Top Ten Best Board Games

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The best strategy game out there. It DOES NOT deserve to be this low on the list. In my opinion this game should swap places with monopoly. SO MUCH FUN!


We played with our life group and it was fun, got us thinking outside the box.

Created by Brian Hersch (CEO of Hersch & Company). Released by and licensed to Hasbro throughout the decades. Still a popular game. - playstationfan66

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A great game, players are required to dream up either plausible / implausible definitions (sometimes being obscure scores well in a round), for words no one has ever heard of, to fool the other players. It's hilarious, first there's all the self-giggling while players quietly dream up their own definition, then keeping a straight face as others scrutinise your existence, followed by the self congratulatory smirk of having lied successfully, to someone at least. (Board is just a running total for each player, scored after each round for older teenagers and adults).

Especially with the newest edition, nothing is as fun as making up definitions, laws, movie plots, and more, resulting in hilarious scenarios and lots of laughs!

With a quick whit of people late at night... Nothing else is better than playing this game!

With a large group of people nothing is funnier than a game of balderdash - Bombers

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44Dungeons and Dragons

I love this game because it does drive your imagination. It brings structure to anything you can think of and immerses you into a fantastic world. It is the largest influence on role-playing games, without Dungeons and Dragons games like World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls wouldn't exist. More people should play this game; with the proper guidance casual players can learn to enjoy this game and critical thinkers will feel right at home with the strategic options and builds they can make within this game. I believe it deserves to be scored higher because it has influenced so many games; but only too few see the true value of what an amazing game this truly is. Pick it up and play with your friends and family; you won't be dissapointed.

Monopoly is obviously voted first. How come Dungeons & dragons is so low? I'd expect people to vote this in top 40 at least. I probably like this board game more than most video games. - Feirceraven

Convoluted and fantastic, gets your mind working, and imaginations running. It may be your classic version of hardcore nerd gaming, but it WILL surprise you. And you WILL end up getting in touch with your inner RPGer. Everything possible from mid-evil to zombie apocalypses... Never under estimate this game!

This game is timeless and badass, don't let no-one tell you you're a geek, they can keep monopoly!

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45The Resisitance

You need a good poker face for this one

46Catch Phrase

Best game in the world!!! If you are looking for a game for laughs this is the one! Just make sure you are in a place where its okay to be loud. Also, its fun if you get together and play it with a group of close friends!!! Good drinking game too! ;)

So much to play with a group of adults. Exciting and easy. No Set up! Just the hand held game and a lot of laughs! - davidthenurse

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477 Wonders

One of great games I have played!

48NFL Monopoly

I only recently learned how to play this great classic. Wow! I was hooked immediately!

50Blizzard of 77

Hilarious it is fun to watch every one playing do stupid things and it it makes it fun to do stupid things the best board game ever

Crazy fun. The more players, the merrier. Good for older children through adults. Love it.

Too much fun! Its hilarious 90% of the time. The other 10% is if you dislike/can't preform a card.


Love it, easy to play with children

Really easy and fun. Can have a few or a lot of players

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53El Grande

Not very well known outside hobby boardgamers, but hands down, the best board game ever designed. It's a medium-length boardgame (90 to 120 minutes is typical), with a fair share of both tactics and strategy, and just a little dose of luck.

Plus, it's very high on player interaction. - afpabon

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54Risk 2210 A.D.

Oh Yeah! Love it, It mixes the strategic nature of risk with a sci-fi type gameplay. The bonus cards etc are amazing.

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55Puerto Rico

Not only on boardgamegeek, all charts of real boardgamers i know list PR as number one. Absolutely deserved!

The number one game for over 100,000 registered users of Board Game Geek and over a million viewers a month, for a damn good reason.


Even the fastest, strongest computers in the world still lose to amateurs.

Number one game in the rest of the world. Has several 24 hour television stations devoted to it.

This is the most amazing game ever made. It's a shame to see chess in second position and go in twenty-fifth position, this game is so much deeper.

"After chess, there is only Go"

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57Twilight Struggle

A semi-war, semi-politics game based around the cold war. The concept is genuine while the game play is challenging and enjoyable for eurogamers and wargamers alike. - RedArmyIan

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Fun fantasy strategy game with different teams to chose from. Good replayability as resources can definitely alter your plans. - cornpop

Little known fantasy strategy game that can be played by casual and serious gamers alike. I'll meet you at the center tower!


Awesome game, once both players have mastered the rules, it never gets boring!

A beautiful game. Good for family. I remember playing this game with my daughters. There is skill to this game...mastered over time.


try it. you will never get the red one!

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