The best games presented at the Spiel 2017 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 2017" 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 2017 after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day board game fair that is also open to the public. In 2017, the Spiel'17 game fair took place from October 26 to 29 (Thursday to the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen exhibition center in Essen, Germany. Many new games are released at the fair every year, especially (but not exclusively) European-style board games.

More info about game fair "Spiel" is available at official game website.

SPIEL'17 - the biggest game fair in the world

The first time the fair took place was in 1983 at the Volkshochschule Essen. With 1,100 exhibitors from 51 nations, over 1,000 new launches and 182,000 game-loving visitors, Spiel'17 was once again the world's largest trade fair for board games in 2017.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'17:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 255 board games for this list and selected the top 100. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

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    Azul invites you to step into the captivating world of Portuguese artistry and craftsmanship. This board game draws inspiration from the introduction of azulejos, originally white and blue ceramic tiles, by the Moors. The tiles found a new home in Portugal when King Manuel I, during a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was enchanted by the exquisite Moorish decorative tiles adorning its interior. Filled with awe and inspiration, the king promptly ordered the embellishment of his own palace in Portugal with similar decorative tiles. As a skilled tile-laying artist, you are tasked with the prestigious mission of adorning the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora.

    Nominated for 30 awards and won 19.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Sushi Go Party!

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    Sushi Go Party! is an expanded version of the popular card game Sushi Go!, offering more variety and accommodating more players for a larger, more dynamic game experience.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sushi Go Party!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Kingdomino

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    Embark on a noble quest to expand your kingdom in Kingdomino. As a lord, your mission is to explore vast lands filled with wheat fields, serene lakes, and towering mountains. Competing with fellow lords, you must identify the choicest plots to claim as your own.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdomino" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Codenames: Duet

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    Embark on a collaborative journey of espionage in Codenames Duet, where the familiar elements of Codenames persist – providing one-word clues to unveil your agents among those on the table. This time, however, you and your teammate work together to uncover all your agents, adding a thrilling cooperative dimension to the challenge. The mystery of not knowing your agents from the outset adds an intriguing layer to the mission, raising questions that even Congressional investigators might ponder later!

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Duet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Decrypto

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    Engage in the riveting team-based challenge of Decrypto, where players strive to correctly interpret coded messages from their teammates while unraveling the intercepted codes of the opposing team.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Decrypto
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review for the game "Decrypto" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Dixit: Harmonies

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. No Thanks!

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    No Thanks! is a straightforward and captivating card game that offers a blend of strategy and luck. The game's simplicity makes it appealing and accessible to a wide range of players.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Flamme Rouge: Peloton

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    Flamme Rouge: Peloton is the exciting first expansion to the popular cycling race game Flamme Rouge. This expansion introduces a new set of pink and white rouleur and sprinter riders, increasing the maximum player count to six. It also adds new gameplay tiles and rules to enhance the race dynamics, including breakaway and supply zone tiles that can be used at any player count. The iconic cobblestone tracks, narrower and more challenging, bring a classic element to your tabletop race.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Flamme Rouge: Peloton
    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Flamme Rouge: Peloton

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge: Peloton" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge: Peloton" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge: Peloton" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Carcassonne Big Box 6

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    Carcassonne Big Box 6 is a comprehensive edition of the beloved tile-laying game Carcassonne, combining the base game with its two major expansions and several mini-expansions into one grand package. Players build the landscape of a medieval fortress city one tile at a time, placing their followers on roads, cities, cloisters, and fields to gather points. This edition not only includes the core game that has captivated millions worldwide but also enriches the experience with expansions that introduce new tiles, mechanics, and strategies.

    More details for Carcassonne Big Box 6
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne Big Box 6" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Hanamikoji

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    Hanamikoji is a strategic card game set in the historical context of Geisha culture in Japan. The game immerses players in the role of patrons who are competing to gain the favor of seven renowned Geishas by collecting items related to their art and performances.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

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    Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure is an exciting board game where players become daring thieves, sneaking into a dragon's lair to steal artifacts while avoiding making noise to prevent waking the dragon.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. 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
  13. When I Dream

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    When I Dream is a whimsical and imaginative board game that delves into the world of dreams, blending elements of storytelling, deduction, and teamwork in a playful setting.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for When I Dream
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for When I Dream

    • YouTube Review for the game "When I Dream" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Meeple Circus

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    Meeple Circus is a vibrant and engaging dexterity board game where players become circus directors, aiming to create the most spectacular show and wow the audience. It's a game where physical skill meets strategic planning, and each action is a performance in itself.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Ethnos

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    Ethnos is a fantasy-themed board game where players harness the powers of various mythical tribes to gain control of the land. The game is a blend of strategy and area control mechanics, set in a vibrant mythical world.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Ethnos
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ethnos

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ethnos" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Valeria: Card Kingdoms

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    Valeria: Card Kingdoms is a tableau-building game set in the fantastical land of Valeria, besieged by monstrous hordes. Players take on the roles of Dukes, tasked with fortifying their kingdoms, recruiting citizens, and fighting off the encroaching enemies.

    More details for Valeria: Card Kingdoms
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. The Game: Face to Face

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. King of the Dice

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Memoarrr!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoarrr!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Dice Forge

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    Embark on a heroic journey in Dice Forge, where the gods extend an invitation to heaven for the hero who can conquer their rivals. Your courage and wit will be crucial as you harness divine dice to collect resources on the path to victory.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

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

    Video reviews for Dice Forge

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dice Forge" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Bunny Kingdom

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    Bunny Kingdom is a charming and strategic board game where players lead clans of rabbits to establish their dominance over a vast kingdom. The game combines elements of drafting, resource management, and area control to create a dynamic and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Bunny Kingdom
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bunny Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bunny Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Istanbul: The Dice Game

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    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
  23. Gloomhaven

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    Gloomhaven is a Euro-inspired tactical combat game set in a persistent and evolving world. Players assume the roles of adventurers, each with unique skills and motives, as they explore dungeons, ruins, and engage in cooperative battles against automated monsters.

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France & Old West

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Queendomino

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    Queendomino is a standalone board game that builds upon the concepts introduced in Kingdomino. It offers a more complex and strategic experience, allowing players to create their kingdoms with an added layer of depth.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Queendomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Claim

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    Claim is a captivating card game set in a realm thrown into chaos by the sudden death of its king. Players compete to win the support of five factions and claim the throne for themselves. The game is played in two phases: first, recruiting followers, and then using those followers to win over the factions. Each faction possesses unique powers that can influence the game, and these powers may vary between the phases. The goal is to secure the majority of followers in at least three of the five factions to win the game and ascend to the throne.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Claim
    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. The Lost Expedition

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    The Lost Expedition is a gripping survival game that takes you on a perilous journey through the Amazon jungle, following in the footsteps of the legendary explorer Percy Fawcett. The goal is not only to trace Fawcett's path but more importantly, to emerge alive with the ultimate treasure: your life.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for The Lost Expedition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Lost Expedition

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lost Expedition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Majesty: For the Realm

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    Majesty: For the Realm is a strategic board game set in the Middle Ages, where players vie for the crown by building the most prosperous domain. The game revolves around recruiting a variety of characters from the medieval society, each contributing to the growth and wealth of your kingdom in different ways. Players must make tactical decisions to assemble the most effective combination of subjects to outmaneuver their rivals and claim supremacy.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Majesty: For the Realm
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Dragon Castle

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    Dragon Castle is a captivating game that draws inspiration from the classic Mahjong Solitaire. Imagine yourself in the role of a lord tasked with constructing a grand castle in your own realm. The central "castle," known as the Dragon Castle, holds a wealth of identical tiles waiting to be used in your architectural endeavors. As you build, you'll need to make strategic decisions, consolidate tiles, construct shrines, and harness the powers of spirit cards—all while keeping an eye on the ever-changing dragon card. Only the player who skillfully designs their castle and accumulates the most points will become the lord of the new Dragon Castle and claim victory.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Dragon Castle
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dragon Castle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dragon Castle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Splendor: Cities of Splendor

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    Cities of Splendor enriches the Splendor base game with four distinct expansions, each offering a unique twist to the original gameplay. These expansions are designed to be used one at a time, adding variety and strategic depth to the classic gem-collecting game.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Splendor: Cities of Splendor
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Splendor: Cities of Splendor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Splendor: Cities of Splendor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  31. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is an epic, cooperative board game that continues the narrative and innovative gameplay of its predecessor. This game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity struggles to survive after a devastating plague. It offers a unique gaming experience, where players' decisions and actions have long-lasting consequences, making each playthrough distinct.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  32. Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure

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    Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure immerses players in the captivating world of puzzle-solving and adventure, akin to the thrilling experience of an escape room. This installment, part of the acclaimed Exit series, introduces players to the mysteries of a sunken treasure, offering a gateway to the series with a beginner-level difficulty.

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Sunken Treasure
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  33. 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
  34. Rajas of the Ganges

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    Rajas of the Ganges is a strategy board game set in 16th century India, during the rise of the Great Mogul Empire. Players take on the roles of influential nobles, striving to transform their estates into prosperous provinces.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  35. Hellapagos

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    Hellapagos is a game of survival and treachery, aptly termed a "co-opetition," where players must cooperate to some extent but ultimately look out for themselves. Stranded on a desert island with limited resources, up to twelve players must negotiate and strategize to gather supplies, build a raft, and escape before a looming hurricane destroys everything. However, not all players may make it off the island due to the scarce availability of food and water.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hellapagos
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  36. Voodoo Prince

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  37. 7 Wonders: Leaders Anniversary Pack

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  38. Yogi

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    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  39. 7 Wonders: Cities Anniversary Pack

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  40. Pairs

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pairs
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  41. Kodama: The Tree Spirits

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    Kodama: The Tree Spirits is a charming and strategic board game where players assume the role of caretakers for Kodama, the enchanting tree spirits. The game is set in a rapidly growing forest, and your goal is to create a healthy and thriving home for these whimsical creatures. Designed by the creator of Kigi, this game offers a unique and engaging way to play.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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

    More details for Kodama: The Tree Spirits
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  42. The Godfather: Corleone's Empire

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    The Godfather: Corleone's Empire is a standalone big box board game designed by Eric Lang, renowned for his "dudes on a map" games. In Lang's words, this game can be described as "thugs on a map." It delivers a streamlined, confrontational worker placement experience filled with intrigue and criminal activities. Players assume the roles of rival mafia families, competing for economic control over the organized crime networks of New York City. Deploy your thugs, don, wife, and heir on the board, extort businesses, and engage in turf wars to establish dominance.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  43. Exit: The Game – The House of Riddles

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  44. Schummel Hummel

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    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Schummel Hummel
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  45. Nations: The Dice Game

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    Nations: The Dice Game is a fast-paced, dice-driven game that captures the essence of civilization-building. Designed for 1-4 players, it condenses the expansive experience of the original Nations board game into a more streamlined and quicker format, ideal for players looking for a shorter playtime without sacrificing strategic depth.

    More details for Nations: The Dice Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  46. The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

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    The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game is a streamlined, dice-driven version of the acclaimed strategy game The Castles of Burgundy. This adaptation retains the essence of expanding territorial estates through strategic decisions but transitions the gameplay into a fast-paced, roll-and-write format.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  47. Loot N Run

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  48. Pandemic: Rising Tide

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    Pandemic: Rising Tide is a thematic and cooperative board game that immerses players in the historical context of the Netherlands during the Industrial Age. The game challenges players to manage and mitigate flooding from the North Sea using innovative hydraulic technologies, strategic planning, and teamwork.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pandemic: Rising Tide
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  49. Nusfjord

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    Nusfjord is a captivating strategy board game set in the serene fishing village of Nusfjord in the Lofoten archipelago of Norway. Players take on the roles of fishing company owners during a time when the industry was thriving, aiming to develop the harbor and the surrounding area.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Nusfjord
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  50. Photosynthesis

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    Photosynthesis is a green strategy board game where players engage in the growth and development of a forest. The game revolves around the central theme of photosynthesis, the process by which trees and plants use sunlight to produce energy.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    🔥 Deal: 41% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Photosynthesis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Photosynthesis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  51. King of Tokyo/New York: Monster Pack – King Kong

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for King of Tokyo/New York: Monster Pack – King Kong

    • YouTube Review for the game "King of Tokyo/New York: Monster Pack – King Kong" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "King of Tokyo/New York: Monster Pack – King Kong" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  52. London (Second Edition)

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    London (Second Edition) is a refined version of a classic board game that caters to players who enjoy strategic planning and city-building. Set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, players are tasked with the ambitious goal of reconstructing the city. This game challenges players to balance the complexities of urban development, financial management, and social responsibility.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  53. Exit: The Game – Dead Man on the Orient Express

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    Exit: The Game – Dead Man on the Orient Express is a captivating addition to the popular "Exit: The Game" series, which simulates the escape room experience in a board game format. This particular edition draws inspiration from the classic mystery setting of the Orient Express, offering players a challenging and immersive puzzle-solving adventure.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  54. Zooloretto Würfelspiel Trio

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  55. Clans of Caledonia

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    Embark on a captivating journey to 19th-century Scotland in Clans of Caledonia, where the winds of change sweep across the Scottish landscape. As the country transitions from agriculture to industrialization, historic clans play a pivotal role in shaping its destiny. Against this backdrop, players take on the mantle of clan leaders, each with unique abilities, competing to thrive in this era of economic transformation. The game unfolds as a strategic dance of production, trade, and export, with the coveted Scottish whisky at the center of economic endeavors. Now, let's delve into the intricacies of gameplay that define this immersive economic board game.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Clans of Caledonia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  56. Karuba Junior

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  57. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

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    13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis is a tense, strategic two-player game set during the critical moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It captures the high-stakes Cold War atmosphere, offering a rich thematic experience in just 45 minutes. The game challenges players to navigate complex dilemmas, such as choosing between gaining prestige or risking global nuclear war, and strategically managing their hand of cards to outmaneuver their opponent.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  58. Concordia: Aegyptus / Creta

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  59. Lorenzo il Magnifico

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    Lorenzo il Magnifico is a strategic board game set in the Italian Renaissance, where players embody heads of noble families vying for prestige and fame. This game is a blend of resource management, strategic planning, and careful maneuvering.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Lorenzo il Magnifico
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Lorenzo il Magnifico

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lorenzo il Magnifico" by BoardGameGeek
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  60. My First Stone Age: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  61. Deckscape: Test Time

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  62. Unearth

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    Unearth is a dice placement and set collection game that invites players to explore ancient ruins and rebuild a lost civilization. Suitable for 2-4 players and taking less than an hour to play, it's a blend of strategy and luck, accessible to gamers of various skill levels.

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

    Video reviews for Unearth

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unearth" by BoardGameGeek
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  63. Vikings Gone Wild: Ragnarok!

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Vikings Gone Wild: Ragnarok!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Vikings Gone Wild: Ragnarok!" by BoardGameGeek
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  64. Nations: The Dice Game – Unrest

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game – Unrest" by BoardGameGeek
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  65. Fast Forward: FEAR

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FEAR" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FEAR" by BoardGameGeek
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  66. Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Path to Carcosa: Expansion

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Path to Carcosa: Expansion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Path to Carcosa: Expansion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
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  67. Captain Sonar: Upgrade One

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 12 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar: Upgrade One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar: Upgrade One" by BoardGameGeek
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  68. StoryLine: Fairy Tales

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  69. The Bloody Inn: The Carnies

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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    • YouTube Review for the game "The Bloody Inn: The Carnies" by BoardGameGeek
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  70. Fabled Fruit: The Lime Expansion

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  71. Manhattan

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    Manhattan is a strategic board game where players engage in the construction of a skyline of skyscrapers on Manhattan Island. The game blends area control mechanics with spatial strategy, as players aim to dominate the skyline by building the tallest structures in various districts of Manhattan.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1994

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  72. Würfel Bingo

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  73. Magic Maze: Maximum Security

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 1 - 24 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  74. Yokohama

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    In Yokohama, set during the Meiji era's transformative period, you step into the role of a merchant in the rapidly modernizing city of Yokohama. As the city evolves from a quaint fishing village into a bustling trade hub, you are at the forefront, capitalizing on this economic boom.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Yokohama
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  75. Karuba: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Karuba: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Karuba: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
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  76. Secrets

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 35 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Secrets

    • YouTube Review for the game "Secrets" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Secrets" by BoardGameGeek
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  77. Hostage Negotiator

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    Hostage Negotiator is a gripping solo board game where you take on the role of a law enforcement agent tasked with negotiating the release of hostages from a dangerous hostage-taker. The game immerses you in high-stakes crisis negotiation, demanding strategic thinking and decision-making under pressure.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hostage Negotiator
    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  78. Vikings Gone Wild

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    Vikings Gone Wild is a dynamic deck-building and resource management game that challenges players to master both strategy and bluffing. Drawing inspiration from its online real-time strategy game origins, players engage in a thrilling race to build up their Viking villages, amass powerful decks, and launch daring raids on opponents. Victory hinges on cunning attacks and shrewd defenses, making every move a test of nerve and skill.

    More details for Vikings Gone Wild
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Vikings Gone Wild

    • YouTube Review for the game "Vikings Gone Wild" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  79. Imhotep: A New Dynasty

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Imhotep: A New Dynasty

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: A New Dynasty" by BoardGameGeek
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  80. Carcassonne für 2

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    Carcassonne für 2 tailors the classic Carcassonne experience for a duel between two players, maintaining the beloved mechanics of tile placement and strategic meeple deployment within the picturesque Southern French landscape. This edition simplifies the setup for more intimate and rapid gameplay sessions without sacrificing the depth and decision-making the series is known for. Packaged in a convenient metal box, it includes 48 tiles and 12 meeples, offering a compact yet complete version of the game designed specifically for two players.

    More details for Carcassonne für 2
    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne für 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne für 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
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  81. Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  82. L'Arbre

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  83. Schollen Rollen

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  84. Fast Forward: FORTRESS

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fast Forward: FORTRESS

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTRESS" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Fast Forward: FORTRESS" by BoardGameGeek
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  85. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" by BoardGameGeek
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  86. This War of Mine: The Board Game

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    This War Of Mine: The Board Game is a profound tabletop adaptation of the acclaimed video game, capturing the harrowing experiences of civilians in a war-torn city. It's a game that delves deep into the survival narrative, emphasizing the human aspect of war and the tough decisions that come with it.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for This War of Mine: The Board Game
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  87. T.I.M.E Stories: Estrella Drive

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories: Estrella Drive

    • YouTube Review for the game "T.I.M.E Stories: Estrella Drive" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  88. After the Virus

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    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  89. Quadropolis: Public Services

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  90. Fieber

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  91. BAM! Ihr habt es so gewollt!

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  92. Ex Libris

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    Ex Libris is a strategic board game that immerses players in the role of book collectors in a bustling gnomish village, all vying for the coveted position of Grand Librarian. This game combines elements of resource management, worker placement, and collection building, set in a whimsical fantasy world where players compete to create the most impressive personal library.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ex Libris
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Ex Libris

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ex Libris" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  93. Axio

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Axio

    • YouTube Review for the game "Axio" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  94. Iquazú

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  95. Smash Up: Sheep

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  96. Caverna: Cave vs Cave

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    Caverna: Cave vs. Cave is a strategic two-player game set in the world of Caverna. Players start as dwarf tribes living in a small mountain excavation, and over eight rounds, they expand their dwellings, increase their workforce, and seek to build the most prosperous subterranean domain. This game focuses on efficient resource management and strategic planning within a confined space and timeframe.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Caverna: Cave vs Cave
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Caverna: Cave vs Cave

    • YouTube Review for the game "Caverna: Cave vs Cave" by BoardGameGeek
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    • YouTube Review for the game "Caverna: Cave vs Cave" by BoardGameGeek
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  97. Boom, Bang, Gold

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Boom, Bang, Gold
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  98. Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia

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    Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia invites players into an action-packed adventure set within the vibrant universe of Arcadia Quest. As a dungeon crawl board game that emphasizes speed and strategy, Masmorra offers a unique blend of exploration, combat, and competition, making it a standout title for those who love dynamic and engaging gameplay.

    More details for Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  99. Mini Rails

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  100. Santa Maria

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    Santa Maria is a medium complexity Eurogame that immerses players in the development of their own colonies. This strategic game combines elements of dice drafting and engine building, with a focus on minimal luck and no direct destructive player interaction. The components are designed to be language independent, making the game accessible to a wide audience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Santa Maria
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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