The best board games for sophisticated players 2021

Looking for a really good game that's not too difficult but not too easy either? We have compiled a list of the best aficionados games 2021.

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 19991 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. 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

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  5. Qwixx

    All details for the board game Qwixx and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  6. Zombie Dice Horde Edition

    All details for the board game Zombie Dice Horde Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  7. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

    All details for the board game Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages and similar games
    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Draftosaurus

    All details for the board game Draftosaurus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Draftosaurus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Draftosaurus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Monza

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monza" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Outfoxed!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. KLASK

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  13. Cube Quest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!105€ atAmazon.de
  14. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Catch the Moon

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Catch the Moon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Catch the Moon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Dancing Eggs

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Paku Paku

    All details for the board game Paku Paku and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Paku Paku

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paku Paku" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Criss Cross

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Criss Cross

    • YouTube Review for the game "Criss Cross" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Rhino Hero

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  24. Orchard

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. King of the Dice

    All details for the board game King of the Dice and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Twenty One

    All details for the board game Twenty One and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twenty One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twenty One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Da ist der Wurm drin

    All details for the board game Da ist der Wurm drin and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  28. The Enchanted Tower

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    🔥 Deal: 19% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  29. Rory's Story Cubes

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Pass the Pandas

    All details for the board game Pass the Pandas and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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