The best games released in 1989๐Ÿ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1989? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1989.

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List of the best new games releases in 1989:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 33 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ave Caesar

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    Ave Caesar is a race game set in ancient Rome, where players maneuver chariots around the Circus Maximus using cards. The track design includes challenging elements like bottlenecks and lane restrictions, reminiscent of modern racing games like Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix and Daytona 500. Players must complete three laps and make a strategic stop to 'Hail Caesar' before crossing the finish line. The game balances light strategy with the need for careful planning, especially when navigating corners.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. HeroQuest

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    HeroQuest is a classic adventure board game that blends elements of dungeon crawling and role-playing. One player takes on the role of the game master, unveiling the dungeon piece by piece, while up to four other players assume the roles of different characters (wizard, elf, dwarf, or barbarian) embarking on various quests.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  3. Taboo

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    Taboo is an engaging party game that challenges players to guess words based on their teammates' clues, with a unique twist: certain obvious clues are strictly off-limits.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. A la carte

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    In A la carte, players don the hats of eccentric chefs embroiled in the culinary showdown of a lifetime. This lighthearted and quirky game, conceived by Karl-Heinz Schmiel, is as much about managing the chaos of a kitchen as it is about the precise art of cooking itself. Each chef is armed with a mini pan and a hotplate, competing not just against time but against each other's culinary shenanigans.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for A la carte
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Escape from the Hidden Castle

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Piratenbillard

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  7. True Colors

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Can't Stop Express

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Such a Thing?

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Cafรฉ International

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    Cafรฉ International is a strategic board game that simulates the seating arrangements of guests from different nationalities in an international cafe. The game intricately combines tile placement and puzzle-solving elements, challenging players to thoughtfully arrange multi-national customers around tables to earn points while adhering to specific seating rules.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1989

    More details for Cafรฉ International
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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