The best strategy board, dice & card games 2024

We have selected and compared over 2000 strategic board games for you. The result is this list with the 30 best strategy card, dice & board games 2024.

What are strategy board games?

A strategy game is a game in which the players' decision-making skills have a high impact on the outcome of the game. Strategy games often require a good analysis of the decision tree or, in games with random elements, of probability distributions. Strategy games include abstract games with artificial rules and little or no theme, and simulations (including War games) with rules designed to simulate and reproduce a real or fictional scenario.

List with the best strategy games

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 3196 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Terraforming Mars: Prelude

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    Terraforming Mars: Prelude offers an expansion to the core game, setting the stage for the terraforming process and enhancing your corporation's journey with new strategic options.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Terraforming Mars: Prelude
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Prelude

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition

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    The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition revitalizes Stefan Feld's classic strategy game for 1-4 players, where participants embody aristocrats managing their princedoms. This special edition, a collaboration between Ravensburger and Awaken Realms, elevates the game with a full art redesign, premium materials, and enhanced components, offering a luxurious playing experience as players build their settlements, castles, and engage in trade.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 70 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. 7 Wonders Duel

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    7 Wonders Duel takes the essence of the classic 7 Wonders and refines it for an intense two-player experience. It retains the thematic elements of building a civilization through acquiring various types of cards, but it introduces unique mechanics suited for a duel.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 offers an extraordinary gaming experience as a cooperative campaign game, immersing players in an overarching story-arc that unfolds over 12-24 gripping sessions. The duration depends on your group's performance and the fate of the world. Here's an overview of this thrilling journey:

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Wingspan: European Expansion

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    The Wingspan: European Expansion broadens the horizons of the original Wingspan game, introducing a captivating array of European birds, each with unique abilities that enhance gameplay and player interaction.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Wingspan: European Expansion
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Splendor Duel

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    Splendor Duel is an intriguing two-player game that builds upon the foundation of its predecessor, Splendor, enhancing it with new layers of strategy and competitiveness. Designed specifically for two players, this standalone game maintains the core elements of Splendor while introducing novel twists and mechanics, making it more dynamic and interactive.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Splendor Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

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    Unmatched: Cobble & Fog is a captivating expansion to the Unmatched system, featuring a quartet of iconic characters drawn from literary lore, each with their unique playstyle and abilities. This expansion introduces the Invisible Man, Sherlock Holmes with Dr. Watson, Dracula along with the sisters, and the duo of Jekyll & Hyde, all brought to life in a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Unmatched: Cobble & Fog
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Dominion: Prosperity

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    Dominion: Prosperity is the fourth expansion in the acclaimed Dominion series, released in 2010. This expansion enriches the Dominion universe by focusing on the theme of wealth and prosperity.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Dominion: Prosperity
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Century: Golem Edition

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    Century: Golem Edition is an engaging and visually appealing board game that is a re-themed version of Century: Spice Road. Set in the imaginative world of Caravania, this game combines strategic planning and resource management, appealing to players who enjoy tactical decision-making.

    More details for Century: Golem Edition
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

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    Wingspan: Oceania Expansion is an expansion to the popular bird-themed board game Wingspan, focusing on the diverse and unique birdlife of Australia and New Zealand.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Wingspan: Oceania Expansion
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Star Realms: Frontiers

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    Star Realms: Frontiers is a dynamic standalone game within the Star Realms series, offering fast-paced space combat with deckbuilding elements. Designed for 1-4 players, it can be enjoyed on its own or integrated with other Star Realms sets for expanded play.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Star Realms: Frontiers
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Star Realms: Colony Wars

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    Colony Wars is an engaging standalone deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series, offering both an individual gaming experience for two players and an expansion to the original Star Realms for up to four players.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Star Realms: Colony Wars
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Wingspan

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    Wingspan is a captivating, competitive board game from Stonemaier Games, masterfully designed by Elizabeth Hargrave. It's a medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building game that stands out with its unique theme and stunning artwork, featuring over 170 bird illustrations by artists Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 16.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wingspan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games

    Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot is a duel to the end between two iconic legends, offering a unique and highly asymmetrical tabletop experience. This set pits the cunning archer Robin Hood and his band of merry outlaws against the elusive and powerful Bigfoot, accompanied by the mystical Jackalope. Designed for two players, this game can also integrate with other Unmatched sets for up to four players, providing endless possibilities for epic battles.

    More details for Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

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    7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon is an expansion to the popular strategy game 7 Wonders Duel, introducing a dynamic element of ancient deities from various civilizations, each offering unique powers and strategies.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

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    Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game that brings together a roster of legendary figures, each represented by a unique deck that reflects their individual style and mythology. The game combines tactical movement with a no-luck combat resolution system, offering a distinct play experience that emphasizes skill and adaptability.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game

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    Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game brings the epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance to your tabletop. This two-player game captures the essence of the Star Wars universe, offering a dynamic and strategic experience where players build their decks and battle to destroy each other's bases.

    More details for Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Star Realms

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    Star Realms is a fast-paced, deck-building card game set in the vastness of space. Designed by renowned game creators, it combines the excitement of deck-building with the strategic depth of combat trading card games.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

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    Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure is an exciting board game where players become daring thieves, sneaking into a dragon's lair to steal artifacts while avoiding making noise to prevent waking the dragon.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Dune: Imperium

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    Dune: Imperium is a strategic deck-building game inspired by the iconic Dune universe, incorporating elements from both the recent film adaptation and the classic novels. Players lead one of the Great Houses in the interstellar political landscape of the Landsraad.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium

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    Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium is the first expansion for the popular board game Terraforming Mars. This expansion introduces a double-sided game board featuring two distinct areas of Mars, each offering unique geographical features and strategic opportunities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport and similar games

    Scoundrels of Skullport adds rich, new dimensions to the popular board game Lords of Waterdeep with two complete expansions: Undermountain and Skullport. Each module brings unique gameplay elements, further immersing players in the depths of Waterdeep.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Dune: Imperium – Rise of Ix

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    Dune: Imperium – Rise of Ix is an expansion to the award-winning board game Dune: Imperium, bringing new layers of strategy and depth to the already rich Dune universe. This expansion enhances the gameplay experience with the introduction of new elements, including additional Great Houses, advanced technologies, and powerful military units, all set in the iconic world of Frank Herbert's Dune.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dune: Imperium – Rise of Ix
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Air, Land & Sea

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    Air, Land, & Sea is a strategic two-player game where you take on the role of a Supreme Commander, deploying military forces across three theaters of war: Air, Land, and Sea. The game is a delicate balance of power and cunning, requiring players to outmaneuver their opponent to control the majority of the theaters or compel them to withdraw.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Air, Land & Sea
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Terraforming Mars: Big Box

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Hero Realms

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    Hero Realms is a captivating, fantasy-themed deck-building game that builds on the mechanics of the highly acclaimed Star Realms. It offers a versatile gaming experience suitable for different player formats and styles.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hero Realms
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. My City

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    My City is a groundbreaking competitive legacy game where players develop their own city across multiple epochs. This game uniquely blends city-building with the evolving challenges and narratives of a legacy format.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Dominion: Seaside

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    Dominion: Seaside is an expansion to the popular deck-building games Dominion and Dominion: Intrigue. It is important to note that this expansion does not constitute a standalone game but rather adds new dimensions and strategic possibilities to the existing base games.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Dominion: Seaside
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. The Castles of Burgundy

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    The Castles of Burgundy is a strategy board game set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France, where players assume the roles of aristocrats controlling small princedoms. The game combines tile placement and dice rolling mechanics to offer a rich and strategic experience.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 70 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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