The best games where you have to build a territory 🌏 2021

Looking for a game where you have to build a territory 🌏? Then we have just the thing: the list of the best territory building games games 2021.

What are territory building games?

Territory building games require players to build and/or accumulate control over a specific territory. Territory control and territory containment mechanisms are often used in these games. Territories are not necessarily delineated at the beginning of the game, but instead become enclosed by larger territories as the game progresses.

Examples of games with territory building elements

One of the best examples of games where you have to build a territory is Carcassonne. But also abstract games like Blokus where you have to mark out your territory with Tetris-like bricks (so called polyominoes) belong to the territory building games.

List of the best games 2021 where you have to build a territory 🌏

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 436 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Carcassonne Big Box 6
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime70 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  7. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime70 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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

    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
  9. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

    All details for the board game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  10. Cacao

    All details for the board game Cacao and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Cacao
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cacao

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Bunny Kingdom

    All details for the board game Bunny Kingdom and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Bunny Kingdom
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Bunny Kingdom

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bunny Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Queendomino

    All details for the board game Queendomino and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Queendomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  13. Scythe

    All details for the board game Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 115 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!66€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Scythe" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Scythe" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet

    All details for the board game The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Small World

    All details for the board game Small World and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 4.

    More details for Small World
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Small World

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small World" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small World" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Blokus Duo

    All details for the board game Blokus Duo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Duo
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. 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
  18. Rajas of the Ganges

    All details for the board game Rajas of the Ganges and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  19. Kingdom Builder

    All details for the board game Kingdom Builder and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Kingdom Builder
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses

    All details for the board game Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Glen More II: Chronicles

    All details for the board game Glen More II: Chronicles and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Taluva

    All details for the board game Taluva and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Taluva
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Honshū

    All details for the board game Honshū and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Honshū
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Honshū

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Honshū" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Honshū" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Maya

    All details for the board game Maya and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Fairy Trails

    All details for the board game Fairy Trails and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Carcassonne: Amazonas

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Amazonas and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Amazonas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: Amazonas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: Amazonas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: Amazonas" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: Amazonas" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Fjords

    All details for the board game Fjords and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 36% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Fjords
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de

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