The best games presented at the Spiel 2012 game fair in Essen, Germany 2024

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all the games presented at the game fair "Spiel 2012" in Essen and listed the top100.

Game fair in the German city of Essen

The International Game Days "SPIEL", often called the Essen Game Fair or Essen 2012 after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day board game fair that is also open to the public. Many new games are released at the fair each year, especially (but not exclusively) European-style board games.

SPIEL'12 - the biggest game fair in the world

The first time the fair was held was in 1983 at the Volkshochschule Essen. In 2012, Spiel'12 was once again the world's largest trade fair for board games, with 827 exhibitors from 37 nations and 149,000 game-loving visitors.

More info about game fair "Spiel" can be found on the official game website.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

The Essen Game Fair has been held since 1983, we have listed for you both across all game years and listed separately by year at the bottom of the page.

List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'12:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 501 board games for this list and selected the top 100. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dixit 3: Journey

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    Dixit 3: Journey expands the enchanting world of Dixit with 84 new cards, each adorned with evocative and surreal artwork that stirs the imagination and fuels storytelling. As an expansion to the beloved Dixit game, it enhances the experience by offering a fresh array of visually stunning cards that players can use to inspire their tales, adding depth and variety to the game's creative narrative play.

    More details for Dixit 3: Journey
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Love Letter

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    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
  3. King of Tokyo: Power Up!

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    In King of Tokyo: Power Up!, an expansion for King of Tokyo, introduces the new character, Pandakai, a giant panda bear. This expansion enhances your game by allowing each player to craft a unique deck from eight Evolution cards associated with their monster.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for King of Tokyo: Power Up!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. The Resistance: Avalon

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    The Resistance: Avalon is a standalone game set in the legendary world of King Arthur, combining the mechanics of secret identities and deduction found in The Resistance with a thematic backdrop of Arthurian legend and the struggle between good and evil.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Cockroach Poker Royal

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    Cockroach Poker Royal (Kakerlakenpoker Royal) elevates the art of bluffing to a royally entertaining level. This game, a twist on the original Kakerlakenpoker, swaps the traditional poker deck for one festooned with critters like cockroaches, rats, and stink bugs, emphasizing bluffing over traditional poker hands.

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    More details for Cockroach Poker Royal
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker Royal" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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    Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is a thrilling and competitive board game where players aim to evacuate their pieces from a sinking island. The game is known for its intense gameplay and strategic decisions.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Qwixx

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    Qwixx is a fast-paced and engaging dice game that involves all players actively, regardless of whose turn it is. It combines simple mechanics with a need for strategic decision-making, making it a fun and interactive game for all involved.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Qwixx
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Coup

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    Coup is a strategic bluffing game set in an Italian city-state. Players, as heads of rival families, seek to outmaneuver and eliminate others to be the last one standing. Influence is key, represented by face-down character cards, each offering unique powers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. 7 Wonders: Cities

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    7 Wonders: Cities is the second expansion for the critically acclaimed game 7 Wonders. It introduces new elements and mechanics that add depth and aggression to the gameplay, enhancing interaction between players.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 7 Wonders: Cities
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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    Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative, real-time board game that offers an exhilarating and unique gaming experience. The game's theme centers around players working together to escape a cursed temple before it collapses.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Concordia

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    Concordia is a peaceful yet strategic board game set in Roman times, focusing on economic development and expansion. It is designed for 2-5 players aged 13 and up.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Hanabi

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    Hanabi, named after the Japanese word for "fireworks," invites players to collaboratively create the perfect fireworks display. In this cooperative game, the goal is to arrange cards on the table in the correct order to achieve a stunning pyrotechnic spectacle. However, there's a catch - players must hold their cards so that they are visible only to their teammates. To succeed, you'll need to provide hints to your fellow players about the numbers and colors of their cards, working together to avoid mistakes and complete the fireworks show before running out of cards.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  13. Carcassonne: Winter Edition

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    Carcassonne: Winter Edition wraps the classic tile-placement game in a picturesque blanket of snow, offering a seasonal twist on the beloved mechanics of Carcassonne. This edition captures the essence of winter with beautifully illustrated tiles that transform the familiar French countryside into a serene snowy landscape. Players continue to strategically place tiles and deploy their meeples as knights, farmers, and highwaymen, endeavoring to dominate this frosty version of the medieval terrain.

    More details for Carcassonne: Winter Edition
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Dominion: Dark Ages

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    Dominion: Dark Ages is the seventh expansion for the highly acclaimed deck-building game Dominion. This expansion takes players to a grittier era, one filled with struggles and decline, as reflected in its theme and mechanics. It's important to note that Dark Ages is not a standalone game and requires the base game of Dominion or another expansion to play.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dominion: Dark Ages
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Dominion: Dark Ages

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dominion: Dark Ages" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
  15. Escape: The Curse of the Temple โ€“ Expansion 1: Illusions

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple โ€“ Expansion 1: Illusions and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple โ€“ Expansion 1: Illusions

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple โ€“ Expansion 1: Illusions" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Tokaido

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    Tokaido is a beautifully designed board game where players embark on a journey across the "East sea road", one of Japan's most scenic routes. The essence of the game lies in experiencing the journey itself, with players encountering various events and collecting diverse items along the way.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tokaido" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Pluckin' Pairs

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pluckin' Pairs
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Turn the Tide

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    Turn the Tide is a clever card game that combines strategy, prediction, and a bit of luck. Players start with a hand of 12 cards from a deck numbered 1-60, with the remainder set aside for the entire game. Each round involves choosing a card secretly and then revealing them simultaneously. Scoring involves collecting cards from a separate deck, with the highest card played taking the lower scoring card and the second-highest taking the other. A unique aspect is the rotation of hands, as players pass their entire hand to the next player after each round, challenging them to score well with the same cards their neighbor previously used.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Turn the Tide
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. The Enchanted Tower

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  20. Cheeky Monkey

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. KIPP X

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. BraveRats

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for BraveRats
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Okiya

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Okiya
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small โ€“ More Buildings Big and Small

    All details for the board game Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small โ€“ More Buildings Big and Small and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Stick 'Em

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    Stick 'Em, initially released as Sticheln, is a captivating trick-taking card game that turns traditional card game objectives on their head. Players aim to score points by collecting as many cards as possible, except in one chosen colorโ€”referred to as their "pain" colorโ€”which they seek to avoid. The game involves both strategic depth and a twist of predicting opponents' moves to avoid pitfalls.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Stick 'Em
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stick 'Em

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stick 'Em" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Libertalia

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    In Libertalia, players delve into a world of piracy, vying to become the most cunning pirate of all. This game is about outsmarting your rivals through strategic use of crew member cards and seizing the opportunity to thwart their plans.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Libertalia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Libertalia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Libertalia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Bling Bling Gemstone

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Suburbia

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    Suburbia is a tile-laying strategy board game where players take on the role of city planners, tasked with transforming small towns into bustling metropolises. Players strategically use hexagonal building tiles to construct residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, along with unique points of interest that harness the resources of nearby towns. The goal is not just to expand but to effectively manage the economic and reputation aspects of their growing cities.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Suburbia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Taluva

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    Taluva is a strategic board game set on an emerging South Sea island, where players compete to settle the land amidst the constant threat of volcanic eruptions. Each player must skillfully navigate the dynamic landscape, strategically placing tiles and buildings to expand their settlements while contending with the volatile natural environment.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Taluva
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  31. Flash Point: Fire Rescue โ€“ 2nd Story

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  32. Kemet

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    Kemet is a strategy board game set in ancient Egypt, where players command Egyptian tribes and harness the powers of gods to earn victory points through battles and territorial control.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Kemet
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Kemet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kemet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Kemet" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  33. Rumble in the Dungeon

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  34. Kulami

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Kulami
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  35. Make 'n' Break Party

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    • 3 - 9 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  36. Heimlich & Co.

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    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.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  37. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

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    Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is a board game that captures the intrigue, strategies, and violent conflicts depicted in the STARZ Original series. Players take on the roles of Dominus, heads of powerful houses in ancient Rome, vying for influence and power in the city of Capua. The game is known for its blend of political maneuvering, economic strategy, and gladiatorial combat.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  38. Ascension: Storm of Souls

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    Ascension: Storm of Souls embarks players on an epic journey in the aftermath of Samael's fall, where chaos reigns supreme across Vigil. This expansion for the renowned deck-building game Ascension introduces players to a world grappling with the unleashed forces of Samael's demise, offering new challenges and opportunities to explore.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ascension: Storm of Souls
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  39. Sticky Stickz

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  40. Among the Stars

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    Welcome to the universe of Among the Stars, a galaxy scarred by war but now united in the face of an imminent danger. In this captivating board game, players find themselves as leaders of various alien races, tasked with the monumental mission of constructing space stations. These stations serve as hubs for trade, diplomacy, and defense, essential for the survival of all.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Among the Stars
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  41. Trains

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    Trains is a strategic deck-building board game that combines railway development with elements of capitalist competition. Set against the backdrop of the industrial revolution and the subsequent railway boom, players take on the roles of capitalists managing private railway companies in Japan. The game offers a fascinating blend of historical railway development and modern strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trains
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Trains

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trains" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  42. Rallyman

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Rallyman
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  43. Rondo

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Rondo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  44. Seasons

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    Seasons is a captivating card and dice game that transports players to the mystical Argos forest, the venue for the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons. Aspiring sorcerers compete in this three-year contest to become the next archmage of the kingdom of Xidit. Players must skillfully draft cards, manage resources, and adapt to the changing seasons to emerge victorious.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Seasons
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Seasons

    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  45. Modern Art Card Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  46. Alien Frontiers: Factions

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Alien Frontiers: Factions
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  47. Secret Code 13+4

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  48. Samurai Sword

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    Samurai Sword transports the classic Bang! gameplay into the intriguing setting of feudal Japan, offering a refreshing twist on the beloved formula.

    More details for Samurai Sword
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Samurai Sword

    • YouTube Review for the game "Samurai Sword" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  49. Seven Dragons

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Seven Dragons
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Seven Dragons

    • YouTube Review for the game "Seven Dragons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  50. Room 25

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    Room 25 is a suspenseful and strategic board game set in a mysterious prison-like facility. Each player is trapped in this labyrinth, where every room has four doors but seemingly no way out. The ultimate goal is to find Room 25, believed to be the escape from this nightmare. However, the twist lies in the fact that not all players may be keen on escaping; some might be guardians of the prison, secretly plotting against the others.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Room 25
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  51. Guildhall

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    Guildhall is a unique and competitive card game where players aim to progress from the Dark Ages by building a guildhall that attracts professionals from across Europe. The goal is to achieve economic stability and outmaneuver your competitors by gathering like-minded individuals into chapters and utilizing their collective skills to earn victory points (VP).

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Guildhall
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  52. Rivals for Catan: Age of Enlightenment

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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Rivals for Catan: Age of Enlightenment
    • 2 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  53. Keyflower

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    Keyflower is a strategic board game designed for 2-6 players that spans over four rounds, each representing a different season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The game combines elements of auction, tile placement, and resource management set in a medieval world. Players start with a "home" tile and a team of workers, using them to bid for new tiles, gather resources, and build their village.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  54. Ginkgopolis

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    Ginkgopolis is a futuristic city-building board game that blends strategic tile placement, resource management, and card drafting into an engaging and environmentally-themed experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ginkgopolis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  55. Tanto Cuore: Expanding the House

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  56. Shark Attacks!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  57. Beer & Pretzels

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  58. Village

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    Village is a board game that captures the essence of life in a medieval village, where each player manages a family's journey through generations, seeking fame and glory in various ways. The game is renowned for its innovative handling of the passage of time and the inevitability of death, making it a unique and tactically rich experience.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    โญ๏ธ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  59. Smash Up

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    Smash Up is a unique and engaging "shufflebuilding" game where players combine two distinct factions, each with a 20-card deck, into a single 40-card deck. The game is known for its quirky and diverse factions, each with its own unique mechanics and gameplay style.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  60. Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients

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    Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients expands the universe of Eclipse with new factions, technologies, and challenges. As galactic conflict widens, players must form uneasy alliances to combat the threat of the Ancients, advanced beings with powerful technologies who refuse to negotiate. This expansion introduces Rare Technologies, Developments, Alliances, Ancient Homeworlds, and Warp Portals, alongside three new player boards and four alien species, enhancing gameplay and strategic possibilities. Designed for up to nine players, Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients offers modular additions for customized play experiences, challenging players to adapt and overcome to emerge victorious in the face of a rising ancient threat.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  61. Qwirkle Cubes

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  62. River Dragons

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    River Dragons is a dynamic and strategic board game where players aim to cross a river by building a network of planks over foundational stones. The challenge comes from the fact that each player plans their moves secretly and simultaneously, leading to unexpected outcomes and interactions as players' paths cross and plans collide.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for River Dragons
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for River Dragons

    • YouTube Review for the game "River Dragons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  63. Quarriors! Quest of the Qladiator

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  64. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

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    Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is a unique board game that introduces a dynamic worker placement mechanism set against the backdrop of the ancient Mayan civilization.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
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  65. Unexpected Treasures

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  66. Neuroshima Hex! 3.0: Steel Police

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  67. Qin

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  68. Star Wars Labyrinth

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  69. HomeStretch

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  70. Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  71. Banana Matcho

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  72. Fleet

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    Fleet is a strategic card game set in the picturesque backdrop of Ridback Bay in Nunavut, Canada. As the bay becomes accessible, it attracts the world's finest fishermen to its abundant sea life. Players step into the roles of entrepreneurs vying to build the most formidable fishing fleet in this newly discovered fishing haven.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  73. Terra Mystica

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    Welcome to the diverse and captivating land of Terra Mystica, where 14 distinct peoples inhabit seven unique landscapes. In this strategic board game, each group is intrinsically tied to its own home environment, and to expand and flourish, they must transform neighboring terrains into their native habitats, all while competing against rival factions.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
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    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  74. Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  75. Mage Knight Board Game: The Lost Legion Expansion

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    Mage Knight Board Game: The Lost Legion Expansion continues the epic saga introduced in the acclaimed Mage Knight Board Game. This expansion brings a blend of fear and hope to the world of Atlantea with the reemergence of General Volkare and his Lost Legion, introducing a new dynamic to the game with both a new Mage Knight โ€” Wolfhawk โ€” and a formidable foe, General Volkare himself. Designed by Vlaada Chvรกtil and presented by WizKids, this expansion enriches the Mage Knight universe with additional tiles, cards, and scenarios, enhancing the gameplay experience and introducing rules for up to five players.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mage Knight Board Game: The Lost Legion Expansion
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  76. The Palaces of Carrara

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    The Palaces of Carrara takes players to the renowned marble-producing region of Italy, where they compete to acquire marble at the best prices and use it to construct buildings. The game's strategic depth lies in balancing the cost of marble with its potential value in building construction. Players must be savvy in their purchases, as any decrease in marble prices can also benefit their opponents. The decision of when to buy marble becomes crucial, especially when considering the fluctuating values of buildings in the town. The Palaces of Carrara includes two levels of play โ€“ beginner and advanced โ€“ making it accessible to new players while offering depth for experienced gamers. Wolfgang Kramer, the co-designer, emphasizes the importance of starting with the beginner version to fully grasp the game's mechanics and how they interact.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
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  77. Panic Lab

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  78. Codinca

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  79. Legends of Andor

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    Legends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game that immerses two to four players in the role of heroes defending a fantasy realm. Designed with a strong narrative focus, the game challenges players to balance strategic decision-making with immersive storytelling.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 7.

    โญ๏ธ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  80. Kolejka

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    Kolejka, also known as Queue, is a board game that vividly recreates the experience of shopping in Poland during the late Communist era. This game challenges players to acquire all the items on their shopping list by navigating their family members through queues at various stores, despite the scarcity of goods.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  81. Castellan

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  82. AstroNuts

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  83. Monster Factory

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  84. War of the Ring: Lords of Middle-earth

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
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  85. BANG! 10th Anniversary

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for BANG! 10th Anniversary

    • YouTube Review for the game "BANG! 10th Anniversary" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  86. Munchkin Conan

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  87. Spectaculum

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  88. Open Sesame

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  89. Bohn to Be Wild!

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    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  90. Vรถluspรก

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  91. Ogre

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    Ogre is a classic of tactical ground combat gaming, catapulting players into the year 2085 where warfare has evolved with the times. This game pits hovercraft, tanks, and infantry against each other in a fast-paced, deadly conflict where tactical nuclear devices are just another tool in the arsenal. Above all these, the OGRE, a massive cybernetic tank, stands as the pinnacle of warfare, a single unit that can match the force of an entire enemy battalion.

    More details for Ogre
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  92. Sheepland

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  93. Schlag den Raab: Das Quiz

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  94. Core Worlds: Galactic Orders

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  95. Zombie Fluxx

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    Zombie Fluxx is a dynamic and thematic variation of the classic card game Fluxx, featuring an exciting zombie uprising theme. In this version, players navigate an ever-changing set of rules along with the addition of a new card type: the Ungoal card, introducing conditions where all players could lose the game.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Zombie Fluxx
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  96. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  97. Saint Malo

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  98. Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland

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    Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland expansion introduces two distinct regions to the Power Grid landscape, each bringing unique strategic challenges and gameplay mechanics. Hereโ€™s a brief overview:

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  99. Super Farmer

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  100. Snowdonia

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    Snowdonia is a train-themed board game set in 1894, where players are part of work gangs tasked with building the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The game stands out with its unique setting of constructing a railway up the misty slopes of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Snowdonia
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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