The best board games from the 20th century🏛 2021

Are you looking for a really good party game? In the last century🏛 many really good games have appeared. We have listed the best games that were published between 1900 and 2000 for you.

Not almost exclusively card, dice & skill games.

Until the 20th century, more card, dice or skill games have been published. On the one hand, this is due to the simple production of these games - but also the richness of variants or the compact dimensions. In addition, the new production methods of the 20th century eliminated the limitation to easily produced game elements (e.g. Loopin Louie).

Many smart new game concepts

But that doesn't automatically mean that good games will result. In contrast to the 19th century, more and more companies and game developers were formed, who dedicated themselves purely to the invention and production of social games. This resulted in great games like Reiner Knizias Ra, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective or Loopin Louie.

List with the best games of the 20th century🏛

Enclosed is the list of what we think are the best board games of the 20th century that you can still buy in the year 2021:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 2823 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. PitchCar

    All details for the board game PitchCar and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for PitchCar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Time's Up!

    All details for the board game Time's Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Time's Up!
    • Players4 - 18 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Lost Cities

    All details for the board game Lost Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lost Cities
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  4. 6 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for 6 nimmt!
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  5. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Loopin' Louie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Louie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1994

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Loopin' Louie
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Bohnanza and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Tichu

    All details for the board game Tichu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tichu
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  12. Ra

    All details for the board game Ra and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Zopp

    All details for the board game Zopp and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

    All details for the board game Chicken Cha Cha Cha and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  15. Guillotine

    All details for the board game Guillotine and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Guillotine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Wizard

    All details for the board game Wizard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wizard
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  17. Circus Flohcati

    All details for the board game Circus Flohcati and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Circus Flohcati
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  18. The Great Dalmuti

    All details for the board game The Great Dalmuti and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Great Dalmuti
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  19. Wildlife Safari

    All details for the board game Wildlife Safari and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wildlife Safari
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Dutch Blitz

    All details for the board game Dutch Blitz and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime1 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Ave Caesar

    All details for the board game Ave Caesar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ave Caesar
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Pit

    All details for the board game Pit and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  23. Turn the Tide

    All details for the board game Turn the Tide and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Turn the Tide
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Der wahre Walter

    All details for the board game Der wahre Walter and similar games
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Cloud 9

    All details for the board game Cloud 9 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Cloud 9
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  27. What the Heck?

    All details for the board game What the Heck? and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  28. Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper

    All details for the board game Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  29. WINK

    All details for the board game WINK and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Formula Dé

    All details for the board game Formula Dé and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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