The best board games for sophisticated players 2022

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 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. 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
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

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

    All details for the board game Mazescape Labyrinthos and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Don't Get Got!

    All details for the board game Don't Get Got! and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 - 1440 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Don't Get Got!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Don't Get Got!" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. 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
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  5. MicroMacro: Crime City

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    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
  6. Qwixx

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    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
  7. First Orchard

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. 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

    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
  9. Tumblin-Dice Medium

    All details for the board game Tumblin-Dice Medium and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Draftosaurus

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Draftosaurus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Draftosaurus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. 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
  14. Zombie Dice Horde Edition

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Monza

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 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
  16. MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Smart10

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. 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.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    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
  19. 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
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de
  20. Just One

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    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!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. 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
  22. Age of War

    All details for the board game Age of War and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

    All details for the board game My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de
  26. Wizardry to the Power of Three

    All details for the board game Wizardry to the Power of Three and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wizardry to the Power of Three

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wizardry to the Power of Three" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. 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
  28. Criss Cross

    All details for the board game Criss Cross and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Criss Cross

    • YouTube Review for the game "Criss Cross" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Hanna Honeybee

    All details for the board game Hanna Honeybee and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  30. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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