The best games from Alexander Pfister 🇦🇹👨 2024

Looking for a really good game from game designer Alexander Pfister 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Alexander Pfister games 2024.

Who is Alexander Pfister anyway?

Alexander Pfister has been designing dice, card & board games since 2008. The game designer hails from Bludenz, Vorarlberg, Österreich🇦🇹, was born in 1971 and currently lives in Wien, Österreich🇦🇹.

Pfister's first game "Freibeuter der Karibik" he developed in 2008 at the age of 37 - so he has been designing games for over 16 years. Famous Pfister games are for example Great Western Trail, Isle of Skye & Port Royal.

Game development since childhood

Pfister spent his childhood in Vorarlberg, Austria and developed his own games as a child. After studying economics, he worked as a freelancer in the financial sector. He then came into contact with various game publishers through the Viennese game agency White Castle. His first publication "Freibeuter der Karibik" was released in 2008 by Public Solution.

How good are "Alexander Pfister" games?

There are 8 games by Alexander Pfister in our Top1000 games list, making Pfister the #22 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Alexander Pfister 2024

In this list we have listed the best board games that Alexander Pfister either designed himself - or was involved in designing.

Unfortunately, not all of Alexander Pfister's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Alexander Pfister that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 29 board games for this list and selected the top 24. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Port Royal is a competitive card game that immerses players in the world of Caribbean trade during the era of pirates and merchant ships. It combines elements of risk-taking, resource management, and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

    All details for the board game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King and similar games

    Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King is a strategic tile-laying board game set in the stunning landscape of Isle of Skye. In this game, 2 to 5 players take on the roles of chieftains from different clans, each aspiring to expand their territories and build their kingdoms to gain the most points.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Port Royal: Unterwegs!

    All details for the board game Port Royal: Unterwegs! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Port Royal: Unterwegs!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal: Unterwegs!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Great Western Trail

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail and similar games

    Great Western Trail is a strategic board game set in 19th-century America, where players take on the roles of ranchers herding cattle from Texas to Kansas City.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Great Western Trail: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail: Second Edition and similar games

    Great Western Trail: Second Edition is an enhanced version of the critically acclaimed strategy game set in 19th century America. Players take on the role of ranchers, herding cattle from Texas to Kansas City, navigating a series of strategic decisions along the Great Western Trail.

    More details for Great Western Trail: Second Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de*
  6. Broom Service

    All details for the board game Broom Service and similar games

    Broom Service is a captivating and strategic card-based game where players aim to score the most victory points by adeptly delivering potions throughout a magical realm. This game is a reimagined version of the award-winning Witch's Brew, offering a fresh theme and new gameplay elements, while retaining the core mechanics that made the original game popular.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Broom Service
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de*
  7. Oh My Goods!

    All details for the board game Oh My Goods! and similar games

    Oh My Goods!, initially known as Royal Goods, immerses players in the role of European artisans during the Middle Ages, focusing on the production and trade of various goods.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Oh My Goods!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Tybor the Builder

    All details for the board game Tybor the Builder and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Great Western Trail: New Zealand

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail: New Zealand and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. Würfel-WG

    All details for the board game Würfel-WG and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de*
  11. Maracaibo

    All details for the board game Maracaibo and similar games

    Maracaibo is a strategy game for 1-4 players, crafted by the renowned game designer Alexander Pfister. Set in the vibrant backdrop of the Caribbean during the 17th century, it promises a rich blend of strategic depth and thematic immersion. Over four rounds, taking approximately 40 minutes per player, you'll navigate the complexities of influence and power among three different nations.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  12. Monster Expedition

    All details for the board game Monster Expedition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Monster Expedition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Expedition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Broom Service: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Broom Service: The Card Game and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Great Western Trail: Argentina

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail: Argentina and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. Gier

    All details for the board game Gier and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Mombasa

    All details for the board game Mombasa and similar games

    Mombasa is a deep and strategic Euro-style board game set in 18th century Africa, revolving around economic expansion and investment in trading companies. Players work to spread their influence across the continent by investing in companies based in key African cities and engaging in various trade activities.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    More details for Mombasa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  17. CloudAge

    All details for the board game CloudAge and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 100 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!46€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Meins!

    All details for the board game Meins! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Expedition to Newdale

    All details for the board game Expedition to Newdale and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Expedition to Newdale

    • YouTube Review for the game "Expedition to Newdale" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Blackout: Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Blackout: Hong Kong and similar games

    Blackout: Hong Kong is a strategy board game set against the backdrop of an unexpected and widespread blackout in Hong Kong. Designed by Alexander Pfister, this game challenges players to navigate the chaos and disorder that ensues from the sudden loss of electrical power, competing to restore order and establish their influence in the city's post-blackout era.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Blackout: Hong Kong
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Blackout: Hong Kong

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blackout: Hong Kong" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Skymines

    All details for the board game Skymines and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  22. Boonlake

    All details for the board game Boonlake and similar games

    Boonlake is a complex and engaging board game where players lead a group of pioneers in establishing a new community on the shores of the long-forgotten Boonlake. The game challenges players to explore uncharted landscapes, construct buildings, raise livestock, produce resources, and develop infrastructure. A key aspect of the game is the pursuit of efficiency and automation in these processes, as players strive to improve not only their own lives but also the collective well-being of their community.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Boonlake
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 - 160 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de*
  23. The Mines of Zavandor

    All details for the board game The Mines of Zavandor and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Mombasa (Limited Edition)

    All details for the board game Mombasa (Limited Edition) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old

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