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Abstract Game Rankascending sort Thumbnail image Title Geek Rating Avg Rating Num Voters Shop
1 Board Game: Azul
Azul (2017)

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

7.684 7.82 54799
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2 Board Game: Azul: Summer Pavilion

You're an artisan working on creating striking patterns within a king's palace.

7.570 7.82 7455
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3 Board Game: YINSH
YINSH (2003)

Move rings over pieces to flip them, creating rows of five in your color.

7.558 7.69 7409
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4 Board Game: Patchwork
Patchwork (2014)

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

7.537 7.65 47285
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5 Board Game: TZAAR
TZAAR (2007)

Capture all of an opponent's type of pieces or make them unable to capture yours.

7.465 7.67 3247
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6 Board Game: Calico
Calico (2020)

Sew a quilt, collect buttons, attract cats!

7.463 7.97 3470
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7 Board Game: War Chest
War Chest (2018)

Recruit, bolster and maneuver your way to controlling the hex-grid battlefield.

7.426 7.95 4055
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8 Board Game: Mandala
Mandala (2019)

Create and destroy mandalas in this beautifully tense abstract game for two.

7.393 7.69 2488
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9 Board Game: Santorini
Santorini (2016)

Use different divine powers to build and climb the towers!

7.319 7.47 28382
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10 Board Game: DVONN
DVONN (2001)

Avoid being disconnected from the three DVONN pieces on an ever-shrinking board.

7.314 7.45 4481
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11 Board Game: Sagrada
Sagrada (2017)

Craft the best stained-glass windows by carefully placing colorful transparent dice.

7.307 7.52 26594
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12 Board Game: Go
Go (-2200)

Use stones to control space in this ancient game with simple rules.

7.207 7.64 14917
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13 Board Game: Onitama
Onitama (2014)

Assert your martial prowess as you harness the power of the Animal spirits.

7.184 7.40 15364
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14 Board Game: Nova Luna
Nova Luna (2019)

Draft tiles to complete adjacency combos in this beautiful, abstract tableau builder.

7.151 7.45 2966
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15 Board Game: Hive
Hive (2000)

Use your insects to trap your opponent's Queen Bee in this board-less abstract game.

7.147 7.32 29844
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16 Board Game: LYNGK
LYNGK (2017)

Pick your two colors wisely while moving and capturing multicolored stacks.

7.129 7.60 898
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17 Board Game: ZÈRTZ
ZÈRTZ (1999)

Sacrifice pieces to your opponent in order to win this counterintuitive game.

7.114 7.29 3931
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18 Board Game: The Duke
The Duke (2013)

Draw, place, move and flip tiles to capture the enemy Duke.

7.068 7.38 3792
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19 Board Game: Ingenious
Ingenious (2004)

Place hexagonal tiles to score lines of colors.

7.059 7.12 15678
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20 Board Game: Tak
Tak (2017)

Be first to build a complete road using tiles that can stack or stand on edge.

7.056 7.64 2098
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21 Board Game: Through the Desert

Pretty pastel camels belie the intensity of this tight area-control classic.

7.044 7.07 12763
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22 Board Game: Torres
Torres (1999)

Build towers and populate them with your knights to make it big in the Middle Ages.

7.021 7.12 8764
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23 Board Game: SHŌBU
SHŌBU (2019)

Use your stones to push all your opponent's stones off any one of four boards to win!

7.014 7.67 860 [Shop]
24 Board Game: Taluva
Taluva (2006)

Race to build temples and towers or tribal supremacy on an active volcanic island.

6.998 7.17 7844
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25 Board Game: Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon (2018)

Explore an unsettled archipelago and connect your villages by land and sea...twice!

6.992 7.21 3013
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26 Board Game: Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

Players compete for their moment in the light by placing oddly shaped building tiles.

6.988 7.54 1501
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27 Board Game: Dragon Castle
Dragon Castle (2017)

Draft Mahjong-like tiles and place them carefully to create the best castle.

6.977 7.20 5753
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28 Board Game: Zendo
Zendo (2001)

Students look to the Master to deduce the true Buddha-nature of their works.

6.975 7.25 2707
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29 Board Game: Reef
Reef (2018)

Grow your reef, and arrange it beautifully on your seafloor to score more points.

6.944 7.10 6967
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30 Board Game: Medina (Second Edition)

Place colorful wooden places to build beautiful palaces in a desert city.

6.943 7.24 1687
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31 Board Game: GIPF
GIPF (1996)

Cycle your own pieces while slowly depleting your opponent's reserve.

6.941 7.09 2956
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32 Board Game: Photosynthesis

Trees compete for sunlight to grow taller, as the sun moves around the board.

6.935 7.12 17015
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33 Board Game: Bridge
Bridge (1925)

Bid to communicate and to set trump. Then take tricks to fulfill your bid.

6.925 7.45 2898
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34 Board Game: Medina
Medina (2001)

Collaboratively build a desert city of palaces, but claim the best ones for yourself.

6.894 7.04 2954
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35 Board Game: Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game

Create the most fruitful micro orchard, but beware of rotten fruit!

6.893 7.51 1274
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36 Board Game: Ubongo 3D
Ubongo 3D (2009)
6.886 7.14 1517
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37 Board Game: Shogi
Shogi (1587)

Deploy captured pieces for rapid checkmates in Japan's traditional "general's game."

6.886 7.37 1551
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38 Board Game: Ingenious: Travel Edition

Match double sided hexes and your lowest scored shape is your final score.

6.875 7.10 1919
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39 Board Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

Place units in 2D shapes to summon powerful beings and claim a rotating set of goals.

6.875 7.18 6124
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40 Board Game: Ricochet Robots

Be the first to solve a spatial puzzle using hard-controlled robots to win!

6.812 7.01 8041
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41 Board Game: Blokus
Blokus (2000)

Fit your tiles on a shared board with not enough space for everyone.

6.796 6.88 23024
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42 Board Game: Glüx
Glüx (2016)

Cleverly place your lights to illuminate the rooms most effectively.

6.794 7.13 1249
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43 Board Game: Pueblo
Pueblo (2002)

You are a master builder! Cleverly disguise your coloured stones within your village.

6.769 6.92 2395
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44 Board Game: Chess
Chess (1475)

Warring kings send subjects to capture the enemy's forces in this classic abstract.

6.767 7.13 28995
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45 Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War

In this abstract spy game, players only see how their opponent’s pieces can move.

6.761 7.09 1335
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46 Board Game: NMBR 9
NMBR 9 (2017)

Cleverly stack number-based polyminos on top of one another without leaving any gaps.

6.751 6.91 5786
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47 Board Game: Blokus Duo
Blokus Duo (2005)

Play geometric shapes from your hand for points -- but don't get blocked in!

6.748 6.83 5133
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48 Board Game: Cribbage
Cribbage (1630)

Sum to 15, peg to 121 and score the crib in this classic and unique card game.

6.741 7.06 8368
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49 Board Game: Xiangqi
Xiangqi (762)

Use cannons and more to defeat the enemy General in his Palace across the River.

6.741 7.12 1888
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50 Board Game: Seikatsu
Seikatsu (2017)

Outwit your rivals as you design a garden together to ensure you have the best view.

6.724 7.21 1214
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51 Board Game: Blokus Trigon
Blokus Trigon (2006)

Fit all your tiles onto the board while blocking your neighbor into a corner.

6.721 6.91 2926
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52 Board Game: Aton
Aton (2005)
6.714 6.86 3357
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53 Board Game: Ta Yü
Ta Yü (1999)

Divert water to your two sides of the board and away from the sides of your opponent.

6.708 6.96 1476
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54 Board Game: Kamisado
Kamisado (2008)
6.699 6.91 2135
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55 Board Game: Dokmus
Dokmus (2016)

Discover temples & invoke the power of the gods in the fantasy land of Dokmus.

6.692 7.07 1012
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56 Board Game: Mahjong
Mahjong (1850)

Use the Winds, Dragons and suit tiles you draw to finish with the best hand!

6.689 7.02 6488
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57 Board Game: The Rose King
The Rose King (1992)

Tense positional battle where seeing a few moves ahead is crucial.

6.683 6.80 3181
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58 Board Game: Blokus 3D
Blokus 3D (2003)

Construct 3-D structures with your opponents while also trying out outwit them.

6.682 6.79 3827
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59 Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish!

Quest for the most fish, but don't get stranded as ice disappears beneath your feet.

6.659 6.70 19446
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60 Board Game: The Climbers
The Climbers (2008)

Use the blocks to build your way to the top!

6.642 6.85 2822
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61 Board Game: Noctiluca
Noctiluca (2019)

Noctiluca shine beautifully at night. Become the best diver and collect the most!

6.642 7.16 1032 [Shop]
62 Board Game: Quarto
Quarto (1991)

You choose the piece your opponent plays next. 4-in-a-row of the same attribute wins!

6.642 6.86 5927
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63 Board Game: Indigo
Indigo (2012)

Create tangled paths and move gemstones to your advantage.

6.636 6.83 2929
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64 Board Game: Bosk
Bosk (2019)

Navigate the four seasons and lay claim to the land with your trees and their leaves.

6.631 7.08 1056
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65 Board Game: Cóatl
Cóatl (2020)

Combine pattern cards, create Coatls with astonishing pieces, please the Aztec gods.

6.628 7.47 679
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66 Board Game: Gunkimono
Gunkimono (2018)

Match tiles colours to score points now or raise your track to gain points later.

6.623 7.07 875
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67 Board Game: Qwirkle
Qwirkle (2006)

Complete a set of shapes or colors among the criss-crossing tiles for big points!

6.622 6.78 16236
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68 Board Game: Ubongo: Duel
Ubongo: Duel (2008)
6.608 6.85 1038
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69 Board Game: Ubongo
Ubongo (2003)

Race to fill the target shape using a set of polyominoes before your opponents do.

6.598 6.71 7877
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70 Board Game: PÜNCT
PÜNCT (2005)

Use pieces—and cover opponent's pieces—to connect opposing sides of the board.

6.590 6.80 1666
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71 Board Game: Qin
Qin (2012)

Control areas in the grid with your tiles to place your pagodas and win.

6.588 6.82 2165
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72 Board Game: Ubongo Extreme
6.572 6.80 1306
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73 Board Game: Fjords
Fjords (2005)

Build the game board and place your huts. Claim the land based on placement of huts.

6.548 6.74 2985
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74 Board Game: Code 777
Code 777 (1985)

Deduce your three numbers while seeing only your opponents’ racks.

6.547 6.73 1950
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75 Board Game: Lines of Action

Be the first to connect all your pieces by moving them along their lines of action.

6.547 7.14 454
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76 Board Game: Billabong
Billabong (1992)

Use your opponents' kangaroos to enable big hops and get your own home first.

6.546 6.87 800
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77 Board Game: TAMSK
TAMSK (1998)

A unique abstract where you are running against time.

6.542 6.78 1357
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78 Board Game: Topoum
Topoum (2016)

Lead your moles to conquer territory during World War I.

6.542 7.30 632
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79 Board Game: Gemblo
Gemblo (2003)

Be the first to place all your hexagon pieces on the board.

6.527 6.81 1420
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80 Board Game: Blockers!
Blockers! (2007)

Get the fewest contiguous groups of blocks on the board to win.

6.527 6.69 1930
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81 Board Game: Arimaa
Arimaa (2002)

Avoid trap squares and manipulate enemy pieces to reach the other side first.

6.524 7.24 639
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82 Board Game: Kerala: The Way of the Elephant

Pave beautiful pathways of colored tiles to celebrate the elephants of Kerala.

6.524 6.87 985
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83 Board Game: Element
Element (2017)

Master the elements of fire, water, earth, wind to outwit rival sages.

6.522 7.27 807
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84 Board Game: Spirits of the Forest

Collect spirits and garner the most points by nourishing the many forces of nature.

6.517 6.94 2078
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85 Board Game: Riichi Mahjong

Call "Riichi" ('Reach') to commit to a winning hand in this intense Mahjong variant.

6.509 8.34 308 [Shop]
86 Board Game: Ninety-Nine
Ninety-Nine (1974)

Discard cards from your hand as a bid to win an exact number of tricks.

6.508 7.20 369
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87 Board Game: Kahuna
Kahuna (1998)

Place your bridges and destroy your opponent's via card-play to control 12 islands.

6.507 6.63 8474
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88 Board Game: Bughouse Chess
6.504 7.40 337
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89 Board Game: Kingdoms
Kingdoms (1994)

Vie for dominance by tactically placing tiles and castles over 3 epochs.

6.504 6.64 4654
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90 Board Game: Homeworlds
Homeworlds (2001)

A complex intergalactic space battle game. No luck, no hidden info, pure strategy.

6.503 7.55 311
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91 Board Game: Santorini
Santorini (2004)

Out-think your opponent and use your godlike powers in this abstract chess-like game.

6.501 7.29 331
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92 Board Game: Quoridor
Quoridor (1997)

Either move your pawn or place a wall to cross the board first.

6.497 6.67 6446
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93 Board Game: Take it Easy!
Take it Easy! (1983)

The quick playing tile laying game for 1-100 people.

6.487 6.62 2763
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94 Board Game: FITS
FITS (2009)

Place your tetrominoes on your game board to cover the scoring squares.

6.485 6.59 3095
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95 Board Game: Kulami
Kulami (2011)

Get your area majority groove on in this abstract marble game.

6.475 7.16 459
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96 Board Game: Tintas
Tintas (2016)

Collect all seven pieces of one color with a common pawn.

6.468 7.72 176
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97 Board Game: Songbirds
Songbirds (2016)

Birds of a feather flock together in this gentle game of tactics and card placement.

6.464 6.88 994
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98 Board Game: Clans
Clans (2002)

Move tribes and found villages in an epic quest for fertile terrain.

6.454 6.56 4871
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99 Board Game: Navia Dratp
Navia Dratp (2004)

Select a team of bizarre fighting creatures and out-strategize your opponent.

6.454 7.17 573
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100 Board Game: Ekö
Ekö (2015)

Conquer your shorter enemies and build structures to 12pts for victory.

6.453 6.90 847
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