The best "À la carte🇩🇪" award card games 2021

The "À-la-Carte" award🇩🇪 is awarded by the German magazine Fairplay to the best card game of the year. A 35-member jury decides on the winners from among all the card games published in the current year. The prize will be awarded in October at the international game fair in Essen.

À la carte is the only game award that focuses entirely on card games🃏.

For more information, visit the official website of the À la carte award.

All "À-la-Carte" years listed individually

The À-la-Carte has been awarded since 1991. We have therefore created separate lists for all years:

List with the best À-la-Carte🇩🇪 winners and nominees:

Attached is our list of the best "Card Game of the Year" games to buy 2021:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 280 board games for this list and selected the top 35. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Just One" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Just One" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. 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
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  3. 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 10.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  4. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Jaipur

    All details for the board game Jaipur and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Jaipur
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  6. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. The Mind

    All details for the board game The Mind and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 9.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Mind
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  10. 5-Minute Dungeon

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Dungeon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. 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
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  12. 6 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for 6 nimmt!
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  13. Coloretto

    All details for the board game Coloretto and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Coloretto
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  14. Diamant

    All details for the board game Diamant and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Diamant
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  15. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  16. Century: Spice Road

    All details for the board game Century: Spice Road and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Century: Spice Road
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Century: Spice Road

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. 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
  18. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  19. Cahoots

    All details for the board game Cahoots and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cahoots
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cahoots

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cahoots" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cahoots" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Biblios

    All details for the board game Biblios and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Biblios
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Skull King

    All details for the board game Skull King and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Skull King

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Tempel des Schreckens

    All details for the board game Tempel des Schreckens and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Tempel des Schreckens

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tempel des Schreckens" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tempel des Schreckens" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 25% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Port Royal
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. Cockroach Poker

    All details for the board game Cockroach Poker and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Illusion

    All details for the board game Illusion and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Illusion
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  29. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Hanabi

    All details for the board game Hanabi and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  31. Targi

    All details for the board game Targi and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Targi" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Targi" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  32. Linko!

    All details for the board game Linko! and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Linko!
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  33. The 7th Continent

    All details for the board game The 7th Continent and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 1000 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  34. Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Bohnanza and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  35. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Parade

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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