The best games from Mac Gerdts 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Mac Gerdts anyway?

Mac Gerdts has been designing dice, card & board games since 2005. The game designer is from Hamburg, Germany🇩🇪, was born in 1962 and currently lives in Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪. His real name is Walther M. Gerdts - "Walther Gerdts" for short.

Mac is married and has one son. He works in the city administration of Hamburg as a consultant for trade fairs and congresses.

Gerdts' first game "Antike" he developed in 2005 at the age of 43 - so he has been designing games for over 19 years of games. Famous Gerdts games include Concordia, Imperial & Navegador.

Inventor of Gerdts' action rondel.

Some of his games introduced the concept of a rondel instead of dice as a mechanism. This is to prevent players from repeatedly performing the same action in rapid succession without paying a "price" for it.

We have created a separate list for you: The best games with the Gerdts action rondel.

How good are "Mac Gerdts" games?

There are 7 games by Mac Gerdts in our Top1000 games list, making Gerdts the #25 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Mac Gerdts 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Concordia

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    Concordia is a peaceful yet strategic board game set in Roman times, focusing on economic development and expansion. It is designed for 2-5 players aged 13 and up.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Concordia Venus

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    Concordia Venus is a standalone reimplementation of the classic Concordia, enhancing the peaceful strategy game set in Roman times. It's designed for 2-6 players aged 13 and up, focusing on economic development without the randomness of dice or cards. Strategy and planning are key as players expand their influence across various Roman cities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Antike II

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Imperial 2030

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    Imperial 2030 is a standalone strategy game that builds upon the mechanics of its predecessor, Imperial. Set in the near future, the game sees six global powers (USA, Europe, Russia, China, India, and Brazil) competing for dominance by expanding their industrial bases and military might. Unlike traditional board games where players directly control a nation, in Imperial 2030, players are international investors influencing global politics through their investments in these powers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imperial 2030
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Imperial 2030

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial 2030" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Imperial

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    Imperial is a strategy board game that plunges players into the heart of European imperialism. Unlike traditional war or area control games, players in Imperial take on the roles of international investors vying for influence over six major imperial nations. The game stands out for its unique approach to strategy, eschewing the randomness of dice and cards, and instead focusing on the players' abilities to manipulate and control the political landscape of Europe.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Imperial
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Imperial

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Crossing Oceans

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Antike

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    Antike is a compelling strategy game set in the ancient world, where players lead civilizations to glory through expansion, development, and competition. The game offers a rich historical backdrop, featuring ancient nations like the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and others. Players focus on building cities, temples, and fleets, while also advancing in science and technology. Military might is crucial, as legions and galleys are needed to defend against enemies and establish new settlements. The board is two-sided, offering different scenarios for gameplay. Victory is achieved not through chance but by acquiring a set number of ancient personalities like kings, scholars, and generals, emphasizing strategic planning and diplomacy.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Antike
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Antike Duellum

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Antike Duellum
    • 2 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Hamburgum

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    Hamburgum transports players back to 17th century Hamburg, immersing them in the strategic depths of trade and city development during a prosperous yet tumultuous period. As heads of Hamburg families, players navigate a richly thematic and strategic environment, aiming to amass wealth and, more importantly, prestige through diligent production, trade, and church donations.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hamburgum
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Transatlantic

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 56% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Transatlantic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. The Princes of Machu Picchu

    All details for the board game The Princes of Machu Picchu and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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