The best games with improvements via Tech Tree or Tech Tracks 2022

Looking for a really good game with improvements via tech tree? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best tech tree games 2022.

What are Tech Tree games?

In tech tree games (also called technology or research tree or path), new actions become available to certain players during the game, or existing actions are improved. These are often themed as technologies, but don't have to be. In computer games, this principle made the [Civilazation series](https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier%E2%80%99s_Civilization) popular starting in 1991.

Technique Tree & Technique Path

Sometimes this is expressed as a tree, where achieving one tech unlocks several other techs. Or it can be a linear path, where progressing along the tech path unlocks improved or new actions.

"Tech Tree" is sometimes also referred to as "Tech Path" or "Tech Tracks".

Examples of games with improvements via tech tree

A good example of a tech tree game is Brass Birmingham.

List of best tech tree games 2022

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. We compared 98 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Orléans

    All details for the board game Orléans and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Orléans
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Endeavor: Age of Sail

    All details for the board game Endeavor: Age of Sail and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Endeavor: Age of Sail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Endeavor: Age of Sail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Scythe

    All details for the board game Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 115 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Scythe" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Black Orchestra

    All details for the board game Black Orchestra and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Black Orchestra
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Black Orchestra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Black Orchestra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Beyond the Sun

    All details for the board game Beyond the Sun and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Beyond the Sun
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Ankh: Gods of Egypt

    All details for the board game Ankh: Gods of Egypt and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!84€ atAmazon.de
  9. Hansa Teutonica

    All details for the board game Hansa Teutonica and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Hansa Teutonica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Brass: Lancashire

    All details for the board game Brass: Lancashire and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de
  14. Innovation

    All details for the board game Innovation and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Innovation
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Anno 1800

    All details for the board game Anno 1800 and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Anno 1800
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  16. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Endeavor
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Coimbra

    All details for the board game Coimbra and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Terra Mystica

    All details for the board game Terra Mystica and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Maracaibo

    All details for the board game Maracaibo and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Gaia Project

    All details for the board game Gaia Project and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Goa

    All details for the board game Goa and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Goa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  22. Newton

    All details for the board game Newton and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Newton
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Newton

    • YouTube Review for the game "Newton" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Antike II

    All details for the board game Antike II and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Space Empires 4X

    All details for the board game Space Empires 4X and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Space Empires 4X
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Wings for the Baron (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Wings for the Baron (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Diamonds Club

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Diamonds Club
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Clash of Cultures

    All details for the board game Clash of Cultures and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Clash of Cultures
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!127€ atAmazon.de
  28. Indonesia

    All details for the board game Indonesia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Indonesia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  29. Path of Light and Shadow

    All details for the board game Path of Light and Shadow and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. On Mars

    All details for the board game On Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for On Mars
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Very hard to learn

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