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 March 4, 2021. We compared 2772 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
    👍 Good price!57€ atAmazon.de
  2. For Sale

    All details for the board game For Sale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for For Sale
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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
    💸 Too expensive!40€ atAmazon.de
  6. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!22€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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!6€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. 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
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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
    💸 Too expensive!75€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  15. Modern Art

    All details for the board game Modern Art and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Modern Art
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de
  17. Samurai

    All details for the board game Samurai and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Samurai
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Samurai

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Zopp

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

    All details for the board game Bausack and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Bausack
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Chinatown

    All details for the board game Chinatown and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Chinatown
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chinatown

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chinatown" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chinatown" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. 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
  23. Rod Hockey

    All details for the board game Rod Hockey and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Strat-O-Matic Baseball

    All details for the board game Strat-O-Matic Baseball and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Jungle Speed

    All details for the board game Jungle Speed and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Jungle Speed
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Der wahre Walter

    All details for the board game Der wahre Walter and similar games
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. 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
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  28. HeroQuest

    All details for the board game HeroQuest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for HeroQuest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  30. 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

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