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10 Greatest Abstract Strategy Board Games | Collection Starter

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10. The Duke – USA: // UK:
9. NMBR 9 – USA: // UK:
8. CTRL – USA: // UK:
7. Pentago – USA: // UK:
6. Tak – USA: // UK:
5. Sagrada – USA: // UK:
4. Blokus – USA: // UK:
3. Yinsh – USA: // UK:
2. Azul – USA: // UK:
1. Tiny Towns – USA: // UK:

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25 Comments

  1. Great game! Actually, I've played this too. Speaking of strategy, why not try to check LAGIM card game as well. It's a strategy type of game wherein you need to defend your baryo against evil fiends. Is based on Filipino folklore and myths. Kindly check the FB page and their website for more info. The game will soon be launching on Kickstarter.

  2. So, so funny Adam. I don’t laugh out loud at a lot of YouTube but this had me doing just that.

  3. You didn't set the piece you drew orthogonally next to your Duke and that bothers me…

  4. Good list and yet there are still so many games left off:
    Onitama
    Qwirkle, Crosswise, Tsuro, just to name a few

  5. If you love myths and legends, this game is for you! Lagim is a one-of-a-kind card game of strategy and chance. Check "LAGIM" Facebook page and website for more info.

  6. I didn't get here expecting to be attacked about Kingkiller Chronicle like that. ._.
    Also, great Portuguese lesson.

  7. Great list thanks!
    Out of curiousity, which one of the three edition of Azul do you prefer and why ?

  8. "In Azul,
    which is Portuguese
    for sagrada,…"
    (!fits of laughter!)

  9. Wait, chess is an abstract strategy game? I thought it didn't count because it was meant to symbolize a battle. Same of the many of the games that were mentioned from the previous top.

  10. Simpei is really fun and quick one. Tic tac toe on 2 levels.

  11. Good job for Blokus even if the 2 players version is far better.

  12. 5:29 I'm pretty sure those are illegal moves. You can only place a piece on an empty space and only stack with an active piece.

  13. you made several illegal moves in that Tak demo. You can't place a new piece on top of an existing one, you can only move one already on the board onto it

  14. ‘Azul’ means ‘blue’ in Spanish and Portuguese. Great video!

  15. Hey! Love Tak! It's fantastic. Hence why I have a whole channel dedicated to tournament commentary, strategy guides, and more.

    One issue with the video… the clips you showed at around 5:36 show a bunch of illegal moves. So it might confuse people who are unfamiliar with the game. Pieces may stack on top of each other, but only when moved there. New pieces must be placed on an empty space.

    If you want to do any additional Tak content, let me know! I'd be happy to help.

  16. I don't know words strong enough to characterize Patric Rothfuss.
    But the thing is, I don't wait for the third book anymore.
    I'm done

  17. Damn, now I want them all
    But I'm broke 😭

  18. The Tak game turned out to be totally different than I imagined while reading the book. From reading the story, I expected something more similar to Go.

  19. Hay que aprender a catalogar los juegos de mesa correctamente, varios juegos expuestos aquí no lo son

  20. If I'm honest, nothing beats Go, its rules are the simplest ever yet the game that arises from those rules is so incredibly deep and beautiful, it's everything I love about abstract strategy.

  21. Genuinely surprised Shobu isn't on this list. Easily my favorite abstract strategy.

  22. If you'd like to buy any of the games on this list, please consider using our Amazon Affiliate links as they help out the channel, for no extra cost to you when you purchase:

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