The best games in which you can enclose a territory or area 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 184 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Queendomino

    All details for the board game Queendomino and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Queendomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  5. Polyssimo Challenge

    All details for the board game Polyssimo Challenge and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Polyssimo Challenge

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Polyssimo Challenge" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Polyssimo Challenge" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Hive

    All details for the board game Hive and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Carcassonne: The Castle

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 52% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Carcassonne: The Castle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. 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
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  9. Kingdom Builder: Big Box (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder: Big Box (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!99€ atAmazon.de
  10. Scarabya

    All details for the board game Scarabya and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Scarabya
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Through the Desert

    All details for the board game Through the Desert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Brothers

    All details for the board game Brothers and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Maya

    All details for the board game Maya and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Blokus Trigon

    All details for the board game Blokus Trigon and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Trigon
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Renature

    All details for the board game Renature and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 17% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Renature
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  18. Kingdom Builder: Big Box

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder: Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Blockers!

    All details for the board game Blockers! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Blockers!
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Gunkimono

    All details for the board game Gunkimono and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Gunkimono
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. 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
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de
  22. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  23. Small Star Empires

    All details for the board game Small Star Empires and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Small Star Empires

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small Star Empires" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small Star Empires" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Tiny Epic Dinosaurs

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Dinosaurs and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. La Isla

    All details for the board game La Isla and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for La Isla
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Qin

    All details for the board game Qin and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Qin
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Cathedral

    All details for the board game Cathedral and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Mexica

    All details for the board game Mexica and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mexica
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Mexica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Android: Mainframe

    All details for the board game Android: Mainframe and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  30. Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

    All details for the board game Cleopatra and the Society of Architects and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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