10 board games in which architecture plays a fundamental role

It’s difficult to find a board game in which architecture does not subsist. We have selected ten of them in which architecture plays a fundamental role in an unconventional way (so you will not find Hotels in this list).

Architecture is almost omnipresent in board games. Building cities, raising fortresses, terraforming Mars with futuristic structures, erecting dams are just some of the examples where the art of organising a human environment is part of the fun. After all, in the game, as in the reality, you have to follow very precise rules (often even more precise than reality itself) from which it is impossible to escape.

Precisely for this reason, the game privileges the technical-constructive aspect of architecture more than the artistic one and still lacks a purely architectural title. Many of the products that have tried to enchant architects have then dissatisfied their players’ side, offering the usual questions and answer quizzes or other very didactic but not as entertaining genres.

But all is not lost. Seshat had devoted children in the recreational world as well, authors capable of bringing on dashboard the buildings construction or urban planning, interior design and major hydraulic works entertaining those who sit around the table (and perhaps are not architects). So, we have chosen ten board games in which architecture is the protagonist, titles of various kinds, different length and complexity, able to entertain occasional players as well as those who love the most demanding challenges. Not to mention those who have not seen a game for years.

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