The Best Games from Rio Grande Games 🇺🇸🏢 2024

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

History of Rio Grande Games

The board game company "Rio Grande Games" was founded by Jay Tummelson in 1998. The current company headquarters is in Placitas, New Mexico, USA🇺🇸. The debut game from Rio Grande Games was "Samurai".

Famous Rio Grande Games games include Tikal, Dominion + Dominion-Erweiterungen & Medici-/Strozzi-Serie.

Family games in focus

Rio Grande Games has family entertainment as its main focus. Their goal is to bring the best family strategy games to the different markets (mainly USA). Rio Grande also offers games for younger children to play with their older siblings and parents; games for older siblings to play with their friends; and games for teens and parents to play with each other or at larger social events.

Mainly games importer for their main market USA

Rio Grande Games publishes a wide range of its own games, but also imports and exports many multilingual games (in English, French, and occasionally other languages).

How good are games from "Rio Grande Games" game publisher?

There are 13 games from Rio Grande Games included in our Top1000-Games-List, making Rio Grande Games the #23 best games publisher out of a total of 285 games publishers in our database.

Further Information about the Game Publisher Rio Grande Games

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List with the best Games by Rio Grande Games 2024 🇺🇸🏢

Below is the always up-to-date list of the best board games from Rio Grande Games that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 48 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dominion: Intrigue

    All details for the board game Dominion: Intrigue and similar games

    Dominion: Intrigue is a stand-alone expansion to the original Dominion game, introducing new elements of strategy and card variety to the popular deck-building game.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dominion: Intrigue
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    In Dominion, you step into the shoes of a monarch, much like your ancestors, ruling over a small, picturesque kingdom. However, your ambitions stretch far beyond the peaceful realm you've inherited. Your goal is to expand your territory, transforming these modest lands into a vast dominion filled with diverse landscapes and resources.

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Samurai

    All details for the board game Samurai and similar games

    Samurai is a strategic board game set in medieval Japan. It immerses players in a contest of influence and power among three key factions of the era: samurai, peasants, and priests.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Samurai
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Samurai

    • YouTube Review for the game "Samurai" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Northern Pacific

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Race for the Galaxy

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    Race for the Galaxy is a captivating card game that immerses players in the challenge of building galactic civilizations. In this race through the cosmos, players use game cards to represent worlds, technologies, and developments as they strive for supremacy. Let's delve into the gameplay and discover what makes Race for the Galaxy unique.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de*
  6. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Roll for the Galaxy is a dice-based strategy game for 2-5 players, where dice represent the populace tasked with building a space empire. It's a dice adaptation of the popular card game Race for the Galaxy.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Beyond the Sun

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    Beyond the Sun is a strategic board game that places players at the forefront of humanity's technological advancement into the Spacefaring Era. Here, players shape the progress of human civilization in space while competing to become the dominant faction through scientific development, economic growth, and galactic influence.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Beyond the Sun
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Dominion: Einsteiger-Bigbox

    All details for the board game Dominion: Einsteiger-Bigbox and similar games

    The Dominion: Einsteiger-Bigbox is a comprehensive package designed specifically for newcomers to the Dominion series, one of the most popular and pioneering deck-building games. This BigBox is an excellent starting point for new players, providing not only the base game in its second edition but also a curated selection of expansions and promotional cards that enrich the gameplay experience with a variety of strategies, mechanics, and themes.

    More details for Dominion: Einsteiger-Bigbox
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de*
  9. Butterfly

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

    More details for Butterfly
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Butterfly

    • YouTube Review for the game "Butterfly" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Medici

    All details for the board game Medici and similar games

    Medici is a classic auction-style board game designed by Reiner Knizia, known for its strategic bidding and set collection mechanics. Players take on the roles of merchants during the Renaissance, aiming to acquire the most valuable cargo through competitive auctions. The game is well-regarded for its ability to accommodate various player counts effectively.

    More details for Medici
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Jump Drive

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    Jump Drive propels players into the vast expanse of the Race for the Galaxy universe through a swift and engaging card game. In this game of galactic expansion, players harness the power of the Jump Drive to explore new worlds, develop advanced technologies, and establish a dominant space empire. Players aim to find potent card combinations that propel their civilizations to prosperity and victory. As a standalone game, Jump Drive offers a more streamlined and quicker gameplay experience compared to its predecessor, Race for the Galaxy, making it accessible to newcomers while still challenging seasoned players with its strategic depth.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Jump Drive
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de*
  12. Piñata

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Piñata
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Arctic Scavengers: Base Game+HQ+Recon

    All details for the board game Arctic Scavengers: Base Game+HQ+Recon and similar games

    Arctic Scavengers: Base Game+HQ+Recon is a comprehensive package offering a complete and immersive deck-building experience set in a post-apocalyptic ice age. This bundle not only includes the core game but enriches gameplay with the HQ and Recon expansions, enhancing strategic depth, player interaction, and replayability.

    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Arctic Scavengers: Base Game+HQ+Recon
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de*
  14. 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
  15. Yspahan

    All details for the board game Yspahan and similar games

    Yspahan is a strategic board game set in 1598, during the period when Yspahan became the capital of the Persian empire. Players take on the roles of merchants in this flourishing city, aiming to maximize their gains through shrewd trading and development. The game stands out for its unique combination of dice-driven actions and multiple paths to victory.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Yspahan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Rattlebones

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Rattlebones
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. The Princes of Florence

    All details for the board game The Princes of Florence and similar games

    The Princes of Florence transports players to the Renaissance era, where they take on the roles of heads of influential families in Florence. The goal is to gain prestige by attracting the greatest artists and scholars to their palaces.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for The Princes of Florence
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Caravan

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Queenz: To Bee or Not to Bee

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Monster Factory

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Monster Factory
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    New Frontiers is a standalone strategy game that expands the Race for the Galaxy universe into new realms of empire building and exploration. Players vie to construct the most powerful galactic empire by strategically selecting actions that benefit all, but with a special advantage to the chooser.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. O Zoo le Mio

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for O Zoo le Mio
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Arctic Scavengers

    All details for the board game Arctic Scavengers and similar games

    Arctic Scavengers plunges players into a frozen post-apocalyptic future where survival is the only goal. As the leader of a tribe of survivors, you are tasked with gathering resources, recruiting mercenaries, and expanding your tribe amidst the harsh realities of a new ice age. This deck-building game for up to five players emphasizes strategic resource management, player interaction, and direct conflict, offering a unique blend of tactics and bluffing to outmaneuver your opponents and ensure the prosperity of your tribe.

    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Arctic Scavengers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Arctic Scavengers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arctic Scavengers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Cinque Terre

    All details for the board game Cinque Terre and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Mogul

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Taj Mahal

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    Taj Mahal is a strategic board game set in northwest India during the early 18th century, a time when the power of the Grand Moguls was declining. This historical setting provides a rich backdrop for a game of influence and palace building.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Taj Mahal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. On the Underground

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Friedrich

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    Friedrich is a strategic board game that immerses players in the tumultuous period of the Seven Years War, offering a unique blend of historical accuracy and engaging gameplay. As players take on the role of Frederick the Great or one of his adversaries, they are plunged into a struggle for dominance over Old Europe. The game cleverly combines elements of board and card games, providing a rich tactical experience that is both challenging and rewarding.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Friedrich
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. If Wishes Were Fishes!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for If Wishes Were Fishes!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. TAMSK

    All details for the board game TAMSK and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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