The best strategy board, dice & card games 2021

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 2021.

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 14, 2021. We compared 2446 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Terraforming Mars: Prelude

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars: Prelude and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Prelude

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  3. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

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

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Wingspan: European Expansion

    All details for the board game Wingspan: European Expansion and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Wingspan: European Expansion
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Century: Golem Edition

    All details for the board game Century: Golem Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Wingspan

    All details for the board game Wingspan and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 15.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. Dominion: Prosperity

    All details for the board game Dominion: Prosperity and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Dominion: Prosperity
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  10. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Dominion: Seaside

    All details for the board game Dominion: Seaside and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Dominion: Seaside
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. The Isle of Cats

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

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de

    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
  18. 7 Wonders: Leaders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders: Leaders and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. Century: Spice Road

    All details for the board game Century: Spice Road and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Century: Spice Road
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Century: Spice Road

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  24. Pandemic: On the Brink

    All details for the board game Pandemic: On the Brink and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Pandemic: On the Brink
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Clank!: Sunken Treasures

    All details for the board game Clank!: Sunken Treasures and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Clank!: Sunken Treasures
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  26. Battle Line

    All details for the board game Battle Line and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. It's a Wonderful World

    All details for the board game It's a Wonderful World and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  28. Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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