The best games from Michael Schacht 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Michael Schacht anyway?

Michael Schacht has been designing dice, card & board games since 1992. The game designer hails from Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland🇩🇪, was born in 1964 and currently lives in Frankfurt, Hessen, Deutschland🇩🇪.

Schacht's first game "Taxi" he developed in 1992 at the age of 28 - so he has been designing games for over 32 years, since 2005 full-time. Famous Schacht games are for example Coloretto, Zooloretto & Hansa. He now has over 200 game publications with various publishers.

15 years with advertising agencies

Schacht studied graphic design at the FH Darmstadt. For about 15 years he worked as an art director in various advertising agencies. Among others, he designed for Heinz, Coca-Cola and Kellogg's. In 2005 he left the industry and became one of the few full-time board game designers in Germany.

Board game design competition

Game development began for him with a submission to a board game design competition. His first publication was then in 1992 the game "Taxi" in the magazine "Spielerei". His biggest success to date was his 2007 game Zooloretto, which was named Spiel des Jahres in Germany.

How good are "Michael Schacht" games?

There are 5 games by Michael Schacht in our Top1000 games list, making Schacht 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 Schacht 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 125 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Coloretto

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    Engage in the colorful and strategic gameplay of Coloretto, where simplicity meets tactical decision-making. The game revolves around drawing cards to play into rows or claiming entire rows to expand your collection. As the rounds progress, players aim to create extensive sets, but there's a catch – exceeding three colors incurs penalties, adding a layer of strategic depth.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Coloretto
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Spirits of the Forest

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    Spirits of the Forest is a visually stunning and strategically engaging board game that invites players into a mystical world where the veil between the spirit realm and our own is momentarily lifted. In this enchanting setting, players embody seraphs of the elements, competing to collect the spirits of the forest and add them to their ethereal menagerie.

    More details for Spirits of the Forest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spirits of the Forest

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spirits of the Forest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spirits of the Forest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Smile

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Lucky Numbers

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    In Lucky Numbers, your challenge is to be the first to fill your grid with tiles, but there's a twist – you never know which tiles you'll have to work with! Each player receives a set of tiles numbered 1-20, which are shuffled face down. Players then strategically place these tiles in a 4x4 grid, adhering to specific rules to ensure success.

    More details for Lucky Numbers
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Zooloretto

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    Zooloretto is a charming and strategic board game where players become zoo managers, tasked with building and managing their own zoos. The goal is to attract the most visitors by creating a diverse and well-organized collection of animals.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Zooloretto
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Web of Power

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    Web of Power is a strategic board game that immerses players in the quest for dominance over various European regions during the medieval period. The game cleverly combines area control with a simple yet profound placement mechanic, emphasizing monasteries and advisors as the primary tools for influence. The dual-layer strategy involves securing majorities in regions through monasteries and strategically placing advisors, whose presence is capped by the leading player's monastic influence in each region. This dynamic creates a tense and competitive atmosphere as players vie for control while navigating the limitations imposed by their opponents' monastery placements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Web of Power
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 50 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Zooloretto: The Dice Game

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Zooloretto: The Dice Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Drive

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Drive
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Drive

    • YouTube Review for the game "Drive" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Zooloretto Junior

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Shanghaien

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Iwari

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Aquaretto

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Aquaretto
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Chef Alfredo

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. China

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    China is an engaging game of political influence, set in the backdrop of historical Chinese regional rulers vying for power. Players strategically use cards to place Houses or Emissaries across nine regions of the board. Scoring is based on achieving majorities in houses within regions and for emissaries across adjacent regions, as well as for creating uninterrupted sequences of houses along the game's roads. Distinct from its predecessor, Web of Power, China introduces changes such as no mid-game scoring, more options for card drawing, and expanded emissary scoring opportunities. The game is known for its tactical depth, simple rules, and quick gameplay, along with a special variant that includes fortifications.

    More details for China
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for China

    • YouTube Review for the game "China" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Lucky Sock Dip: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Call to Glory

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Rat Hot

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Rat Hot
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Tip Tap

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Tip Tap
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tip Tap

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tip Tap" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Blindes Huhn extrem

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Blindes Huhn extrem

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blindes Huhn extrem" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Hansa

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    Hansa is a strategic board game where players assume the roles of merchants in the Hanseatic League, a powerful economic and trading alliance during the Middle Ages. The game involves navigating a ship around a simplified map of Scandinavia, engaging in buying, selling, and expanding trading posts. The goal is to accumulate sets of goods to trade for victory points, while also expanding market presence to increase revenue.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Hansa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Mondo

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Mondo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Quietville

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Quietville
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Affenraffen

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Gold!

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Patrician

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Das Vermächtnis des Maharaja

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Africana

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Africana
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Mogul

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Richelieu

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Han

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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