Top 15 "Next Step" Board Games with the Game Boy Geek

The Game Boy Geek's top 15 “Next Step” board games! This is a follow up to Dan King's recent video “Top 15 Games to Start a Collection With”. These are the games he thinks are the best ones after you’ve played some of the ones from that other video.

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020

1) Skull King
Skull King
Trick-taking on the high seas. Meet your bid to please the Skull King. ...

2) Gizmos
Gather energy marbles to build gizmos parts and trigger chain reactions and combos. ...

3) Gunkimono
In war-torn feudal Japan, the soldiers are restless. The endless battles, betrayals, and broken promises have the soldiers questioning where their loyalties lie. Meanwhile, the daimyo are strategizing, marshaling their troops, and erecting strongholds to bolster the strength of their armies, all in pursuit of honor and ultimate victory. In Gunkimono, players take on the roles of these daimyo, plotting their military advances across the countryside. Each new squad of troops yields victory points, but you may decide to forgo these points and save up for your stronghold instead. All the while, you need to keep an eye on your opponents ...

4) 7 Wonders Duel
7 Wonders Duel
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Science? Military? What will you draft to win this head-to-head version of 7 Wonders? ...

5) Bärenpark
Build a bear park on personal boards by carefully placing polyominoes. ...

6) Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
Pick and deliver the best produce to a grateful populace. ...

7) Dragon Castle
Dragon Castle
Draft Mahjong-like tiles and place them carefully to create the best castle. ...

8) Sleuth
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Question and observe. It's up to you to find the missing gem. ...

9) Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
Create beautiful windows with coloured glass more efficiently than anyone else. ...

10) Sagrada
Craft the best stained-glass windows by carefully placing colorful transparent dice. ...

11) Space Base
Space Base
Amass spaceships for your fleet as you roll your way to domination. ...

12) Kanagawa
Harmonize Japanese nature and culture elements to paint the most beautiful landscape. ...

13) Splendor
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Renaissance merchants race to grab gems, acquire property, and please nobility. ...

14) Favor of the Pharaoh
Favor of the Pharaoh
Use influence (dice) to gain more influence, special powers, and the Pharaoh's favor. ...

15) Fabled Fruit
Fabled Fruit
Collect fruit and craft delicious juices while your action options change and shift. ...

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