Flowchart helps you pick the perfect board game every time

You'll never have to sift anxiously through a shelf full of choices again.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Jul 31, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 6:10 am CDT

If you want to be the hero of your weekly board-game session for choosing the perfect game, you need only consult one flowchart.

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Given how popular board games are at events like Gen Con and PAX, and given how easy it is to try one of hundreds of games, you might find your shelves filling up fast with an overwhelming number of options. Even the most seasoned board-game player might feel paralyzed trying to make such an important choice for his or her friends.

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Thankfully, this flowchart, which was uploaded to the r/gaming subreddit, can help you make the decision in just 15 easy steps.

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According to the chart, Axis and Allies has the “hardest rules ever,” but we beg to differ. Advanced Squad Leader requires a three-ring binder to hold all the rules. Nonetheless, we approve of the guidance in this chart.

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*First Published: Jul 31, 2015, 4:34 pm CDT