The best games from Rob Daviau 🇺🇸👨 2021

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

Who is Rob Daviau anyway?

Rob Daviau has been designing dice, card & board games since 1999. The game designer hails from Maine, USA🇺🇸, was born in 1970 and currently lives in Massachusetts, USA 🇺🇸.

Daviau's first game "Trivial Pursuit Star Wars Episode I" he developed in 1999 at the age of 29 - so he has been designing games for over 22 years. Famous Daviau games are for example Pandemic Legacy Series, Betrayal at House on the Hill & Downforce.

Initially employed by Hasbro

In 1998, Daviau joined Hasbro. He initially developed various expansions and special editions to established board games such as the Trivial Pursuit series, Monopoly versions, Stratego and Risk series.

Risk Legacy led to independence

But then he was mentored to develop Riskiko Evolution / Risk Legacy. It was designed as a legacy-game and featured permanent changes to the game material. Risk Evolution, however, was also his last game for Hasbro.... because he recognized the potential of the legacy principle and went off on his own - to invent, for example, the games of the Pandemic Legacy series.

The 2015 cooperative board game Pandemic Legacy (Season 1) is based on the game Pandemic by Matt Leacock, with whom Daviau collaborated on the latter. He applies the legacy concept to this game. He is now mostly known for his legacy games, e.g. SeaFall from 2016.

Wife also from gaming

He is married to Lindsay Daviau. Lindsay has worked in the board game industry in production, prototyping, playtesting, graphic design, and art direction. He met her while working at Hasbro.

She is one of two art directors at Restoration Games. Rob has been the Chief Restoration Officer there since 2016. The publisher's goal is to bring the best out-of-print board games back to life and republish them (such as Downforce).

Teaching Game Design

Rob has been a visiting professor of game design at Hampshire College and NYU, has contributed articles to several books on game design, and has been a speaker at dozens of conferences. He has guest lectured on game design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and New York University, among others.

How good are "Rob Daviau" games?

There are 11 games by Rob Daviau in our Top1000 games list, making Daviau the #11 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

More information about Daviau

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List of best games by Rob Daviau 2021

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

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

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 45 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Cthulhu: Death May Die

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    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Downforce

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!58€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  8. Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    All details for the board game Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  12. Stop Thief!

    All details for the board game Stop Thief! and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Dinosaur Tea Party

    All details for the board game Dinosaur Tea Party and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Dinosaur Tea Party

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dinosaur Tea Party" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  15. Risk Legacy

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk Legacy
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!196€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  16. Betrayal Legacy

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal Legacy
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. ShipShape

    All details for the board game ShipShape and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

    All details for the board game Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Betrayal at House on the Hill

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!36€ atAmazon.de
  20. Machi Koro: Legacy

    All details for the board game Machi Koro: Legacy and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Heroscape Marvel: The Conflict Begins

    All details for the board game Heroscape Marvel: The Conflict Begins and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Heroscape Master Set: Battle for the Underdark

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set:  Battle for the Underdark and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Indulgence

    All details for the board game Indulgence and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Indulgence

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Indulgence" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game

    All details for the board game Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Clue: Harry Potter Edition

    All details for the board game Clue: Harry Potter Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de
  26. Mountains of Madness

    All details for the board game Mountains of Madness and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Mountains of Madness

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mountains of Madness" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  27. Ultimate Werewolf Legacy

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and similar games
    • Players8 - 16 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf Legacy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf Legacy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  28. Battleship Card Game

    All details for the board game Battleship Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. The Game of Life: Card Game

    All details for the board game The Game of Life: Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Risk 2210 A.D.

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk 2210 A.D.
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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