The best games from Corey Konieczka 🇺🇸👨 2024

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

Who is Corey Konieczka anyway?

Corey Konieczka has been designing dice, card & board games since 2005. The game designer has Polish ancestors, was born in the USA🇺🇸 and currently lives in New Hampshire, USA🇺🇸. He has a wife and a daughter.

First only small work at FFG

Konieczka's first involvement in game development was in 2005 on the game "World of Warcraft: The Board Game". Here he only designed some bosses and some accessories. So he has been designing games for over 19 Years of games.

Quality prevails

Because of his good work, he then got deeper into it in 2006 and Fantasy Flight Games tied him into the development of Warrior Knights, an expansion for Twilight Imperium & an expansion for A Game of Thrones.

Konieczka has completely designed or been involved in a total of 14 games and expansions for FFG. He has taken cooperative & semi-cooperative elements to a new level. Famous Konieczka games include Battlestar Galactica, Eldritch Horror & Star Wars: Rebellion. By the end, he was even a senior game designer at FFG.

Off on his own

In 2019, he then left FFG to start his own company, Unexpected Games. Here he plans to step out of his comfort zone and design new, unique games.

How good are "Corey Konieczka" games?

There are 18 games by Corey Konieczka in our Top1000 games list, making Konieczka the #4 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Corey Konieczka 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on February 25, 2024. We compared 32 board games for this list and selected the top 27. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Star Wars: Outer Rim

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Outer Rim and similar games

    Star Wars: Outer Rim is a thrilling and immersive board game that takes players into the expansive universe of Star Wars, particularly focusing on the fringes of the galaxy. This game is perfect for fans of the Star Wars saga who enjoy strategy, adventure, and role-playing elements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Star Wars: Outer Rim
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!62€ atAmazon.de*
  2. The Initiative

    All details for the board game The Initiative and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Initiative
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Star Wars: Rebellion is a grand strategy board game set in the Star Wars universe, offering an epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Imperial Assault and similar games

    Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a captivating strategy board game that brings the iconic Star Wars universe to life through tactical combat and missions. Designed for two to five players, the game offers a dual experience: a campaign game and a skirmish game.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Star Wars: Destiny

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Destiny and similar games

    Star Wars: Destiny is a collectible dice and card game that allows players to engage in battles featuring iconic heroes and villains from the expansive Star Wars universe. This game blends dice-driven combat with strategic card play, appealing to both casual fans and serious gamers with its mix of fast-paced action and deep strategic elements.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Star Wars: Destiny
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games

    Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game that captures the tension and intrigue of the acclaimed Sci-Fi Channel series. It combines elements of mistrust, survival, and strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 11 awards.

    More details for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games

    Embark on an epic journey of galactic conquest in Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition. As a leader of one of seventeen unique factions, you'll navigate the vastness of space, striving for dominance through military might, political maneuvering, and economic prowess. The game unfolds around Mecatol Rex, the central planet, where the throne of the galaxy awaits the faction that can skillfully navigate the challenges of a dynamic and strategically constructed universe.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!118€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Eldritch Horror

    All details for the board game Eldritch Horror and similar games

    Eldritch Horror is a cooperative board game that plunges players into a world of mystery, terror, and adventure. It's based on the themes of global exploration and cosmic horror, with players working together to thwart the plans of an Ancient One.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Eldritch Horror
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Eldritch Horror

    • YouTube Review for the game "Eldritch Horror" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game

    All details for the board game Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game and similar games

    Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game is a cooperative card game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, where players team up as Space Marines to clear out a spaceship infested with Genestealers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) and similar games

    Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a thrilling, immersive board game that combines elements of role-playing, strategy, and adventure. In this game, players take on the roles of heroes or the overlord, embarking on quests through treacherous landscapes filled with dangers and monsters.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Gears of War: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Gears of War: The Board Game and similar games

    Gears of War: The Board Game is a cooperative board game where 1-4 players take on the roles of COG (Coalition of Organized Governments) soldiers. The game is based on the Gears of War video game series and is designed to recreate the intense action and strategy of the games.

    More details for Gears of War: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Gears of War: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gears of War: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gears of War: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gears of War: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gears of War: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Unfathomable

    All details for the board game Unfathomable and similar games

    Unfathomable is a suspenseful and thematic board game that immerses players in a mysterious and treacherous journey aboard the steamship SS Atlantica in 1913. This game blends elements of horror, strategy, and deduction, as players navigate both external threats and the hidden treachery among them.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Unfathomable
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Rune Age

    All details for the board game Rune Age and similar games

    Rune Age is a dynamic deck-building game set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth, where players lead one of four distinct races in a quest for dominance. Designed by Corey Konieczka, the game is notable for its scenario-based gameplay, offering 1-4 players a variety of win conditions and cooperative or competitive modes. Each scenario shapes the game's landscape, influencing the central card pools and introducing unique challenges through the Event deck.

    More details for Rune Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Forbidden Stars

    All details for the board game Forbidden Stars and similar games

    Forbidden Stars sets players in the midst of the galactic turmoil surrounding the newly accessible Herakon Cluster. In this strategy game, up to four players command powerful factions, including the Ultramarines, Eldar, Evil Sunz Ork clan, and Chaos Space Marines, each with unique play styles and objectives. The goal is clear: dominate the sector and outmaneuver your opponents in a universe where victory is as coveted as it is hard-fought.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Forbidden Stars
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Stars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Stars" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Star Wars: Destiny – Two-Player Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Destiny – Two-Player Game and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de*
  17. 3000 Scoundrels

    All details for the board game 3000 Scoundrels and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Runewars

    All details for the board game Runewars and similar games

    Runewars is an epic and immersive board game set in a rich fantasy universe. Designed for two to four players, the game involves a grand scale of conquest and conflict, where players compete to build powerful empires through strategic battles and territorial control. It is set in the same universe as Runebound, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, and Rune Age, allowing players to engage with a familiar and expansive fantasy world.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Runewars
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  19. Penny Arcade: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Penny Arcade: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Middle-Earth Quest

    All details for the board game Middle-Earth Quest and similar games

    Middle-Earth Quest is set in the rich, expansive universe of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, specifically in the period between Bilbo's departure from the Shire and the start of Frodo's epic journey. This game offers players a unique opportunity to explore untold adventures within the iconic setting, engaging in a battle of wits, strategy, and courage against the growing darkness of Sauron.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Middle-Earth Quest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Rex: Final Days of an Empire

    All details for the board game Rex: Final Days of an Empire and similar games

    Rex: Final Days of an Empire is a reimagined game set in the Twilight Imperium universe, offering a rich blend of strategy, diplomacy, and conflict. Designed for 3-6 players, this game takes you back 3,000 years before Twilight Imperium to the decline of the Lazax empire. Players represent different interstellar civilizations vying for control over the crumbling imperial city in a galaxy teetering on the edge of chaos. Unique asymmetrical racial abilities and a focus on negotiation, betrayal, and warfare make this game an intense experience of tactical mastery.

    More details for Rex: Final Days of an Empire
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Tide of Iron

    All details for the board game Tide of Iron and similar games

    Tide of Iron is a detailed World War II tactical board game that offers an immersive experience for two to four players, depicting the intense battles between American and German forces in Northern Europe from 1944 to 1945. Released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2007 and later by 1A Games in 2014 as Tide of Iron: Next Wave, a second edition, it stands as a cornerstone of WWII strategy games.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tide of Iron
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Tide of Iron: Next Wave

    All details for the board game Tide of Iron: Next Wave and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. StarCraft: The Board Game

    All details for the board game StarCraft: The Board Game and similar games

    StarCraft: The Board Game offers an epic galactic showdown with an innovative modular board, 180 plastic figures, and numerous unit types that ensure a unique experience in each game. With a card-driven combat system and a rich array of technologies to modify and upgrade your faction, players can dive into the StarCraft universe and make strategic choices that can turn the tide of battle.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for StarCraft: The Board Game
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for StarCraft: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "StarCraft: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "StarCraft: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "StarCraft: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game

    All details for the board game World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Warrior Knights

    All details for the board game Warrior Knights and similar games

    Warrior Knights thrusts players into the tumultuous period following a king's death, with the kingdom teetering on the brink of chaos. As a Baron, you aim to rally support, capture cities for Influence, and maneuver through political, mercenary, and religious channels to solidify your claim to the throne. The game is a complex blend of strategy, diplomacy, and careful planning, with victory points representing your growing influence and potential to become the new king.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Warrior Knights
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Warrior Knights

    • YouTube Review for the game "Warrior Knights" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Discover: Lands Unknown

    All details for the board game Discover: Lands Unknown and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de*

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