The best games from Michael Rieneck 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Michael Rieneck anyway?

Michael Rieneck has been designing dice, card & board games since 1999. The game designer comes from Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany🇩🇪, was born in 1966 and currently lives in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 🇩🇪.

Rieneck's first game "DruidenWalzer" he developed in 1999 at the age of 33 - so he has been designing games for over 25 years. Famous Rieneck games are for example The Pillars of the Earth, Cuba & World Without End.

How good are "Michael Rieneck" games?

There are 5 games by Michael Rieneck in our Top1000 games list, making Rieneck the #51 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Michael Rieneck 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 34 board games for this list and selected the top 25. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Palastgeflüster

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Palastgeflüster
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Santiago de Cuba

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    Santiago de Cuba is set in the colorful city of Cuba, where players act as brokers, strategically gathering and shipping goods like rum, tobacco, and fruit. The game revolves around interacting with locals who provide various benefits, utilizing buildings with special abilities, and efficiently managing resources to meet the demands of cargo ships. The dynamic setup of locals and buildings ensures each game offers new tactical challenges.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Santiago de Cuba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Pillars of the Earth

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    The Pillars of the Earth, inspired by Ken Follett's bestselling novel, is a strategy board game set in the early 13th century, centered around the construction of a grand cathedral in England. This game, part of the Kosmos line of literature-based games, challenges players to contribute to the cathedral's construction while vying for victory points.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for The Pillars of the Earth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Around the World in 80 Days

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    Around the World in 80 Days transports players into the adventurous spirit of Phileas Fogg's epic journey, as immortalized in Jules Verne's classic novel. This board game, adorned with Victorian-era decorations, challenges players to circumnavigate the globe faster than their rivals, using strategy, planning, and a bit of luck to outmaneuver one another and claim victory in this race against time.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Around the World in 80 Days
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review for the game "Around the World in 80 Days" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Einfach tierisch

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Adventure to Mount Doom

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Lemming Mafia

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. World Without End

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    World Without End, inspired by Ken Follett's novel and a sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, is a standalone strategy board game set in the town of Kingsbridge, 200 years after the original story. This 2009 game is part of the Kosmos series of literature-based games.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for World Without End
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Touria

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Touria

    • YouTube Review for the game "Touria" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Brutal Kingdom

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Asterix & Obelix

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Asterix & Obelix: Das große Abenteuer

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Dracula

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Coralia

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 35 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Grog Island

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Merlin

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    Merlin is a strategic board game where players vie to become King Arthur's successor with the assistance of the legendary wizard Merlin. Set in the iconic Arthurian kingdom, players maneuver their knights and Merlin himself around an action ring to secure the most advantageous actions. The unique twist is that while each player controls their own knights, Merlin is a communal piece moved by all players, adding a layer of strategic depth and unpredictability.

    More details for Merlin
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Cuba

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    Cuba is a strategic board game set in pre-revolutionary Cuba, where players compete as leaders of various villages on the island, striving for wealth, influence, and ultimately victory points. The game captures the essence of this historical period with a focus on economic management, trade, and political maneuvering.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cuba
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Witch of Salem

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Gone Fishing!

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    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Merlin: Big Box

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Die Säulen der Erde: das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Die Säulen der Erde: das Kartenspiel and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. A Column of Fire

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Fortuna

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. DruidenWalzer

    All details for the board game DruidenWalzer and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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