The best games by Alan R. Moon 🇬🇧👨 2024

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 2024.

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 43 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 👨 2024

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 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 83 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Ticket to Ride: Europe

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

    Ticket to Ride: Europe invites you to embark on an exhilarating train adventure through the heart of Europe. From the historic streets of Edinburgh to the vibrant city of Constantinople, and from the sunny shores of Lisbon to the grandeur of Moscow, you'll traverse the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or a family looking for a fun challenge, this game, like the original Ticket to Ride, offers an elegantly simple gameplay experience that can be mastered in just five minutes.

    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
  3. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

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

    Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries takes players on an enchanting journey through the northern realms of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. This edition of the popular Ticket to Ride series is specially designed for 2-3 players, offering a more intimate and strategically intense experience.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries
    • 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
  4. Ticket to Ride

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

    Ticket to Ride offers a delightful and accessible gaming experience that can be grasped in under 15 minutes, making it perfect for both newcomers and seasoned gamers. Designed by the renowned Alan R. Moon, this board game revolves around a railway adventure across North America.

    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
  5. Incan Gold

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    The board game known as Diamant or Incan Gold unfolds as an exhilarating press-your-luck experience, offering players a quick and enjoyable journey into mine shafts and jungle paths. As participants flip cards from a deck, the gems discovered are evenly distributed, creating a shared bounty. However, the decision to venture deeper comes with the risk of encountering hazards like scorpions, snakes, poison gas, explosions, and rockfalls.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

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

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    Ticket to Ride: London brings the classic gameplay of the Ticket to Ride series to the vibrant city of London in the 1970s. This edition offers a fast-paced, streamlined experience on a condensed map of London, allowing players to complete a game in just about 15 minutes.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: London
    • 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
  7. Ticket to Ride: New York

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    Ticket to Ride: New York is a fast-paced, compact variation of the beloved Ticket to Ride game series. Set against the backdrop of Manhattan, this version offers a quick and streamlined playing experience, perfect for both fans of the original game and newcomers. With a focus on the bustling streets of New York City, players race to complete taxi routes and reach destinations in a condensed version of the classic gameplay.

    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
  8. 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

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

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

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    Ticket to Ride: Märklin is the third installment in the popular Ticket to Ride series by Days of Wonder. Set on a map of Germany, this edition brings a unique twist with Märklin Trains models represented on each card. While maintaining the core essence of the series, Märklin adds complexity and new mechanics that appeal to both veterans and newcomers to the series.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Märklin
    • 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
  10. 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
  11. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe)

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. 10 Days in Europe

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    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. Ticket to Ride: San Francisco

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. 10 Days in Africa

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    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
  17. Airlines Europe

    All details for the board game Airlines Europe and similar games

    Before the likes of Ticket to Ride, Santa Fe Rails, and Union Pacific, there was Airlines - one of the earliest creations from renowned designer Alan R. Moon and publisher ABACUSSPIELE. Now, more than two decades later, Moon and ABACUSSPIELE bring you a reimagined experience with Airlines Europe, a game born from Moon's desire to expand upon the original while introducing exciting new choices.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Airlines Europe
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. 10 Days in Asia

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

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    Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails expands the classic Ticket to Ride gameplay to a global scale, introducing an innovative twist by incorporating boats into the well-loved train route-building formula. Players are tasked with navigating both land and water, using trains and ships to connect distant cities and fulfill their ticket objectives.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    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
  20. 10 Days in the USA

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    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
  21. 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
  22. King's Breakfast

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. 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
  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. Union Pacific

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    Union Pacific is a strategic train-themed stock market game where players navigate the balance between expanding railway companies and acquiring stock shares. The game revolves around increasing the value of different companies by extending their rail lines and strategically managing your stock portfolio for maximum dividends.

    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
  26. Gloria Picktoria

    All details for the board game Gloria Picktoria and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Elfenland

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    Elfenland is a redesigned version of the original Elfenroads game, set in a mythical elven world. Players, as young elves, embark on a journey across the land to visit as many of the twenty Elfencities as possible. The game is uniquely characterized by its variety of whimsical transportation methods and strategic movement across a network of interconnected cities.

    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
  28. Immer oben auf!

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. San Marco

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    San Marco invites you to the charming districts of Venice, where you'll use strategy and influence to outmaneuver your opponents. Ideal for players who enjoy a blend of strategy and luck, this game stands out with its unique card distribution mechanic, especially in a four-player setting. Players draw cards, form them into groups, and then choose from these groups to take actions. These actions include placing and removing aristocrats, building and relocating bridges, and scoring regions. The game is played over three Passages, each comprising multiple turns, making it a dynamic and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for San Marco
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Isla Dorada

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Isla Dorada
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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