The best games from Mike Elliott 🇺🇸👨 2024

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

Who is Mike Elliott anyway?

Mike Elliott has been designing dice, card & board games since 1993. The game designer hails from Seattle, USA🇺🇸, was born in 1962 and still lives in Seattle 🇺🇸. He is also known as Michael Elliott.

Elliott's first game Dirtside II he developed in 1993 at the age of 31 - so he has been designing games for over 31 years. Famous Elliott games are for example Thunderstone, some Magic: The Gathering Expansions or Shadowrun: Crossfire.

"Most prolific Magic Designer"

Magic lead designer Mark Rosewater called him "one of the most prolific Magic designers in the history of the game." At the 2017 Origins Game Fair, he was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design Hall of Fame.

From bridge player to Magic expansion author

While living in Phoenix, Arizona, in the early 1990s, Elliott and several of his friends were active bridge players and regularly competed in tournaments. One night after a tournament, a friend introduced the group to the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. When Elliott returned home, he purchased the game and began participating in Magic tournaments. During a Magic tournament at Arizona State University, Elliott told two fellow players what he thought was wrong with the game. During the conversation, they revealed that they worked for Wizards of the Coast. One of them, Joel Mick, invited Elliott to fly to Seattle and interview for a job with the company.

How good are "Mike Elliott" games?

There are 9 games by Mike Elliott in our Top1000 games list, making Elliott the #18 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Mike Elliott 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 81 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Battle Spirits: Trading Card Game

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Thunderstone Quest

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    Thunderstone Quest revitalizes the Thunderstone series with an enhanced deck-building experience, inviting players to assemble a team of heroes and delve into dungeons filled with new challenges. This iteration introduces novel dungeon tiles, each presenting unique obstacles and rewards, and is structured around distinct quests that guide players through a narrative-driven adventure.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Thunderstone Quest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Speechless

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Mechwarrior Solaris VII

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Quarriors!

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    Quarriors! is a dynamic and innovative dice-rolling game where players become mystical warriors known as Quarriors, battling for supremacy and glory. This game blends the excitement of dice battles with a unique deckbuilding twist, offering a fresh take on strategy and resource management.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Quarriors!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men

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    Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men is a thrilling dice-building tabletop game that blends the excitement of Marvel superheroes with strategic gameplay. Created by Michael Elliott and Eric M. Lang, known for their work on Quarriors!, this game invites players to assemble and lead a team of iconic Marvel heroes in a head-to-head battle.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men

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    Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men brings the fierce battles of the X-Men universe to the tabletop in a collectible dice-building game crafted by the minds behind Quarriors!, Michael Elliott and Eric M. Lang. This game immerses players in the Marvel universe, featuring iconic characters such as Wolverine, Magneto, and Cyclops, each represented through custom dice and character cards that unlock unique abilities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Final Touch

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin

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    Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin continues the epic saga from Thunderstone: Heart of Doom, where players faced and defeated the ancient evil, Doom. This victory, however, had unforeseen consequences, unleashing Doom into other worlds. Now, in this next chapter, players embark on a new journey, fully compatible with all previous Thunderstone games. The objective is to build a formidable party of heroes to challenge and defeat Thunderstone Bearers in various dungeons and wilderness settings. The game introduces fresh challenges and strategies, as players contend with monsters equipped with new tricks, making the path to victory more complex and exciting.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Quarriors! Qultimate Quedition

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Terror Below

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Thunderstone

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    Thunderstone is a fantasy-themed deck-building game that combines elements of strategy and role-playing. Players compete to gather powerful cards and defeat monsters, ultimately aiming to secure the Thunderstone and thwart the Doom Knights.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Thunderstone
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Thunderstone: Dragonspire

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    Thunderstone: Dragonspire elevates the deck-building genre with a fantasy twist, inspired by the style of Dominion but infused with its own unique mechanics and thematic flair. In this stand-alone game, players build and refine a deck to battle monsters rather than merely accumulating victory points. The game involves choosing heroes, acquiring equipment, and delving into a dungeon to fight a series of increasingly powerful monsters.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Thunderstone: Dragonspire
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Thunderstone: Dragonspire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Thunderstone: Dragonspire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Axis & Allies: War at Sea

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Faerûn Under Siege

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. DC Comics Dice Masters: World's Finest

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Star Trek: Conflick in the Neutral Zone

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Agent Hunter

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. DC HeroClix: Batman (Alpha)

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    • 30 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  26. Star Trek: Fleet Captains

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    Star Trek: Fleet Captains immerses players into the vast universe of Star Trek, pitting the iconic factions of the Federation and the Klingons against each other in a strategic game of exploration, combat, and mission completion. This game offers a dynamic and thematic experience, capturing the essence of the Star Trek "Prime Universe" through detailed ship miniatures, a variety of mission scenarios, and the strategic use of character and ship abilities.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Star Trek: Fleet Captains
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Thunderstone: Starter Set

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Shadowrun: Crossfire

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    Shadowrun: Crossfire plunges players into the perilous depths of the Shadowrun universe, a world where magic meets machinery and danger lurks in every shadow. This cooperative deck-building game invites two to four players to form a team of shadowrunners, those who operate on the fringes of society, undertaking high-stakes missions for profit and survival. With a dynamic mix of strategy and teamwork, players navigate through a series of challenging scenarios, from corporate espionage to street-level skirmishes, all while enhancing their abilities and arsenal.

    More details for Shadowrun: Crossfire
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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