Board Games That Start With C


As always, my alphabetical lists are not meant to be comprehensive. That is, you will not find a list of every game that begins with the letter C.

What you will find is a list of the best board games that start with the letter C. So, let’s cee what’s out there (see what I did there?).

Condensed Table

(more details about each game found below the table):
 

Game Name Playing Time Recommended Age Release Year
Captain Sonar 45-60 minutes 14+ 2016
Carcassone 30-45 minutes 7+ 2000
Cartographers 30-45 minutes 10+ 2019
The Castles of Burgundy 30-90 minutes 12+ 2011
Castles of Mad King Ludwig 90 minutes 13+ 2014
Century: Spice Road 30-45 minute 8+ 2017
Champions of the Midgard 60-90 minutes 10+ 2015
Chronicles of Crime 60-90 minutes 14+ 2018
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure 30-60 minutes 12+ 2016
Clans of Caledonia 30-120 minutes 12+ 2017
Codenames 15 minutes 10+ 2015
Coimbra 60-90 minutes 14+ 2018
Concordia 90 minutes 13+ 2013

Captain Sonar

  • Expected Time to Play: 45-60 minutes
  • # of Players: 2-8 players
  • Recommended Ages: 14 and up
  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

You can read our review of Captain Sonar here.Opens in a new tab. Or you can read Geek And Sundry’s discussion of the game as one of their best games of the year (2017).

Carcassone

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-45 minutes
  • # of Players: 2-5 players
  • Recommended Ages: 7 and up
  • Year of Release: 2000
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of their meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.

Cartographers

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-45 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-100 players | Ideal: 3-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 10 and up
  • Year of Release: 2019
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

In Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, players compete to get the highest reputation at the end of four seasons. Each season, players draw on their map sheet and score against unique conditions at the end of the season. But you are not alone in this wilderness. The Dragon contest your claims with their outposts, and so you must draw your lines carefully to reduce their influence. The player with the highest reputation at the end of the year is declared the winner.

The Castles of Burgundy

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 12 and up
  • Year of Release: 2019
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

An ideal game for anyone looking for in-depth, strategic challenges with a variety of gameplay options.

As an influential prince in 15th century France, you do everything in your power to make your lands flourish. From academic progress and city development, to agriculture and trading, many roads to prosperity are open to you. Choose your path wisely, make your decisions carefully, and lead your realm to fortune and prestige!

Extra Information

A card game version was released in 2016, and showed up on our top games of 2016 listOpens in a new tab..

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

  • Expected Time to Play: 90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 13 and up
  • Year of Release: 2014
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria…one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he’s commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he’s building while also selling his services to other players.

Century: Spice Road

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-45 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 2-5 players
  • Recommended Ages: 8 and up
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Introducing Century, a series of exciting and wonderfully addictive stand alone, mixable games. Each title is set in different centuries, from the 15th to the 17th, and depicts the major trading systems and routes of these eras. While quick and easy to learn, the century trilogy will fully engage even the most strategic players. Discover the beauties of the spice trading road and its colorful markets with the amazing artwork by international renowned artist Fernanda Suárez. Wrap your mind around simple and pure game mechanics combined with a touch of deck building system that lead to endless strategies and decisions. Century Spice road is truly an outstanding game. One you will play over and over and…over again!

Champions of the Midgard

  • Expected Time to Play: 60-90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 2-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 10 and up
  • Year of Release: 2015
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Champions of Midgard is a middleweight, Viking-themed, worker placement game with dice rolling in which players are leaders of Viking clans who have traveled to an embattled Viking harbor town to help defend it against the threat of trolls, draugr, and other mythological Norse beasts. By defeating these epic creatures, players gain glory and the favor of the gods. When the game ends, the player who has earned the most glory earns the title of Jarl and is recognized as a champion of Midgard!

Chronicles of Crime

  • Expected Time to Play: 60-90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 14 and up
  • Year of Release: 2018
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Cooperative game of crime investigation, mixing VR experience and board gaming. With the same physical components (board, locations, characters and items), players will be able to play plenty of different scenarios and solve as many different crime stories. They will start the app, choose the scenario they want to play, and follow the story. The goal being to catch the killer of the case they have been given in the shortest short time possible. Using scan & play technology, Each component (locations, characters, items, etc.) has a unique QR code, which, depending on the scenario selected, will activate and trigger different clues and stories. That means players will be able to get new stories way after the game is release Simply by downloading the app’s updates, without any shipping of new physical components involved. The VR experience only requires a mobile phone. Players simply put the VR glasses provided inside the game onto their mobile device, and put the VR glasses on their nose, holding their mobile device in front of their eyes, to immerse themselves in the game’s universe and search for clues in a virtual world. Each session lasts one hour and many scenarios are connected to each others in order to tell a much bigger story.

Clank: A Deckbuilding Adventure

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-60 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 12 and up
  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Clank! is a deck-building game. Each player has their own deck, and building yours up is part of playing the game. You start each of your turns with five cards in your hand, and you’ll play them all in any order you choose. Most cards will generate resources, of which there are three different kinds.

Clans of Caledonia

  • Expected Time to Play: 30-120 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 1-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 12 and up
  • Year of Release: 2017
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Clans of Caledonia is a medium-complex economic game that is set in 19th century Scotland. – At that time, Scotland was transformed from an agricultural to an industrial nation that became increasingly dependent on exports and imports. As a result, food production increased to feed the growing population. The growing cotton import from the USA displaced the linen production. Highly profitable sheep breeding became more and more important. More and more distilleries sprung up and whisky replaced cognac and brandy as the premium spirits in Europe.

Codenames

  • Expected Time to Play: 15 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 2-8 players
  • Recommended Ages: 10 and up
  • Year of Release: 2015
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Codenames is a fun and challenging social word game with a simple premise. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. Teams compete to contact all of their agents first.

Coimbra

  • Expected Time to Play: 60-90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 2-4 players
  • Recommended Ages: 14 and up
  • Year of Release: 2018
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Coimbra introduces an innovative new dice mechanism in which the dice players draft each round are used in multiple different ways and have an impact on many aspects of their decision making. While there are many paths to victory, players should always seek to optimize their opportunities with every roll of the dice. Combined with ever-changing synergies of the citizens, expeditions, and monasteries, no two games of Coimbra will ever be the same!

Concordia

  • Expected Time to Play: 90 minutes
  • # of Players: Advertised: 2-5 players
  • Recommended Ages: 13 and up
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Purchase from Amazon: Amazon LinkOpens in a new tab.

Description

Concordia is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2-5 players aged 13 and up. Instead of looking to the luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them!

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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