The best games from Wolfgang Kramer 🇩🇪👨 2021

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

Who is Wolfgang Kramer anyway?

Wolfgang Kramer has been designing dice, card & board games since 1974. The game designer hails from Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany🇩🇪, was born in 1942 and currently lives in Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 🇩🇪. He is also known as "The old Fox".

Kramer's first game Tempo he developed in 1974 at the age of 32 - so he has been designing games for over 47 years. Famous Kramer games are for example El Grande, 6 nimmt! or Tikal.

Parallel to his studies in economics, Kramer began to develop a racing game. This was not to use dice to move the racing cars. Then, while working as an operations manager and computer scientist, he developed his new motion system into an abstract game called Tempo and published it in 1974, later modifying Tempo into a car racing game called Formula One. While continuing to work full-time, he designed and published several more games, two of which won the Spiel des Jahres award. Kramer is also the author of mystery novels, including, for example, "The Palace of Riddles" or "The Riddles of the Pyramid".

Full-time game author since 1989

Kramer became a full-time game designer in 1989 - the first one in Germany. He has now designed over 200 games, many of which have been nominated for or won Game of the Year. He has frequently collaborated with other designers, most notably Michael Kiesling and Richard Ulrich.

The Kramer Bar

In 1984, Kramer invented a player scoring bar for his game Heimlich & Co. that went around the edge of the board. This type of scoring bar became a feature of German-style board games and is called the Kramerleiste in his honor.

How good are "Wolfgang Kramer" games?

There are 14 games by Wolfgang Kramer in our Top1000 games list, making Kramer the #8 best game author out of a total of 708 authors in our database.

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List of best games by Wolfgang Kramer 2021

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

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

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 132 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 6 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for 6 nimmt!
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  2. Downforce

    All details for the board game Downforce and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Downforce
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Gulo Gulo

    All details for the board game Gulo Gulo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Gulo Gulo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Linko!

    All details for the board game Linko! and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Linko!
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. 6 nimmt! 25 Jahre

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! 25 Jahre and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. El Grande Big Box

    All details for the board game El Grande Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  7. X nimmt!

    All details for the board game X nimmt! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for X nimmt!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "X nimmt!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "X nimmt!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. 6 nimmt! Brettspiel

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! Brettspiel and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  9. That's Life!

    All details for the board game That's Life! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for That's Life!
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  10. Escape from the Hidden Castle

    All details for the board game Escape from the Hidden Castle and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  11. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    🔥 Deal: 78% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for El Grande
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  12. Col-Or-Form

    All details for the board game Col-Or-Form and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Col-Or-Form
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Adventure Land

    All details for the board game Adventure Land and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Adventure Land
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Adventure Land

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Adventure Land" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Adventure Land" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Haste Worte?

    All details for the board game Haste Worte? and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Formel 1 Nürburgring

    All details for the board game Formel 1 Nürburgring and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Kniffel Master

    All details for the board game Kniffel Master and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. 11 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 11 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 38% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for 11 nimmt!
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  18. Heimlich & Co.

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Renature

    All details for the board game Renature and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de
  20. Vampire Queen

    All details for the board game Vampire Queen and similar games
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  21. Take 5!

    All details for the board game Take 5! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Take 5!
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Tikal

    All details for the board game Tikal and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Tikal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de
  23. Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix

    All details for the board game Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Jubako

    All details for the board game Jubako and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  25. Das GROSSE und das kleine A

    All details for the board game Das GROSSE und das kleine A and similar games
    • Players3 - 9 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Don Carlo

    All details for the board game Don Carlo and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  27. Viva Pamplona!

    All details for the board game Viva Pamplona! and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Mexica

    All details for the board game Mexica and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mexica
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Mexica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mexica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. The Palaces of Carrara

    All details for the board game The Palaces of Carrara and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for The Palaces of Carrara
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  30. Asara

    All details for the board game Asara and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Asara
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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