The best games where you can connect dots together 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can connect dots? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best connection games 2024.

What are connections games?

Players try to make connections between different points on the board. This is related to create network/routes, but is more general.

Examples of games where you can connect points

A good example of a connections game is Ticket to Ride.

List of the best connections games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 324 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Trails of Tucana

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    In Trails of Tucana, players embark on an adventure to connect the mystical island's villages and landmarks through an intricate network of trails. This flip-and-write game, designed by the creators of Avenue and Doodle City, offers a unique challenge with each playthrough thanks to randomized village setups. Players draw trails on their maps, aiming to link together sights and harbors for points, while navigating the island's diverse terrains. Strategic planning and adaptability are key, as the terrain card distribution influences potential pathways and scoring opportunities.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Next Station: London

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    Next Station: London invites players to take on the role of project managers tasked with the ambitious job of redesigning London's iconic underground network. The game challenges players to strategically optimize connections, incorporate as many of the city's landmarks as possible, and efficiently use the tunnels under the Thames, all while adhering to the city's specific requirements.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Next Station: London
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Ticket to Ride: Europe

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    Ticket to Ride: Europe invites you to embark on an exhilarating train adventure through the heart of Europe. From the historic streets of Edinburgh to the vibrant city of Constantinople, and from the sunny shores of Lisbon to the grandeur of Moscow, you'll traverse the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or a family looking for a fun challenge, this game, like the original Ticket to Ride, offers an elegantly simple gameplay experience that can be mastered in just five minutes.

    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
  5. Karuba

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    Karuba is a tile-laying race game that combines strategy with a touch of luck, as players navigate their explorers through a dense jungle to reach temples and collect treasures. Each player's decision-making skills are put to the test as they create paths and vie to be the first to explore the riches of Karuba.

    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
  6. Ticket to Ride

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    Ticket to Ride offers a delightful and accessible gaming experience that can be grasped in under 15 minutes, making it perfect for both newcomers and seasoned gamers. Designed by the renowned Alan R. Moon, this board game revolves around a railway adventure across North America.

    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
  7. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition is a captivating multiplayer puzzle game that combines strategy and luck to create a unique gaming experience.

    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
  8. Watergate

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    Watergate thrusts players into the historical tug-of-war between the Nixon Administration and a determined journalist from the Washington Post. This game recreates the infamous political scandal, requiring strategic card play and keen decision-making.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Watergate
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watergate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition is a dynamic and engaging multiplayer puzzle game where players aim to build the most efficient transportation network. The game revolves around connecting as many exits as possible on individual erasable boards using routes determined by dice rolls. Strategic planning is key, as players must balance the desire to expand their network with the risk of leaving routes incomplete.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Secret Identity

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Tyrants of the Underdark

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    Tyrants of the Underdark is a strategic board game that combines elements of territory control with deck-building. Set in the iconic Dungeons & Dragons setting of the Underdark, players lead Drow houses vying for power and influence beneath the Sword Coast. The game stands out for its integration of card-driven gameplay with spatial control on the board.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tyrants of the Underdark
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Unanimo

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

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    Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition enhances the well-loved roll-and-write gameplay of the original Railroad Ink series, introducing lush new strategies and player interactions. This version of the game is designed for 1 to 4 players and emphasizes not only route-building but also competitive objectives that encourage keeping an eye on opponents' progress.

    More details for Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. TransAmerica

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    TransAmerica is a straightforward and engaging railway-themed board game where players work to connect a set of cities across the United States using rail lines. The game emphasizes strategic planning and efficient use of shared networks, offering a blend of individual strategy and interactive play.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for TransAmerica
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Pan Am

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    Pan Am is an engaging board game that immerses players in the era of pioneering air travel, where they compete to build and expand their own airline empires. The game cleverly integrates strategy, bidding, and economic elements, allowing players to navigate through the historical landscape of the aviation industry.

    More details for Pan Am
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Blue Lagoon

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    Blue Lagoon is an engaging board game that combines elements of area control and set collection, set in a newly discovered archipelago. Players take on the roles of leaders guiding groups of settlers to spread across various islands, aiming to establish their presence and gather valuable resources.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Blue Lagoon
    • 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
  17. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Trans Europa

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    Trans Europa is a streamlined and engaging railway-themed board game where players work to connect a set of five cities across Europe with rail lines. The objective is straightforward yet challenging: be the first to link your cities to win the round, while avoiding the loss of points for being the last to complete your network. The game is played over multiple rounds, making swift and strategic placement of rails crucial to victory.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Trans Europa
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Rajas of the Ganges

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    Rajas of the Ganges is a strategy board game set in 16th century India, during the rise of the Great Mogul Empire. Players take on the roles of influential nobles, striving to transform their estates into prosperous provinces.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Through the Desert

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    Through the Desert is a strategic board game where players guide caravans through the desert to claim oases and territory. Often compared to the classic game Go, it combines strategic planning with a visually appealing setup featuring colorful plastic camels.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Through the Desert
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Next Station: Tokyo

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. 10 Days in Europe

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for 10 Days in Europe
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for 10 Days in Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "10 Days in Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Neuroshima Hex! 3.0

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    Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 is a strategic board game set in the post-apocalyptic universe of Neuroshima, a Polish role-playing game. It offers intense battles between four distinct armies in a world devastated by war and robotic uprising.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Neuroshima Hex! 3.0
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Neuroshima Hex! 3.0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Neuroshima Hex! 3.0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. 10 Days in Africa

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Trans Europa & Trans Amerika

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. 10 Days in Asia

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Get on Board: New York & London

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Railways of the World

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    Railways of the World, initially released as Railroad Tycoon, is a grand-scale board game where players build and manage their own railroad empire. This 2009 edition revitalizes the original with several improvements and expanded features.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Railways of the World
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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