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 November 28, 2022. We compared 79176 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Black Stories: Dark Tales Edition

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Pitch&Plakks

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    • 1 - 20 Players
    • 10 - 180 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 480 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Black Stories Junior: White Stories

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Black Stories Junior: Golden Stories

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Don't Get Got!

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    • 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
  7. Mazescape: Labýrinthos

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Kampf gegen das Spiessertum

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 - 500 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  9. Black Stories Junior: Green Stories

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Pyramid Arcade

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 5 - 180 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pyramid Arcade

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pyramid Arcade" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. 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
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  12. MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  13. Legacy of Dragonholt

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    🔥 Deal: 25% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!48€ atAmazon.de
  14. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

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    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
  15. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

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    • 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
  17. For the Queen

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Crusader Kingdoms: The War for the Holy Land

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

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    • 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
  20. MicroMacro: Crime City

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    Nominated for 15 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Rory's Story Cubes: Prehistoria

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Rory's Story Cubes: Clues

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. War For Chicken Island

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 240 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  25. Rory's Story Cubes: Fright

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Rory's Story Cubes: Batman

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Rory's Story Cubes: Fantasia

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  28. Rory's Story Cubes: Intergalactic

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Draftosaurus

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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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
  30. 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

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