The best board games for sophisticated players 2024

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 2024.

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 97800 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Black Stories: Funny Death Edition 2

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Black Stories Junior: Red Stories

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    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Black Stories: Dark Tales Edition

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Black Stories: Sebastian Fitzek Edition

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

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

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

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

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Black Stories: Science-Fiction Edition

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    • 2 - 22 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Black Stories: 5 nach 12 Edition

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Black Stories Junior: Green Stories

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. 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
  13. Kampf gegen das Spiessertum

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 - 500 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Black Stories: Bibel Edition

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    • 2 - 22 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Legacy of Dragonholt

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    Legacy of Dragonholt is an innovative narrative adventure game that transports players to the enchanting Realms of Terrinoth, offering a unique blend of role-playing, adventure, and storytelling without the need for a game master. Designed for one to six players, this game stands out by utilizing the Oracle system to create a rich, interactive story where every decision impacts the unfolding narrative.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. 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
  19. Black Stories Junior: Blue Stories

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 2 - 222 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House

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    MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House is a captivating detective game that expands upon the original MicroMacro: Crime City. Players become sleuths, examining a giant city map (75 x 110 cm) filled with intricate details to solve various crimes. This edition includes 16 new cases, each offering a unique story and set of challenges that require players to scrutinize the map to uncover hidden information and trace suspects' movements.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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    Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is a thrilling and competitive board game where players aim to evacuate their pieces from a sinking island. The game is known for its intense gameplay and strategic decisions.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. For the Queen

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Tumblin' Dice

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    Tumblin' Dice is a dexterity dice game where players score by sliding dice onto a multi-tiered board with scoring zones.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. War For Chicken Island

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 240 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Just One

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    Just One is a cooperative party game that combines elements of mystery and creativity. Players work together to guess as many words as possible, using unique clues provided by their teammates.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Exit: The Game – Advent Calendar: The Silent Storm

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 800 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

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    Rhino Hero: Super Battle is a captivating 3D stacking game that sees the return of Rhino Hero, this time joined by fellow super-heroes Giraffe Boy, Big E., and Batguin. Players engage in an exciting challenge of building a wobbly skyscraper while navigating fierce battles among these charismatic characters. The game adds an extra layer of fun with the presence of mischievous spider monkeys that players must contend with during their skyscraper construction and superhero battles.

    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
  28. Exit: The Game – Advent Calendar: The Missing Hollywood Star

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    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 45 - 800 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. 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
  30. Black Stories: Das Spiel

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    • 3 - 13 Players
    • 20 - 222 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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