The best games released in 1988๐Ÿ“† 2021

Looking for a really good game from the year 1988? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1988.

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 1988:

This list was last updated on February 27, 2021. We compared 40 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. What the Heck?

    All details for the board game What the Heck? and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. SET

    All details for the board game SET and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for SET
    • Players1 - 20 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Angola

    All details for the board game Angola and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Angola
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime480 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    ๐Ÿ’ธ Too expensive!13โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  5. Ligretto

    All details for the board game Ligretto and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!7โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  6. Scattergories

    All details for the board game Scattergories and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Scattergories
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Clue Master Detective

    All details for the board game Clue Master Detective and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Clue Master Detective

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  8. Merchant of Venus

    All details for the board game Merchant of Venus and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Barbarossa

    All details for the board game Barbarossa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Barbarossa
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Inkognito

    All details for the board game Inkognito and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Inkognito
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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