The best games released in 1980πŸ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1980? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1980.

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List of the best new games releases in 1980:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 19 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Can't Stop

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    Can't Stop is a classic dice game designed by Sid Sackson, renowned for its blend of luck, risk-taking, and tactical decision-making. It's a game that challenges players to wisely balance their boldness and caution as they aim to complete columns on the game board.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Can't Stop
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Good & Bad Ghosts

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Good & Bad Ghosts
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  3. O'NO 99

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Samarkand

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Spiel

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1980

    More details for Spiel
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Spiel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spiel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Tangoes

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Trax

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Titan

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    Titan is a venerable classic from The Avalon Hill Game Co, celebrated for its strategic depth and fantasy theme. Players lead legions of mythical creatures across a vast masterboard, seeking to bolster their forces with increasingly powerful monsters. The goal is simple yet compelling: eliminate rival legions, survive epic battles on thematic battleboards, and enhance your Titan's might.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Titan
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Warlock

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Dragon Pass

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dragon Pass
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Dragon Pass

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dragon Pass" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Dragon Pass" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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