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 November 28, 2022. We compared 588 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 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
  2. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. My First Carcassonne

    All details for the board game My First Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

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

    Video reviews for My First Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "My First Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. 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
  6. Polyssimo Challenge

    All details for the board game Polyssimo Challenge and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Polyssimo Challenge

    • YouTube Review for the game "Polyssimo Challenge" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. 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
    🔥 Great price!150€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Kingdom Builder

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Kingdom Builder
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Brothers

    All details for the board game Brothers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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. 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
  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
  24. 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
  25. Renature

    All details for the board game Renature and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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. Glass Road

    All details for the board game Glass Road and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Glass Road
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  28. 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
  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
  30. Cathedral

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

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