The best games where you can build routes or networks 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 495 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
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Ticket to Ride

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

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Ticket to Ride: London

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: London and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: London

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: London" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: London" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  11. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Märklin and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul: Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul: Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Brass: Birmingham

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

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Bandido

    All details for the board game Bandido and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  22. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Metro X

    All details for the board game Metro X and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Near and Far

    All details for the board game Near and Far and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Near and Far
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!75€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Near and Far

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Near and Far" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Near and Far" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

    All details for the board game Zug um Zug: Deutschland and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  26. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

    All details for the board game Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Saboteur Gold

    All details for the board game Saboteur Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. 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
  29. Blue Lagoon

    All details for the board game Blue Lagoon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Blue Lagoon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Plague Inc.: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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