The best games from Rüdiger Dorn 🇩🇪👨 2024

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 2024.

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 32 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 2024

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 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 54 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

    Las Vegas is a lively, dice-based game that combines luck, strategy, and the joy of thwarting your opponents. Developed by Stefan Brück at alea, it's designed to be an easy and interactive game, full of schadenfreude moments.

    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

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    Karuba is a tile-laying race game that combines strategy with a touch of luck, as players navigate their explorers through a dense jungle to reach temples and collect treasures. Each player's decision-making skills are put to the test as they create paths and vie to be the first to explore the riches of Karuba.

    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
  3. Las Vegas Royale

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Las Vegas Royale
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas Royale

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

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games

    Istanbul: Big Box consolidates the captivating experience of the original Istanbul board game and its expansions into a comprehensive package, inviting players to immerse themselves in the bustling activity of a bazaar. This all-encompassing edition not only streamlines the game collection process but also enhances the gameplay experience with a variety of new options and strategies brought by the expansions Mocha & Baksheesh and Letters & Seals. The addition of the Istanbul: Caravan Leader Mini Expansion further enriches the game, albeit in a more compact form.

    More details for Istanbul: Big Box
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

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

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

    Istanbul: The Dice Game is a vibrant standalone dice game set in the bustling bazaar of Istanbul, where players vie to collect rubies as a symbol of their prosperity and victory. Utilizing dice as the core mechanic, participants must strategically acquire money and goods through the roll of the dice. These resources are then cleverly traded for the coveted rubies. The game encapsulates the essence of the Istanbul bazaar's lively trade and commerce atmosphere, demanding clever strategy and a bit of luck from its players to navigate the market's opportunities and secure the precious jewels that signify triumph.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Istanbul: The Dice Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Istanbul is a strategic board game set in the bustling environment of Istanbul's grand bazaar, where players compete as merchants trying to outmaneuver their rivals to collect precious rubies.

    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

    Video reviews for Istanbul

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

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    In Luxor, players embark on an adventurous quest through the legendary temple of Luxor in search of treasures and the ultimate prize: the tomb of the pharaoh. This game stands out for its ever-changing path to the tomb, ensuring a unique experience in each playthrough.

    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. Dragonheart

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    Dragonheart is a captivating card game set in a vibrant fantasy world filled with dragons, knights, and other mythical beings. In this duel of wits and strategy, players embody the roles of dragons seeking treasures and dragon hunters aiming to thwart them. The game's mechanics are straightforward yet engaging, requiring players to play cards with matching motifs onto corresponding areas of the board.

    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
  9. Jambo

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    Jambo is a strategic card game that immerses players in the role of traders in Central Africa, competing to become the most successful merchant through savvy buying and selling. Set before colonization, the game captures the essence of traditional trading practices and market competition, with players aiming to earn wealth by dealing in various goods.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Opale

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Karuba Junior

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Karuba: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    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
  13. Rune Stones

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    • 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
  14. My Farm Shop

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Los Mampfos

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    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
  16. Asante

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    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Snapshot

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Snapshot
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Danger 13

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Goa: A New Expedition

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    In Goa: A New Expedition, set in the early 16th century, you're immersed in a world of strategic auctions and resource management. The game captures the essence of this era's trading centers, focusing on spice trade, ship dispatch, and colony establishment.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Goa: A New Expedition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Las Vegas: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    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
  22. Top 5 Rummy

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Arkadia

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    Arkadia is a strategic board game centered around the construction of the city and castle of Arkadia. Players take on the roles of builders, utilizing cards, workers, and neutral workers to erect houses and develop the city, intertwined with the growing castle at its heart.

    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
  25. Mercado

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

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Diamonds Club

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    More details for Diamonds Club
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Ex & Hopp

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Da Luigi

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Louis XIV

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    Louis XIV immerses players in the intrigue and power struggles of the French court at the end of the 17th Century. In this strategic game by Rüdiger Dorn, you take on the role of a member of the Court, navigating missions and objectives within the opulent halls of Versailles.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

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

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