The best games where you can invest in objects 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can invest in objects? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best investment games 2024.

What are investment games?

In investment board games players own a share in an object.

This differs from the "ownership" mechanism in that "investment" does not allow the investor to perform special actions based on the investment, but typically to receive a monetary or victory point advantage.

Examples of games where you can invest in objects:

A good example of an investment game is Acquire.

List of the best investment games 2024

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 188 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Concordia

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    Concordia is a peaceful yet strategic board game set in Roman times, focusing on economic development and expansion. It is designed for 2-5 players aged 13 and up.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia

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

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    Startups is a competitive card game where players take on the roles of savvy investors looking to make their fortune by investing in the most promising companies. With a mix of strategy, luck, and keen observation, players must outmaneuver their opponents to become the wealthiest shareholder and dominate the market.

    More details for Startups
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Stockpile

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    Stockpile is an engaging economic board game that simulates the thrills and strategies of the stock market. Combining classic principles of buying low and selling high with unique game mechanics, it offers a fast-paced and interactive experience where players aim to outsmart the market and each other to amass wealth.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Stockpile
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Concordia Venus

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    Concordia Venus is a standalone reimplementation of the classic Concordia, enhancing the peaceful strategy game set in Roman times. It's designed for 2-6 players aged 13 and up, focusing on economic development without the randomness of dice or cards. Strategy and planning are key as players expand their influence across various Roman cities.

    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
  5. Chinatown

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    Chinatown is a dynamic negotiation board game where players engage in the strategic acquisition and development of city blocks to establish profitable businesses. It emphasizes trading and deal-making to succeed in a competitive urban landscape.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Chinatown
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chinatown

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chinatown" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Acquire

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    In Acquire, players strategically invest in businesses, aiming to secure a majority of stock. As tile placements drive business growth and mergers, majority stockholders receive significant bonuses. These bonuses can be reinvested into other chains, creating a race among players to accumulate the greatest wealth.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Airlines Europe

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    Before the likes of Ticket to Ride, Santa Fe Rails, and Union Pacific, there was Airlines - one of the earliest creations from renowned designer Alan R. Moon and publisher ABACUSSPIELE. Now, more than two decades later, Moon and ABACUSSPIELE bring you a reimagined experience with Airlines Europe, a game born from Moon's desire to expand upon the original while introducing exciting new choices.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Airlines Europe
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Irish Gauge

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    Irish Gauge is a compelling board game set against the picturesque backdrop of Ireland, embodying the essence of stock-based, cube-rail games that have become a signature of Winsome Games. As part of the esteemed 2014 Essen Set, this game invites players to immerse themselves in the competitive world of railway development and investment during the golden age of rail.

    More details for Irish Gauge
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. The Rich and the Good

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Colossal Arena

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    Imagine yourself in a fantastical world where mythical creatures engage in epic battles for glory. But in Colossal Arena, you don't fight as a warrior; instead, you take on the role of a shrewd spectator and gambler. Your goal is to make strategic bets on the outcome of these battles, manipulating the odds and influencing the results. Will you emerge as the savviest gambler in the arena?

    More details for Colossal Arena
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Wheedle

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Khôra: Rise of an Empire

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    Khôra: Rise of an Empire immerses players in the role of leaders of burgeoning city-states in the classical era of Ancient Greece. The game is a strategic exploration of governance, military might, cultural development, and economic management, all rolled into an engaging board game experience. Players must navigate the complexities of statecraft through a combination of strategic planning and adaptation to the outcomes of their dice rolls.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Khôra: Rise of an Empire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Iberian Gauge

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Wabash Cannonball

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    Wabash Cannonball, also known as Chicago Express, is a strategic business board game that delves into the development of railroads in the United States. As part of Winsome Games' Historic Railroads System, it offers players a chance to invest in and expand the rail network, focusing on strategic growth and financial acumen.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Wabash Cannonball
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Imperial 2030

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    Imperial 2030 is a standalone strategy game that builds upon the mechanics of its predecessor, Imperial. Set in the near future, the game sees six global powers (USA, Europe, Russia, China, India, and Brazil) competing for dominance by expanding their industrial bases and military might. Unlike traditional board games where players directly control a nation, in Imperial 2030, players are international investors influencing global politics through their investments in these powers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imperial 2030
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Imperial 2030

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial 2030" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Evidence

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Mombasa

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    Mombasa is a deep and strategic Euro-style board game set in 18th century Africa, revolving around economic expansion and investment in trading companies. Players work to spread their influence across the continent by investing in companies based in key African cities and engaging in various trade activities.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    More details for Mombasa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Imperial

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    Imperial is a strategy board game that plunges players into the heart of European imperialism. Unlike traditional war or area control games, players in Imperial take on the roles of international investors vying for influence over six major imperial nations. The game stands out for its unique approach to strategy, eschewing the randomness of dice and cards, and instead focusing on the players' abilities to manipulate and control the political landscape of Europe.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Imperial
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Imperial

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Feierabend

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. The Gallerist

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    The Gallerist immerses players in the sophisticated world of art and commerce, where they take on the multifaceted role of a Gallerist, combining the responsibilities of an art dealer, museum curator, and artist manager.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Gallerist
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. 1920 Wall Street

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 1920 Wall Street
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Freibeuter

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Skymines

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  24. King of the Elves

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. The Great Wall

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    The Great Wall is an innovative board game that blends asymmetric worker/soldier placement with engine-building elements, set against the backdrop of ancient China's defense against the Mongolian hordes. Players take on the roles of leaders of ancient clans, each with unique abilities and strategies, aiming to both compete and cooperate to construct the Great Wall and fend off invaders.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Great Wall
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. 1846: The Race for the Midwest

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    1846: The Race for the Midwest is a distinguished title within the 18xx series of board games, focusing on the strategic development and expansion of railway companies across the Midwestern United States during the period of westward expansion. This game combines elements of route building, stock trading, and financial management, offering a deep and immersive experience that challenges players to think like investors and railway magnates.

    More details for 1846: The Race for the Midwest
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  27. East India Companies

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. 1830: Railways & Robber Barons

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    1830: Railways & Robber Barons is a renowned title in the 18xx series of board games, known for its intricate strategy and absence of luck-based elements. This game is celebrated for its deep focus on stock manipulation and strategic planning, set against the backdrop of railway expansion in the eastern United States.

    More details for 1830: Railways & Robber Barons
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 180 - 360 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  29. Novgorod

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Stephenson's Rocket

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    Stephenson's Rocket, designed by the acclaimed Reiner Knizia, transports players back to the dawn of rail transport in England during the early 1800s. This game intricately combines tile-laying mechanics with strategic stockholding, where players influence the expansion of seven distinct rail companies across the burgeoning industrial landscape.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Stephenson's Rocket
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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