area? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best grid filling games 2021.

What are grid-filling games?

A family of mechanisms in which players cover a grid or fill a space with a variety of shapes.

Sometimes referred to as the "Tetris mechanism," this challenges players to use shapes efficiently. It can be either the primary point of the game, as in Ubongo or Blokus - or as a secondary mechanism that forces players to plan and constrain their options, as in The Princes of Florence or Cartographers.

Grid Coverage is sometimes also called "grid filling".

List of the best grid-filling games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 37 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  3. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    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
  7. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime70 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  9. Second Chance

    All details for the board game Second Chance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Ubongo

    All details for the board game Ubongo and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. 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
  12. Blokus Duo

    All details for the board game Blokus Duo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Duo
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. New York Zoo

    All details for the board game New York Zoo and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Cottage Garden

    All details for the board game Cottage Garden and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cottage Garden
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Cottage Garden

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cottage Garden" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cottage Garden" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Patchwork Express

    All details for the board game Patchwork Express and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Spring Meadow

    All details for the board game Spring Meadow and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Spring Meadow

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spring Meadow" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spring Meadow" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. ClipCut Parks

    All details for the board game ClipCut Parks and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for ClipCut Parks
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Ubongo 3D

    All details for the board game Ubongo 3D and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ubongo 3D
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ubongo 3D" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ubongo 3D" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. In the Hall of the Mountain King

    All details for the board game In the Hall of the Mountain King and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!71€ atAmazon.de
  22. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. A Feast for Odin

    All details for the board game A Feast for Odin and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for A Feast for Odin
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. GembloQ

    All details for the board game GembloQ and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Blätterrauschen

    All details for the board game Blätterrauschen and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Gemblo

    All details for the board game Gemblo and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Indian Summer

    All details for the board game Indian Summer and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  28. The Princes of Florence

    All details for the board game The Princes of Florence and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for The Princes of Florence
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Brikks

    All details for the board game Brikks and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Brikks

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brikks" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brikks" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Heaven & Ale

    All details for the board game Heaven & Ale and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Heaven & Ale
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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