The best games from Mike Selinker 🇺🇸👨 2024

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

Who is Mike Selinker anyway?

Mike Selinker has been designing dice, card & board games since 1996. The game designer hails from USA🇺🇸, was born in 1970 and currently lives in Seattle, Washington, USA 🇺🇸. He is also known as Michael Selinker, Michael D. Selinker.

Selinker's first game "WoRDWeRX" he developed in 1996 at the age of 26 - so he has been designing games for over 28 years. Famous Selinker games are for example Lords of Vegas, die meisten Spiele der Pathfinder Adventure Card Game-Serie oder Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Active since childhood

Mike Selinker is a prolific game designer. He wrote for TSR, was creative director at Wizards of the Coast, held a leadership role at Avalon Hill Games, Inc. and is president of Lone Shark Games, a game company he co-founded with James Ernest. He began his career as a game designer with the publication of a Dungeons and Dragons crossword puzzle in Dragon magazine #100 at the age of 15. His puzzles and game articles now appear frequently in Games Magazine, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He is also known among the various game designers who play at trade shows as a good poker player - he has even written a book about playing poker.

How good are "Mike Selinker" games?

There are 4 games by Mike Selinker in our Top1000 games list, making Selinker the #61 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Mike Selinker 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 51 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Lords of Vegas

    All details for the board game Lords of Vegas and similar games

    Lords of Vegas is a dynamic board game where players take on the roles of developers in a growing Nevada city, aiming to build the most profitable casinos along "The Strip." Starting with mere parking lots, players strategize to expand, reorganize, and gamble their way to success, aiming to score the most points by owning the most lucrative casinos and appointing the best bosses.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lords of Vegas
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Lords of Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lords of Vegas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. 12 Days

    All details for the board game 12 Days and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Unspeakable Words: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game Unspeakable Words: Deluxe Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Betrayal at House on the Hill

    All details for the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and similar games

    Betrayal at House on the Hill is a suspenseful board game where players explore a haunted mansion they build themselves, filled with spirits and ominous omens. It's a great choice for an hour of entertainment at parties or casual gatherings.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set

    All details for the board game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set and similar games

    Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set is a cooperative strategy card game set in the Pathfinder universe. Players embark on a fantasy adventure, facing various challenges and evolving their characters throughout the game.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy's Mask – Base Set

    All details for the board game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy's Mask – Base Set and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Key Largo

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set

    All details for the board game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set and similar games

    Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set launches players into a daring high-seas adventure, embodying pirates and outlaws in the notorious island chain known as the Shackles. This cooperative card game is set in the popular Pathfinder universe and builds upon the mechanics introduced in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Pirates of the Spanish Main

    All details for the board game Pirates of the Spanish Main and similar games

    Pirates of the Spanish Main stands as the world's first constructible strategy game, inviting players into the swashbuckling world of piracy, treasure hunting, and naval combat. This innovative game allows players to assemble their own fleets of ships from collectible components and navigate the high seas in search of treasure and glory. With a unique mix of strategy, construction, and collectibility, Pirates of the Spanish Main offers an engaging experience for players looking to embody the adventurous spirit of pirates.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Pirates of the Spanish Main
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1

    All details for the board game Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Axis & Allies: D-Day

    All details for the board game Axis & Allies: D-Day and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Axis & Allies: D-Day
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Pirates: Quest for Davy Jones' Gold

    All details for the board game Pirates: Quest for Davy Jones' Gold and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Cowpoker

    All details for the board game Cowpoker and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Veritas

    All details for the board game Veritas and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Simpsons Trading Card Game

    All details for the board game Simpsons Trading Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Thornwatch

    All details for the board game Thornwatch and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Dungeonville

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Fightball

    All details for the board game Fightball and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Axis & Allies

    All details for the board game Axis & Allies and similar games

    Axis & Allies (2004), also known as Axis & Allies Revised Edition, is a refreshed version of the classic World War II strategy board game. This edition, the first by Avalon Hill, offers an immersive simulation of the global conflict, designed for five players but often enjoyed as a two-player game. Players represent either the Allies (USA, UK, Russia) or the Axis powers (Germany, Japan), engaging in strategic warfare across the globe.

    More details for Axis & Allies
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Risk: Godstorm

    All details for the board game Risk: Godstorm and similar games

    Risk: Godstorm offers a mythological twist on the classic Risk gameplay, integrating elements of religion, ancient culture, and the supernatural into the well-known formula of territorial conquest. Players take on the roles of priests from different ancient civilizations, including Greek, Celtic, Babylonian, Norse, and Egyptian, competing to dominate not just the ancient world but also the Underworld.

    More details for Risk: Godstorm
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Michelangelo

    All details for the board game Michelangelo and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Gloria Mundi

    All details for the board game Gloria Mundi and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera

    All details for the board game The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Alpha Blitz

    All details for the board game Alpha Blitz and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Stonehenge: An Anthology Board Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook of Saturday Night Poker

    All details for the board game Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook of Saturday Night Poker and similar games
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Apocrypha Adventure Card Game: Box One – The World

    All details for the board game Apocrypha Adventure Card Game: Box One – The World and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  30. Harrow

    All details for the board game Harrow and similar games
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • Immediately playable

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