The best games where you can get advantages by owning objects 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can get benefits by owning objects? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best property games 2021.

What are property games?

In property games, players own entities and perform actions for those entities - or collect benefits when others use them.

In board games "property" sometimes is also referred to as "ownership".

Examples of games where you can get benefits by owning entities

The 18xx series (e.g. 1846: The Race for the Midwest) and Imperial are pure examples of this mechanism.

Le Havre and Caylus allow players to own action spaces and receive benefits when other players use them.

list of best property games 2021

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 28 board games for this list and selected the top 22. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Great Western Trail

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Hansa Teutonica

    All details for the board game Hansa Teutonica and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Hansa Teutonica
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  5. Keyflower

    All details for the board game Keyflower and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  6. Chicago Express

    All details for the board game Chicago Express and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Chicago Express
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Le Havre

    All details for the board game Le Havre and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  8. Caylus 1303

    All details for the board game Caylus 1303 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 31% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Caylus 1303
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  9. Steam

    All details for the board game Steam and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Steam
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Steam

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Steam" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Steam" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Steam" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Steam" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Caylus

    All details for the board game Caylus and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Caylus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  11. Imperial 2030

    All details for the board game Imperial 2030 and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imperial 2030
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Imperial 2030

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial 2030" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial 2030" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Belfort

    All details for the board game Belfort and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Belfort
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  13. Imperial

    All details for the board game Imperial and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Imperial
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Imperial

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road

    All details for the board game Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. 1830: Railways & Robber Barons

    All details for the board game 1830: Railways & Robber Barons and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime180 - 360 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  16. 1846: The Race for the Midwest

    All details for the board game 1846: The Race for the Midwest and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  17. Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Breaking Bad: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Breaking Bad: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Breaking Bad: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. The Market of Alturien

    All details for the board game The Market of Alturien and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Steam Works

    All details for the board game Steam Works and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. The Cost

    All details for the board game The Cost and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  21. 1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties

    All details for the board game 1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime120 - 300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: extreme
  22. Monopoly

    All details for the board game Monopoly and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Monopoly
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

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