The best games where the map 🗺 evolves in the game 2024

Looking for a really good game where the map 🗺 only develops in the game? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "map grows" games 2024.

What are games in which the map grows?

In this list you will find games in which the map is gradually added to as you explore the game world and thus grows. Examples are Mississippi Queen, Carcassonne" and Eclipse.

Map Addition is sometimes called "growing map".

List with the best "Map Grows" games 🗺 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 145 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

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    Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated is an innovative extension of the deck-building game Clank!, incorporating legacy-style elements. Players get the opportunity to establish and grow their own franchise of Acquisitions Incorporated, leading a team of intrepid adventurers on a quest for treasure and corporate fame. The game evolves uniquely across multiple play sessions, creating a personalized adventure campaign.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Dorfromantik: The Board Game

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    Dorfromantik: The Board Game transitions the charming and strategic essence of the beloved video game into a tactile family board game experience. Designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, this game invites up to six players to collaboratively construct a picturesque landscape using hexagonal tiles. Players aim to satisfy community demands while strategically extending rivers and tracks, and optimizing points through clever area enclosure with flags.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2023

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition

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    Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition celebrates two decades since the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award. This special edition not only commemorates the game's lasting appeal but also enhances the classic experience with new and exclusive content. Players continue to draw and place tiles depicting the picturesque landscapes of southern France, aiming to strategically deploy their meeples—be it as knights, robbers, monks, or farmers—to score points by completing cities, roads, cloisters, and fields.

    More details for Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Destinies

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    Destinies is a unique blend of board gaming and digital app integration, offering a rich, competitive, story-driven experience set in a dark medieval-fantasy universe. It is the first game in a series utilizing the innovative Destinies system.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Destinies
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Carcassonne

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    Carcassonne is a renowned tile-placement game set in the picturesque landscape of Southern France. This game is beloved for its simplicity, depth, and the beautiful mosaic players create on the table.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Planet Unknown

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    Planet Unknown is a competitive and strategic game for 1-6 players set in a future where Earth's resources are depleted. Players are tasked with developing the most efficient and habitable planet among a series of newfound worlds. Using polyomino-shaped tiles, each representing vital infrastructure, players work to efficiently cover their planets and build an effective support system for life.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Planet Unknown
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Karak

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

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    Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative, app-enhanced board game that combines elements of horror and mystery. It's set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign, offering an immersive narrative experience.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

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    The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth invites players to immerse themselves in the rich and legendary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. This fully cooperative, app-supported board game is designed for one to five players, offering a unique blend of adventure, strategy, and storytelling set in the iconic landscapes of Middle-Earth.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Cacao

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    Cacao is a tile-placement game set in the vibrant and lush world of cacao cultivation. Players take on the roles of tribe chiefs, leading their people to prosperity by strategically harvesting and trading cacao.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

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

    Video reviews for Cacao

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cacao" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Magic Maze

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    Magic Maze presents an unconventional and exhilarating cooperative gaming experience where players embody a mage, a warrior, an elf, and a dwarf. Stripped of their possessions, this diverse group embarks on a unique adventure: robbing the local Magic Maze shopping mall to gather equipment for their next quest.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Magic Maze
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Magic Maze

    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

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    Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series, transporting players to the Stone Age. This version maintains the essence of the original Carcassonne game but introduces new thematic elements and rules suitable for this prehistoric setting.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Burgle Bros.

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    Burgle Bros. is a cooperative heist game where 1 to 4 players team up as a crew of burglars attempting to pull off a daring robbery in a highly secure, multi-level building.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Saboteur

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    Saboteur is a card game that combines elements of strategy, bluffing, and hidden roles, set in a mining theme where players are either helping or hindering the search for gold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Inis

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    Inis invites players to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Celtic history and lore, vying for the esteemed title of King of the Island. Rooted in strategic depth and Celtic mythology, the game offers a unique blend of victory conditions and gameplay dynamics.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Inis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Inis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. The 7th Continent

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    In the early 20th century, your fate binds you to the newly discovered seventh continent, haunted by a malevolent curse since your last expedition. The 7th Continent, a captivating solo or cooperative "choose-your-own-adventure" exploration board game, beckons you to chart your course. Choose a character and commence your journey alone or alongside fellow explorers. Drawing inspiration from the Fighting Fantasy book series, unravel the mysteries of this untamed land through a diverse array of terrain and event cards.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Sub Terra

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    Sub Terra is a cooperative board game for 1-6 players that offers a thrilling experience of cave exploration and survival. The game puts players in the shoes of amateur cavers who find themselves in an unexplored and perilous network of subterranean tunnels. The objective is to escape the caves before being overcome by the dangers lurking within or before their lights go out.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Sub Terra
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Fjords

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Saboteur Gold

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Llamaland

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Habitats

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Habitats

    • YouTube Review for the game "Habitats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

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    Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is a deeply immersive and richly themed cooperative board game that combines elements of adventure, exploration, and strategic character development. It is set in a unique world blending Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology.

    Nominated for 14 awards.

    More details for Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Revive

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    Revive is a post-apocalyptic strategy game set 5000 years after civilization's collapse. Players lead tribes to explore a frozen Earth, harness resources, recruit survivors, build factories, and relearn ancient technologies. Designed for 1-4 players, Revive stands out with its asymmetric player powers, highly variable setup, and a focus on strategy and rebuilding over conflict.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Revive
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Carcassonne: Amazonas

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    Carcassonne: Amazonas takes players on an adventurous journey into the heart of the Amazon, expanding the beloved Carcassonne gameplay into new, exotic territories. In this installment of the "Carcassonne Around the World" series, players navigate their boats along the mighty Amazon River, exploring its vast biodiversity. The game seamlessly blends the familiar tile-placement mechanics with new elements tailored to the theme of Amazonian exploration.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Carcassonne: Amazonas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Amazonas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Amazonas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Amazonas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Fjords

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    Fjords is a strategic board game that transports players back to the era between the 8th and 11th centuries, a time when Viking clans were vigorously exploring and settling new lands. This game pits two clan leaders against each other as they vie for the most advantageous plots of land along Norway's picturesque coast. The objective is to establish villages in strategic locations to secure territory and resources, employing tactical acumen to outmaneuver the opponent.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Fjords
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Xia: Legends of a Drift System

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    Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a dynamic and immersive sandbox-style space adventure game designed for 3-5 players. Each player starts as a captain of a small starship, aiming to carve their path to fame and glory in an ever-changing galaxy.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Xia: Legends of a Drift System
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Xia: Legends of a Drift System" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Glasgow

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 30% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Odin's Ravens

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    Odin's Ravens is a strategic two-player card game where participants embody Hugin and Munin, Odin's ravens, in a race across Midgard. Utilizing a unique deck of cards, players navigate a track of landscape cards, aiming to outmaneuver their opponent through clever use of their cards and special actions provided by Odin (or Loki in the Osprey Edition) cards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Vindication

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    Vindication (originally known as Epoch: The Awakening) is a richly strategic and immersive fantasy board game designed for 2-5 players. Each session spans 15-30 minutes per player, offering a deep and engaging experience. In this game, players start as disgraced outcasts washed up on the shores of a mysterious island and embark on a journey to restore their honor through cunning resource management, area control, and strategic action selection.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Vindication
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Tikal

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    Tikal is a compelling strategy game set in the dense jungles of Central America, where players embark on an expedition to uncover lost temples and hidden treasures. As explorers, players reveal new parts of the jungle board, discovering temples that need to be excavated and treasures that can be collected. The objective is to score points by controlling these temples and treasures. Notably, Tikal is the first game in the renowned Mask Trilogy.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Tikal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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