The best games with a tug-of-war marker that keeps the game score 2021

Looking for a really good game with a tug-of-war marker that keeps score? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best tug-of-war marker games 2021.

What are tug-of-war marker games?

In the games in this best list, a marker is moved up and back on a track toward or away from a neutral position.

Examples of games with a tug of war marker keeping score

Twilight Struggle implements this as a way to determine victory, and also acts as a sudden death mechanism when one of the players reaches the end of the line.

Churchill implements a 3 player tug-of-war to resolve issues debated during the game.

List of best tug-of-war marker games 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 23 board games for this list and selected the top 19. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  5. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  6. En Garde

    All details for the board game En Garde and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Dual Powers: Revolution 1917

    All details for the board game Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Sun Tzu

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sun Tzu
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de
  9. Dogs of War

    All details for the board game Dogs of War and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Fog of Love

    All details for the board game Fog of Love and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Fog of Love
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fog of Love

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fog of Love" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fog of Love" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Anachrony

    All details for the board game Anachrony and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Anachrony
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  12. Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War

    All details for the board game Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Churchill

    All details for the board game Churchill and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Churchill
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Days of Ire: Budapest 1956

    All details for the board game Days of Ire: Budapest 1956 and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 32% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Days of Ire: Budapest 1956
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!48€ atAmazon.de
  15. InBetween

    All details for the board game InBetween and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  16. Schnapp die Möpse

    All details for the board game Schnapp die Möpse and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?

    All details for the board game Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  18. Warriors of Japan: A Country Aflame 1335-1339

    All details for the board game Warriors of Japan: A Country Aflame 1335-1339 and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime150 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Darkness Comes Rattling

    All details for the board game Darkness Comes Rattling and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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