The best board games in 2020

From party games to deep RPG adventures, these are the best board games to play.

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Where do you begin when it comes to the best board games? The world of tabletop is more popular than ever these days, so it can be a little overwhelming to say the least – particularly when there’s so much choice out there.

That’s where we come in. Our team’s spent years trying every game they can lay their hands on, all to give a better idea of what will suit you. Regardless of whether you’re hunting down strategy epics, something for a party, or quieter alternatives you can play as a couple, you’ll find it here in our list of the best board games. To help save you money along the way, we’ve also thrown in a few discounts where possible. Because why pay more than you have to?

It’s worth keeping an eye on this page, too. There are plenty of contenders for the the best board games list coming throughout 2020, as demonstrated when we went hands-on with the Divinity: Original Sin board game preview late last year. Old favorites are also staging a comeback via sequels over the next few months, including Gloomhaven follow-up Frosthaven and the Marvel Villainous spin-off. Basically, drop in every now and then to find a new obsession.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our guide to the best card games as well.

Best board games at a glance

  • 1. Pandemic
  • 2. Ticket to Ride
  • 3. Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • 4. Articulate!
  • 5. Blockbuster: The Game
  • 6. Disney Villainous
  • 7. Carcassonne
  • 8. Jaws: The Game
  • 9. Pinch ‘N’ Pass
  • 10. Gloomhaven

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