The best games from Sid Sackson 🇺🇸👨 2024

Looking for a really good game from game designer Sid Sackson 👨? Then we have just the thing: the list with the best Sid Sackson games 2024.

Who is Sid Sackson anyway?

Sid Sackson (1920 - 2002) was an American world famous board game designer and collector. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA🇺🇸 in 1920 and died in New York City, USA🇺🇸 in 2002.

Sackson's first game "Poke (2-player poker variant)" he developed in 1946 at the age of 26 - so he has been designing games for over 56 years of games. Famous Sackson games include Acquire, Can't Stop & I'm the Boss!.

Sackson is best known as the creator of the business game Acquire. Several of his games reached sales figures in the millions.

In love with games

Sackson was not only a game inventor (he started as an 8-year-old), he was also a game reviewer, a columnist in "Strategy & Tactics" game magazine, and a book author of well-received books about games and their rules. Furthermore, he was also a passionate game collector. At the time of his death, his archive was estimated at over 18,000 titles. After his death, however, the collection was sold at various auctions and thus fragmented.

Game of the Year Winner: Focus

In 1981, Sackson also won the Spiel des Jahres Award with Focus.

How good are "Sid Sackson" games?

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

List of best games by Sid Sackson 2024

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

Unfortunately, not all of Sid Sackson's games are currently available. In the following list you can find all dice, board & card games by Sid Sackson that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 113 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games

    Can't Stop is a classic dice game designed by Sid Sackson, renowned for its blend of luck, risk-taking, and tactical decision-making. It's a game that challenges players to wisely balance their boldness and caution as they aim to complete columns on the game board.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Can't Stop
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    In Acquire, players strategically invest in businesses, aiming to secure a majority of stock. As tile placements drive business growth and mergers, majority stockholders receive significant bonuses. These bonuses can be reinvested into other chains, creating a race among players to accumulate the greatest wealth.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Elevenses for One

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    • 1 Players
    • 11 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. A Gamut of Games

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. I'm the Boss!

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    I'm the Boss! is a dynamic negotiation board game where players embody investors wheeling and dealing to close lucrative deals. With its blend of strategy, negotiation, and chance, the game captures the cutthroat world of business in a fun and engaging way.

    More details for I'm the Boss!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Extra!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Can't Stop Express

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Corner

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Sleuth

    All details for the board game Sleuth and similar games

    Sleuth is a riveting deduction game from the acclaimed designer Sid Sackson, originally part of the 3M Gamette Series. This game puts players in the shoes of detectives on the hunt for a single, hidden gem among 36 possibilities. The game cleverly distributes partial information at the start, leaving players with the task of piecing together what they know, what they learn, and what they can deduce about the missing gem through clever questioning and keen observation.

    More details for Sleuth
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. The Book of Classic Board Games

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Bazaar

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bazaar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bazaar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Gold Connection

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Buried Treasure

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. BuyWord

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for BuyWord
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Samarkand

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Venture

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Venture

    • YouTube Review for the game "Venture" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Monad

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Fish & Chips

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Wu Hsing

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. I'm the Boss!: The Card Game

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Beyond Competition

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  22. Card Games Around the World

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    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Focus

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1981

    More details for Focus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Metropolis

    All details for the board game Metropolis and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Metropolis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Metropolis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Metropolis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Maloney's Inheritance

    All details for the board game Maloney's Inheritance and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Executive Decision

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Black Monday

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Beyond Solitaire

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Beyond Words

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Die Chinesische Mauer

    All details for the board game Die Chinesische Mauer and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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