The best games released in 1989๐Ÿ“† 2021

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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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 1989:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 31 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ave Caesar

    All details for the board game Ave Caesar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. HeroQuest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. A la carte

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Escape from the Hidden Castle

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    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. Taboo

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Such a Thing?

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    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. True Colors

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Can't Stop Express

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Cafรฉ International

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1989

    More details for Cafรฉ International
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Encore

    All details for the board game Encore and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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