The best games in which you can cover a grid or area 2022

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 2022.

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 2022

This list was last updated on May 5, 2022. We compared 68 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
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Silver & Gold
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  3. 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
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  4. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bärenpark" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bärenpark" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ 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
  7. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Isle of Cats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 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
  9. The Castles of Burgundy

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

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Cartographers Heroes

    All details for the board game Cartographers Heroes and similar games
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. 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
  15. Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

    All details for the board game Paris: La Cité de la Lumière and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. New York Zoo

    All details for the board game New York Zoo and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de
  18. Blokus Duo

    All details for the board game Blokus Duo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Blokus Duo
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  19. Patchwork Express

    All details for the board game Patchwork Express and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Cottage Garden

    All details for the board game Cottage Garden and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cottage Garden
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Cottage Garden

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cottage Garden" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Spring Meadow

    All details for the board game Spring Meadow and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spring Meadow

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spring Meadow" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. 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
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  23. ClipCut Parks

    All details for the board game ClipCut Parks and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for ClipCut Parks
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Copenhagen: Roll & Write

    All details for the board game Copenhagen: Roll & Write and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  25. Ubongo 3D

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ubongo 3D
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ubongo 3D" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Era: Medieval Age
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  27. Rustling Leaves

    All details for the board game Rustling Leaves and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. In the Hall of the Mountain King

    All details for the board game In the Hall of the Mountain King and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. GembloQ

    All details for the board game GembloQ and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  30. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!71€ atAmazon.de

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