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 March 3, 2021. We compared 116 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  2. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  3. 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
  4. 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
    💸 Too expensive!57€ atAmazon.de
  5. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  6. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. 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

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

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  8. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

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

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  10. 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"
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  11. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

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  12. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    All details for the board game Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  13. Project: ELITE

    All details for the board game Project: ELITE and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Splendor Marvel

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

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price27€ atAmazon.de
  17. Aeon's End: Outcasts

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: Outcasts and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Aeon's End: Outcasts

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  18. Raiders of Scythia

    All details for the board game Raiders of Scythia and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Paleo

    All details for the board game Paleo and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  21. Santa Monica

    All details for the board game Santa Monica and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime35 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. 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
  23. 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
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Game: Quick & Easy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Game: Quick & Easy" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  24. Flyin' Goblin

    All details for the board game Flyin' Goblin and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price31€ atAmazon.de
  25. Here to Slay

    All details for the board game Here to Slay and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Colt Super Express

    All details for the board game Colt Super Express and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!13€ atAmazon.de
  27. New York Zoo

    All details for the board game New York Zoo and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Tang Garden

    All details for the board game Tang Garden and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Rallyman: GT

    All details for the board game Rallyman: GT and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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