The best Board Games for Hardcore Gamers 2022

Do you prefer playing complex and involved games? Is your idea of a perfect weekend a trip to Flippin' Burgers followed by a long game of board games with friends? This list is for you.

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Attached is the list of the best board games for gamers that you can buy 2022:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 27533 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!102€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. War of the Ring: Second Edition

    All details for the board game War of the Ring: Second Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 150 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for War of the Ring: Second Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

    All details for the board game Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!100€ atAmazon.de
  8. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Sleeping Gods

    All details for the board game Sleeping Gods and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Sleeping Gods
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 1200 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Gaia Project

    All details for the board game Gaia Project and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!57€ atAmazon.de
  11. Eclipse

    All details for the board game Eclipse and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Eclipse
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!120€ atAmazon.de
  12. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  13. Kingdom Death: Monster

    All details for the board game Kingdom Death: Monster and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Kingdom Death: Monster

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdom Death: Monster" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death

    All details for the board game Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Arkham Horror: The Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Arkham Horror: The Card Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress

    All details for the board game Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Spirit Island

    All details for the board game Spirit Island and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  18. Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition

    All details for the board game Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  19. Forbidden Stars

    All details for the board game Forbidden Stars and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Forbidden Stars
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Stars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Stars" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Very hard to learn
  21. Ark Nova

    All details for the board game Ark Nova and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  22. Food Chain Magnate

    All details for the board game Food Chain Magnate and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Food Chain Magnate
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Food Chain Magnate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Food Chain Magnate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. The City of Kings

    All details for the board game The City of Kings and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Eldritch Horror

    All details for the board game Eldritch Horror and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Eldritch Horror
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Eldritch Horror

    • YouTube Review for the game "Eldritch Horror" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

    All details for the board game Caverna: The Cave Farmers and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Mage Knight Board Game

    All details for the board game Mage Knight Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Mage Knight Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  28. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    All details for the board game Xia: Legends of a Drift System and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Xia: Legends of a Drift System" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. D-Day at Omaha Beach

    All details for the board game D-Day at Omaha Beach and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for D-Day at Omaha Beach
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 480 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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