The best board games for adults 2021

In this top list, we have selected the best card, dice and board games for you from almost 3000 adult games. These games are aimed at adults - children are out of place here.

List with the best adult games 2021

In this overview you will find the 30 best board games for adults 2021:

This list was last updated on June 15, 2021. We compared 2395 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Monikers

    All details for the board game Monikers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • Players4 - 16 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monikers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monikers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"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. Wavelength

    All details for the board game Wavelength and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Wavelength
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Wavelength

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wavelength" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wavelength" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Monikers: Serious Nonsense

    All details for the board game Monikers: Serious Nonsense and similar games
    • Players4 - 20 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 999 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  6. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Chronicles of Crime

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

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 3.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicles of Crime" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicles of Crime" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. Krazy Wordz: Erwachsenen Edition

    All details for the board game Krazy Wordz: Erwachsenen Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Krazy Wordz: Erwachsenen Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Krazy Wordz: Erwachsenen Edition" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Krazy Wordz: Erwachsenen Edition" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. 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
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de
  10. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Fantasy Realms

    All details for the board game Fantasy Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Fantasy Realms
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. It's a Wonderful World

    All details for the board game It's a Wonderful World and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  13. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Telestrations After Dark

    All details for the board game Telestrations After Dark and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Undaunted: Normandy

    All details for the board game Undaunted: Normandy and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Captain Sonar" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Captain Sonar" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Captain Sonar" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Captain Sonar" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. War Chest

    All details for the board game War Chest and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for War Chest
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for War Chest

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "War Chest" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "War Chest" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "War Chest" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  19. 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
  20. Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Marvel Champions: The Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Marvel Champions: The Card Game
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marvel Champions: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marvel Champions: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Ethnos

    All details for the board game Ethnos and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Ethnos
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ethnos

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ethnos" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ethnos" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  22. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  23. Air, Land, & Sea

    All details for the board game Air, Land, & Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Air, Land, & Sea
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Don't Get Got!

    All details for the board game Don't Get Got! and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 - 1440 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Don't Get Got!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Get Got!" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Get Got!" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. 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
  26. Scrawl

    All details for the board game Scrawl and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Gizmos

    All details for the board game Gizmos and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gizmos
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 50 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  28. Dune: Imperium

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  29. TEAM3 PINK

    All details for the board game TEAM3 PINK and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  30. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!57€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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