On this occasion, we have decided to bring you a list of the Top 35 Board Games in History, revised for this 2020.
We know that there are already many articles that talk about board games, but we have decided to analyze this list one by one, play them and check by ourselves which is the place they deserve.
You will find a mix of classic games, as well as games that you will surely not be familiar with, so we hope that you can at least discover a new board game that you have never heard of before.
And we, as lovers of board games, dedicate this article to you from the beginning to the end, so that you can get to know all of the greatest board games.
This way you will find that your days are full of adrenaline, suspense, challenges, laughter, cheating, and fun.
So without further ado, let’s start with the list of the best board games that will make 2020 the best year of your life.
The Best Board Games. The Ultimate Ranking!
Keep in mind that in this ranking, none of the games have a clear order, so we recommend that you read the list all the way through the end.
Here you will find classic board games, but also very new board games, which you may not have heard of.
1) Dixit – The Power of Imagination
In this game, you will have to test your narrative skills because here the most important thing is not what you say but how you say it.
And you’ll have to be very smart in order to not be too obvious, but not too complex either. The goal is simple.
In the Dixit cards, you will find different drawings that can be interpreted in a thousand ways. And the storyteller will have to give a title to the card he chooses, while the rest of the players will have to guess it until the most creative and intuitive one gets more points and becomes the master of the stories.
- para 3-6 jugadores.
- juego de cartas humorística con un montón de narración imaginativa
- juego de cartas humorística con un montón de narración imaginativa
- 84 nuevas cartas, 6 piezas de juego en 6 colores diferentes.
- Los estilos pueden variar
2) Settlers of Catan – Build, trade and settle
This game, also known as “Catan”, was designed for players over 10 years old and lasts approximately 75 minutes, making it ideal for an entire afternoon of entertainment and fun!
In Catan, each player represents a colonizer, and the goal of the player is to become the supreme conqueror by obtaining resources and placing your colonies in strategic locations.
To play Catan you will need all your attention, as the game board changes as the game progresses.
You will need to be very astute and strategic to be the greatest colonizer of all your friends!
It’s a classic of classics, and that’s why we’ve decided to put it on number 2.
In third place is Citadels, a game for 2 to 8 players, from 10 years old and with an estimated duration of 1 hour.
To play it, you will have to be more ambitious than anyone else, because being strategic and deceiving your opponents will make you rich and will blow up your opponents’ plans.
Besides, the ideal is to play it among several friends to have a better experience. At the beginning of each turn, you will choose a role that will have a defined power.
The goal is to raise at least 8 districts before the others to come out as the winner of the game.
Are you willing to step into each character’s shoes? Will you be the king, the thief, the merchant, or perhaps the powerful and feared assassin?
- Esquema de trama, engañar, y como usted construye excelentes ciudades en citadels, Bruno Faidutti del clásico juego de tarjeta redacción, intriga y astuto caracteres.
- En la ciudad de citadels, dos a ocho los jugadores deben shrewdly proyecto de personajes y utilizar sus habilidades para crear el mejor posible.
- 2 a 8 jugadores
- Edades 10 +
- 30 a 60 minutos tiempo de juego
4) Carcassone – Conquer the city
If you like Settlers of Catan, you’re gonna love this game.
This game is based on a city in the south of France, we will have to build a medieval city from its foundations, laying bricks and getting builders. To do this you will need to get followers, who will be the ones to help you perform all the necessary actions to develop your city and become the winner of the game.
- The classic award-winning game is back with a whole new look
- Entirely redesigned and modernized, this edition includes two expansions: The River and the Abbot
- Ages 7+
- 2 to 5 players
- 35 minute playing time
5) 7 Wonders – Review the Universal History
The game is based on ancient times and the different eras mankind has gone through.
Time moves on and the eras follow one another, so to win we must become strong and conquer our enemy’s territory.
For this, we will have a board, science pieces (also important to win the game), wonders and coins.
Designed for children over 10 years old, this is an ideal game to play with the youngest members of the household and teach them about the origins of humanity.
- Para 3-7 jugadores
- El tiempo de juego de 30 minutos
- 7 maravillas es un juego simple y adictivo para toda la familia
- En 30 minutos se puede levantar una civilización completa y construir las más grandes maravillas del mundo
6) Azul – Show off the artist in you!
Azul is a real beauty, made with a wonderful aesthetic taste and has an impeccable design, which is always a plus!
In this game, we will be an artist who has to recreate for the King of Portugal the beauty he found after his visit to Granada.
We are in front of one of the most canonical games of the last times, winner of prizes like “the game of the year in Germany” and “the game of the year in Spain”.
Nominated as “Game of the Year” in Spain and Germany, Azul is an abstract game that will blow you away!
So the idea is that between you and 1 or 3 other players, you bring out your artistic skills and try to recreate for the president the beauties he found during his visit.
In the end, the one who manages to fill in one of the rows on the board will win, but always following the rules.
- Azul te invita a un artesano de azulejos para decorar las paredes del rey de Evora.
- Diseñado por el galardonado coche de juego Michael Kiesling mundialmente reconocido.
- De 2 a 4 jugadores.
- El juego dura entre 30 y 40 minutos.
- Para niños a partir de 8 años.
7) Hive – Buzzing a strategy one!
Hive is a game with a fascinating dynamic designed to play with your best friend or partner.
In Hive we find a mixture of tactics a little similar to chess or Chinese checkers, but with only 11 white and 11 black pieces on its beautiful board.
The first thing you have to do is start moving 7 of your pieces that move differently. And you will be the champion when you have managed to move around your opponent’s central piece, i.e. the queen bee.
If you want to show your opponent your strategic skills, the best way to do it is to play Hive!
8) Virus – Save them all!
In this game of life and death, you will become a superhero since a hospital called “Our Lady of Tranjis” is in red alert because a virus has spread all over the world and only you can save it.
Your task will be to fight very bravely against the illness and be the first one to exterminate the virus, managing to set aside a totally healthy body to get rid of terrible affections.
9) Dobble – Prueba tu agilidad mental
Here the bravest and fastest will take victory at Spot it. The card and symbols game, where the exact images are identified to be the winner.
All the cards are designed in a special way. Only one symbol on one card is repeated on the other cards. Your goal is to find, as quickly as possible, the symbol that is repeated.
So if you want to test your mental agility and your friends’. What are you waiting for to play Spot it?
10) Sushi Go Party – A delicious game!
If you are a fan of oriental food the experience you will have with this game will be truly exquisite.
Here you will have to get points with sushi combos that you can customize by choosing the carte from a menu. You’ll have to be very strategic in every round, since, together with your up to 8 players, you’ll have to be able to make the menu with more points will be the one who wins.
- Este juego refuerza probabilidad, el pensamiento estratégico y la discriminación visual.
- Un fantástico juego basado en el manejo de las cartas en mano.
- Ilustraciones vibrantes y divertidas.
- Tiempo de juego de alrededor de 15 minutos.
- 2-5 jugadores.
11) Chess-A Classic among the classics
This is undoubtedly a true classic that even if we reach a very distant future we will not stop playing it. Ideal for playing with another person as strategic and patient as you.
The board will become your battlefield, where you will compete with your opponent using your 16 pieces. Each of these pieces has a different movement, which will force you to think about what you should do best at each moment.
In addition, there are hundreds of different chess pieces, from special editions like Harry Potter to collector’s pieces like Bauhaus chess
12) Dead of Winter – A legendary Battle For Surviving
The time has come to resist in an apocalyptic and frozen context, full of zombies. In this war-game you will understand the importance of teamwork; because it will be dispensable to work together to solve problems, like finding food and supplies, besides the fact that you will have to defend yourselves together from the attacks of the enemy and above all, survive.
So, do you accept the challenge?
- juego de mesa con las siguientes características:
- Tu artículo favorito de EMP!
- Merch para fans y divertido
- el perfecto regalo de Navidad
13) Smartphone Inc – A Game for Entrepreneurs
You’re a techie? Well, congratulations because this is the world of the millennials!
In this game, you will have to follow Steve Jobs’ steps, because your mission if you decide to accept it is to develop your own global network of offices in telecommunications and beat your competition.
The goal of this Eurogame is that each player will have to design their own strategy for expansion, production, sales, and pricing. And if you manage to be the one who earns the most money, you will become the best entrepreneur of all times.
This game is no longer available in Amazon, but you can find it on Ebay.
14) Jungle Speed – Agility will be your greatest power
For this game, we recommend that you choose between 2 to 10 of your fastest friends because it will be more thrilling that way.
The idea is to place your cards that have different types of figures on the table and as soon as one of your cards is the same as your friends’, you will have to catch the totem that will be in the center before the others to avoid taking more chips. But watch out for special cards!
If you are not quick enough, you could be the last one. So you’ll have to be the fastest to run out of cards and finally enjoy a juicy victory.
15) Taboo – Becoming the most ingenious
This game is ideal to spend a fun time in teams of 2 or more participants.
Here each player must manage to get his partner to guess the word before the time is up. So your creativity in giving clues will play a key role during the process of the game as the team with the most hits will be the winner.
- Juego de adultos
- El juego de la diversión indescriptible!
- Cinco maneras emocionantes para jugar: el doble de su tiempo adivinando, elija su adivinador, y más
- La cubierta cuenta con más de 1.000 palabras actualizados para adivinar
- Edad 12 +
16) Clue: Who, where, and how did they die?
Would you like to be part of a team of investigators to solve a murder? Then get your notebook and pen, because you’re going to become the new Sherlock Holmes.
The idea is to visit every room in the mansion where a murder has taken place and make possible accusations that will lead you to the final clue.
Finally, if you manage to get the letters (murderer, object, and place) in the envelope of truth right, you will become the most astute and respected inspector of your friends.
17) Monopoly – Being rich has never been easier
Wouldn’t you like to own a lot of hotels and houses? Well, with Monopoly, one of the most played games since 50 years ago, you will be able to show your skills doing business by buying and selling in the most strategic way. This way you will be able to keep most of the properties and become the master of the trade.
- Compre, venda, sueña y planea su camino a las riquezas
- Los jugadores compran, venden y comercian para ganar
- Construir casas y hoteles en sus propiedades y bancarrota a sus oponentes para ganar todo
- Las cartas del pecho de la oportunidad y de la comunidad pueden cambiar todo
- Incluye gameboard, 8 fichas, 28 cartas de escritura de título, 16 tarjetas de oportunidad, 16 cartas de pecho comunitario, 32 casas, 12 hoteles, 2 dados, paquete de dinero y guía de juego
18) Scrabble – Let’s CreateWords
Do you think you’re good at thinking and forming words? Well, with Scrabble you will have the opportunity to show others your talent for organizing different words in the shortest time possible.
So don’t hesitate to get 2-4 of your mind-sharp friends together to make the game more exciting.
The one who is most skilled at composing and making words will be the winner!
19) Trivial Pursuit – How Much do you Know?
This game is dedicated to all lovers of the overall culture. So if you are one of the wisest and most curious people in the world , let’s play Trivial!
The first thing you need to do is to roll the dice to advance through the board, and then answer what you are asked. If you get it right, you keep moving forward.
The goal of Trivial is very simple, and it is that you will have to get the ¨chips ¨of each type (sports, entertainment, science…) to win the game.
And when you do, move to the center of the board to get the final question right and win the game.
Become the most knowledgeable of your friends with Trivial.
- Nuevo temporizador significa más rápido ritmo
- Con más de 3000 fascinante, nuevo desafiantes preguntas que voluntad challenge incluso la savviest reproductor de Trivial Pursuit.
- Para los aficionados al trivia que ama a mostrar cómo Smart son.
- 2-6 jugadores
- A partir de 14 años.
20) Risk- To the Conquest of the World!
In this exciting board game, your goal is to conquer the world. To do so, your armies will have to fight, but beware, this game it’s not only about fighting.
The first thing you have to do is to gather 5 of your most competitive friends and each of them will have to choose the army of the color they like best.
During the game, you will have to attack your opponents and defend yourself from them. So you’ll have to give your ability to create alliances and be strategic in order to keep all the territories and be the new champion.
Make strategic decisions and become the new Napoleon Bonaparte.
21) Bingo – Sing bingo before anyone else
Who has never played Bingo?
This is and will definitely be a game to have a lot of fun with several of your friends.
Bingo has a fun and simple dynamic that consists of writing down all the numbers and letters in each column that the guide announces. And if you are the first one to complete your sheet, shout out Bingo! to become the winner.
- El juego de siempre en gran formato
- Bolas imborrables
- Bombo automático
- Kit para jugar al bingo
- Compuesto por bombo, 90 números y 48 cartones
And here you have the perfect edition to keep for a long time in the family! Deluxe bingo edition!
- Jaula de Alambre recubierto de plástico negro para más silencioso juego W/Mango de acrílico de color atractivo; 11 "D X 11" W x 11 "H
- Universal Bingo masterboard en color negro con texto Cute. "La vida del juego Play It."; 18 "L x 7" W x 0,5 H
- Nueva tecnología patentada (75) 7/8 "5-Color pelotas de plástico Bingo; No-Glare contra los arañazos y resistente a la decoloración y letras y números que nunca se frota apagado.
- (300) 3/4 tarjetas de "Bingo chips en bote de plástico reutilizable; variados (12) pesada duro azul apto para dry-eraser marcadores
- Mr Chips, Inc es una marca comercial son propiedad y operado por Mr Chips, Inc, Inc. Mr Chips, Inc productos se vende exclusivamente por Mr Chips, Inc distribuidores autorizados. cualquier marca infracción serán reportados a Amazon legal departamento.
22) UNO – Challenge your friends
Challenges, laughter, color changes…
All this and much more you could find at UNO. Ideal for playing with 2 to 9 of your best friends. The dynamics of the game are very simple, and your objective will be to run out of cards and sing ¡UNO! when you only have one card.
But how do you do it?
You will need to be very focused on your friends’ game and throw cards that match the color or number in play. But watch out, because the color won’t always be the same and your opponents might make you “EAT” some cards.
So if you want to spend an afternoon laughing, don’t hesitate to buy a deck of this cheap and fun game.
- Uno es el clásico juego de cartas familiar que es fácil de aprender y tan divertido de jugar. En una carrera para agotar tu mano, combina una de tus cartas con la carta actual que se muestra en la parte superior de la baraja por color o número
- Estrategia para derrotar a tu competencia con tarjetas de acción especiales como Skips, reversas, dibuja dos y comodines que cambian de color. Cuando estás en una tarjeta, no te olvides de gritar UNO.
- Material: papel recubierto de PVC.
- Una tarjeta viene con instrucciones que son ideales para almacenamiento y viajes, perfecto para adultos y juegos familiares, divertirse.
- Soporte: Una vez que el pedido sea realizado, vamos a organizar la entrega lo antes posible, tomará 7-13 días para llegar. Te prometemos que si no estás satisfecho con nuestros productos, puedes devolver por un reembolso en un plazo de 30 días. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con nosotros.
23) Bean Boozled – Un juego muy dulce y repugnante
Have you ever heard of Russian roulette? In this game, a bullet is loaded into a gun and participants pray that it won’t touch them.
In Bean Boozled, it’s similar, since in this roulette you can be lucky enough to get a very sweet candy, but you can also end up eating others with a disgusting taste.
And here lies the charm of this game
It is as fun as simple because once you turn the wheel you will spend the afternoon full of laughter at the sight of your friends’ faces when they try a rotten egg flavored rookie. And best of all, you never know which one you’re going to get.
Do you dare to try it?
24) Twister – Your body has never been like this.
In this game, your feet could be very close to a friend’s face, or perhaps the arm of one of them could be under your back and you will have to hold on as long as possible without falling.
So try not to get too carried away because you might lose! Spin the wheel, think about your position, and put your hand or leg on the color of the Twister mat.
Bear your weight and perhaps your friends’ and you’ll be the one to stand until victory.
25) Camel Up – Let the camels run!
Do you like racing? Then with Camel Up, you will find the most insane and fun race of all times!
In Camel Up, the pyramids could turn around and the camels would go crazy climbing on top of each other. So to become the most successful Egyptian trader in history you’ll have to earn money in all sorts of ways, from cheering for the camel you think will be the winner to betting on the last one to arrive.
- El galardonado juego sobre la carrera de camellos más loco se ha vuelto aún más loco.
- La carrera ahora incluye nuevos concursantes: camellos que están tan confundidos que comienzan la carrera en la dirección equivocada.
- La pista se ha mejorado significativamente desde tu última visita, ahora incluye nuevas obras de arte y componentes.
- Estos camellos lo han hecho a la sombra de una palmera gigante 3D.
- Para 3 a 8 jugadores | 30 minutos de tiempo de juego | A partir de 8 años.
26) Pictionary – Make the perfect drawing
This game will be more fun if several of your friends participate in teams.
Even if it’s no big deal to guess at a word, you might come across some complex terms in Pictionary. So you’ll have to use your creativity to the fullest to guess and get your team to hit the picture that represents the word they’re trying to identify.
Great for an afternoon of laughs and laughter with your best friends.
27) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Defeat the Nameless One!
If you consider yourself the #1 Harry Potter fan and you didn’t just read all his books but watched thousands of times his movies, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle has arrived in 2020 to satisfy your taste for this series.
The first thing you have to do is choose the wizard you consider the most powerful to overcome the threats that could come your way and defeat once and for all the one you know, the unmentionable one. So, the more villains you defeat, the more games you win to become the chosen one.
- Juego de construcción para 2 - 4 jugadores
- Adecuado para niños mayores de 11 años
- Idioma del juego: Inglés
- Dimensiones del producto 22.9 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm
28) Merchants Cove – Let’s Play Rich
This is certainly an asymmetrical Euro-game, ideal for playing between 2 to 5 players. Each participant will have the option of customizing a merchant who will try to win more money than the rest, managing his time as wisely as possible and using a different tactic than his opponents.
The most exciting thing about this game is that each character is a totally different universe that will give us the option to compete in equal strength with the other player. So may the best man win!
29) Maracaibo – Un juego de estrategia
This game is based in the Caribbean during the 17th century. It is the struggle of several nations for the control of Maracaibo. Here you could be a sailor or an adventurer who seeks to gain the respect of the countries, creating alliances with the purpose of being rich and recognized.
To do this you will have to be the most strategic on the board to take the money and the respect of everyone around you.
30) Cards against humanity – How naughty will you be?
A game designed for the daring and lovers of black humor. The idea of Cards Against Humanity is to give the boldest, funniest, or even absurd answer to questions that seem to be innocent. The most sarcastic or brazen will win.
So, are you willing to let your imagination run wild in order to win?
- Cards Against Humanity es un juego de fiesta para gente horrible.
- Incluye 600 tarjetas en total (510 blancas y 90 negras).
- Esta es la edición internacional de CAH, improvisada de la edición de EE. UU. Y la Caja Roja.
- Si bien mantuvimos celebridades importantes como "Robert Downey Jr" y "Stalin", eliminamos referencias oscuras estadounidenses que no entenderías.
- Si también compras el Red Box, obtendrás muchas tarjetas duplicadas y te enojarás. No lo hagas
31) Code Names- Do you Know Who They Are?
For this game, you will need to become the master of espionage, either by guessing or giving clues to find your 25 secret agents.
Ideally, the game is played by 2 to 8 players, who will have to divide between the red or blue team and manage to find the detectives of your own team, relying on the names of each agent that are made up of codes.
- Adecuado para gente competitiva y crítica, así como para los más sueltos
- De 2 a 8 jugadores
- Duración: 15 minutos
- Para mayores de 8 años
32) Letters from Whitechapel- A game for the clever
With this game, you could spend an afternoon full of intrigue and mystery with your friend or partner.
Here one of the two will have to take the role of the evil Jack the Ripper and try to murder the city girls, but avoiding the police. To do this you will have to lie and be very clever to avoid being caught.
- un juego de mesa uno-contra-muchos de la intriga y la deducción de dos a seis jugadores
- basada en la verdadera historia de la búsqueda del famoso asesino jack el destripador
- fichas de madera y peones, impresionantes obras de arte, y un enfoque en la precisión histórica contribuyen a un tema rico
33) Coimbra – Let’s Make Alliances
Your mission in this game will be to provide security with your set of guards to the most important characters of the city of Coimbra; that every day is enriched more thanks to its famous university.
So believe us when we tell you that you will spend a fun afternoon with your friends, as they battle to get help will be very exciting thanks to its particular dice throwing dynamics.
34) Dominion – Let’s Build!
Your goal at Dominion will be to build a deck. The cards you hold will represent the points you have earned, your resources, and the actions you can perform.
Don’t worry if you start the game with a few land cards and a few copper coins, because if you’re cunning, skilled, and ambitious enough, you can make your deck full of gold, people, and land.
- 2 edición, características actualizadas: tarjetas, reglas y obras de arte.
- Lote de expansión disponible para ampliar la experiencia.
- A partir de 14 años.
- De 2 a 4 jugadores.
- Duración de cada partida: de a 30 minutos.
35) The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow
We finish this list of the 35 best board games with The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow a game full of cleverness.
This hidden role party game is ideal to play between a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 18 players. The context of The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow takes place in a village, where the night can be very dangerous, full of suspense and murders.
The idea is to take on a role, whether it’s that of a villager, mayor, or werewolf. When the sun goes down, the wolves can choose their victim and kill him. But during the day, everyone must choose the potential killer.
So you’ll have to be very stealthy and cunning to avoid being selected because you could be hanged in the village square by mistake. Who will win? The villagers or the wolves?
- English language edition of Die Werwlfe vom Dsterwald
- Age range: 10 and up / Number of players: 8 to 18 / Play time: 30
- Manufacturer: Asmodee Editions
- 24 cards:, 4 werewolves, 13 ordinary townsfolk, 1 fortune teller, 1 thief, 1 hunter, 1 cupido, 1 witch, 1 little girl, 1 sheriff
And with this, here is the selection of the best board games that exist today.
You can find all these games on Amazon, and enjoy the offers they provide.
The great advantage of board games is that they are very cheap, so you can enjoy hours of fun at a very low price.
Combine efforts and money with your friends and you will pay very little to play any of these board games.
We’re sure you didn’t know all the games. Don’t hesitate to tell us if you miss any of them, or to tell us which one is your favorite on this list.
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Preguntas y Respuestas Frecuentes (FAQ)
🎲 ¿Qué es un juego de mesa?
Son todos aquellos juegos que constan de un tablero, que ha de apoyarse en algún lugar y por ello requieren de una superficie plana
🏆 ¿Cuáles son los Mejores Juegos de Mesa?
En nuestro Ranking, nuestros favoritos son el Dixit, el Catán y el Ciudadelas. Sin embargo, como nuestro artículo se llama los 35 mejores juegos de mesa, te falta descubrir 32 extra. ¡Entra y descúbrelos!
❓¿Qué tipos de juegos de mesa existen?
En nuestro ranking podrás ver que hemos considerado como juego de mesa aquellos que constan de tablero, de figuras y acciones, pero también algunos que son simplemente de cartas.
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