BGG Top 100


The Top 100 as ranked by our friends at Board Game Geek (TM)

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

1) Gloomhaven
Gloomhaven
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Vanquish monsters with strategic cardplay. Fulfill your quest to leave your legacy! ...

2) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
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Mutating diseases are spreading around the world - can your team save humanity? ...

3) Brass: Birmingham
Brass: Birmingham
Build networks, grow industries, and navigate the world of the Industrial Revolution. ...

4) Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars
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Compete with rival CEOs to make Mars habitable and build your corporate empire. ...

5) Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Take one of 17 factions to power via trade, conquest and galactic politics. ...

6) Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Vanquish monsters with strategic cardplay in a 25-scenario Gloomhaven campaign. ...

7) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
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Rewrite history as you build up your civilization in this epic card drafting game! ...

8) Gaia Project
Gaia Project
Gaia Project is a new game in the line of Terra Mystica. As in the original Terra Mystica, fourteen different factions live on seven different kinds of planets, and each faction is bound to their own home planets, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring planets into their home environments in competition with the other groups. In addition, Gaia planets can be used by all factions for colonization, and Transdimensional planets can be changed into Gaia planets. All factions can improve their skills in six different areas of development — Terraforming, Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Gaiaforming, Economy, Research — leading ...

9) Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion
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Strike from your hidden base as the Rebels - or find and destroy it as the Empire! ...

10) Twilight Struggle
Twilight Struggle
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Relive the Cold War and rewrite history in an epic clash between the USA and USSR. ...

11) Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail
Use strategic outposts and navigate danger as you herd your cattle to Kansas City. ...

12) Spirit Island
Spirit Island
Island Spirits join forces using elemental powers to defend their home from invaders. ...

13) War of the Ring: Second Edition
War of the Ring: Second Edition
The Fellowship and the Free Peoples clash with Sauron over the fate of Middle-Earth. ...

14) Scythe
Scythe
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Five factions vie for dominance in a war-torn, mech-filled, steampunk 1920s Europe. ...

15) The Castles of Burgundy
The Castles of Burgundy
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Plan, trade, and build your Burgundian estate to prosperity and prominence. ...

16) Terra Mystica
Terra Mystica
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Mystical races wield unique powers in their struggle to co-opt neighboring land. ...

17) 7 Wonders Duel
7 Wonders Duel
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Science? Military? What will you draft to win this head-to-head version of 7 Wonders? ...

18) Concordia
Concordia
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Manage a hand of cards that ebbs and flows to control trade across the Mediterranean. ...

19) Brass: Lancashire
Brass: Lancashire
Test your economic mettle as you build and network in the industrial revolution. ...

20) Wingspan
Wingspan
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Attract a beautiful and diverse collection of birds to your wildlife reserve. ...

21) A Feast for Odin
A Feast for Odin
Puzzle together the life of a Viking village as you hunt, farm, craft, and explore. ...

22) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
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Investigate the horrors of Arkham while courting cosmic doom. ...

23) Viticulture Essential Edition
Viticulture Essential Edition
In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success. The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the ...

24) Nemesis
Nemesis
Survive an alien-infested spaceship but beware of other players and their agendas. ...

25) Orléans
Orléans
Craftsmen, scholars & monks can help you reign supreme—but who will turn up to help? ...

26) Mage Knight Board Game
Mage Knight Board Game
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Build your hero’s spells, abilities, and artifacts as you explore & conquer cities. ...

27) Root
Root
Decide the fate of the forest as woodland factions fight for contrasting goals. ...

28) Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
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Ship goods, construct buildings, and choose roles that benefit you more than others. ...

29) Food Chain Magnate
Food Chain Magnate
Strategically hire and manage your workforce to outcompete rival fast food chains. ...

30) Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
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From a simple cave, expand your dwarven home through mining, agriculture, and more. ...

31) Everdell
Everdell
Use resources to build a village of critters and constructions in this woodland game. ...

32) Agricola
Agricola
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Build your farmstead by sowing fields and raising livestock. But don't forget to eat! ...

33) Blood Rage
Blood Rage
Ragnarök has come! Secure your place in Valhalla in epic Viking battles. ...

34) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
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The world is a mystery after a devastating pandemic—where will your team go? ...

35) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
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Unravel mysteries in Arkham with your investigative team in this app-guided game. ...

36) The 7th Continent
The 7th Continent
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Journey through a vibrant but deadly land to uncover the key to lifting your curse. ...

37) Maracaibo
Maracaibo
Seafarers journey to obtain wealth and fame in the 17th century Caribbean. ...

38) The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
Go on a planet-discovering space mission in this cooperative trick-taking game. ...

39) Kingdom Death: Monster
Kingdom Death: Monster
Try to survive in a nightmarish world that lies under eternal darkness. ...

40) Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
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Lead your people, build monuments and make offerings to earn the favour of the gods. ...

41) Power Grid
Power Grid
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Bid, network, and manage resources in a race to supply the most cities with power. ...

42) Underwater Cities
Underwater Cities
Develop future cities on the seafloor through politics, production, and science. ...

43) Mechs vs. Minions
Mechs vs. Minions
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Cooperatively program and pilot your mechs to defeat an army of marauding minions. ...

44) Anachrony
Anachrony
Use Exosuits & time travel to ensure your vision for the future after the cataclysm. ...

45) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
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Play as rebel or imperial forces to fulfil mission objectives. ...

46) Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Battle Marvel villains with unique teams of iconic heroes in this LCG. ...

47) Clans of Caledonia
Clans of Caledonia
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Lead your unique Scottish clan to economic might via production, trade, and export. ...

48) Too Many Bones
Too Many Bones
Toss gobs of unique dice in an epic adventure en route to a final boss showdown. ...

49) Le Havre
Le Havre
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Establish a supply chain by collecting resources, building industries, and shipping. ...

50) Azul
Azul
Artfully embellish the walls of your palace by drafting the most beautiful tiles. ...

51) Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
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Lead your civilization through strategic drafting of leaders, technologies, and more. ...

52) Eclipse
Eclipse
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Build an interstellar civilization by exploration, research, conquest, and diplomacy. ...

53) Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
"Go forth, be bold, and ACQUIRE!" in this campaign version of "Clank!" ...

54) Barrage
Barrage
Nations vie for hydroelectric dominance in a dystopia where water is power. ...

55) Android: Netrunner
Android: Netrunner
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Megacorporation versus Netrunner in this futuristic cyberpunk game of cat and mouse. ...

56) Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
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Work together—with Friday or alone—to survive on a deserted island. ...

57) The Gallerist
The Gallerist
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Amass a fortune, and stake your reputation by operating a lucrative art gallery. ...

58) The Voyages of Marco Polo
The Voyages of Marco Polo
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Using unique abilities, fulfill contracts and reach your goals along the Silk Road. ...

59) Fields of Arle
Fields of Arle
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Construct dikes, drain bogs, harvest flax and tend to newborn animals in East Frisia. ...

60) Race for the Galaxy
Race for the Galaxy
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Worlds await! Colonize, develop and conquer taking advantage of others' choices. ...

61) On Mars
On Mars
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Be a part of the first Martian colony, striving to be the best contributor. ...

62) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Travel back in time to the greatest city in Mesoamerica. Witness the glory and the twilight of the powerful pre-Columbian civilization. Strategize, accrue wealth, gain the favour of the gods, and become the builder of the magnificent Pyramid of the Sun. In Teotihuacan: City of Gods, each player commands a force of worker dice, which grow in strength with every move. On your turn, you move a worker around a modular board, always choosing one of two areas of the location tile you land on: one offering you an action (and a worker upgrade), the other providing you with a powerful ...

63) 7 Wonders
7 Wonders
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Draft cards to develop your ancient civilization and build its Wonder of the World. ...

64) Aeon's End
Aeon's End
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Mages defend humanity’s last city, harnessing alien powers to destroy monstrosities. ...

65) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Pull ingredients from your stock to make your pot bubble, but hopefully not explode! ...

66) Lisboa
Lisboa
Compete to reconstruct the city of Lisboa after the great earthquake of 1755. ...

67) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
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Claim your treasures but don't attract the dragon in this deck-building dungeon race. ...

68) Pax Pamir: Second Edition
Pax Pamir: Second Edition
Swing the tides of the "Great Game" as countries vie for control of Afghanistan. ...

69) Crokinole
Crokinole
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Flick discs and make trick shots in this traditional Canadian dexterity game! ...

70) Five Tribes
Five Tribes
Move assassins, elders & builders through Naqala to claim oases & control djinns. ...

71) Paladins of the West Kingdom
Paladins of the West Kingdom
Invaders are coming from everywhere. Keep the faith and defend your homeland. ...

72) Dominant Species
Dominant Species
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With an ice age approaching, which animals will best propagate, migrate, and adapt? ...

73) Lords of Waterdeep
Lords of Waterdeep
Deploy agents and hire adventurers to expand your control over the city of Waterdeep. ...

74) Agricola (Revised Edition)
Agricola (Revised Edition)
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Prosper your farm in an updated and streamlined edition of this acclaimed game. ...

75) Keyflower
Keyflower
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Compete in a unique auction system to build the most prosperous village. ...

76) Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Exploration, battle and diplomacy in a dark Arthurian realm. ...

77) Caylus
Caylus
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Entrepreneurs pay workers & bribe an official to build a Château & gain royal favor. ...

78) Architects of the West Kingdom
Architects of the West Kingdom
Will you be a virtuous or nefarious servant of the king? Build your way to glory. ...

79) El Grande
El Grande
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Use your caballeros to control regions of medieval Spain, keeping clear of the King! ...

80) Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
Twilight Imperium Third Edition is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression. With geomorphic board tiles, exquisite plastic miniatures, hundreds of cards, and introducing a rich set of strategic dimensions that allows each player to refocus their game-plan, the original designer (Christian T. Petersen) has seamlessly incorporated the better qualities of other recently popular games to improve on the game-play of the original TI, making it at once perfectly well-rounded and pleasantly familiar to ...

81) Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
How can the human race survive when you don't know who is actually human? ...

82) Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror
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Game description from the publisher: Across the globe, ancient evil is stirring. Now, you and your trusted circle of colleagues must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, brutal encounters, and obscure mysteries will take you to your limit and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction? Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and ...

83) Troyes
Troyes
In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them—anything for more fame! Make your underlings: work on the cathedral combat misfortune bustle about the city ...

84) Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Lead your clan to victory through negotiation, combat, monsters and favors from Kami. ...

85) Dominion: Intrigue
Dominion: Intrigue
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Enlist torturers, swindlers, and saboteurs to gain wealth and dominate the kingdom. ...

86) Grand Austria Hotel
Grand Austria Hotel
Serve guests and prepare rooms to be the best hotelier in the Viennese modern age. ...

87) Mombasa
Mombasa
Acquire shares of unique companies and propagate their trading posts to rake in cash. ...

88) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
Heroes explore Middle-earth, working together to combat evil in an epic campaign. ...

89) Raiders of the North Sea
Raiders of the North Sea
Assemble and prepare a formidable crew of vikings to pillage towns and gain glory. ...

90) Patchwork
Patchwork
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Piece together a quilt and leave no holes to become the button master. ...

91) Russian Railroads
Russian Railroads
Acquire locomotives & industry, build track, and hire the best engineers in Russia. ...

92) Tigris & Euphrates
Tigris & Euphrates
Regarded by many as Reiner Knizia's masterpiece, Tigris & Euphrates is set in the ancient fertile crescent with players building civilizations through tile placement. Players are given four different leaders: farming, trading, religion, and government. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category, which encourages players not to get overly specialized. Conflict arises when civilizations connect on the board, i.e., external conflicts, with only one leader of each type surviving such a conflict. Leaders can also be replaced ...

93) Codenames
Codenames
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Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues. ...

94) Roll for the Galaxy
Roll for the Galaxy
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Game description from the publisher: Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the feel of the original game. ...

95) Trajan
Trajan
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Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture. The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau. At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six ...

96) Lorenzo il Magnifico
Lorenzo il Magnifico
Avoid excommunication and lead your family to power during the Italian Renaissance. ...

97) Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
Build an interstellar civilization by exploration, research, conquest, and diplomacy. ...

98) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
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The game is afoot as you and your irregular friends search Victorian London for clues ...

99) Dominion
Dominion
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Acquire the most valuable lands by building your deck with treasure and power cards. ...

100) Pandemic
Pandemic
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Your team of experts must prevent the world from succumbing to a viral pandemic. ...



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