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Top 10 Hottest Board Games: August 2020

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Counting down the hottest, most popular board games each month to help you find the best new games that people are playing, backing on Kickstarter, and talking about!

August 2020’s list of the top 10 best board games is designed to help you find the best new board games that you may not have known about!

How does our list compare to yours? Which games are on YOUR top 10 list of the best games for August 2020? Let us know in the comments!

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All the games in the August 2020 Top 10 board games countdown are:
10. Arkham Horror: The Card Game (-2)
9. Everdell (+2)
8. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (-1)
7. Spirit Island (+2)
6. Brass: Birmingham (-2)
5. Wingspan (-2)
4. Terraforming Mars (-3)
3. Imperial Struggle (+13)
2. Gloomhaven (0)
1. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (+16)

69 Comments

  1. The #1 is in my opinion, a disappointing choice. Give some other games a chance.

  2. Very cool to see Imperial Struggle at #3.

    And The Crew above Yokohama makes my soul hurt a little bit.

  3. I feel like Too Many Bones would be there if more people were able to get their hands on them

  4. Cool Video! non-game related comment: I admire the care you give to your beard! Very neat LoL!

  5. Why is the mouse green in your Everdell picture????!!!! 😱

  6. Clickbait!! (Sorta!!)
    And lovin’ it!!😂👍👍

  7. I dont get all this hype for the crew.it is a mediocre game not worth a penny.better play hearts instead of it.and isaac of gloomhaven must be paying very well because there are 3 years now and gloomhaven is in first place

  8. Absolutely love Chaz’ sense of humor!

    And I keep getting tempted by Brass: Birmingham – how much longer can I hold out? Then again, all of these Gloomhaven games are taking up my time.

  9. Correction guys: JotL did not dethrone Gloomhaven as last (missing) months number one was Terraforming Mars.

  10. I'll be playing Everdell forever…dell

  11. I can't believe there's an Imperial Struggle right now while I am sheltering-in-place and have no one to play a four-hour game with. Please tell me a digital version is in the works. This has "me" written all over it.

  12. I wonder if it’ll ever be Frosthaven, Gloomhaven JOTL, and Gloomhaven lol in 1, 2, 3 order

  13. When I go to bgg star wars rebellion is still in the top 10. Is this list different?

  14. Arkham Horror is really fun. I'd love to play Gloomhaven however I can't lift the box 🤣🤣🤣

  15. My bf and I are playing Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and are loving it. We own the original as well, but we like the fact that the prequel focuses much more on teaching players how everything works more gradually. We eventually want to teach my brothers how to play, and Jaws of the Lion will be the version we do to introduce the game. It does a lovely job of getting new players playing and learning by doing, which is the best way to get into a game and connect with it, in my opinion. Plus, I love Hatchet!!!

  16. Gloomhaven JotL is my very first board game. Very very satisfied. Frosthaven will be my next…

  17. Surprised not to see Number 10 at Number 1

  18. Terraforming Mars is the most overrated game of the decade. Its a mediocre game with a huge amount of hype, I dont get it. I'd put Scythe as a close 2nd

  19. Gloomhaven seem great but to big for me, so I'll go with Jaws of the lion.

  20. why would you play gloomhaven if you could just play dnd?

  21. So is the hottest list most played, most sold, or both?

  22. imagine how many more times this guy will have to mention what gloomhaven is every month

  23. Number three can we say Avalon Hill chit game

  24. My favorite bird. Mustang P-51D.

  25. Gloomhaven, ugh….if you've played D&D, Gloomhaven will just make you wish you were playing D&D instead. Cumbersome, long set up and breakdown times, the same actions over and over. The tension of the game is in losing the cards in your hand, fighting against a time limit, rather than focusing on fighting the monsters or the story, random events where you have no clue as to why the choice you make is good or bad, consequently, starting dungeons at a disadvantage for no good reason, all this with the problem that some of the characters are support characters while others work better as main characters. We picked, unknowingly, weak supporting characters and had our butts handed to us on the easiest setting. We started over, with a little online research, with the better characters, leaving the support roles to players who dropped in and out. I could go on. Beautifully made game, well designed, but boring as hell.
    There are apps that will help you and even an online Steam version, which just makes you wish you were playing a video game at that point.
    I bought this game and invited friends for a long campaign so excited to play a really fun game. We all got bored of it after like 10-12 hours in.
    Luckily I bought the recharge pack, expecting to play it though a second time with different characters, but it worked out so that I could sell the game.

  26. Dear Chaz.. Will top 10 hottest board games of september be online soon?

  27. Gloomhaven is ok but way over rated…Folklore the affliction is way better

  28. I think they make these countdowns once every 2 months now…

  29. Gloomhaven was fun, but I prefer the brutality of Kingdom Death.

  30. Thinking that at one point Gloomhaven, JOTL, and frosthaven will all be on the same list at one point makes me 🤦‍♂️

  31. Gotta admit, I find the orange light distracting. Keeps pulling my attention away from you.

  32. Dear Chaz, as a huge fan of the top 10 hottest board games lists, I wonder: Did you stop doing this, or are you on a brake?

  33. 1. monopoly
    2. sorry
    3. hungry hippos
    4. shark attack
    5. candy land
    6. chinese checkers
    7. operation
    8. Life
    9. scrabble
    10. Clue

  34. Do you do reviews for card games or take sponsorships to do so?

  35. Hey, BGG! Where are the last few months of Hottest top 10?

  36. Will we ever see any more of these videos Chad? Where have you gone?

  37. Missed September October and November. What's happening ???

  38. Cheeky tip, you can get Gloomhaven for £9.99.
    Go onto steam and look for tabletop simulator, look at the workshop at all the additional games people have added – you will find Gloomhaven.
    All you need is tabletop simulator, it has literally everything you need, rule book, minis, cards, maps and stickers.. and best of all you can play online instead of getting the boys round.
    no mess!
    Don’t believe me, YouTube it or do ya homework I don’t care I’m just helping out 🤷‍♂️

  39. We’re definitely going to have to check some of these out!

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