The Best Board-game Games for Linux

Update : Behind the Beyond: Ulti added at rank #12.
1

Gremlins, Inc. (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

This is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Save and invest, steal and extort, arrest and get arrested – in single-player and multiplayer, with ranks and ladders, team mode and spectator mode.


  • card
  • board-game
  • steampunk
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • dice
  • satire
  • moddable
  • multiplayer
  • political
  • tabletop

2

Istanbul (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

Collect and trade goods! Plan ahead! Earn rubies and win the race to fortune! Become the best merchant in Istanbul! This faithful adaptation of one of the best board games of all time will turn you into a merchand on a jurney from rags to riches. 🕌📦👳


  • asynchronous
  • board-game
  • multiplayer
  • tabletop
  • platform
  • local
  • online
  • mouse
  • touch-friendly
  • 4-player
  • strategy
  • achievements
  • trading
  • turn-based

3

Dotage (2023)

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Embark on a gripping survival journey in dotAGE, where you'll lead your villagers to thrive against all odds. Craft your strategy, build your village, and face the mysterious apocalypse. Each decision shapes your destiny in this enthralling turn-based adventure with endless replayability. Will you unveil the secrets and ensure your villagers' legacy?

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What we like:
  • Strategic turn-based gameplay
  • High replay value with roguelite elements
  • Diverse characters for varied playstyles
  • Intuitive controls
  • Robust accessibility options
What could be improved:
  • One bad luck will ruin your game

  • turn-based
  • rogue-like
  • resource-management
  • colony
  • city-building
  • tabletop
  • humor
  • board-game
  • medieval
  • building
  • resource
  • buildings
  • simulation
  • dark
  • pixel

4

Steam: Rails to Riches (2021)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

The official version of one of the best board games - Steam: Rails to Riches. Take control of a railway company, issue shares, build railroads, deliver goods along an network of tracks and stations and make profit to expand.

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  • board-game
  • hex
  • turn-based
  • asynchronous
  • 4-player
  • trains
  • local
  • strategy
  • multiplayer
  • grid
  • cycling
  • touch-friendly

5

Spirit Island (2020)

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Become the spirits of the land, and defend the island from colonizing Invaders spreading blight and destruction! Your spirits work with the native islanders to increase your power and drive the invading colonists from your island in this strategic area-control game.

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  • board-game
  • destruction
  • nature
  • grand-strategy
  • card
  • tabletop
  • cooperative
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • local
  • tactical
  • alternate-historical

6

Axis & Allies 1942 Online (2019)

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early access Android IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Play the classic board game, Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition! Act as WWII powers in a turn-based strategy game that fits your screen and schedule— get notified on your turn and command armies at your own pace! Team up with friends, challenge the world’s top players, or go solo vs. A.I.


  • board-game
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • war
  • wargame
  • friends
  • world-war-2
  • cooperative
  • real-time
  • dice
  • tanks
  • asynchronous
  • multiplayer
  • battle
  • local

7

Armello (2015)

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Armello is a grim fairy-tale board game come to life, with every match combining deep, tactical card play, rich tabletop strategy and RPG elements. Leverage subterfuge, spells and careful strategy to wrangle control of the game's chaotic odds as you quest for the throne.


  • board-game
  • card
  • dice
  • tabletop
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • fantasy

8

Senet (2022)

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Digital edition of a board game from ancient Egypt meant for two players, Senet is a family friendly turn-based strategy race game made in 3D.

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  • board-game
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • historical
  • tabletop
  • cinematic
  • mythology
  • edutainment
  • family-friendly
  • controller-support
  • point-and-click
  • tomb
  • tactical
  • pvp

9

Eight-Minute Empire (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game requiring tough decisions. It’s easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

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  • board-game
  • asynchronous
  • card-driven
  • turn-based
  • card
  • strategy
  • touch-friendly
  • multiplayer
  • empire
  • 4-player
  • short
  • local
  • resource
  • casual
  • cardgame

10

Mancala: Family Board Game (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Linux PC Windows

Play the international game of Mancala! Take turns moving the stones around and capture more stones than your opponent!

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  • board-game
  • tabletop
  • pvp
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • casual
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • multiplayer
  • choices
  • local

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