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 February 24, 2021. We compared 28283 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.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  3. KLASK

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

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

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. 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
  6. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Just One" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Just One" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Draftosaurus

    All details for the board game Draftosaurus and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Draftosaurus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Draftosaurus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Draftosaurus" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Draftosaurus" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. 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

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price14€ atAmazon.de
  10. 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

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Qwixx
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  11. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"Sprache
  12. Tumblin-Dice Medium

    All details for the board game Tumblin-Dice Medium and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. Strike

    All details for the board game Strike and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Strike
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Strike

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Strike" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Strike" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. 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!14€ atAmazon.de
  16. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Encore!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Encore!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price17€ atAmazon.de
  18. Zombie Dice Horde Edition

    All details for the board game Zombie Dice Horde Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price19€ atAmazon.de
  19. Crokinole

    All details for the board game Crokinole and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Crokinole

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Crokinole" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Crokinole" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. Point Salad

    All details for the board game Point Salad and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Point Salad
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Las Vegas and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Las Vegas" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Las Vegas" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. Cube Quest

    All details for the board game Cube Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cube Quest
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Snail Sprint!

    All details for the board game Snail Sprint! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Snail Sprint!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Snail Sprint!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Snail Sprint!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

    All details for the board game Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages and similar games
    • Players1 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  26. Dixit: Odyssey

    All details for the board game Dixit: Odyssey and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Dixit: Odyssey
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  27. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  28. Sushi Roll

    All details for the board game Sushi Roll and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sushi Roll
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Sushi Roll

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sushi Roll" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sushi Roll" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. Zombie Kidz Evolution

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  30. Monza

    All details for the board game Monza and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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