The best games released in 1981πŸ“† 2021

Looking for a really good game from the year 1981? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1981.

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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 1981:

This list was last updated on February 24, 2021. We compared 16 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65

    All details for the board game A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  2. Black Spy

    All details for the board game Black Spy and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    πŸ’Έ Too expensive!16€ atAmazon.de
  3. Storm over Arnhem

    All details for the board game Storm over Arnhem and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Storm over Arnhem
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime300 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Fill or Bust

    All details for the board game Fill or Bust and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    πŸ‘ Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  5. Enchanted Forest

    All details for the board game Enchanted Forest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1982

    More details for Enchanted Forest
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    πŸ”₯ Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  6. Axis & Allies

    All details for the board game Axis & Allies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Axis & Allies
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Gladiator

    All details for the board game Gladiator and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Car Wars

    All details for the board game Car Wars and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Car Wars
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Hitler's War

    All details for the board game Hitler's War and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime300 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition

    All details for the board game Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition
    • Players2 - 24 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    πŸ‘ Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

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