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 December 6, 2021. We compared 26 board games for this list and selected the top 22. 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 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
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Duet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Pictures" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Codenames: Disney – Family Edition

    All details for the board game Codenames: Disney – Family Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Codenames: Deep Undercover

    All details for the board game Codenames: Deep Undercover and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Deep Undercover

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Deep Undercover" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Codenames: Marvel

    All details for the board game Codenames: Marvel and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Codenames: Marvel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Marvel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Codenames: Harry Potter

    All details for the board game Codenames: Harry Potter and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  11. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!41€ atAmazon.de
  12. That's a Question!

    All details for the board game That's a Question! and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Bunny Bunny Moose Moose

    All details for the board game Bunny Bunny Moose Moose and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Very hard to learn
  16. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  17. Dungeon Petz

    All details for the board game Dungeon Petz and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Dungeon Petz
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  18. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

    All details for the board game Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

    • YouTube Review for the game "Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Dungeon Lords

    All details for the board game Dungeon Lords and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Dungeon Lords
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary

    All details for the board game Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Graenaland

    All details for the board game Graenaland and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Graenaland
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Star Trek: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Trek: Frontiers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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