Best board games of 2019

From party games to RPG adventures to heavy euros, these are the best board games from 2019.

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How is this list made?

The games on this list have been calculated by aggregating many public Top 10 rankings from YouTube. They represent an overall picture of the board game scene and do not represent any one person's opinion. Check out the full list of rankings below.

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It’s never been a better time to be a fan of board games with some of the best tabletop games ever made being available. Long gone are the days where you’d struggle to get anyone to pick up anything but Risk or Monopoly. With all the amazing board games out there it can be challenge to pick one, so let us help you pick from this list of the best board games. These lists include a wide variety of board games, both in terms of theme and gameplay. Whether you’re looking for the next co-op game to share with your friends, a new part game to play at the holidays, or a heavier strategic game to dig in to, you’ll be able to find an entry to fit your criteria. There are scary games, historical games, fantasy titles and even war-themed board games, meaning that whatever the weather you’ll have a fantastic tabletop title to pop onto the table.

The list: top 25 games

  1. 25
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    GROWL

    Year published2019
    DesignerJoey Vigour
    ArtistsAngelina Chernyak, Rob Joseph
    PublisherPopcorn Games + 1 more
    Player count4 - 10
  2. 24
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    The Isle of Cats

    Year published2019
    DesignerFrank West
    ArtistsDragolisco, Frank West
    PublisherThe City of Games + 12 more
    Player count1 - 4
  3. 23
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    Aquatica

    Year published2019
    DesignerIvan Tuzovsky
    ArtistsIrina Kuzmina, Andrew Modestov + 3 more
    PublisherCosmodrome Games + 8 more
    Player count1 - 4
  4. 22
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    The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    Year published2019
    DesignerNathan I. Hajek, Grace Holdinghaus
    Artists
    PublisherFantasy Flight Games + 8 more
    Player count1 - 5
  5. 21
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    Naga Raja

    Year published2019
    DesignerBruno Cathala, Théo Rivière
    ArtistsVincent Dutrait
    PublisherHurrican + 1 more
    Player count2
  6. 20
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    Draftosaurus

    Year published2019
    DesignerAntoine Bauza, Corentin Lebrat, Ludovic Maublanc + 1 more
    ArtistsJiahui Eva Gao, Roman Kucharski + 2 more
    PublisherAnkama + 15 more
    Player count2 - 5
  7. 19
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    Funkoverse Strategy Game

    Year published2019
    DesignerProspero Hall
    Artists
    PublisherFunko Games
    Player count2 - 4
  8. 18
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    Claustrophobia 1643

    Year published2019
    DesignerCroc, Laurent Pouchain
    ArtistsDavid Demaret, Gautier Giroud + 5 more
    PublisherMonolith
    Player count2
  9. 17
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    The King's Dilemma

    Year published2019
    DesignerHjalmar Hach, Lorenzo Silva
    ArtistsGiorgio Baroni, Giulia Ghigini
    PublisherHorrible Guild + 12 more
    Player count3 - 5
  10. 16
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    God of War: The Card Game

    Year published2019
    DesignerFel Barros, Alex Olteanu
    Artists
    PublisherCMON Global Limited + 7 more
    Player count1 - 4
  11. 15
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    Horrified

    Year published2019
    DesignerProspero Hall
    ArtistsProspero Hall
    PublisherRavensburger
    Player count1 - 5
  12. 14
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    Obscurio

    Year published2019
    DesignerL'Atelier
    ArtistsXavier Collette, M81 Studio
    PublisherLibellud + 4 more
    Player count2 - 8
  13. 13
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    Tapestry

    Year published2019
    DesignerJamey Stegmaier
    ArtistsAndrew Bosley, Rom Brown
    PublisherStonemaier Games + 13 more
    Player count1 - 5
  14. 12
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    Atlantis Rising (Second Edition)

    Year published2019
    DesignerGalen Ciscell, Brent Dickman
    ArtistsVincent Dutrait
    PublisherElf Creek Games + 4 more
    Player count1 - 7
  15. 11
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    Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

    Year published2019
    DesignerPascal Bernard
    ArtistsDavid Demaret, Julien Fenoglio + 5 more
    PublisherMythic Games
    Player count2 - 4
  16. 10
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    Star Wars: Outer Rim

    Year published2019
    DesignerCorey Konieczka, Tony Fanchi
    ArtistsBorja Pindado Arribas, Balaskas + 47 more
    PublisherFantasy Flight Games + 8 more
    Player count1 - 4
  17. 9
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    Lockup: A Roll Player Tale

    Year published2019
    DesignerStan Kordonskiy
    ArtistsJJ Ariosa, Lucas Ribeiro
    PublisherThunderworks Games + 5 more
    Player count1 - 5
  18. 8
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    Paladins of the West Kingdom

    Year published2019
    DesignerS J Macdonald, Shem Phillips
    ArtistsMihajlo Dimitrievski
    PublisherGarphill Games + 17 more
    Player count1 - 4
  19. 7
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    Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    Year published2019
    DesignerMichael Boggs, Nate French, Caleb Grace
    Artists
    PublisherFantasy Flight Games + 4 more
    Player count1 - 4
  20. 6
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    Res Arcana

    Year published2019
    DesignerThomas Lehmann
    ArtistsJulien Delval
    PublisherSand Castle Games + 10 more
    Player count2 - 4
  21. 5
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    Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North

    Year published2019
    DesignerJoanna Kijanka, Ignacy Trzewiczek
    ArtistsGrzegorz Bobrowski, Roman Kucharski
    PublisherPortal Games + 8 more
    Player count1 - 4
  22. 4
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    Detective: City of Angels

    Year published2019
    DesignerEvan Derrick
    ArtistsVincent Dutrait
    PublisherVan Ryder Games + 3 more
    Player count1 - 5
  23. 3
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    Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated

    Year published2019
    DesignerAndy Clautice, Paul Dennen
    ArtistsClay Brooks, Anika Burrell + 4 more
    PublisherDire Wolf + 7 more
    Player count2 - 4
  24. 2
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    Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

    Year published2019
    DesignerKrzysztof Piskorski, Marcin Świerkot
    ArtistsPiotr Foksowicz, Patryk Jędraszek + 4 more
    PublisherAwaken Realms + 10 more
    Player count1 - 4
  25. 1
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    Wingspan

    Year published2019
    DesignerElizabeth Hargrave
    ArtistsAna Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas + 2 more
    PublisherStonemaier Games + 27 more
    Player count1 - 5
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