The best games by Alan R. Moon 🇬🇧👨 2023

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 2023.

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 42 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, Incan Gold 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 👨 2023

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 2023:

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 77 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Ticket to Ride

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

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Incan Gold

    All details for the board game Incan Gold and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Incan Gold
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Ticket to Ride: London

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: London and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: London

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: London" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: New York" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Germany" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Märklin and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Märklin

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Märklin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  11. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

    All details for the board game Zug um Zug: Deutschland and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  12. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for 10 Days in Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "10 Days in Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for 10 Days in the USA

    • YouTube Review for the game "10 Days in the USA" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. 10 Days in the Americas

    All details for the board game 10 Days in the Americas and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for 10 Days in the Americas

    • YouTube Review for the game "10 Days in the Americas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!58€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Ticket to Ride: San Francisco

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: San Francisco and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. 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
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Black Spy

    All details for the board game Black Spy and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Gloria Picktoria

    All details for the board game Gloria Picktoria and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  27. San Marco

    All details for the board game San Marco and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for San Marco
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. 10 Tage durch Deutschland

    All details for the board game 10 Tage durch Deutschland and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Isla Dorada

    All details for the board game Isla Dorada and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Isla Dorada
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Immer oben auf!

    All details for the board game Immer oben auf! and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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