The best games released in 1984πŸ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1984? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1984.

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

List of the best new games releases in 1984:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 14 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Wizard

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    Wizard is a captivating trick-taking card game that adds a twist to the traditional deck by including Wizards and Jesters. It's a game of prediction, strategy, and adaptability, where players must accurately gauge their chances of winning tricks.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wizard
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Balderdash

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    Balderdash is a modern twist on the classic parlor game Dictionary, where creativity and bluffing are key. Players encounter obscure words and craft plausible definitions to fool others, scoring points when opponents are tricked into believing their made-up definitions.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Balderdash
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Heimlich & Co.

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    Heimlich & Co. is a clever and secretive board game where players maneuver a group of spies around a track to earn points, all while keeping their true identity hidden. The game's unique twist lies in the mystery of each player's color, only revealed at the end, making deduction and misdirection key elements of play. With a simple roll of the dice, players decide how to advance the spies, influencing the scoring but trying to conceal their motives.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  4. Greed

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Greed

    • YouTube Review for the game "Greed" by Here Be Games
      Video is in English
  5. Octiles

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Octiles
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Metropolis

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Metropolis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Metropolis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Metropolis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. A Question of Scruples

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. I.Q. 2000

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Vietnam 1965-1975

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 360 - 6000 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. Supremacy: The Game of the Superpowers

    All details for the board game Supremacy: The Game of the Superpowers and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 300 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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