The best games from Matt Leacock 👨 2021

Looking for a really good game from game designer Matt Leacock 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Matt Leacock games 2021.

Who is Matt Leacock anyway?

Matt Leacock has been designing dice, card & board games since 1995. The game designer hails from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA🇺🇸, was born in 1971, and currently lives in Sunnyvale, California, USA🇺🇸.

Leacock began developing individual games in the 1990s. Leacock's first published game, Borderlands, came out in 1995 when he was 24 years old - so he's actually been designing games for over 26 years. However, after his first game there was a 5 year break until "Lunatic Loops" - and until his third it took until 2008, so another 8 years.

Famous Leacock games are for example Pandemic, Forbidden Island & the Pandemic Legacy Series.

His daughter, Colleen Leacock, has also taken her first steps as a game designer.

From Minnesota to Illinois to California

Leacock grew up in Long Lake, Minnesota, USA. He then studied visual communications in Illinois at Northern Illinois University, graduating in 1995. He was then drawn to the greats in Silicon Valley.

From employee at IT giants to board game designer icon

Leacock initially worked as a developer for various IT giants such as Yahoo!, AOL, Netscape and Apple as a user experience designer. During his time as an employee, he always developed board games on the side. He finally wrapped up his IT career in July 2014 and switched to designing board games full-time.

"I design the games I want to play and teach. It's hard for me to imagine doing game design for a paycheck." -- Matt Leacock

How good are "Matt Leacock" games?

There are 11 games by Matt Leacock in our Top1000 games list, making Leacock the #11 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Matt Leacock 2021

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

Unfortunately, not all of Matt Leacock's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Matt Leacock that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on February 27, 2021. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  3. Pandemic: Iberia

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Iberia and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Pandemic: Iberia
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Pandemic: Iberia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic: Iberia" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  4. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  5. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!52€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  6. Pandemic: Fall of Rome

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Fall of Rome and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pandemic: Fall of Rome
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Pandemic: The Cure

    All details for the board game Pandemic: The Cure and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  8. Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Forbidden Desert

    All details for the board game Forbidden Desert and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Forbidden Desert
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Forbidden Desert

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Desert" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  10. Pandemic: Rising Tide

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Rising Tide and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!120€ atAmazon.de
  11. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!80€ atAmazon.de
  12. Mole Rats in Space

    All details for the board game Mole Rats in Space and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Forbidden Island

    All details for the board game Forbidden Island and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Forbidden Island
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Forbidden Island

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Island" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Island" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Thunderbirds

    All details for the board game Thunderbirds and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Thunderbirds

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Thunderbirds" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  15. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  17. Knit Wit

    All details for the board game Knit Wit and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Forbidden Sky

    All details for the board game Forbidden Sky and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Forbidden Sky
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Forbidden Sky

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Sky" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  19. Chariot Race

    All details for the board game Chariot Race and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Chariot Race

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chariot Race" von "BoardGameGeek"
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