The best games from Kevin Wilson 🇺🇸👨 2024

Looking for a really good game from game designer Kevin Wilson 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Kevin Wilson games 2024.

Who is Kevin Wilson anyway?

Kevin Wilson has been designing dice, card & board games since 2003. The game designer hails from USA🇺🇸, was born in 1975 and currently lives in Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA 🇺🇸.

Wilson's first game "Magdar" he developed in 2003 at the age of 28 - so he has been designing games for over 21 years. Famous Wilson games are for example Descent, Cosmic Encounter & Arkhom Horror.

Initially Fantasy Flight Games, now self-employed

Kevin Wilson is a game designer and game component developer known for designing games for Fantasy Flight Games. He previously worked for Alderac Entertainment Group and has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley. He first got into gaming at the age of 8 with a Dungeons & Dragons boxed set. Magdar was his first major board game design. Bruno Faidutti was one of his favorite game designers.

"For me, the theme of a board game is something like a sales pitch. ... a great game is the marriage of a theme that excites me with mechanics that I'm proud of." - Kevin Wilson

In October 2012, he parted ways with Fantasy Flight Games and has since been an independent game developer.

Cheerful Ghost did an interesting interview with Kevin Wilson.

How good are "Kevin Wilson" games?

There are 11 games by Kevin Wilson in our Top1000 games list, making Wilson the #11 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Kevin Wilson 2024

In this list we have listed the best board games that Kevin Wilson either designed himself - or was involved in designing.

Unfortunately, not all of Kevin Wilson's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Kevin Wilson that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 39 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Cosmic Encounter

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    Cosmic Encounter is an iconic board game that combines elements of strategy, diplomacy, and unique alien powers, set in a dynamic universe of shifting alliances and interstellar conflict.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cosmic Encounter
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Elder Sign

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    Elder Sign is a cooperative dice game set in the universe of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, specifically the year 1926. Players assume the roles of investigators in a museum filled with occult artifacts and eldritch symbols. Their mission is to prevent the arrival of an Ancient One, a powerful entity from another dimension poised to wreak havoc on Earth.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Elder Sign
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)

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    Wiz-War (Eighth Edition), a reimagining of Tom Jolly's 1983 classic, is a chaotic and humorous board game for 2-4 players, where wizards duel in an underground labyrinth. This edition, enhanced by Kevin Wilson and Tom Jolly, focuses on faster gameplay and clearer card effects, staying true to the original's spirit.

    More details for Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)

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    Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a thrilling, immersive board game that combines elements of role-playing, strategy, and adventure. In this game, players take on the roles of heroes or the overlord, embarking on quests through treacherous landscapes filled with dangers and monsters.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Board Game

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Arkham Horror (Third Edition)

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    Arkham Horror (Third Edition) is a cooperative board game set in the atmospheric backdrop of 1926 Arkham, at the height of the Roaring Twenties. This edition offers a rich narrative experience based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, where players become investigators battling against the encroaching darkness of the Ancient Ones, otherworldly beings threatening to overrun our world.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror (Third Edition)

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror (Third Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)

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    Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) is a thematic board game that immerses players in a suspenseful chase across Europe as they either embody Dracula himself or the intrepid vampire hunters from Bram Stoker's renowned novel.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. CHEW: Cases of the FDA

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Awesome Kingdom: The Tower of Hateskull

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Arcane Academy

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Descent: Journeys in the Dark

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    Descent: Journeys in the Dark is an engaging and immersive board game that combines elements of adventure, strategy, and fantasy. Ideal for fans of dungeon crawl and fantasy games, it provides a rich narrative experience and a deep strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Descent: Journeys in the Dark
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. I Hate Zombies

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for I Hate Zombies
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Doom: The Boardgame

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    Doom: The Boardgame transports players into the iconic universe of the DOOM computer game, set within the Union Aerospace Corporation’s Mars base that has been invaded by demonic forces. In this intense and action-packed game, up to three players take on the roles of heavily armed marines, while one player controls the horde of demonic invaders. The game is designed for 2 to 4 players, aged 12 and up, and offers an immersive experience lasting 1 to 2 hours.

    More details for Doom: The Boardgame
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Doom: The Boardgame

    • YouTube Review for the game "Doom: The Boardgame" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Arkham Horror

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    Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure board game set in the 1920s, deeply rooted in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It offers a rich narrative experience as players take on the roles of investigators in the eerie city of Arkham.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Arkham Horror
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. Arena Maximus

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. The X-Files

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Magdar

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game

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    Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game is an expansive and immersive strategy game that allows players to lead historical civilizations through the ages. Inspired by the iconic video game series, this board game version, designed by Kevin Wilson, challenges players to grow their civilizations from humble beginnings to global dominance, offering multiple paths to victory.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Escape from 100 Million B.C.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Little Circuses

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    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Mistborn: House War

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Senator

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. WarCraft: The Board Game

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    WarCraft: The Board Game brings the epic clash of civilizations from the beloved computer game series to your tabletop. In this game, developed by Fantasy Flight Games in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, players take command of one of four iconic Warcraft factions: Humans, Orcs, Night Elves, or Undead. The goal is to strategically harvest resources, construct buildings, and deploy armies to vanquish foes and dominate the battlefield.

    More details for WarCraft: The Board Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for WarCraft: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "WarCraft: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "WarCraft: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "WarCraft: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "WarCraft: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift

    • YouTube Review for the game "Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Darkness Comes Rattling

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Munchkin Collectible Card Game: Wizard & Bard Starter Set

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Android

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    Android is a narrative-driven board game that immerses players in a cyberpunk future. In this game, you're a detective solving a mysterious case, balancing personal demons with professional duties. The game combines elements of storytelling, strategy, and character development, making each playthrough unique.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Android
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  29. Munchkin Collectible Card Game: Ranger & Warrior Starter Set

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Munchkin Collectible Card Game: Cleric & Thief Starter Set

    All details for the board game Munchkin Collectible Card Game: Cleric & Thief Starter Set and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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