The best games with square grid ◻️ 2021

Looking for a game that plays in a square grid ◻️? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best "square grid" games.

What are square grid games?

The game pieces, pieces or parts of the board are placed on a playing field mosaicked with square 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 Chess, but newer games like Blokus Duo or The Isle of Cats also rely on such boards.

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

To ensure a more precise distinction we have created two 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 square grid ◻️

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 157 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" 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. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Burgle Bros.

    All details for the board game Burgle Bros. and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Burgle Bros.
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. SHŌBU

    All details for the board game SHŌBU and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for SHŌBU
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    All details for the board game Flash Point: Fire Rescue and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. 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
    🔥 Great price!57€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
  13. HeroQuest

    All details for the board game HeroQuest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for HeroQuest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Imperial Assault and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!135€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  15. Patchwork Express

    All details for the board game Patchwork Express and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Specter Ops

    All details for the board game Specter Ops and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Specter Ops" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Specter Ops" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Tak

    All details for the board game Tak and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Tak
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Tak

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tak" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tak" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

    All details for the board game In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Aqualin

    All details for the board game Aqualin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Aqualin
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  20. Last Bastion

    All details for the board game Last Bastion and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Last Bastion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Last Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Last Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!68€ atAmazon.de
  22. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  23. Quoridor

    All details for the board game Quoridor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Quoridor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Village Green

    All details for the board game Village Green and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Village Green

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village Green" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village Green" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Gloomy Graves

    All details for the board game Gloomy Graves and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Clue: The Great Museum Caper

    All details for the board game Clue: The Great Museum Caper and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Clue: The Great Museum Caper
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Mexica

    All details for the board game Mexica and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mexica
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Mexica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

    All details for the board game Manoeuvre: Distant Lands and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

    All details for the board game Specter Ops: Broken Covenant and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de
  30. The Royal Game of Ur

    All details for the board game The Royal Game of Ur and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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