The best board games of the 2020s 2021

Looking for a board game classic from the 2020s? We have compared the best board games from the 2020s and listed them in an overview.

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The best board game classics from the 2020s

In this overview, we've listed the best board games from the 2020s that you can 2021 still buy on Amazon:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 182 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Zombie Teenz Evolution

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • 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
  4. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de
  6. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  10. Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet

    All details for the board game Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  12. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  13. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    All details for the board game The Adventures of Robin Hood and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Adventures of Robin Hood
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de
  15. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  21. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. The Game: Quick & Easy

    All details for the board game The Game: Quick & Easy and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime8 - 10 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Game: Quick & Easy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Game: Quick & Easy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Game: Quick & Easy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. L.A.M.A. Party Edition

    All details for the board game L.A.M.A. Party Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  26. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  27. Colt Super Express

    All details for the board game Colt Super Express and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Colt Super Express
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  28. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Truffle Shuffle

    All details for the board game Truffle Shuffle and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Flyin' Goblin

    All details for the board game Flyin' Goblin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Flyin' Goblin
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de

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