The best games from Martin Wallace 🇬🇧👨 2024

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Who is Martin Wallace anyway?

Martin Wallace has been designing dice, card & board games since 1993. The game designer hails from Southampton🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, UK🇬🇧, was born in 1962 and currently lives in Australien 🇦🇺.

Wallace's first game "Lords of Creation" he developed in 1993 at the age of 31 - so he has been designing games for over 31 years. Famous Wallace games are for example Age of Steam, Brass: Birmingham & Lancashire, .

First employed, then founded several game publishers.

Wallace first worked at Games Workshop for a while, and then began developing games in earnest in the early 1990s, his first game being Lords of Creation. Eventually, German companies picked up some of his games, such as Und Tschüss, Volldampf, and Tempus. He has also published a number of games through his own company Warfrog/Treefrog. These include titles such as Struggle of Empires, Princes of the Renaissance, and "Age of Steam. Wallace has been a full-time game publisher and designer ever since.

Currently - after a bit of a hiatus as a game developer - he has started a new company: Wallace Designs.

Strategy Games & Railroads in Focus

Wallace is known for designing complex strategy games that feature a variety of historical settings. Two themes he has frequently used are the construction and operation of railroads and the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. He has earned a reputation for blending elegant European-style game mechanics with the strong themes more typical of American-style games. Many of his games include economic systems with rules for income, taxes, and debt.

Interviews with Martin Wallace

There are two interviews with him on Boardgamegeek:

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How good are "Martin Wallace" games?

There are 20 games by Martin Wallace in our Top1000 games list, making Wallace the #2 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Martin Wallace 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 95 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game and a sequel to the 2007 game Brass. It immerses players in the world of industrial revolution entrepreneurs in Birmingham between 1770-1870.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork

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    Discworld: Ankh-Morpork is a board game designed by Martin Wallace and Treefrog Games, set in the imaginative universe of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, specifically in its largest city-state, Ankh-Morpork. The game captures the essence of the Discworld novels with its thematic elements and diverse characters.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Wildlands

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    Wildlands brings to life a rich, lawless fantasy realm where players vie for dominance, survival, and treasure amidst the ruins of a fallen kingdom. Designed by the acclaimed Martin Wallace, this game combines the thrill of skirmish battles with the depth of strategic card play, offering a dynamic tabletop experience that's accessible yet full of tactical depth.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wildlands
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wildlands

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Railways of the World

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    Railways of the World, initially released as Railroad Tycoon, is a grand-scale board game where players build and manage their own railroad empire. This 2009 edition revitalizes the original with several improvements and expanded features.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Railways of the World
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. London (Second Edition)

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    London (Second Edition) is a refined version of a classic board game that caters to players who enjoy strategic planning and city-building. Set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, players are tasked with the ambitious goal of reconstructing the city. This game challenges players to balance the complexities of urban development, financial management, and social responsibility.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for London (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Nanty Narking

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    More details for Nanty Narking
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Hit Z Road

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    Hit Z Road is a thrilling and darkly humorous board game where players embark on a perilous journey through a zombie-infested America. Starting in Chicago and traveling along the famed Route 66, players face a multitude of challenges, including battling hordes of zombies, scavenging for essential supplies like gas and bullets, and navigating through haunted carnivals and areas filled with toxic gas. The ultimate goal is to reach the safety of California's beaches.

    More details for Hit Z Road
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Brass: Lancashire

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    Brass: Lancashire is a compelling economic strategy game set during the industrial revolution in Lancashire. The game chronicles the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs and requires players to develop, build, and expand their industries and networks to capitalize on the growing demand for iron, coal, and cotton.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Via Nebula

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    Via Nebula is a strategic resource management game where players clear mists, harvest resources, and build structures in a mystical valley. The game combines cooperative and competitive elements, as players share paths and resources but pursue their own construction goals.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Via Nebula
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Railways of Nippon

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Anno 1800: The Board Game

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    Anno 1800: The Board Game is an immersive game that captures the essence of the popular Ubisoft PC game, Anno 1800. Players are tasked with developing their home island by building a robust industry, engaging in trade, and meeting the evolving needs of their population. The game emphasizes strategic planning and resource management, set against the backdrop of the 19th-century industrial revolution.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Anno 1800: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. ...und tschüss!

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. AuZtralia

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    AuZtralia is an adventure and exploration board game set in an alternate 1930s, inspired by Martin Wallace's A Study in Emerald. In this unique setting, players are intrepid adventurers colonizing Australia after the northern hemisphere has been devastated by war and the Old Ones. Gameplay involves building ports, constructing railways, mining, and farming, all while preparing for the awakening of the Old Ones and their human armies. Time is a crucial resource, and as the game progresses, the Old Ones awaken and become active, posing a significant threat. Players must strategically prepare for their arrival, possibly cooperating with others to fend off these nightmarish beings using military units and recruited personalities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for AuZtralia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. A Few Acres of Snow

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    A Few Acres of Snow is a strategic level deck-building game for two players, focused on the historical conflict between the French and British in North America.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 4.

    More details for A Few Acres of Snow
    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. In Flanders Field

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Tinners' Trail

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    Tinners' Trail takes you back to 19th century Cornwall, where you dive into the world of copper and tin mining. Your goal is to extract these valuable resources efficiently, keeping an eye on market prices to sell at peak times. Strategic placement of developments like ports, adits, and trains will reduce your mining costs. The twist? Your earnings should be reinvested in industries beyond Cornwall to rack up victory points. The sooner you invest, the better the returns.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tinners' Trail
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Steam

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    Steam is an engaging railroad-themed strategy game where players focus on building railroads and delivering goods across a dynamic network of tracks and stations. As players work to construct tracks, upgrade towns, and optimize their trains, they strive to complete the most profitable deliveries.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Steam
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Steam

    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. The Witches

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Age of Steam

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    Age of Steam transports players back to the pioneering days of U.S. railroad expansion, offering a strategic gaming experience centered around building and operating a railroad empire.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Age of Steam
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. P.I.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Runebound: Second Edition

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    Runebound: Second Edition is a fantasy adventure board game by Fantasy Flight Games, set in the mythical world of Terrinoth. It offers players the chance to become heroes, embarking on epic quests to prepare for the ultimate showdown against the formidable Dragonlord Margath. This game is known for its deep thematic elements, strategic gameplay, and unique features.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Runebound: Second Edition
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Field of Glory: The Card Game

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Volle Scholle

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. La Strada

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Lincoln

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Lincoln
    • 2 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Tinners' Trail

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Onward to Venus

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Milito

    All details for the board game Milito and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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