The best games by Alan R. Moon 👨 2021

Looking for a really good game from game designer Alan R. Moon 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Alan R. Moon games 2021.

Who is Alan R. Moon anyway?

Alan R. Moon has been designing dice, card & board games since 1981. The game designer hails from Southampton, England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Great Britain🇬🇧, was born in 1951 and currently lives in New York, USA🇺🇸. He is also known as Alan Moon.

Initially only marginally successful

Moon's first game was Black Spy (later re-released as Black Spy), inspired by the classic card game Hearts. He developed Black Spy in 1981 at the age of 30 - so he's been designing games for over 40 years.

Attention from Germany

His first game to get at least some attention was Airlines), published by the German company ABACUSSPIELE in 1990. Alan R. Moon then worked as a game designer for The Avalon Hill Game Co, Parker Brothers and Ravensburger and F.X. Schmid USA respectively.

In 1990 he founded his own publishing company, White Wind, and ran it with little success until 1997.Meanwhile Moon publishes his games through other companies, such as Ravensburger or Days of Wonder.

Famous for German-games Style

He is generally considered one of the most important designers of German-style board games. Many of his games can be seen as board game variations of the Travelling Salesman problem.

Famous Moon games are for example Ticket to Ride, Diamant or Elfenland.

2 times Spiel des Jahres winner

Alan has been a full-time freelance game designer since 2000 and has created dozens of games. Moon has twice won the Game of the Year award, 1998 for Elfenland and 2004 for Ticket to Ride. Ticket to Ride has won him several dozen other awards worldwide.

How good are "Alan R. Moon" games?

There are 10 games by Alan R. Moon included in our list of the best board games, making Moon the 15th best game author out of 708 authors in our database.

More information about Moon

More information about Moon can be found on Moon's BGG profile and the Wikipedia contribution for Moon.

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List of the best games by Alan R. Moon 👨 2021

In this list we have listed the best board games that Alan R. Moon either designed himself - or where he was involved in the design.

Unfortunately, not all games by Alan R. Moon are available anymore. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Alan R. Moon which can be bought 2021:

This list was last updated on February 24, 2021. We compared 71 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Ticket to Ride: Europe

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Europe
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price31€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Ticket to Ride: London

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: London and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: London

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: London" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: London" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Diamant

    All details for the board game Diamant and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Diamant
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!42€ atAmazon.de
  6. Ticket to Ride: New York

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: New York and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: New York
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Märklin and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

    All details for the board game Zug um Zug: Deutschland and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!27€ atAmazon.de
  11. Airlines Europe

    All details for the board game Airlines Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Airlines Europe
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!27€ atAmazon.de
  13. Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!69€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. 10 Days in Europe

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for 10 Days in Europe
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for 10 Days in Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. 10 Days in Asia

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Asia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 10 Days in Asia
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Union Pacific

    All details for the board game Union Pacific and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Union Pacific
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. 10 Days in Africa

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Africa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 10 Days in Africa
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. 10 Days in the Americas

    All details for the board game 10 Days in the Americas and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for 10 Days in the Americas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in the Americas" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in the Americas" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. 10 Days in the USA

    All details for the board game 10 Days in the USA and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 10 Days in the USA
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for 10 Days in the USA

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in the USA" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in the USA" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. San Marco

    All details for the board game San Marco and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for San Marco
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. Elfenland

    All details for the board game Elfenland and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Elfenland
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  23. King's Breakfast

    All details for the board game King's Breakfast and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for King's Breakfast
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  24. Elfenroads

    All details for the board game Elfenroads and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Gloria Picktoria

    All details for the board game Gloria Picktoria and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  26. Isla Dorada

    All details for the board game Isla Dorada and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Isla Dorada
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Black Spy

    All details for the board game Black Spy and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!16€ atAmazon.de
  28. Oasis

    All details for the board game Oasis and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. 10 Tage durch Deutschland

    All details for the board game 10 Tage durch Deutschland and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Elfenroads

    All details for the board game Elfenroads and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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