The best games from Richard Garfield 🇺🇸👨 2021

Looking for a really good game from game designer Richard Garfield 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Richard Garfield games 2021.

Richard Garfield has become world famous for his smash hit "Magic the Gathering" - but he has also invented some other very good board & card games. We bring light into the darkness and have picked out the best for you.

Who is Richard Garfield anyway?

Richard Garfield has been designing dice, card & board games since 1993. The game designer hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA🇺🇸, was born in 1963 and currently lives in Kirkland, Washington, USA🇺🇸. His full name is Richard Channing Garfield.

Garfield's first game "Magic: The Gathering" he developed in 1993 at the age of 30 - so he has been designing games for over 28. Famous Garfield games include King of Tokyo, Magic: The Gathering, Android: Netrunner & RoboRally.

In 1998, Garfield was inducted into the Origins Award Hall of Fame.

Inventor of collectible card games... and patent holder

Richard Garfield is one of the most famous game designers in the world. He was granted a patent on trading card games for his first game, Magic: The Gathering - now a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Since then, he has designed many award-winning collectible card games and board games.

Garfield's childhood & youth

Richard Garfield spent his childhood traveling the world as his father worked in architecture. Eventually, they moved to Oregon when he was 12 years old. While initially interested in puzzles, his passion for games began with the discovery of Dungeons & Dragons. Richard Garfield designed his first game "RoboRally" at the age of 13 - but did not find a publisher until 1991, when he published it in 1994.

Professional career

Garfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computational mathematics in 1985. He then initially worked at Bell Labs, but eventually continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, this time in combinatorial mathematics. He then received a PhD in mathematics from the same university in 1993.

He was then a professor of mathematics at Whitman College before co-founding Wizards of the Coast (WofC) - also abbreviated as "Wizards" and the original publisher of Magic. Today, WofC is now owned by Hasbro.

Then, when Magic was published in 1993, Garfield decided to take a full-time job as a game developer.

How good are "Richard Garfield" games?

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

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List of best games by Richard Garfield 2021

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

Unfortunately, not all of Richard Garfield's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Richard Garfield that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 30 board games for this list and selected the top 25. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Hive Mind

    All details for the board game Hive Mind and similar games
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Bunny Kingdom

    All details for the board game Bunny Kingdom and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Bunny Kingdom
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bunny Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. The Great Dalmuti

    All details for the board game The Great Dalmuti and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Great Dalmuti
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. King of New York

    All details for the board game King of New York and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for King of New York
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Carnival of Monsters

    All details for the board game Carnival of Monsters and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carnival of Monsters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carnival of Monsters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. KeyForge: Call of the Archons

    All details for the board game KeyForge: Call of the Archons and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for KeyForge: Call of the Archons
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for KeyForge: Call of the Archons

    • YouTube Review for the game "KeyForge: Call of the Archons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. RoboRally

    All details for the board game RoboRally and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for RoboRally
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for RoboRally

    • YouTube Review for the game "RoboRally" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Pecking Order

    All details for the board game Pecking Order and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Treasure Hunter

    All details for the board game Treasure Hunter and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  12. Magic: The Gathering

    All details for the board game Magic: The Gathering and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 6.

    More details for Magic: The Gathering
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Twitch

    All details for the board game Twitch and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Robo Rally

    All details for the board game Robo Rally and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  15. KeyForge: Age of Ascension

    All details for the board game KeyForge: Age of Ascension and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  16. KeyForge: Mass Mutation

    All details for the board game KeyForge: Mass Mutation and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  17. Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle

    All details for the board game Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle and similar games
    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. SpyNet

    All details for the board game SpyNet and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  19. Filthy Rich

    All details for the board game Filthy Rich and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. KeyForge: Worlds Collide

    All details for the board game KeyForge: Worlds Collide and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  21. Greedy Greedy Goblins

    All details for the board game Greedy Greedy Goblins and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 35 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  22. Portal

    All details for the board game Portal and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Vampire: The Eternal Struggle

    All details for the board game Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Rocketville

    All details for the board game Rocketville and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Stonehenge: An Anthology Board Game

    All details for the board game Stonehenge: An Anthology Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

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