The best games from Matthias Cramer 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Matthias Cramer anyway?

Matthias Cramer has been designing dice, card & board games since 2010. The freelance game designer born near Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany🇩🇪 in 1970, is married and currently lives in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 🇩🇪. He works full-time as an IT project manager at Brenntag Group (a trading company for chemical products).

Cramer's first game "Glen More" he developed in 2010 at the age of 40 - so he's been designing games for over 14 years of games. Famous Cramer games besides Glen More include Lancaster, Rokoko & Watergate.

Boardgames intensified since his studies

Cramer was drawn into a circle of board gamers more or less by accident during his student days. This was before Settlers of Catan, so most of the available games with some complexity were published by Avalon Hill.

First prototypes during his studies, then a longer break

At this time he also created his first prototype, a clone of 1830 set in today's economy, but where players make cars from raw materials. This prototype consisted of a huge number of cards and completely filled the floor of his living room. Later he turned his attention to Euro games and stopped developing games for a few years.

First published game then in 2010

In the late 2000s, he started developing games again when he found the old box with the car manufacturing game. He started to turn this into a Euro game. Other projects followed very quickly, like Lancaster, Highlands (which is now Glen More) and Helvetia.

How good are "Matthias Cramer" games?

There are 6 games by Matthias Cramer in our Top1000 games list, making Cramer the #37 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Matthias Cramer 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 20 board games for this list and selected the top 13. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Watergate

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    Watergate thrusts players into the historical tug-of-war between the Nixon Administration and a determined journalist from the Washington Post. This game recreates the infamous political scandal, requiring strategic card play and keen decision-making.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Watergate
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watergate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Rococo: Deluxe Edition

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    Rococo: Deluxe Edition transports you to the glamorous Rococo era, where you're tasked with dressing the elite for Louis XV's grand balls. Your goal is to gain prestige and fame through your exceptional tailoring business. Players strategically employ staff to craft exquisite garments, manage resources, and contribute to the ball's decorations, aiming to dazzle at the season's final event.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rococo: Deluxe Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Glen More II: Chronicles

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    Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to the original Glen More game, offering a richly expanded gameplay experience. It transports players into the roles of leaders of Scottish clans from the early medieval ages to the 19th century.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Glen More II: Chronicles
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Glen More

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    Glen More transports you to 17th century Scotland, where you lead a clan aiming to expand its land and wealth. This strategic game revolves around making timely decisions to develop your clan's resources, such as establishing pastures, growing grain for whisky production, trading goods, or enhancing special areas like lochs and castles.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Glen More
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!120€ atAmazon.de*
  5. Rococo

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    Rococo immerses players in the lavish Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV, where they take on the role of managing a prestigious ball. The game blends elements of deck-building and resource management, requiring players to skilfully navigate the demands of dressmaking and event planning to gain the most prestige.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Rococo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Plums

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Lancaster

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    In the year 1413, England is under the rule of the ambitious King Henry V of Lancaster. His grand vision includes the unification of England and the conquest of the coveted French crown. In the midst of this pivotal period, noble families vie for influence and power. Lancaster, a strategic board game from the designer of Glen More, invites players to step into the shoes of these aristocratic families. Who among them will prove to be the most loyal supporter of the young king and rise as the most influential Lord of their time?

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Lancaster
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Castle Rampage

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Fight for Olympus

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Kraftwagen

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Kraftwagen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Lancaster: Big Box

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Dynasties: Heirate & Herrsche

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Helvetia

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Helvetia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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