Board Games that Start with A


Welcome to the first letter of the alphabet: A is for apple, and all that!

This is not an exhaustive list of all games that begin with the letter A. Instead, we have tried to only include popular, well-reviewed, and much-enjoyed board games. The list will change over time as more (and better?) games are released.

We’ll give you some basic information about each game, as well as links out to BoardGameGeek (who are awesome!) and Amazon in case you want to pick the game up (note: we receive a small commission from Amazon if you purchase).

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Our Favorite Game That Starts with the Letter A

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-2 60-120 minutes 14 years and up 2016 Geek Link

Brief Description

“Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences, Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of Lovecraftian mystery, monsters, and madness!”

Our Review

We have also listed Arkham Horror: The Card Game as our #1 horror board game so far this decade, as well as the #10 best board game of 2016.

Aeon’s End

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-4 60 minutes 12 years and up 2016 Geek Link



After the Empire

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-4 60-120 minutes 13 years and up 2019 Geek Link
Game Description

“After The Empire is a worker placement/resource management game set in the middle ages. During each turn, known as a season, players alternate using worker tokens to take actions, such as gathering resources, building advanced buildings and recruiting refugees from either the shared game board or their personal fiefdom. Once all workers have been committed, players harvest food from their surrounding lands and then prepare for combat.”

Agility

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2 30-45 minutes 8 years and up 2016 Geek Link

We ranked Agility the #11 game of 2016.

Game Description

“Agility applies a unique mechanic in which cards that supply resources also select actions. On your turn, you play a Training Card that provides one of two types of resources in varying quantities while also granting an action building off of what your opponent just played.”


Agricola

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-5 30-150 minutes 12 years and up 2016 Geek Link
Game Description

“In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the little rugrats?”

Alien Frontiers


Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-4 45-90 minutes 14 years and up 2018 Geek Link



Amerigo

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-4 90 minutes 10 years and up 2013 Geek Link
Game Description

“n Amerigo, the players help Amerigo Vespucci on his journey to discover new land. The players explore the islands of South America, secure trading routes, and build settlements.”

Anachrony

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-4 30-120 minutes 14 years and up 2017 Geek Link
Game Description

“Anachrony features a unique two-tiered worker placement system. To travel to the Capital or venture out to the devastated areas for resources, players need not only various Specialists (Engineers, Scientists, Administrators, and Geniuses) but also Exosuits to protect and enhance them — and both are in short supply.”


The Ancient World

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-4 90 minutes 12 years and up 2019 Geek Link
Game Description

“In The Ancient World, players compete to grow the largest and most influential city-state by managing citizens, treasury, and military and by defeating titans. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. One of the actions a citizen can perform is to build Empire cards, which give more citizens, money, and abilities.”


Arcadia Quest

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-4 60 minutes 13 years and up 2014 Geek Link
Game Description

“In Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces.

Arcadia Quest is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Players need to accomplish a series of quests in order to win each scenario and choose where to go next in the campaign.”

Architects of the West Kingdom

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
1-2 30-60 minutes 12 years and up 2018 Geek Link
Game Description

“The aim of Architects of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most victory points (VP) at game’s end. Points are gained by constructing various buildings and advancing work on the Archbishop’s cathedral. Throughout the game, players need to make a lot of moral decisions. However, only at game’s end will their virtue be judged. A few underhanded deals here and there might not seem like much, but fall too far and you will be punished. The game ends once a set number of constructions have been completed.”

Automobiles

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-5 45-75 minutes 10 years and up 2016 Geek Link
Game Description

“Automobiles is a deck‑building game in which the fun is cubed — because instead of using cards to build a deck, you build with your collection of cubes. These cubes not only allow you to race your car around the track, but they also allow you to improve your handling, optimize your pit crew, and boost your speed, all of which are your keys to victory!”

Azul

Players Est. Time Ages Year BGG Link
2-4 30-45 minutes 8 years and up 2017 Geek Link
Game Description

“In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.”

Wesley Lyles

Wesley is a jack of all trades hobbyist. Though much of his spare time is spent playing board games (especially solo card games like Legendary), Hearthstone, Rocket League, and MLB The Show.e He also enjoys most sports, but pays way too much attention to baseball and football.

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