With everyone stuck at home, there is no better time to challenge your family, roommates, or significant other to a strategic battle. These five board games are the best strategy games for your isolation time. Order any of these to make your quarantine more strategic!
This tabletop strategy game takes simple biology and turns it into complex strategy. Players must plant and grow trees to secure their position. Make sure the sun is on your side as you try to outgrow your opponents. Photosynthesis has also won several awards. Now is your time to try it out!
Best Part: The pieces of this game are truly majestic! It's the kind of board game you will want to leave set up after you finish just to admire the scenery you created during your play time.
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This tile-laying game tasks players with developing the land around a medieval fortress. Players earn points by making strategic placements with followers. Followers can take on different roles so use them wisely. Carcassonne will force players to cooperate and compete in order to take the crown.
Best Part: Game creators updated the rulebook to make it clearer for first-time players. Same great strategy, now easier to understand!
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The first time I played Kingdomino, I was a bit skeptical. The game is targeted at families and its strategy is easy to understand. But after playing a quick round (games fly by in only about 15 minutes) I was hooked! Simple strategy can quickly become complex when playing against competitive opponents. Kingdomino does not disappoint in the strategy department and has colorful tiles that are visually pleasing.
Best Part: Kingdomino works for both families and friends. The game is very simple, but you can definitely flex your strategy muscles after learning the ropes!
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No list of strategy board games would be complete without Risk. This classic will pit you and your friends against each other in a war to take over the world. Be prepared for a long one as the best risk games last days or even weeks! Risk is a true test of both strategic chops and grit.
Best Part: Sure, Risk games take forever, but what do you have but time during the quarantine. There's never been a better time to engage in this epic battle!
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Did you really think I was going to rank something above Settlers of Catan? We've written about it before. And with so many different versions and expansion packs Settlers of Catan is the strategy game to end them all. I'm not going to explain the rules, just trust me and start playing! You won't regret it.
Best Part: Everything
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