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 December 6, 2021. We compared 179 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
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Isle of Cats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Under Falling Skies

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Burgle Bros.

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Burgle Bros.
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. SHŌBU

    All details for the board game SHŌBU and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for SHŌBU
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Five Tribes

    All details for the board game Five Tribes and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 5.

    More details for Five Tribes
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Five Tribes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    All details for the board game Flash Point: Fire Rescue and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Blokus Duo

    All details for the board game Blokus Duo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Blokus Duo
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. HeroQuest

    All details for the board game HeroQuest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for HeroQuest
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!120€ atAmazon.de
  14. Patchwork Express

    All details for the board game Patchwork Express and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Aqualin

    All details for the board game Aqualin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Aqualin
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Tak

    All details for the board game Tak and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Tak
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tak

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tak" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Specter Ops

    All details for the board game Specter Ops and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

    • YouTube Review for the game "Specter Ops" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Last Bastion

    All details for the board game Last Bastion and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Last Bastion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Last Bastion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. 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
    🔥 Great price!42€ 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. 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!71€ atAmazon.de
  25. Village Green

    All details for the board game Village Green and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Village Green
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Village Green

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village Green" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Mexica

    All details for the board game Mexica and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mexica
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Mexica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mexica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  28. Gloomy Graves

    All details for the board game Gloomy Graves and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Gloomy Graves
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  29. Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

    All details for the board game Manoeuvre: Distant Lands and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

    All details for the board game Specter Ops: Broken Covenant and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de

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