The best games released in 1973πŸ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1973? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1973.

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A list with the best games from other years can be found at the end of the page.

In addition, we have created several more lists of card & board game awards:

List of the best new games releases in 1973:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 15 board games for this list and selected the top 5. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Hare & Tortoise

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    Hare & Tortoise is a classic board game and the first recipient of the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award in 1979. This game ingeniously combines strategy and arithmetic in a race format. Players must carefully manage their 'fuel' – represented by carrots – to ensure they practically run out (but not completely) as they cross the finish line. Adding to the strategic depth, players also need to spend three lettuce cards during the race. Movement costs carrots, and various spots on the track offer opportunities to gain or lose carrots, making each decision crucial.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Hare & Tortoise
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Tally Ho!

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    Tally Ho! turns the tables on the traditional hunter-prey narrative, offering a two-player game where one participant controls hunters and lumberjacks, and the other manages foxes and bears. The game begins with a serene forest, represented by face-down tiles. As the game progresses, these tiles are flipped and moved, simulating the chaotic disruption of hunting.

    More details for Tally Ho!
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    πŸ‘ Good price!15€*
  3. Jockey

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Escape from Colditz

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    Escape from Colditz is a captivating board game based on the historical events of World War II, where players engage in a tense and strategic battle of wits between imprisoned Allied officers and German security forces. The game offers a unique blend of cooperation and competition, as players either collaborate to outmaneuver the German forces or take on the role of the Security Officer to maintain control and prevent escapes.

    More details for Escape from Colditz
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Escape from Colditz

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape from Colditz" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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