The best board games from the 20th century🏛 2022

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 2022:

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 2867 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. For Sale

    All details for the board game For Sale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for For Sale
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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!
    • 4 - 18 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  5. 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!
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  6. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Schotten Totten
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  11. Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Bohnanza and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  12. Bausack

    All details for the board game Bausack and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Bausack
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Tichu

    All details for the board game Tichu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tichu
    • 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  14. Zopp

    All details for the board game Zopp and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Ra

    All details for the board game Ra and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. 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
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  19. Guillotine

    All details for the board game Guillotine and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Guillotine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Circus Flohcati

    All details for the board game Circus Flohcati and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Wizard

    All details for the board game Wizard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wizard
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  23. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. 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
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  25. Dutch Blitz

    All details for the board game Dutch Blitz and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 1 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Wildlife Safari

    All details for the board game Wildlife Safari and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wildlife Safari
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Pit

    All details for the board game Pit and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  29. Der wahre Walter

    All details for the board game Der wahre Walter and similar games
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  30. Chinatown

    All details for the board game Chinatown and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Chinatown
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chinatown

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chinatown" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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