The best games from Sid Sackson 🇺🇸👨 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

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 2021:

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 31 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Elevenses for One (with Bowling Solitaire)

    All details for the board game Elevenses for One (with Bowling Solitaire) and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 11 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. I'm the Boss!

    All details for the board game I'm the Boss! and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. A Gamut of Games

    All details for the board game A Gamut of Games and similar games
    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Extra!

    All details for the board game Extra! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  7. Can't Stop Express

    All details for the board game Can't Stop Express and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Corner

    All details for the board game Corner and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Sleuth

    All details for the board game Sleuth and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. The Book of Classic Board Games

    All details for the board game The Book of Classic Board Games and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Bazaar

    All details for the board game Bazaar and similar games
    • 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. BuyWord

    All details for the board game BuyWord and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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

    All details for the board game Samarkand and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Gold Connection

    All details for the board game Gold Connection and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Venture

    All details for the board game Venture and similar games
    • 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
  16. Buried Treasure

    All details for the board game Buried Treasure and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. I'm the Boss!: The Card Game

    All details for the board game I'm the Boss!: The Card Game and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Monad

    All details for the board game Monad and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Wu Hsing

    All details for the board game Wu Hsing and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Fish & Chips

    All details for the board game Fish & Chips and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. 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
  22. Focus

    All details for the board game Focus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1981

    More details for Focus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Card Games Around the World

    All details for the board game Card Games Around the World and similar games
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. 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
  25. Black Monday

    All details for the board game Black Monday and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Executive Decision

    All details for the board game Executive Decision and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Beyond Solitaire

    All details for the board game Beyond Solitaire and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Beyond Words

    All details for the board game Beyond Words and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Beyond Competition

    All details for the board game Beyond Competition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 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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