The best games where you can build routes or networks 2022

Looking for a really good game where you can create routes or networks? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best route creation games 2022.

What are games where you can create routes or networks?

Network Building is a specialized type of set collection mechanism, in which the collected sets represent connections between nodes, often represented as routes between destinations.

Examples of games where you can create routes or network

There are a variety of implementations of this system. The classic route building game is certainly Ticket to Ride Series - here you connect cities with small wagon figures and build routes. Empire Builder) lets players draw lines on the map with crayons or dry-erase markers. 10 days through Germany lets players collect maps representing regions to form a continuous journey through Germany.

Create list of best routes games 2022

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 1045 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Trails of Tucana

    All details for the board game Trails of Tucana and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Ticket to Ride: Europe

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Europe
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Ticket to Ride: London

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: London and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: London

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: London" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Ticket to Ride: New York

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: New York and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: New York
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: New York" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Pandemic: Iberia

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Iberia and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 35% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Pandemic: Iberia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic: Iberia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic: Iberia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  12. Tsuro

    All details for the board game Tsuro and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tsuro
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Germany" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul: Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Hansa Teutonica: Big Box

    All details for the board game Hansa Teutonica: Big Box and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  17. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Märklin and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Concordia Venus

    All details for the board game Concordia Venus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. 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
  24. Indigo

    All details for the board game Indigo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Indigo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  26. Bandido

    All details for the board game Bandido and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Tokyo Highway

    All details for the board game Tokyo Highway and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tokyo Highway
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Northern Pacific

    All details for the board game Northern Pacific and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Blue Lagoon

    All details for the board game Blue Lagoon and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Blue Lagoon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blue Lagoon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Blue Lagoon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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