Top Tycoon Board Games

As a huge fan of Business and Tycoon games I decided to put together a little list of a few games I absolutely enjoy and would suggest for any simulation game fiend. I grew up with games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon, and recently enjoyed Game Dev, Hotel Tycoon, and Restaurant Empire. When I began getting into board games I was never under the impression I’d discover such fantastic tycoon styled, city building, business oriented board games like this. Below is a list of the Top Tycoon Board Games.

top tycoon board games

The Networks

The Networks is a recently funded kickstarter that I can not get enough of. I was lucky enough to receive a play test copy and I was so captivated by how fun and simulated this game was. Take the role of a network producer. You will be airing shows, hiring actors, and signing ads in order to win. What I like the most is the detail to the game. Each show has a genre and an estimated amount of viewers per “season” it’s running. These viewers can grow with better actors and nicer ads.

top tycoon board games

top tycoon board games

SteamPark

What would this Top Tycoon Board Games list be without a theme park type game! SteamPark has recently become one of my favorite games and that is because I recently picked it up. As a huge fan of Roller Coaster Tycoon this game is the absolute best result an analog version of everyones favorite theme park simulator can bring. Costumed in a steam punk theme, this game brings rides, stalls, money, and visitors to your disposal. Roll dice in order to balance and translate construction time and cleaning. Buy more land to build more attractions. Win with the most money.

top tycoon board games

top tycoon board games

Kings of Air and Steam

Looking for some good ole’ factory fun? Through airships and rail way you will be transporting goods for profit. These goods will fluctuate in value and will help or hinder your performance and your shipping networks. simultaeniously reveal your movement cards to build depots, solicit funds, transport goods, or upgrade your airship. I felt this wasn’t too far of a stretch to incorporate into this post because the business aspect definitely delivers.

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Acquire

top tycoon board games

Acquire

Coming straight from the 60’s–I know this is a classic, but it definitely puts captilism into a simulated agenda. Each player will invest in businesses and attempt to claim and contain stock. As the businesses grow with placement and mergers happen–gain bonuses and continue to invest. Adding the most wealth to win! a simple addition to the top tycoon board games

top tycoon board games

Top Tycoon Board Games

Brew Crafters

Not that any other business themed game Dice Hate Me Games comes out with is any less special (Dice Hate Me Games is the tycoon theme guru of games), I just enjoy the Beer theme. With four seasons in a year, BrewCrafters is an endless amount of growing your business fun. BrewCrafters Incorporates worker placement mechanics with Beer brewing. Now, I know this game may lean on the heavy side of components but I found that this game defines a great company driven worker placement game. Upgrade your bewery, moniter your beverage line, expan on your farms, markets, and get the most points after 3 years to win!

Top Tycoon Board Games

BONUS GAME!!!!

Machi Koro

top tycoon board games

Machi Koro

This too, treads the business aspect lightly but I felt it was a necessary game to mention. Each player is a mayor developing a city through landmarks and new buildings. Grow your wealth by activating bonuses through the buildings you own. I felt that the development of the city does a great job creating a feeling of development and ideally promotes growth.

top tycoon board games

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.