The best games from Rüdiger Dorn 🇩🇪👨 2021

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

Who is Rüdiger Dorn anyway?

Rüdiger Dorn has been designing dice, card & board games since 1992. The game designer hails from Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany🇩🇪, was born in 1969 and currently lives in Pfofeld, Bavaria, Germany🇩🇪.

Dorn's first game Cameo he developed in 1992 at the age of 23 - so he has been designing games for over 29 years. Famous Dorn games are for example Istanbul, Goa & Las Vegas.

Experimented with rule changes already in childhood

Rüdiger Dorn began developing his first variants of well-known games such as Malefiz or Fang den Hut when he was just under 10 years old. During his childhood and adolescence, he then designed other games "of the quality start-finish games with event fields" or board game adaptations of computer games like Donkey Kong or Frogger.

Game invention keeps him going even as a young adult

At the age of just under 19, Dorn became aware of the professional game magazine "Die Spielbox": "That's when I abruptly became aware that there are actually people behind games who have developed these games!" From then on, he informed himself more and more intensively about the topic of "game invention." The "Game Inventor's Guide" (by Spiel-des-Jahres founding member Tom Werneck) was his biggest inspiration. "I highly recommend this book to anyone new to this field!" Then, in 1992, the first game is finally accepted by a publisher: Cameo by HABA.

How good are "Rüdiger Dorn" games?

There are 10 games by Rüdiger Dorn in our Top1000 games list, making Dorn the #15 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Rüdiger Dorn 2021

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

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

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 48 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Las Vegas and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  3. Las Vegas Royale

    All details for the board game Las Vegas Royale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Las Vegas Royale
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Las Vegas Royale

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas Royale" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Istanbul: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Istanbul: The Dice Game and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Istanbul: The Dice Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  5. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul: Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Luxor

    All details for the board game Luxor and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Luxor
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Opale

    All details for the board game Opale and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Dragonheart

    All details for the board game Dragonheart and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dragonheart
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Dragonheart

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dragonheart" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Karuba Junior

    All details for the board game Karuba Junior and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Karuba: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Karuba: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Karuba: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Rune Stones

    All details for the board game Rune Stones and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Rune Stones

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rune Stones" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Asante

    All details for the board game Asante and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Los Mampfos

    All details for the board game Los Mampfos and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Los Mampfos
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Snapshot

    All details for the board game Snapshot and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Snapshot
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  16. Danger 13

    All details for the board game Danger 13 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Danger 13
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Emerald

    All details for the board game Emerald and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Goa

    All details for the board game Goa and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Goa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. My Farm Shop

    All details for the board game My Farm Shop and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Las Vegas: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Las Vegas: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Las Vegas: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Top 5 Rummy

    All details for the board game Top 5 Rummy and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Top 5 Rummy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Relikt

    All details for the board game Relikt and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Arkadia

    All details for the board game Arkadia and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Arkadia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  24. Mercado

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

    All details for the board game Montana and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Diamonds Club

    All details for the board game Diamonds Club and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Diamonds Club
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Ex & Hopp

    All details for the board game Ex & Hopp and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Louis XIV

    All details for the board game Louis XIV and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Louis XIV
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Il Vecchio

    All details for the board game Il Vecchio and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  30. Gargon

    All details for the board game Gargon and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Gargon
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de

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