The best games with Area Movement 2024

Looking for a really good game with a map or floor plan? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best uneven game plan games 2024.

What are games with uneven game board?

The game board or game plan is divided into non-repeating, irregularly shaped areas or regions - for example, a map with country borders or the floor plan of a building with the different, uneven spaces. Movement is always possible only from region to region - this therefore also determines the sequence of moves, no room/Region may be skipped. However, in some games there are teleporters, ports, airports or subway stations. These then allow jumping between non-adjacent regions.

Differentiation of "Area Movement" to "Grid Movement

By the way, "uneven board" is called "area movement" - to be distinguished from grid movement games like squares (e.g. Chess) or hexagons (e.g. Settlers of Catan).

Examples of games with uneven grids

A good example of an uneven game board game is Risk. The game board is a world map divided into several regions. Note, however, that the regions that can only be reached by waterway (Japan, Madagascar, Greenland, Iceland) are actually Point-to-Point Movements.

Another game with movement between regions is Icecool, here the game world is pieced together from multiple game boxes (which fit into each other and are thus unequal in size).

List of the best uneven game board games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 3097 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Zombie Kidz Evolution

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    Zombie Kidz Evolution is a pioneering legacy-style board game designed specifically for children. Building upon the foundation of the 2013 game Zombie Kidz, this version introduces a dynamic and evolving gameplay experience. Set in a school under siege by zombies, young players must navigate through rooms and entryways to fend off the undead and prevent them from overrunning the school. The objective is to lock all four entryways of the school, a task complicated by the absence of the custodian. As players progress and improve their skills, they can undertake missions and earn trophies and stickers, similar to achievements in video games. The game also features envelopes that, when opened, add new elements to the game, including challenges, powers, and heroes, keeping the gameplay fresh and engaging.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Cthulhu: Death May Die

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    Cthulhu: Death May Die is an intense, cooperative board game set in the 1920s, drawing inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft's universe. Players take on the roles of daring investigators, embarking on a perilous mission to confront and eliminate Elder Gods.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cthulhu: Death May Die
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. ICECOOL

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    ICECOOL is an energetic and playful flicking game set in a penguin school, where players assume the roles of rascally penguins trying to snatch fish and the vigilant Hall Monitor trying to maintain order.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. ICECOOL2

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

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    Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative, app-enhanced board game that combines elements of horror and mystery. It's set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign, offering an immersive narrative experience.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Blood Rage

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    In the midst of Ragnarök, the cataclysmic end of the world, seize your opportunity for glory in Blood Rage. Each player commands a Viking clan, complete with fearless warriors, a formidable leader, and a mighty ship. As the world crumbles, it's the Vikings' last chance to seek Valhalla, to be forever remembered at Odin's side. In this epic battle, there are myriad paths to honor, from plundering the land and crushing opponents to fulfilling quests, enhancing your clan's strength, or embracing a glorious demise.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Blood Rage
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)

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    Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition) is a strategic board game set in a Victorian-era Earth, where players head mining corporations competing to exploit Mars' newfound resources.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Detective: City of Angels

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Terror in Meeple City

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    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), players step into the roles of colossal monsters, hungry for destruction and chaos in the heart of Meeple City. The objective is simple: create mayhem by demolishing buildings and devouring innocent meeples, all in a race to become the most fearsome monster of them all.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

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    Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Deluxe Edition is a celebrated two-player board game designed by Reiner Knizia. Set in the rich world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, this game allows players to immerse themselves in the epic struggle between the forces of Sauron and the Free Peoples. Renowned for its blend of strategy, bluffing, and adventure, this deluxe edition elevates the experience with enhanced components and new gameplay elements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. El Grande Big Box

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    El Grande Big Box is the definitive edition of the classic area control game El Grande, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a comprehensive collection that includes the base game and all its expansions. In this strategic board game, players assume the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain, competing to exert their dominance over the various regions as the king's power wanes. Through cunning deployment of caballeros (knights represented by meeples), players seek to secure majorities in Spain's diverse territories, leveraging power cards for turn order and action cards for strategic moves.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Keep the Heroes Out!

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. 1775: Rebellion

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    1775: Rebellion is an award-winning board game that immerses players in the tumultuous times of the American Revolution, part of the Birth of America series. It offers a blend of strategic planning, historical warfare, and alliance management, appealing to both history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. The Initiative

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Inis

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    Inis invites players to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Celtic history and lore, vying for the esteemed title of King of the Island. Rooted in strategic depth and Celtic mythology, the game offers a unique blend of victory conditions and gameplay dynamics.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Inis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Inis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

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    Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar is a thrilling adventure board game that is a restoration of the classic 1986 game Fireball Island. Players embark on a daring quest on Fireball Island, a place teeming with dangers like volcanic upheavals, feral tigers, lethal trees, and swarms of bees. The goal is to capture snapshots across the island while racing down treacherous paths and avoiding a barrage of hazards, including the iconic fireballs.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Mars Open: Tabletop Golf

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. The 7th Continent

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    In the early 20th century, your fate binds you to the newly discovered seventh continent, haunted by a malevolent curse since your last expedition. The 7th Continent, a captivating solo or cooperative "choose-your-own-adventure" exploration board game, beckons you to chart your course. Choose a character and commence your journey alone or alongside fellow explorers. Drawing inspiration from the Fighting Fantasy book series, unravel the mysteries of this untamed land through a diverse array of terrain and event cards.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Star Wars: Rebellion

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    Star Wars: Rebellion is a grand strategy board game set in the Star Wars universe, offering an epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. El Grande

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    El Grande is a classic strategy board game set in medieval Spain, where players, as powerful lords or "Grandes," vie for control over various regions in a declining kingdom. The game is known for its blend of tactical depth and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Carpe Diem

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    In Carpe Diem, players step into the roles of wealthy patricians in ancient Rome, striving to build prosperous city districts and accumulate prestigious points. Designed by the accomplished game designer Stefan Feld, this board game offers a unique and engaging gaming experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Carpe Diem
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Small World

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    Small World is a board game where players compete for control of a tiny world, using unique fantasy races and special powers.

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 4.

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    More details for Small World
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Small World

    • YouTube Review for the game "Small World" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Risk: Star Wars Edition

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    Risk: Star Wars Edition brings the epic conclusion of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to the tabletop, allowing players to engage in the pivotal battles that decide the fate of the galaxy. This version of Risk provides a thematic and strategic experience, set on a unique TIE fighter-shaped gameboard that serves as the battlefield for the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Risk: Star Wars Edition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Black Fleet

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    Black Fleet sets you in the bustling Caribbean, captaining merchant ships, pirate vessels, and even Navy ships, each with their own quest for glory and fortune. This tactical card-driven game mixes strategy with a dash of luck as you navigate different ship types to achieve your goals.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Black Fleet
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

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    Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Lovecraftian horror card game that blends role-playing and card game elements. Set in the eerie town of Arkham, players face mysterious, monstrous, and maddening challenges.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Arkham Horror: The Card Game
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. Wildlands

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    Wildlands brings to life a rich, lawless fantasy realm where players vie for dominance, survival, and treasure amidst the ruins of a fallen kingdom. Designed by the acclaimed Martin Wallace, this game combines the thrill of skirmish battles with the depth of strategic card play, offering a dynamic tabletop experience that's accessible yet full of tactical depth.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wildlands
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wildlands

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

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    Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is a deeply immersive and richly themed cooperative board game that combines elements of adventure, exploration, and strategic character development. It is set in a unique world blending Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology.

    Nominated for 14 awards.

    More details for Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Cyclades

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    In this latest collaboration between Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, players must buy the favor of the gods in their race to be the first player to build two cities in the Ancient Greek island group known as the Cyclades.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Cyclades
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cyclades" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Western Legends

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    Western Legends is an open-world sandbox board game that immerses players in the adventurous and often lawless American Wild West. Featuring historical figures from the era, the game allows players to forge their own paths and create new legends.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Western Legends
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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