The best games in which you can enclose a territory or area 2022

Looking for a really good game where you can narrow down an area? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "area delimitation" games 2022.

What are area delimitation games?

In area delimitation games, players place or move pieces to surround as much territory as possible with their pieces. The oldest and most famous "area enclosure" game is of course Go, but there are many newer examples as well.

Area Enclosure differs from Area Majority/Area Influence because players actually create the areas during the game on a gridded board, whereas in Area Majority/Influence the actual areas are already there and players just fight over who can control the most of them.

By the way, in English "area enclosure" is called "enclosure" or "area enclosure".

Examples of games where you can enclose an area

A good example of an "area enclosure" game is Blokus.

List of the best area enclosure games 2022

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 190 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  3. Carcassonne Junior

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Carcassonne Junior
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne Junior" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. 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!27€ atAmazon.de
  5. 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
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  6. Hive

    All details for the board game Hive and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. 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
  8. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small

    All details for the board game Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Battle Sheep

    All details for the board game Battle Sheep and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Battle Sheep
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Scarabya

    All details for the board game Scarabya and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Scarabya
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  15. Through the Desert

    All details for the board game Through the Desert and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Blokus 3D

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

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Blokus 3D
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Brothers

    All details for the board game Brothers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Maya

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

    All details for the board game Gunkimono and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Gunkimono
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. 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
  21. Kingdom Builder: Big Box

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Blockers!

    All details for the board game Blockers! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Blockers!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!42€ atAmazon.de
  24. Renature

    All details for the board game Renature and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de
  25. Small Star Empires

    All details for the board game Small Star Empires and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Small Star Empires

    • YouTube Review for the game "Small Star Empires" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Agricola

    All details for the board game Agricola and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  27. Tiny Epic Dinosaurs

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Dinosaurs and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Cathedral

    All details for the board game Cathedral and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. La Isla

    All details for the board game La Isla and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for La Isla
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  30. Qin

    All details for the board game Qin and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Qin
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

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