The 50 most popular🌟 board games on BoardGameGeek 2024

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 2024

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 97786 board games for this list and selected the top 50. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Telestrations

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    Telestrations is a light-hearted and entertaining party game that blends drawing and word-guessing in a hilarious and often unpredictable way. The game is based on the classic concept of "telephone" but adds a visual twist.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Telestrations
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Telestrations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Telestrations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Marvel United

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    Marvel United is a cooperative board game where players take on the roles of Marvel superheroes, working together to thwart the plans of a powerful villain, who is controlled by the game mechanics.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Marvel United
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Dune: Imperium

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    Dune: Imperium is a strategic deck-building game inspired by the iconic Dune universe, incorporating elements from both the recent film adaptation and the classic novels. Players lead one of the Great Houses in the interstellar political landscape of the Landsraad.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. My City

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    My City is a groundbreaking competitive legacy game where players develop their own city across multiple epochs. This game uniquely blends city-building with the evolving challenges and narratives of a legacy format.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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    One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a dynamic and fast-paced game for 3-10 players that brings the excitement and deduction of werewolf stories to your tabletop. This game is all about quick thinking, bluffing, and trying to outsmart your friends.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. The Mind

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    The Mind is a unique card game that combines elements of cooperation, intuition, and silent communication. It is as much an experiment in group dynamics as it is a game.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Mind
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Mandala

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    Mandala is an intriguing two-player game that combines strategy and contemplation. Players compete to collect valuable cards by building mandalas, but the true value of these cards only becomes clear as the game progresses. It's a delicate balance of strategy and adaptation, set against the backdrop of a symbolic ritual.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mandala
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mandala

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mandala" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Cockroach Poker

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    Cockroach Poker is a lighthearted and engaging card game focused on bluffing and reverse set collection. It features various critters like cockroaches, rats, and stink bugs, and the aim is to trick others into collecting these undesirable creatures.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Kids Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Hanabi

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    Hanabi, named after the Japanese word for "fireworks," invites players to collaboratively create the perfect fireworks display. In this cooperative game, the goal is to arrange cards on the table in the correct order to achieve a stunning pyrotechnic spectacle. However, there's a catch - players must hold their cards so that they are visible only to their teammates. To succeed, you'll need to provide hints to your fellow players about the numbers and colors of their cards, working together to avoid mistakes and complete the fireworks show before running out of cards.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Qwinto

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    Qwinto offers a refreshing twist on the roll-and-write genre, engaging players in a simultaneous play experience where quick thinking and strategic number placement are key to victory. In this game, players race to fill out their scoresheets with ascending numbers in three colorful rows, while navigating the constraints of overlapping columns and avoiding duplicates to maximize their scores.

    More details for Qwinto
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Mysterium

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    Mysterium is a cooperative mystery-solving game set in the 1920s, where players take on the roles of mediums trying to solve a murder at a Scottish mansion, guided by a ghost who communicates through visions.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    More details for Mysterium
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 42 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. The Game: Face to Face

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Tokaido

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    Tokaido is a beautifully designed board game where players embark on a journey across the "East sea road", one of Japan's most scenic routes. The essence of the game lies in experiencing the journey itself, with players encountering various events and collecting diverse items along the way.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tokaido" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

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    Chicken Cha Cha Cha is a delightful and engaging memory game that combines the whimsy of chickens learning to dance with the challenge of strategic movement and memory. Players become chickens vying to out-memorize and outmaneuver their opponents around a circuitous path, aiming to collect the tail feathers of their rivals by accurately recalling the images hidden on octagonal tiles.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Istanbul

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    Istanbul is a strategic board game set in the bustling environment of Istanbul's grand bazaar, where players compete as merchants trying to outmaneuver their rivals to collect precious rubies.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Paleo

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    Paleo is a cooperative adventure game set in the Stone Age, where players work together to ensure the survival of their human characters while completing various missions. The ultimate goal? To paint a woolly mammoth on a wall, leaving a mark of your existence (or just because it looks cool).

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Dragon's Breath

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. The Mind Extreme

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

    Video reviews for The Mind Extreme

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Mind Extreme" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Happy City

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Happy City
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Don't L.L.A.M.A. Dice

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure

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    Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure immerses players in the captivating world of puzzle-solving and adventure, akin to the thrilling experience of an escape room. This installment, part of the acclaimed Exit series, introduces players to the mysteries of a sunken treasure, offering a gateway to the series with a beginner-level difficulty.

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Living Forest

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    Living Forest is a captivating board game where players become nature spirits, striving to protect a sacred forest and its tree from the destructive flames of Onibi. With the help of animal guardians, players work to save the forest through a combination of strategy, luck, and cooperation.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Living Forest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Voll verplant

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Schnappt Hubi!

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Hedgehog Roll

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin

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    Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin plunges players into an immersive escape room experience in the form of a board game. Trapped in a cabin with barred windows and a locked door, players must rely on their collective wits to find a way out.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Bravo!

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Bravo!
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bravo!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bravo!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Pow Wow

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Pow Wow
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Adventure Games: The Grand Hotel Abaddon

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  31. Throw Throw Burrito

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    Throw Throw Burrito is a unique blend of card game strategy and the physical thrill of dodgeball, offering a highly interactive and energetic gameplay experience. Players aim to collect matching sets of cards to score points, all while engaging in hilarious battles that involve dodging and throwing soft, squishy burritos at one another.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Throw Throw Burrito
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  32. Whoowasit?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  33. Ubongo 3D

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

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

    More details for Ubongo 3D
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ubongo 3D" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  34. Ligretto

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    Ligretto is a fast-paced card game where each player has a unique deck of 40 cards, numbered 1-10 in four different colors. The game is dynamic and requires quick thinking and rapid play. The objective is to empty your Ligretto stack by playing cards to the center of the table, following specific rules. The game is played simultaneously, adding to the excitement and challenge.

    More details for Ligretto
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  35. My Island

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  36. Noobs in Space

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    🔥 Deal: 23% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  37. Ubongo: Duel

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  38. Sequence

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    Sequence is a captivating blend of board and card game mechanics, offering an engaging experience for players. This game uniquely combines strategy and luck, featuring a board that displays the cards of two standard 52-card decks, arranged in a 10 x 10 grid.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sequence
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  39. Scotland Yard

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    Scotland Yard is a classic board game of cat-and-mouse, where players engage in a thrilling chase across London. The game involves strategy, teamwork, and a bit of bluffing, making it an engaging experience for players of various ages.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1983

    More details for Scotland Yard
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  40. Spaceship Unity: Season 1.1

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  41. Activity

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Activity
    • 3 - 16 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  42. Lacrimosa

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    Lacrimosa is a deeply thematic board game that immerses players in the final days of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, focusing on his patrons' efforts to ensure their place in history as the composer's most influential supporters. The game cleverly blends strategy, resource management, and narrative storytelling, set against the backdrop of Mozart's final masterpiece, the Requiem.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Lacrimosa
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  43. Robot Turtles

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  44. Yeti

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  45. Exit: The Game + Puzzle – The Sacred Temple

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game + Puzzle – The Sacred Temple and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  46. Pass the Bomb

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pass the Bomb
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  47. Exit: The Game – Kidnapped in Fortune City

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  48. Tumblin' Monkeys

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    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  49. Schrödinger's Cats

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  50. Harry Potter: House Cup Competition

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    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Harry Potter: House Cup Competition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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