The Best Games from Alderac Entertainment Group 🇺🇸🏢 2024

In this 2024 top list we have selected for you the best dice, card & board games from the game publisher "Alderac Entertainment Group" 🇺🇸🏢.

History of Alderac Entertainment Group

The board game company "Alderac Entertainment Group" was founded by Jolly Blackburn in 1993. The current company headquarters is in Ontario, Kalifornien, USA🇺🇸. The game publisher is also known as AEG oder auch nur Alderac.

Famous Alderac Entertainment Group games include Love Letter, Istanbul & Tiny Towns.

What does AEG specialize in?

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) is a publisher of board, card and dice games. Before entering their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby game magazines, with their first product, "Shadis" magazine (winner of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Game Magazine).

AEG published "Legend of the Five Rings" and related CCG and RPG series for 15 years.

AEG has received eight Origins Awards to date, for example.

Portfolio expansion in 2009

In 2009, AEG entered the board game market with 10 new board game releases. Thunderstone was a notable success from this wave of releases. Nightfall, an aggressive head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011 with chaining mechanics developed with the help of BGG users.

In 2012, AEG released a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. Later that year, they released the Smash Up series, the card game for shuffling card sets, and a new series of Euro games set in the shared world of Tempest - Dominare, Mercante and Courtier.

How good are games from "Alderac Entertainment Group" game publisher?

There are 25 games from Alderac Entertainment Group included in our Top1000-Games-List, making Alderac Entertainment Group the #9 best games publisher out of a total of 284 games publishers in our database.

Further Information about the Game Publisher Alderac Entertainment Group

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List with the best Games by Alderac Entertainment Group 2024 🇺🇸🏢

Below is the always up-to-date list of the best board games from Alderac Entertainment Group that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 191 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Cascadia is a tile-laying and token-drafting board game that features the rich habitats and diverse wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. It combines strategic tile placement with wildlife conservation themes.

    Nominated for 24 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Ready Set Bet

    All details for the board game Ready Set Bet and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ready Set Bet
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    In Love Letter, you must compete with other suitors to deliver a romantic letter to Princess Annette, who has secluded herself in the palace.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Point Salad

    All details for the board game Point Salad and similar games

    Point Salad is a dynamic and engaging card drafting game that is suitable for players of all ages. It stands out for its simplicity and the vast array of scoring strategies it offers.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 3.

    More details for Point Salad
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Love Letter: Premium Edition

    All details for the board game Love Letter: Premium Edition and similar games

    Love Letter: Premium Edition is an enhanced version of the beloved game Love Letter, offering both physical and gameplay upgrades to the original. This edition brings a new level of sophistication and enjoyment to the game, making it suitable for larger groups and adding variety to the gameplay.

    More details for Love Letter: Premium Edition
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter: Premium Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter: Premium Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Love Letter: Adventure Time

    All details for the board game Love Letter: Adventure Time and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Lovecraft Letter

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    Lovecraft Letter transports you into the eerie world of H.P. Lovecraft in the 1920s. This card game, a unique take on the Love Letter system, blends mystery with an "insanity" mechanic that adds depth and intrigue to the gameplay.

    More details for Lovecraft Letter
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Lovecraft Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lovecraft Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. War Chest

    All details for the board game War Chest and similar games

    War Chest is a distinctive bag-building war game that requires players to skillfully manage their army both on and off the battlefield.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for War Chest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for War Chest

    • YouTube Review for the game "War Chest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "War Chest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Space Base is a dynamic and fast-paced dice game that blends strategy and luck, where players take on the roles of Commodores commanding a fleet of ships.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review for the game "Space Base" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. The Guild of Merchant Explorers

    All details for the board game The Guild of Merchant Explorers and similar games

    The Guild of Merchant Explorers is a unique and engaging strategy game that blends exploration with city-building elements. Players begin with a single city on their personal map and must skillfully expand their territory by placing cubes based on terrain cards drawn from a shuffled deck. The game emphasizes strategic planning and adaptability, with players aiming to efficiently complete areas, connect cities, and maximize their score through various means.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Guild of Merchant Explorers
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Cat Lady

    All details for the board game Cat Lady and similar games

    Cat Lady is a charming and light-hearted card drafting game where players step into the shoes of cat ladies, a distinguished group that counts Marie Antoinette and Ernest Hemingway among its members. The objective is to gather the most delightful collection of items for your cats – from toys and costumes to catnip and food – while ensuring you have enough to keep all your feline friends well-fed and happy.

    More details for Cat Lady
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Calico is a delightful, tile-laying board game that combines the art of quilt-making with the charm of cats. It's designed to offer a relaxing yet engaging puzzling experience for players.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

    All details for the board game Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games

    Istanbul: Big Box consolidates the captivating experience of the original Istanbul board game and its expansions into a comprehensive package, inviting players to immerse themselves in the bustling activity of a bazaar. This all-encompassing edition not only streamlines the game collection process but also enhances the gameplay experience with a variety of new options and strategies brought by the expansions Mocha & Baksheesh and Letters & Seals. The addition of the Istanbul: Caravan Leader Mini Expansion further enriches the game, albeit in a more compact form.

    More details for Istanbul: Big Box
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul: Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. TEN

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for TEN
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Point City

    All details for the board game Point City and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Archer: Once You Go Blackmail...

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Tiny Towns

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    Tiny Towns is a charming and strategic board game where players take on the role of mayors building their own tiny towns in a forest. The game challenges players to manage resources wisely and plan their towns carefully to maximize prosperity.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Tiny Towns
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games

    Cubitos presents a thrilling and colorful dice-racing game where players engage in the annual Cube Cup race, balancing strategy and luck to emerge as the champion.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cubitos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Istanbul: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Istanbul: The Dice Game and similar games

    Istanbul: The Dice Game is a vibrant standalone dice game set in the bustling bazaar of Istanbul, where players vie to collect rubies as a symbol of their prosperity and victory. Utilizing dice as the core mechanic, participants must strategically acquire money and goods through the roll of the dice. These resources are then cleverly traded for the coveted rubies. The game encapsulates the essence of the Istanbul bazaar's lively trade and commerce atmosphere, demanding clever strategy and a bit of luck from its players to navigate the market's opportunities and secure the precious jewels that signify triumph.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Istanbul: The Dice Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Cat Lady: Premium Edition

    All details for the board game Cat Lady: Premium Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Verdant

    All details for the board game Verdant and similar games

    Verdant is a strategic and engaging card game where players become houseplant enthusiasts, aiming to craft the coziest, most plant-filled spaces in their homes. Suitable for 1 to 5 players, this game combines spatial reasoning with light puzzle elements, inviting players to carefully select and position plants and comfort items for optimal growth and aesthetics.

    More details for Verdant
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Istanbul is a strategic board game set in the bustling environment of Istanbul's grand bazaar, where players compete as merchants trying to outmaneuver their rivals to collect precious rubies.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Truffle Shuffle

    All details for the board game Truffle Shuffle and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Mystic Vale

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    Mystic Vale is a unique and innovative card game that blends deck-building mechanics with a distinct "Card Crafting System." It's set in a mystical world where players take on the roles of druidic clans aiming to restore a cursed land. The game is known for its engaging gameplay and the novel way it allows players to customize their cards.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mystic Vale
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mystic Vale

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mystic Vale" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. Smash Up: It's Your Fault!

    All details for the board game Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Fit to Print

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Fit to Print
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000 and similar games

    Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000, also known as Smash Up II, is an exciting expansion to the Smash Up base game, introducing four new factions and eight new bases. This expansion not only adds variety but also brings unique combinations and fresh strategic layers to the already dynamic gameplay of Smash Up.

    More details for Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle – Vorpal Sword & Whitegold Spire

    All details for the board game Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle – Vorpal Sword & Whitegold Spire and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Whirling Witchcraft

    All details for the board game Whirling Witchcraft and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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