The Best Board Games

1 November 2021

Thousands of new board games are published each year, more than could possibly accommodate. Here are a few Wirecutter staff favorites that may not be as approachable for new gamers but have other traits to love. Whether you’re looking for high-level strategy or narrative cooperation or simply something that’s beautiful to see and touch, these are the games that have earned heavy rotation at our game nights—games that we think you’ll love too. If you don’t see one of your favorites, leave a comment so we can expand our collections.