The best games from Phil Eklund 🇺🇸👨 2022

Looking for a really good game from game designer Phil Eklund 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Phil Eklund games 2022.

Who is Phil Eklund anyway?

Phil Eklund has been designing dice, card & board games since 1988. The game designer hails from USA🇺🇸 and after a long stint in Germany currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪.

His son Matt Eklund is also active in the board game industry and has developed several games.

School, study & profession

After growing up in the U.S., Eklund graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona in 1973. He then studied aerospace engineering at the University of Arizona. In 1978, he successfully completed his rocket science degree. He then first worked as an Aerospace Engineer at Hughes Aircraft Co./Raytheon Corp.

First own game then in 1988

Eklund's first games "Lords of the Sierra Madre" & "Trilobite: Family Game" he developed in 1988 - so he has been designing games for over 34 years of games. Famous Eklund games include Pax Porfiriana, Pax Renaissance & High Frontier.

Own board game company but also employed since 2020

In 1992 he founded game publisher Sierra Madre Games, which is still active today. But since March 2020 he is additionally employed by Swedish publisher Ion Game Design as senior game designer.

How good are "Phil Eklund" games?

There are 2 games by Phil Eklund in our Top1000 games list, making Eklund the #147 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Phil Eklund 2022

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

Unfortunately, not all of Phil Eklund's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Phil Eklund that you can buy 2022:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 13 board games for this list and selected the top 12. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pax Porfiriana

    All details for the board game Pax Porfiriana and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Pax Porfiriana
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  2. Pax Pamir

    All details for the board game Pax Pamir and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pax Pamir
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  3. Greenland

    All details for the board game Greenland and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Greenland
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Pax Renaissance: 2nd Edition

    All details for the board game Pax Renaissance: 2nd Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Very hard to learn
  5. Pax Renaissance

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pax Renaissance
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Pax Renaissance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pax Renaissance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Neanderthal

    All details for the board game Neanderthal and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Neanderthal
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  7. Bios: Origins (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Bios: Origins (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  8. Greenland (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Greenland (Third Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Bios: Megafauna

    All details for the board game Bios: Megafauna and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. High Frontier

    All details for the board game High Frontier and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for High Frontier
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  11. Bios: Megafauna (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Bios: Megafauna (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Very hard to learn
  12. Bios: Genesis

    All details for the board game Bios: Genesis and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Bios: Genesis
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Bios: Genesis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bios: Genesis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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