The best games from Thomas Lehmann 🇺🇸👨 2021

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

Who is Thomas Lehmann anyway?

Thomas Lehmann has been designing dice, card & board games since 1992. The game designer comes from the USA🇺🇸, was born in 1958 in Paris, France 🇫🇷 and currently lives in Palo Alto, California, USA🇺🇸. He is also known as "Tom Lehmann."

Lehmann's first game "Time Agent" he developed in 1992 at the age of 34 - so he has been designing games for over 29. Famous Lehmann games include Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy & Res Arcana.

Much traveled in his childhood

Lehmann grew up in Tunisia, Indonesia, Korea and also in the USA. His formative years at the age of 5-10 were spent in Carthage, Tunisia - where he designed a game about the Phoenicians.

Studies in the USA

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Arts from Michigan State in 1979 and a Master's degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford in 1982.

Game development part-time for the time being.

He then worked as a programmer and technical writer. In the early 1990s he started to pursue his hobby as a board game inventor more intensively but part-time - at the beginning mostly with James "Jim" Hlavaty. With him he also founded a game publishing company. First successes he could celebrate with the game Magellan (it was for example on the shortlist for the Spiel des Jahres 2002).

Even more success with Race for the Galaxy & Pandemic expansions

After developing a few more games, Race for the Galaxy was such a success in 2007 that he turned to developing card, dice, and board games full-time.

Together with Matt Leacock, Lehmann has invented several Pandemic-expansions.

How good are "Thomas Lehmann" games?

There are 6 games by Thomas Lehmann in our Top1000 games list, making Lehmann the #37 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Thomas Lehmann 2021

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

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

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 26 board games for this list and selected the top 8. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Res Arcana

    All details for the board game Res Arcana and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Res Arcana
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  2. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!46€ atAmazon.de
  3. Race for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Race for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Jump Drive

    All details for the board game Jump Drive and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Jump Drive
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  5. Favor of the Pharaoh

    All details for the board game Favor of the Pharaoh and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Favor of the Pharaoh
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Pizarro & Co.

    All details for the board game Pizarro & Co. and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pizarro & Co.
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pizarro & Co.

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pizarro & Co." von "BoardGameGeek"
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  8. 1846: The Race for the Midwest

    All details for the board game 1846: The Race for the Midwest and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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