The best board games of the 80s 2021

Looking for a board game classic from the 80s? We have compared the best board games from the 1980s and listed them in an overview.

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The best board game classics from the 80s

In this overview, we've listed the best board games from the 1980s that you can 2021 still buy on Amazon:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 383 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Der wahre Walter

    All details for the board game Der wahre Walter and similar games
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. 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
  8. Personal Preference

    All details for the board game Personal Preference and similar games
    • Players2 - 16 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. 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
  10. A la carte

    All details for the board game A la carte and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for A la carte
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  11. Escape from the Hidden Castle

    All details for the board game Escape from the Hidden Castle and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Taboo

    All details for the board game Taboo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Taboo
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  13. Orchard

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Orchard
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  14. Take it Easy!

    All details for the board game Take it Easy! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Take it Easy!
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  15. Balderdash

    All details for the board game Balderdash and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Balderdash
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Max

    All details for the board game Max and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. You're Bluffing!

    All details for the board game You're Bluffing! and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Heimlich & Co.

    All details for the board game Heimlich & Co. and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Ligretto

    All details for the board game Ligretto and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Good & Bad Ghosts

    All details for the board game Good & Bad Ghosts and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Good & Bad Ghosts
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  21. Fireball Island

    All details for the board game Fireball Island and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Fireball Island

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fireball Island" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fireball Island" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Escape from Atlantis

    All details for the board game Escape from Atlantis and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. SET

    All details for the board game SET and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for SET
    • Players1 - 20 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Scattergories

    All details for the board game Scattergories and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Scattergories
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Shadows in the Forest

    All details for the board game Shadows in the Forest and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  26. Slapshot

    All details for the board game Slapshot and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Nuclear Escalation

    All details for the board game Nuclear Escalation and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Nuclear Escalation
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Favoriten

    All details for the board game Favoriten and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs

    All details for the board game Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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