The best games from Paul Peterson 👨 2024

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

Who is Paul Peterson anyway?

Paul Peterson has been designing dice, card & board games since 1995. The game designer currently lives in Seattle, USA 🇺🇸.

Peterson's first game was the "Dark Sovereigns" expansion for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. This he developed in 1995 - so he's been designing games for over 29 years of games. Famous Peterson games include Guillotine & Smash-Up-series.

Beginning of his career

Paul Peterson began his career as a game designer at Wizards of the Coast working on Magic: the Gathering, Pokémon, and his card game Guillotine. Since then, he has moved between the worlds of electronic games and board games. His repertoire ranges from a massively multiplayer role-playing game (MMORPG) to a virtual world for girls to a poker chip collecting game. He also drives a really swanky Mustang.

How good are "Paul Peterson" games?

There are 8 games by Paul Peterson in our Top1000 games list, making Peterson the #22 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Paul Peterson 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 33 board games for this list and selected the top 26. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Guillotine

    All details for the board game Guillotine and similar games

    Kingdom Builder is a strategic board game where players shape their domains by building settlements, with the ultimate goal of earning the most gold by the end of the game.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Guillotine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Smash Up: It's Your Fault!

    All details for the board game Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000 and similar games

    Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000, also known as Smash Up II, is an exciting expansion to the Smash Up base game, introducing four new factions and eight new bases. This expansion not only adds variety but also brings unique combinations and fresh strategic layers to the already dynamic gameplay of Smash Up.

    More details for Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Pairs

    All details for the board game Pairs and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pairs
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  5. Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Smash Up

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Smash Up and similar games

    Pretty Pretty Smash Up is an expansion for the popular card game Smash Up, introducing a whimsical and sweet twist to the classic base-smashing gameplay. This expansion adds four new factions: Kitty Cats, Princesses, Fairies, and Mythic Horses, each with their unique abilities and strategies. The Kitty Cats can charm their way into controlling enemy minions, while the Princesses use their regal influence to command the battlefield. Fairies offer a variety of tactical choices with their magical mischief, and the Mythic Horses bring a powerful group dynamic to the fight.

    More details for Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Smash Up
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Smash Up: Monster Smash

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Monster Smash and similar games

    Smash Up: Monster Smash adds a thrilling twist to the Smash Up universe with its inclusion of four new, terrifying factions: vampires, mad scientists, werewolves, and giant ants. This expansion not only enriches the game's thematic diversity but also introduces unique mechanics that reflect the iconic abilities and lore associated with each monster genre.

    More details for Smash Up: Monster Smash
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature and similar games

    Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature expands the universe of Smash Up with four new, out-of-this-world factions, each bringing unique gameplay mechanics to the table. This expansion allows for a fresh mix-and-match experience with the original game or stands alone as a two-player showdown.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Smash Up

    All details for the board game Smash Up and similar games

    Smash Up is a unique and engaging "shufflebuilding" game where players combine two distinct factions, each with a 20-card deck, into a single 40-card deck. The game is known for its quirky and diverse factions, each with its own unique mechanics and gameplay style.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Smash Up
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Smash Up: Cease and Desist

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Cease and Desist and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. 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
  12. Smash Up: What Were We Thinking?

    All details for the board game Smash Up: What Were We Thinking? and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Smash Up: Big in Japan

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Big in Japan and similar games

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    More details for Smash Up: Big in Japan
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Unexploded Cow

    All details for the board game Unexploded Cow and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set

    All details for the board game Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set and similar games

    Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set dives into the deep, dark corners of the Cthulhu mythos, bringing a tentacle-filled twist to the Smash Up universe. This expansion pack is a love letter to H.P. Lovecraft's work, integrating iconic elements of the Cthulhu lore into the chaotic and strategic card game where different factions vie for dominance.

    More details for Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Smash Up: That '70s Expansion

    All details for the board game Smash Up: That '70s Expansion and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Smash Up: World Tour – International Incident

    All details for the board game Smash Up: World Tour – International Incident and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Running with the Bulls

    All details for the board game Running with the Bulls and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Smash Up: Munchkin

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Munchkin and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Smash Up: World Tour – Culture Shock

    All details for the board game Smash Up: World Tour – Culture Shock and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set

    All details for the board game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Clout Fantasy

    All details for the board game Clout Fantasy and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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. 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

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