The best games from Uwe Rosenberg 🇩🇪👨 2024

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

Who is Uwe Rosenberg anyway?

Uwe Rosenberg has been designing dice, card & board games since 1992. The game designer hails from Aurich, Niedersachsen, Deutschland🇩🇪, was born in 1970 and currently lives in Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland 🇩🇪.

Rosenberg's first game Marlowe & Times he developed in 1992 at the age of 22 - so he has been designing games for over 32 years. Famous Rosenberg games are for example Bohnanza, A Feast for Odin, Caverna & Agricola.

Game development while still in school

Rosenberg's first published games are Marlowe & Times. He developed these in 1992 at the age of 22 - so his games have been published for over 32.

Rosenberg, however, began working on game development and mechanics while he was still in high school. During this time, he published a series of play-by-mail games. Then, as an undergraduate, he published his best-known game, Bohnanza, with Amigo. Since graduating in statistics in Dortmund, Germany (topic of the diploma thesis: "Probability distributions in memory"), he has been mainly involved in game development.

Bohnanza already the breakthrough

He is best known for his card game Bohnanza, which is successful both in Germany and internationally. He also designed Agricola, A Feast for Odin or Caverna.

Founder of Lookout Games & Edition Spielwiese

In 2000 he founded the small publishing house Lookout Games together with some other authors. He published a number of expansions to Bohnanza, partly in collaboration with Hanno Girke. Larger projects were still published by other publishers such as Amigo and Kosmos.

Among other things, however, Uwe Rosenberg was also involved in the founding of Edition Spielwiese.

"Rosenberg Spiele" are not only card games

Rosenberg is known for developing innovative card game mechanisms. Another focus of his work is research-intensive games that focus on particular historical events and games that deal with stereotypes about men and women. Since 2005, he has focused on complex building games with an economic theme: his first such game, Agricola, was published in October 2007. The second game in this series, Le Havre, was published in October 2008.

How good are "Uwe Rosenberg" games?

There are 16 games by Uwe Rosenberg in our Top1000 games list, making Rosenberg the #7 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Uwe Rosenberg 2024

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

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

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 59 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Patchwork is a two-player game where you compete to create the most beautiful and high-scoring patchwork quilt on your personal 9x9 game board.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Bohnanza

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    Bohnanza is a unique card game about planting, trading, and harvesting beans. Unlike typical card games, you can't rearrange your hand, adding a strategic twist. The core of the game lies in trading beans with others to manage your hand effectively.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Second Chance

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. New York Zoo

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    New York Zoo invites players into a world where they can unleash their creativity while managing a unique animal park. Designed by the acclaimed Uwe Rosenberg, this game combines the joy of puzzling with the challenges of animal breeding. As a player, you'll embark on a journey to construct captivating animal enclosures, introduce diverse animal species, and nurture their offspring. Your choices are simple: strategically fit new enclosure tiles into your zoo or acquire new animals to enrich your exhibits. Timing is key, as you aim to maximize animal breedings and create a thriving and harmonious zoo.

    More details for New York Zoo
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Würfel Bohnanza

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Mamma Mia!

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    Mamma Mia! is a delightful card game from designer Uwe Rosenberg, blending strategy and memory skills in a fun pizza-making theme. Players compete to complete pizza orders by strategically playing ingredient cards into a common pool and timing their pizza baking to utilize the available ingredients in the kitchen.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mamma Mia!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Cottage Garden

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    Cottage Garden is a charming and strategic board game where players delve into the art of gardening. Designed by Uwe Rosenberg, renowned for his skill in creating engaging board games, Cottage Garden invites players to carefully plan and cultivate their own garden beds with a variety of flowers. The game combines elements of tile placement and point accumulation, set against the serene backdrop of garden landscapes.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cottage Garden
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Cottage Garden

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cottage Garden" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Spring Meadow

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Spring Meadow

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spring Meadow" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Nusfjord

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    Nusfjord is a captivating strategy board game set in the serene fishing village of Nusfjord in the Lofoten archipelago of Norway. Players take on the roles of fishing company owners during a time when the industry was thriving, aiming to develop the harbor and the surrounding area.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Nusfjord
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. A Feast for Odin

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    A Feast for Odin is a rich and complex board game that takes players on a journey through the life and times of the Vikings. This game combines elements of exploration, resource management, and strategic planning, offering a deep and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for A Feast for Odin
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin

    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Fairy Trails

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Robin of Locksley

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Glass Road

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    Glass Road celebrates the centuries-old tradition of glass-making in the Bavarian Forest, offering a unique blend of resource management and strategy in a historical setting.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Glass Road
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Hallertau

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    Hallertau is set in the lush Hallertau region of Bavaria, Germany, around 1850, a pivotal time in its history as the largest hop-producing area in the world. Players take on the roles of village chiefs, striving to advance their village's prosperity and standing through agriculture and sheep breeding.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    More details for Hallertau
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 140 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Agricola

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    Agricola is a strategic board game where players become farmers aiming to build thriving homesteads. Manage resources, expand your home, and feed your family to win.

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. Limits

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Limits
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Atiwa

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Atiwa
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Applejack

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Le Havre

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    Le Havre is a strategic board game that simulates harbor management, focusing on resource distribution, building construction, and economic development.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Indian Summer

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    Indian Summer is a strategic puzzle game by Uwe Rosenberg, the second in a trilogy that began with Cottage Garden. Set against the vibrant backdrop of New England's fall season, players immerse themselves in the beauty of the forest, collecting treasures as they aim to cover their board with leaf tiles.

    More details for Indian Summer
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Space Beans

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Sole Mio!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Bargain Hunter

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Fields of Arle

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    Fields of Arle is a strategic farming simulation board game designed by Uwe Rosenberg. Set in the small East Frisian town of Arle, it allows one to two players to experience the life of farmers during a period of prosperity, focusing on the cultivation of flax and other agricultural ventures.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Fields of Arle
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Fields of Arle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fields of Arle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Nottingham

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Nottingham
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nottingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nottingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. Reykholt

    All details for the board game Reykholt and similar games

    Reykholt sees players stepping into the shoes of farmers in the unlikely agricultural hub of Iceland, leveraging the island's geothermal energy to grow a variety of unexpected crops. In this competitive farming game, players race against time and each other to cultivate fruits and vegetables, aiming to attract the growing number of tourists seeking to experience these agricultural oddities. The game emphasizes strategic planning and timing, as players must navigate a brief tourist season and the actions of their competitors to emerge as the most successful farmer in Reykholt.

    More details for Reykholt
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Reykholt

    • YouTube Review for the game "Reykholt" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. At the Gates of Loyang

    All details for the board game At the Gates of Loyang and similar games

    At the Gates of Loyang is a trading and farming game set in ancient China, where players focus on producing and selling goods, while utilizing the help of various assistants to boost their income and efficiency.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for At the Gates of Loyang
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Lifetime

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Armonia

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Le Havre: The Inland Port

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    Le Havre: The Inland Port is a strategic two-player game that immerses players in the role of harbormasters vying to build the most prosperous port. Set over twelve rounds, players must wisely gather resources, construct buildings, and manage their finances to amass wealth and achieve victory. The game cleverly integrates resource management and strategic building to challenge players to optimize their actions and outmaneuver their opponent.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Le Havre: The Inland Port
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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