Best board games of 2020

From party games to RPG adventures to heavy euros, these are the best board games from 2020.


  • Top 10 list
  • Community ranked
  • YouTube

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 10 games

  1. 10
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    Santa Monica

    Year published2020
    DesignerJosh Wood
    ArtistsJeremy Nguyen, Josh Wood
    PublisherAlderac Entertainment Group + 5 more
    Player count2 - 4
  2. 9
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    Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    Year published2020
    DesignerAndrew Fischer
    PublisherFantasy Flight Games + 5 more
    Player count2 - 4
  3. 8
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    Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

    Year published2020
    DesignerElizabeth Hargrave
    ArtistsAna Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas + 1 more
    PublisherStonemaier Games + 14 more
    Player count1 - 5
  4. 7
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    Whistle Mountain

    Year published2020
    DesignerScott Caputo, Luke Laurie
    ArtistsAlanna Kelsey, Mila Harbar + 1 more
    PublisherBézier Games + 4 more
    Player count2 - 4
  5. 6
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    Lost Ruins of Arnak

    Year published2020
    DesignerElwen, Mín
    ArtistsJiří Kůs, Ondřej Hrdina + 3 more
    PublisherCzech Games Edition + 13 more
    Player count1 - 4
  6. 5
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    Forgotten Waters

    Year published2020
    DesignerMr. Bistro, J. Arthur Ellis, Isaac Vega
    ArtistsAnton Fadeev, Nadezhda Tikhomirova
    PublisherPlaid Hat Games + 8 more
    Player count3 - 7
  7. 4
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    Dwellings of Eldervale

    Year published2020
    DesignerLuke Laurie
    ArtistsSergio Chaves, Anton Fadeev + 8 more
    PublisherBreaking Games
    Player count1 - 5
  8. 3
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    Viscounts of the West Kingdom

    Year published2020
    DesignerShem Phillips, S J Macdonald
    ArtistsMihajlo Dimitrievski
    PublisherGarphill Games + 14 more
    Player count1 - 4
  9. 2
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    Dune: Imperium

    Year published2020
    DesignerPaul Dennen
    ArtistsClay Brooks, Brett Nienburg + 2 more
    PublisherDire Wolf + 10 more
    Player count1 - 4
  10. 1
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    The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    Year published2019
    DesignerThomas Sing
    ArtistsMarco Armbruster
    PublisherKOSMOS + 17 more
    Player count2 - 5

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