The best games from Dirk Henn 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Dirk Henn anyway?

Dirk Henn has been designing dice, card & board games since 1992. The game designer hails from Bendorf, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland🇩🇪, was born in 1960 and currently lives in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland🇩🇪.

Henn's first games "Al Capone" (later published as "Alhambra"), "Hopfen und Malz", "Spekulation" & "Texas" he developed in 1992 at the age of 32 - so he has been designing games for over 32 years. Famous Henn games are for example Alhambra, Shogun & Metro.

Own games = own publishing house

Henn was already a passionate gamer in his childhood. He began to implement his own ideas at an early age. In 1992, the time had come: together with his later wife Barbara Weber, he founded the games publisher db-spiele (abbreviation for Dirk and Barbara) - also known as the "games factory in the living room". His wife contributed the graphics. The games were still produced by hand until the end of the 2000s.

How good are "Dirk Henn" games?

There are 3 games by Dirk Henn in our Top1000 games list, making Henn the #94 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Dirk Henn 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 30 board games for this list and selected the top 27. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Alhambra: Big Box

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    Alhambra: Big Box is the ultimate collection for fans of the Alhambra board game, combining the base game with all five of its expansions. This comprehensive set offers a wide range of gameplay variations and strategic depth. The packaging is thoughtfully designed to store each expansion separately, ensuring easy organization and setup. The expansions included are The Vizier's Favor, The City Gates, The Thief's Turn, The Treasure Chamber, and Power of the Sultan, each adding unique elements and challenges to the game.

    More details for Alhambra: Big Box
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Alhambra

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    Alhambra is a strategic board game set in the historical context of the construction of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, during the Middle Ages. It combines elements of resource management, tile placement, and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Alhambra
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Rose King

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    The Rose King (originally published as Texas) is a strategic board game that pits two players—or two teams in a four-player partnership variant—against each other in an abstract battle for territory. Set against the historical backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, players assume the roles of the Lancaster and York factions, striving to dominate the board by forming contiguous regions of their markers.

    More details for The Rose King
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Alhambra: Family Box

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Alhambra: Big Box Special Edition

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Show Manager

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Metro

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    Metro is a strategic tile-placement board game where players build rail lines to score points. It shares similarities with games like "Streetcar," "Tsuro," "Tantrix," and "Spaghetti Junction," but distinguishes itself with unique gameplay elements.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Metro
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Cable Car

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Atlantic Star

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Alhambra: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Shogun

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    Shogun immerses players in the tumultuous Sengoku or "Warring States" Period of Japan, where each player, as a Daimyo, vies for dominance over the provinces of the Japanese islands.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Shogun
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Shogun

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shogun" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Speculation

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Granada

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Alhambra: The Dice Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. New York

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for New York

    • YouTube Review for the game "New York" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. High Tide

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for High Tide

    • YouTube Review for the game "High Tide" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. The Gardens of the Alhambra

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Wallenstein

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    Wallenstein is a board game that immerses players in the historical context of the Thirty Years' War, focusing on Albrecht von Wallenstein, a key mercenary commander. This game combines elements of strategy, resource management, and historical warfare, allowing players to take control of several countries, manage economies, and navigate political and military challenges. The objective is to emerge as the most powerful force in central Europe through tactical expansion, careful resource allocation, and strategic battles.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Wallenstein
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Eketorp

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Shogun Big Box

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Shogun Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shogun Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Powerline

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Timbuktu

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Wallenstein Big Box

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Neptun

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Colonia

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Hexenstich

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Immortals

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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