The best grid-movement board games 2021

Looking for a really good grid movement game? Then we have just the thing: The best Grid Movement games 2021.

What are Grid Movement board games?

Grid Movement occurs when game pieces move in many directions on the board in a grid. The grid can be square (as in Chess) or hexagonal (as in Abalone).

In a game there may be many identical pieces (as in Chess or Checkers) or only one (like the bishop in Fresco).

"Grid Movement" means not only "grid" - but also movement

Note that the two related mechanics categories for hexagon-grid and square-grid denote only the type of playing field. Indeed, in some games the pieces are not moved on such a board, but only placed. Therefore, this mechanic complements one of the two "-grid" mechanics by specifically stating that the grid is used for movement purposes.

Top list with the best "Grid Movement" games 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 1301 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

    🔥 Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Quest for El Dorado
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!22€ 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. 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
  6. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  7. War Chest

    All details for the board game War Chest and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for War Chest
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for War Chest

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  8. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

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  9. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  10. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  11. The 7th Continent

    All details for the board game The 7th Continent and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 1000 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. 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
  13. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    🔥 Deal: 30% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  15. 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!132€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  16. Magic Maze

    All details for the board game Magic Maze and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Magic Maze
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Magic Maze

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  17. A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  18. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  19. 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
  20. The Downfall of Pompeii

    All details for the board game The Downfall of Pompeii and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Downfall of Pompeii
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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!19€ 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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  22. My Little Scythe

    All details for the board game My Little Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for My Little Scythe
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  23. The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  24. Arcadia Quest: Inferno

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest: Inferno and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 18% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Arcadia Quest: Inferno
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!82€ atAmazon.de
  25. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 25% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Istanbul
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  26. 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
    👍 Good price!72€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Scythe" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  27. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul: Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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

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