The best games from Vlaada Chvátil 🇨🇿👨 2021

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

Who is Vlaada Chvátil anyway?

Vlaada Chvátil has been designing dice, card & board games since 1997. The game designer hails from Jihlava, Kraj Vysočina, Tschechien🇨🇿, was born in 1971 and currently lives in Brünn/Brno, Jihomoravský kraj, Tschechien🇨🇿. He is also known as Vladimír Chvátil.

Chvátil's first game "Arena: Morituri te salutant" he developed in 1997 at the age of 26 - so he has been designing games for over 24 years. Famous Chvátil games are for example Codenames, Galaxy Trucker & Mage Knight Board Game.

In 2019, Chvátil was inducted into the Origins Award Hall of Fame.

First studied computer science & computer game developer.

Chvátil moved to Brno/Brno in his youth and also studied computer science there. His final thesis was about "Tactical and strategic computer games". Afterwards he first worked as a developer and project manager at a computer game company.

Second game only 5 years later

Chvátil's first game "Arena: Morituri te salutant" he developed in 1997 at the age of 26 - so he has been designing games for over 24 years. His second game "Prophecy" followed only five years later in 2002. The breakthrough came with Galaxy Trucker in 2007, which, among many other awards, also landed on the Recommended Game of the Year 2008 list.

The most famous Chvátil games are Codenames, Galaxy Trucker & Mage Knight - The Board Game.

Founding of own publishing house for Czech & Slovak authors

Then, in the period of late 2006 early 2007, together with other authors from the region (Petr Murmak, Filip Murmak and Ladislav Smejkal) he founded the publishing house Czech Games Edition (CGE). The first two titles were Galaxy Trucker by Vlaada Chvátil and League of Six by Vladimír Suchý. Since the beginning, the publishing house has focused on publishing games by Czech and Slovak authors.

Rule explanation always spiced with humor

Chvátil is known for its unique style of instructions. You have to like this style, you love it or you hate it. The rules are often divided into several "learning scenarios", chapters of which introduce more rules.... until the full game is explained. The instructions are often punctuated with a lot of humor.

How good are "Vlaada Chvátil" games?

There are 13 games by Vlaada Chvátil in our Top1000 games list, making Chvátil the #10 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Vlaada Chvátil 2021

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

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

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 24 board games for this list and selected the top 21. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  2. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  3. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

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  4. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Codenames: Deep Undercover

    All details for the board game Codenames: Deep Undercover and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Deep Undercover

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  7. Codenames: Marvel

    All details for the board game Codenames: Marvel and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Codenames: Marvel

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  8. Codenames: Harry Potter

    All details for the board game Codenames: Harry Potter and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Space Alert

    All details for the board game Space Alert and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Space Alert
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Sneaks & Snitches

    All details for the board game Sneaks & Snitches and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  11. That's a Question!

    All details for the board game That's a Question! and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  12. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

    All details for the board game Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

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  13. Bunny Bunny Moose Moose

    All details for the board game Bunny Bunny Moose Moose and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  14. Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime150 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: extreme
    👍 Good price!86€ atAmazon.de
  15. Mage Knight Board Game

    All details for the board game Mage Knight Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Mage Knight Board Game
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  16. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

    All details for the board game Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

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  17. Dungeon Petz

    All details for the board game Dungeon Petz and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Dungeon Petz
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  18. Dungeon Lords

    All details for the board game Dungeon Lords and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Dungeon Lords
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  19. Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary

    All details for the board game Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  20. Graenaland

    All details for the board game Graenaland and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Graenaland
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Star Trek: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Trek: Frontiers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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