The best games presented at the Spiel 2018 game fair in Essen, Germany 2024

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all the games presented at the game fair "Spiel 2018" in Essen and listed the top100.

Game fair in the German city of Essen

The International Spieltage SPIEL, often called the Essen Game Fair or Essen 2018 after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day board game fair that is also open to the public. In 2018, the Spiel'18 game fair was held from October 25 to 28 (Thursday through the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen exhibition center in Essen, Germany. Many new games are released at the fair every year, especially (but not exclusively) European-style board games.

SPIEL'18 - the biggest game fair in the world

The first time the fair was held was in 1983 at the Volkshochschule Essen. With 1,150 exhibitors from 50 nations, nearly 1,400 new launches and 190,000 visitors, Spiel'18 was once again the world's largest trade fair for board games in 2018.

Buy board games on site, even from small publishers.

At SPIEL, board games are offered that are hard to find in retail stores - many international and small exhibitors present their products at Spiel18. While the prices for buying games at the fair are usually not much lower than in retail stores, the games are usually available earlier than in regular board game stores, come with promotional materials (usually extra cards or game pieces with a few more game mechanics, but also T-shirts and similar goodies), and it's an opportunity for passionate board game players to meet and chat with game designers, illustrators, and famous game critics.

More info about game fair "Spiel" is available at official game website.

Did we forget a game that was featured at Spiel'18?

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

The Essen Game Fair has been held since 1983, we have listed for you both across all game years and listed separately by year at the bottom of the page.

If you are generally looking for the always best game new releases, then we have another always top current list for you: The Best New Game Releases 2024.

List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'18:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 234 board games for this list and selected the top 100. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Just One

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    Just One is a cooperative party game that combines elements of mystery and creativity. Players work together to guess as many words as possible, using unique clues provided by their teammates.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Terraforming Mars: Prelude

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    Terraforming Mars: Prelude offers an expansion to the core game, setting the stage for the terraforming process and enhancing your corporation's journey with new strategic options.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Terraforming Mars: Prelude
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Prelude

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars: Prelude" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Codenames

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    Codenames is a captivating and popular party game that involves clever wordplay and deduction. Two teams compete, each led by a spymaster who knows the secret identities of 25 agents, represented by cards bearing single-word codenames like "disease," "Germany," or even "carrot." The objective is for each team to be the first to correctly identify all their agents based on clues given by their spymaster, while avoiding the dangerous assassin.

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Dixit: Anniversary

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Dixit: Anniversary

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dixit: Anniversary" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Welcome To...

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    Welcome To... is a unique, dice-less roll-and-write game where players take on the role of 1950s American architects, aiming to design and construct the most prosperous suburban neighborhood.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Sagrada

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    Sagrada is a visually striking board game where players draft dice to create beautiful stained glass windows, combining strategy and aesthetics.

    Nominated for 12 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition is a captivating multiplayer puzzle game that combines strategy and luck to create a unique gaming experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. ICECOOL2

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Downforce

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    Downforce is a fast-paced and exhilarating board game that captures the intense world of motor racing. Combining elements of card-driven gameplay, bidding, and betting, it offers a thrilling race experience for 2-6 players.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Downforce
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Belratti

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Belratti
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Chronicles of Crime

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    Embark on a thrilling cooperative adventure with Chronicles of Crime, a unique blend of crime investigation, board game excitement, and a touch of Virtual Reality. Picture yourself at the heart of criminal investigations, where the seamless integration of an app with physical components creates an immersive experience.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 5.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition is a dynamic and engaging multiplayer puzzle game where players aim to build the most efficient transportation network. The game revolves around connecting as many exits as possible on individual erasable boards using routes determined by dice rolls. Strategic planning is key, as players must balance the desire to expand their network with the risk of leaving routes incomplete.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Meeple Circus

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    Meeple Circus is a vibrant and engaging dexterity board game where players become circus directors, aiming to create the most spectacular show and wow the audience. It's a game where physical skill meets strategic planning, and each action is a performance in itself.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Chronicles of Crime: Noir

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime: Noir
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime: Noir

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime: Noir" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

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    Scythe: The Rise of Fenris transports players to a Europe on the brink of a new era, following the ebb and flow of empires after the Great War. As the economy thrives, morale soars, and defenses stand strong, strange reports of soldiers with glowing eyes in the countryside surface, yet they appear distant and seemingly harmless.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Spyfall 2

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    Spyfall 2 elevates the intriguing and humorous party game Spyfall to new heights. This game is all about deception, quick thinking, and trying to pinpoint the spy among your friends. Each round, players find themselves at a secret location, except for the spy (or spies, in this version), who has no idea where they are. Through clever questioning, players must figure out who the spy is while the spy tries to blend in and guess the location to win points.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

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    Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra is a visually striking and strategic board game designed by Michael Kiesling. It offers a unique twist on tile drafting, focusing on creating beautiful stained glass windows.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Clank!: The Mummy's Curse

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Kingdomino: Age of Giants

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Kingdomino: Age of Giants

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdomino: Age of Giants" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Concordia Venus

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    Concordia Venus is a standalone reimplementation of the classic Concordia, enhancing the peaceful strategy game set in Roman times. It's designed for 2-6 players aged 13 and up, focusing on economic development without the randomness of dice or cards. Strategy and planning are key as players expand their influence across various Roman cities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Champions of Midgard

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    Champions of Midgard is a Viking-themed board game that blends worker placement mechanics with dice rolling for combat. The game is set in a Norse harbor town besieged by mythical creatures, and players lead Viking clans to defend it and earn glory.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Champions of Midgard
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Stone Age: Anniversary

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Twin It!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Twin It!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twin It!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twin It!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Architects of the West Kingdom

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    In Architects of the West Kingdom, set against the backdrop of the late Carolingian Empire around 850 AD, players step into the roles of royal architects. Tasked with constructing important buildings and advancing the construction of the Archbishop's cathedral, this game uniquely combines resource management, worker placement, and moral choices into a rich strategic tableau. Players vie for the King's favor and maintain their noble status in a world where virtue and vice coexist.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 5.

    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Architects of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Impact: Battle of Elements

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Reef

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    Reef is an abstract strategy game where players embody the role of a coral reef, engaging in the growth and expansion of their reef through careful selection and placement of colors and patterns.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Reef
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Gloomhaven

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    Gloomhaven is a Euro-inspired tactical combat game set in a persistent and evolving world. Players assume the roles of adventurers, each with unique skills and motives, as they explore dungeons, ruins, and engage in cooperative battles against automated monsters.

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  28. Word Slam Midnight

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    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Word Slam Midnight

    • YouTube Review for the game "Word Slam Midnight" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Spirits of the Forest

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    Spirits of the Forest is a visually stunning and strategically engaging board game that invites players into a mystical world where the veil between the spirit realm and our own is momentarily lifted. In this enchanting setting, players embody seraphs of the elements, competing to collect the spirits of the forest and add them to their ethereal menagerie.

    More details for Spirits of the Forest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spirits of the Forest

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spirits of the Forest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spirits of the Forest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Heckmeck Deluxe

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Monster-Bande

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monster-Bande
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monster-Bande

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  32. Soviet Kitchen Unleashed

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  33. Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  34. Carpe Diem

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    In Carpe Diem, players step into the roles of wealthy patricians in ancient Rome, striving to build prosperous city districts and accumulate prestigious points. Designed by the accomplished game designer Stefan Feld, this board game offers a unique and engaging gaming experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Carpe Diem
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  35. Fool!

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fool!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fool!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  36. Shadows: Amsterdam

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  37. Claim 2

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    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  38. Shifty Eyed Spies

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Shifty Eyed Spies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shifty Eyed Spies" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Shifty Eyed Spies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  39. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games

    Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a distinctive tile-drafting game where players take on the role of master builders, collaboratively designing grand castles for the whimsical and demanding King Ludwig. This game is a unique collaboration between Stonemaier Games and Bezier Games, blending elements of creativity, strategy, and cooperation.

    More details for Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  40. Punto

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Punto
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  41. Knapp Daneben!

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Knapp Daneben!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Knapp Daneben!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  42. Word Slam Family

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Word Slam Family
    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Word Slam Family

    • YouTube Review for the game "Word Slam Family" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  43. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    All details for the board game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and similar games

    Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game immerses players in the role of true detectives, blending traditional board game elements with modern technology and storytelling. This game offers a unique and interactive experience, as players solve interconnected cases using both physical game components and an online database.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  44. Dale of Merchants

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    Dale of Merchants is set in an era of discovery and thriving trade, focusing on a highly anticipated trading competition in the bustling town of Dale. Players step into the shoes of animalfolk merchants, each aspiring to win this prestigious contest and gain entry into the extraordinary guild of the greatest merchants.

    More details for Dale of Merchants
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dale of Merchants

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dale of Merchants" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  45. Dale of Merchants 2

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

    Video reviews for Dale of Merchants 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dale of Merchants 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  46. Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island is a thrilling game of bluffing and adventure where players are immersed in a high-stakes treasure hunt. One player takes on the role of Long John Silver, using cunning and misdirection to lead the others astray in their quest to find his hidden treasure. The game builds to an exciting climax as Long John makes his daring escape to reclaim his treasure.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  47. Planet

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    Planet is a unique, hands-on board game where players get the chance to create their own planet. Each player starts with a blank planet core and strategically places terrain tiles – mountains, ice, forests, deserts – to cultivate environments that can support life. The goal is to cleverly arrange these habitats to attract various animal species and create the most thriving planet.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Planet
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Planet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Planet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Planet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  48. Explorers of the North Sea

    All details for the board game Explorers of the North Sea and similar games

    Explorers of the North Sea plunges players into the Viking Age's waning days, tasking them as sea captains on a quest to discover and claim new lands. The goal is to transport crews, capture livestock, and build outposts across newly found islands. With a longship and a Viking crew at your disposal, the seas are ripe for exploration and conquest.

    More details for Explorers of the North Sea
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  49. 7 Wonders: Armada

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders: Armada
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders: Armada

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders: Armada" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  50. Curli Kuller

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Curli Kuller
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  51. Mythos Tales

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mythos Tales

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mythos Tales" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  52. Cool Runnings

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  53. Near and Far

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    Emphasizing storytelling and exploration, Near and Far is a captivating board game where up to four players embark on a quest for the fabled Last Ruin, a city rumored to house an artifact with the power to fulfill the heart's deepest desires. Each player assumes the role of a wanderer with personal motivations, from reuniting with lost family to seeking redemption.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Near and Far
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Near and Far

    • YouTube Review for the game "Near and Far" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  54. Spring Meadow

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Spring Meadow

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spring Meadow" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  55. Mole Rats in Space

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  56. Patchwork Express

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Patchwork Express
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  57. Gingerbread House

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Gingerbread House
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Gingerbread House

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  58. The Color Monster

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Color Monster
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Color Monster

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Color Monster" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  59. Jump Drive

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    Jump Drive propels players into the vast expanse of the Race for the Galaxy universe through a swift and engaging card game. In this game of galactic expansion, players harness the power of the Jump Drive to explore new worlds, develop advanced technologies, and establish a dominant space empire. Players aim to find potent card combinations that propel their civilizations to prosperity and victory. As a standalone game, Jump Drive offers a more streamlined and quicker gameplay experience compared to its predecessor, Race for the Galaxy, making it accessible to newcomers while still challenging seasoned players with its strategic depth.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Jump Drive
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  60. Imhotep: The Duel

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    Imhotep: The Duel transports players back to the rich historical setting of ancient Egypt, where they engage in a strategic contest as two of Egypt’s most renowned figures, Nefertiti and Akhenaten. This two-player game is a standalone sequel to the acclaimed board game Imhotep, known for its deep strategy and engaging gameplay. Imhotep: The Duel focuses on the competitive dynamics between two players, offering a nuanced and tightly contested battle of wits and strategy.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imhotep: The Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Imhotep: The Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
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  61. Trans Europa & Trans Amerika

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  62. Isle of Skye: Druids

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Isle of Skye: Druids

    • YouTube Review for the game "Isle of Skye: Druids" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Isle of Skye: Druids" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  63. Naga Raja

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  64. Haste Worte? Das Würfelspiel

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  65. Blöde Kuh

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  66. Speed Cups⁶

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    🔥 Deal: 21% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  67. A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

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    The Norwegians expansion for A Feast for Odin significantly enriches the base game with an array of new content and strategic possibilities, emphasizing the historical Viking theme and offering players fresh challenges and pathways to victory.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians" by BoardGameGeek
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  68. Escape Room: The Game – Secret Agent

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  69. Brain Connect

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  70. X-Code

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for X-Code

    • YouTube Review for the game "X-Code" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  71. The North Sea Runesaga

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  72. Exit: The Game – The Haunted Roller Coaster

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  73. Farben

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Farben

    • YouTube Review for the game "Farben" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  74. Spirit Island

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    Welcome to the captivating world of Spirit Island, where the distant echoes of magic still hold sway. In this immersive cooperative board game, players are entrusted with the crucial task of defending their island paradise from the relentless onslaught of colonizing Invaders. The spirits of the land, each possessing unique elemental powers, unite to thwart the advance of those who seek to conquer and despoil. As the colonial empires expand, the islanders and the very earth itself rise in defense. Harness the power of the spirits, strategize with your fellow players, and fight back against the encroaching Invaders to protect the island's mystical heart.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  75. A Tale of Pirates

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  76. Carcassonne: Safari

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    Carcassonne: Safari ventures into the wild landscapes of the African savannah, offering a standalone experience within the "Carcassonne Around the World" series. This edition invites players on a safari adventure, where the goal is to spot as many animals as possible. Animals can be found hiding in the bush, roaming the savannah, or gathering near watering holes. The game maintains the essence of Carcassonne's tile-placement and meeple-deployment mechanics, while introducing new elements tailored to the safari theme.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Carcassonne: Safari
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Safari

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Safari" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  77. Talisman: Legendary Tales

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  78. BiberClan

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  79. Micropolis

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Micropolis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Micropolis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Micropolis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  80. Hostage Negotiator

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    Hostage Negotiator is a gripping solo board game where you take on the role of a law enforcement agent tasked with negotiating the release of hostages from a dangerous hostage-taker. The game immerses you in high-stakes crisis negotiation, demanding strategic thinking and decision-making under pressure.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hostage Negotiator
    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  81. Piepmatz

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  82. Root

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    Root is an engaging board game of adventure and strategy designed for 2 to 4 players (expandable to 1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion). Set in a vast wilderness, the game offers a unique experience where each player embodies a different faction with its own distinctive abilities and victory conditions. With beautifully designed multi-use cards, Root brings a rich asymmetrical gameplay to the table.

    Nominated for 24 awards and won 14.

    More details for Root
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  83. Lighthouse Run

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Lighthouse Run

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lighthouse Run" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  84. Doodle Rush

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  85. Brains Family: Burgen & Drachen

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  86. Qwantum

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Qwantum

    • YouTube Review for the game "Qwantum" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  87. Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  88. Great Western Trail: Rails to the North

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    Great Western Trail: Rails to the North expands the base game by introducing a challenging new railway system. Players extend their cow herding ventures into the northeastern United States, aiming for lucrative destinations such as Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. This expansion not only adds complexity with its new rail routes but also enriches gameplay with additional strategic elements.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Great Western Trail: Rails to the North
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail: Rails to the North

    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail: Rails to the North" by Shut Up & Sit Down
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail: Rails to the North" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail: Rails to the North" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail: Rails to the North" by BoardGameGeek
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  89. Ex Libris

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    Ex Libris is a strategic board game that immerses players in the role of book collectors in a bustling gnomish village, all vying for the coveted position of Grand Librarian. This game combines elements of resource management, worker placement, and collection building, set in a whimsical fantasy world where players compete to create the most impressive personal library.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ex Libris
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Ex Libris

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ex Libris" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  90. Monolith Arena

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monolith Arena
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Monolith Arena

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monolith Arena" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  91. Iron Curtain

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  92. Coimbra

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    Coimbra is a historically themed board game set in the vibrant era of the 15th and 16th centuries in Portugal. It combines strategic planning, resource management, and an innovative dice mechanism, making it a compelling choice for gamers who enjoy a blend of history and strategy.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Coimbra
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  93. Honga

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Honga
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  94. Fast Forward: FORTUNE

    All details for the board game Fast Forward: FORTUNE and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fast Forward: FORTUNE

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTUNE" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTUNE" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  95. Magic Maze Kids

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Magic Maze Kids
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Magic Maze Kids

    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze Kids" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze Kids" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  96. Kakerlacula

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    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Kakerlacula
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  97. Blocky Mountains

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Blocky Mountains
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  98. The Cousins' War

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Cousins' War
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  99. Gùgōng

    All details for the board game Gùgōng and similar games

    Gùgōng is a board game set in 1570 China during the reign of the Longqing Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It delves into the era's rich historical context, including the complexities of the Forbidden City and the expansion of the Great Wall. The game is centered around the intriguing practice of exchanging gifts among officials to navigate a bureaucracy rife with corruption, despite severe penalties for such practices.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Gùgōng
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Gùgōng

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gùgōng" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  100. Colt Express: Bandits – Ghost

    All details for the board game Colt Express: Bandits – Ghost and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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