Popular Board Game categories

This is a ranked listed of all the board game categories. We've determined the ranking based on an algorithm developed to look through the catalog of board games for each category.

Card Game

#1 Rank | 565 Games | Wingspan

Fantasy

#2 Rank | 265 Games | Gloomhaven

Economic

#3 Rank | 158 Games | Wingspan

Sci-Fi

#4 Rank | 148 Games | Scythe

City Building

#5 Rank | 74 Games | 7 Wonders

Medieval

#6 Rank | 121 Games | Carcassonne

Adventure

#7 Rank | 111 Games | Gloomhaven

Fighting

#8 Rank | 160 Games | Spirit Island

Territory Building

#9 Rank | 57 Games | Scythe

Party Game

#10 Rank | 108 Games | Codenames

Ancient

#11 Rank | 64 Games | 7 Wonders

Mythology

#13 Rank | 42 Games | Spirit Island

Dice

#16 Rank | 160 Games | Wingspan

Animals

#17 Rank | 87 Games | Wingspan

Exploration

#18 Rank | 74 Games | Roll For The Galaxy

Civilization

#19 Rank | 57 Games | 7 Wonders Duel

Negotiation

#20 Rank | 57 Games | Cosmic Encounter

Resource Management

#21 Rank | 16 Games | Scythe

Political

#22 Rank | 27 Games | Coup

Abstract

#23 Rank | 54 Games | Azul

Humor

#25 Rank | 76 Games | Dixit

Family Game

#26 Rank | 76 Games | Carcassonne

Puzzle

#27 Rank | 35 Games | Sagrada

Environmental

#28 Rank | 28 Games | Spirit Island

Expansion

#29 Rank | 2315 Games | Scythe: Invaders from Afar

Cooperative

#30 Rank | 42 Games | Codenames

Wargame

#32 Rank | 193 Games | Star Wars Imperial Assault

American West

#35 Rank | 20 Games | Great Western Trail

Medical

#36 Rank | 13 Games | Pandemic

Racing

#37 Rank | 25 Games | The Quest for El Dorado

Trains

#38 Rank | 42 Games | Ticket To Ride

4x

#39 Rank | 14 Games | Scythe

Mature / Adult

#41 Rank | 16 Games | T.I.M.E. Stories

Travel

#43 Rank | 21 Games | Orléans

Transportation

#46 Rank | 24 Games | Galaxy Trucker

Kickstarter

#47 Rank | 4766 Games | Crokinole

Solo / Solitaire

#49 Rank | 23 Games | Lewis & Clark

Pirates

#50 Rank | 31 Games | Friday

Video Game Theme

#52 Rank | 19 Games | Tiny Epic Quest

Renaissance

#54 Rank | 20 Games | Spirit Island

Dexterity

#55 Rank | 22 Games | Junk Art

Children's Game

#56 Rank | 77 Games | ICECOOL

Children's board games are typically games that are appropriate and approachable for children 10 years old and under. Typically they feature simple rules sets, basic strategy, or often some form of dexterity.

Word Game

#57 Rank | 18 Games | Codenames: Duet