The best games released in 1980πŸ“† 2021

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.

More lists from similar periods

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 1980:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 14 board games for this list and selected the top 9. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Can't Stop

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Good & Bad Ghosts

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Samarkand

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Spiel

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1980

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Spiel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spiel" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  5. Tangoes

    All details for the board game Tangoes and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Trax

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. O'NO 99

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    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Warlock

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Dragon Pass

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dragon Pass
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Dragon Pass

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dragon Pass" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dragon Pass" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dragon Pass" von "BoardGameGeek"
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