The best games released in 2020📆 2022

Looking for a really good game from the year 2020? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2020.

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List of the best new games releases in 2020

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. We compared 379 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  3. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Top Ten

    All details for the board game Top Ten and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

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

    More details for Top Ten
    • 4 - 9 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  5. Project L

    All details for the board game Project L and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Project L
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  6. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  9. The Search for Planet X

    All details for the board game The Search for Planet X and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  11. Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  13. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nidavellir" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. 5-Minute Mystery

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Mystery and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. 7 Wonders (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    All details for the board game Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  20. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. MonsDRAWsity

    All details for the board game MonsDRAWsity and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for MonsDRAWsity
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games

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

    More details for Splendor: Marvel
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  24. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  26. Magic Rabbit

    All details for the board game Magic Rabbit and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 3 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Chronicles of Crime: 1400

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime: 1400 and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Chronicles of Crime: 1400
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de
  28. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  29. Ghost Adventure

    All details for the board game Ghost Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ghost Adventure
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Adventure

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. L.A.M.A. Party Edition

    All details for the board game L.A.M.A. Party Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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