The ${items.length} most popular🌟 board games on BoardGameGeek 2021

In this list we have listed the 50 most popular board games🌟 on BoardGameGeek. We calculate this from the user-generated content on BGG such as number of ratings, number of games/month, how often is the game on a wishlist and the many other statistics on Board Game Geek.

List of currently most popular🌟 board games on BoardGameGeek 2021

Attached now is the listing of the 50 currently most popular board games on BGG:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 19080 board games for this list and selected the top 50. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Dixit: Odyssey

    All details for the board game Dixit: Odyssey and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Dixit: Odyssey
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  3. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

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  4. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  5. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 11.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Dixit

    All details for the board game Dixit and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    Spiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Dixit
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    All details for the board game The Quacks of Quedlinburg and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 9.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  8. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  9. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

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    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  10. The Quest for El Dorado

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for The Quest for El Dorado
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado

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  11. Animal Upon Animal

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  12. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  13. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Loopin' Louie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Louie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1994

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Loopin' Louie
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  16. Spot it!

    All details for the board game Spot it! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spot it!
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  18. Concept

    All details for the board game Concept and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concept
    • Players4 - 12 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  19. Tichu

    All details for the board game Tichu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tichu
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Carcassonne Junior

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Carcassonne Junior
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  21. Magic Maze

    All details for the board game Magic Maze and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Magic Maze
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Magic Maze

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  22. Indigo

    All details for the board game Indigo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Indigo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. Ubongo

    All details for the board game Ubongo and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  25. Puerto Rico

    All details for the board game Puerto Rico and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Puerto Rico
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  26. Carpe Diem

    All details for the board game Carpe Diem and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Carpe Diem
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  27. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. BANG!

    All details for the board game BANG! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for BANG!
    • Players4 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  29. Disney Villainous

    All details for the board game Disney Villainous and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime50 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Disney Villainous

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Disney Villainous" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  30. Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game

    All details for the board game Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  31. Dice Forge

    All details for the board game Dice Forge and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dice Forge
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dice Forge

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dice Forge" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  32. Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  33. Photosynthesis

    All details for the board game Photosynthesis and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Photosynthesis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  34. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

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

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  35. Shadow Hunters

    All details for the board game Shadow Hunters and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Shadow Hunters
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  36. Imhotep

    All details for the board game Imhotep and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Imhotep
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  37. The Taverns of Tiefenthal

    All details for the board game The Taverns of Tiefenthal and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Taverns of Tiefenthal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Taverns of Tiefenthal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Taverns of Tiefenthal" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Taverns of Tiefenthal" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Taverns of Tiefenthal" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  38. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  39. KLASK

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de
  40. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  41. Lost Cities

    All details for the board game Lost Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lost Cities
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  42. Tiny Towns

    All details for the board game Tiny Towns and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Tiny Towns
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  43. Rivals for Catan

    All details for the board game Rivals for Catan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  44. Mysterium

    All details for the board game Mysterium and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    More details for Mysterium
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime42 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  45. Blood Rage

    All details for the board game Blood Rage and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Blood Rage
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  46. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  47. Arkham Horror

    All details for the board game Arkham Horror and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Arkham Horror
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  48. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  49. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  50. Azul: Summer Pavilion

    All details for the board game Azul: Summer Pavilion and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Azul: Summer Pavilion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Summer Pavilion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "BoardGameGeek"
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