The best games from Wolfgang Kramer 🇩🇪👨 2024

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 2024.

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 50 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 2024

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 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 228 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Take 5

    All details for the board game Take 5 and similar games

    6 nimmt!, also known as Take 5, Category 5 and other names, is a card game focused on scoring as few points as possible. It combines elements of strategy, prediction, and a bit of luck.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Take 5
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de*
  2. 6 nimmt! 25 Jahre

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! 25 Jahre and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Downforce

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    Downforce is a fast-paced and exhilarating board game that captures the intense world of motor racing. Combining elements of card-driven gameplay, bidding, and betting, it offers a thrilling race experience for 2-6 players.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Downforce
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Gulo Gulo

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    Gulo Gulo is an innovative and family-friendly board game that challenges players with a unique and tactile experience. In this game, players take on the roles of wolverines (Gulos) on a daring mission to rescue a baby Gulo from the clutches of a swamp vulture. However, the rescue mission is not straightforward, as the adult Gulos are tempted by the delicious eggs of the swamp vulture, leading to a series of precarious attempts to steal the eggs without triggering an alarm.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Gulo Gulo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Linko

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    Linko! is a dynamic card game, also known as Abluxxen, that combines strategy and luck. The objective is to play your cards wisely to score points while using your turns to disrupt your opponents' plans.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Linko
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Wandering Towers

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Wandering Towers
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de*
  7. El Grande Big Box

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    El Grande Big Box is the definitive edition of the classic area control game El Grande, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a comprehensive collection that includes the base game and all its expansions. In this strategic board game, players assume the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain, competing to exert their dominance over the various regions as the king's power wanes. Through cunning deployment of caballeros (knights represented by meeples), players seek to secure majorities in Spain's diverse territories, leveraging power cards for turn order and action cards for strategic moves.

    More details for El Grande Big Box
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. El Grande

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    El Grande is a classic strategy board game set in medieval Spain, where players, as powerful lords or "Grandes," vie for control over various regions in a declining kingdom. The game is known for its blend of tactical depth and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Savannah Park

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Savannah Park
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. X nimmt!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for X nimmt!

    • YouTube Review for the game "X nimmt!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. That's Life!

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    That's Life! (also known as Verflixxt!) revitalizes the traditional roll-and-move game genre with elements that give players more strategic control. In this game, players navigate a path laid out with tiles, aiming to collect as many positive tiles as possible while avoiding negative ones. The addition of guards and clovers introduces strategic depth, turning what could be a game of chance into one of tactical decision-making.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for That's Life!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Pharaoh's Gulo Gulo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Vampire Queen

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    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Haste Worte?

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Escape from the Hidden Castle

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de*
  16. Caldera Park

    All details for the board game Caldera Park and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de*
  17. Take 5!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Take 5!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Adventure Land

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Adventure Land
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Adventure Land

    • YouTube Review for the game "Adventure Land" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. 11 nimmt!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 11 nimmt!
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de*
  20. Col-Or-Form

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Col-Or-Form
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Heimlich & Co.

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

    Heimlich & Co. is a clever and secretive board game where players maneuver a group of spies around a track to earn points, all while keeping their true identity hidden. The game's unique twist lies in the mystery of each player's color, only revealed at the end, making deduction and misdirection key elements of play. With a simple roll of the dice, players decide how to advance the spies, influencing the scoring but trying to conceal their motives.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de*
  22. Formel 1 Nürburgring

    All details for the board game Formel 1 Nürburgring and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Kniffel Master

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Das GROSSE und das kleine A

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    • 3 - 9 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Tikal

    All details for the board game Tikal and similar games

    Tikal is a compelling strategy game set in the dense jungles of Central America, where players embark on an expedition to uncover lost temples and hidden treasures. As explorers, players reveal new parts of the jungle board, discovering temples that need to be excavated and treasures that can be collected. The objective is to score points by controlling these temples and treasures. Notably, Tikal is the first game in the renowned Mask Trilogy.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Tikal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Dance of Ibexes

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. 6 nimmt! Brettspiel

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! Brettspiel and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de*
  28. Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix

    All details for the board game Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Coal Baron

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    "Coal Baron," also known as "Glück Auf" in German, is a strategic and immersive board game that plunges players into the world of coal mining. In this game, players become managers of their own coal mines, sending workers underground to dig tunnels and extract coal of varying quality to fulfill contracts.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Coal Baron
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Coal Baron

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coal Baron" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Top Race

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Top Race
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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