The best games with hexagon grid ⬡ 2021

Looking for a game that takes place in a hexagonal grid ⬡? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best "Hexagon Grid" games.

What are hexagon grid games?

The game pieces, pieces or parts of the board are placed on a playing field mosaicked with hexagonal squares. This is used for laying pieces of the board against each other and/or placing or moving pieces. Probably the best-known game with such a board is Settlers of Catan, but more recent games such as Gloomhaven, Terraforming Mars or The Castles of Burgundy also rely on such boards.

Distinction from square grid and movement of game pieces in the grid

To ensure a more precise distinction we have created more categories. It should be noted that movement of game pieces and the arrangement of the game board itself should be distinguished:

List of the best games 2021 that use a hexagonal grid ⬡

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 2087 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Quest for El Dorado

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for The Quest for El Dorado
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quest for El Dorado" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  3. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  7. Memoir '44

    All details for the board game Memoir '44 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoir '44
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  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
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    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. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!120€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

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

    All details for the board game Cryptid and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Cryptid
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Hey, That's My Fish!

    All details for the board game Hey, That's My Fish! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hey, That's My Fish!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. 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
    🔥 Great price!57€ 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
  13. Commands & Colors: Ancients

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Ancients and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Hive

    All details for the board game Hive and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Samurai

    All details for the board game Samurai and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Samurai
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Samurai

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Napoleonics and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Tobago

    All details for the board game Tobago and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Tobago
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  20. Nexus Ops

    All details for the board game Nexus Ops and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Nexus Ops
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Blue Lagoon

    All details for the board game Blue Lagoon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Blue Lagoon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Blue Lagoon" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  22. Battle Sheep

    All details for the board game Battle Sheep and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Battle Sheep
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. 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
  24. Suburbia

    All details for the board game Suburbia and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Suburbia
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Through the Desert

    All details for the board game Through the Desert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done

    All details for the board game Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Photosynthesis

    All details for the board game Photosynthesis and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Photosynthesis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. 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
  30. Neuroshima Hex! 3.0

    All details for the board game Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Neuroshima Hex! 3.0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Neuroshima Hex! 3.0" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Neuroshima Hex! 3.0" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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