The best games released in 1990๐Ÿ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1990? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1990.

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List of the best new games releases in 1990:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 35 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Unanimo

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. HeroQuest Advanced Quest

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Igel ร„rgern

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Halli Galli

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    Halli Galli is a frantic speed game perfect for those who love quick thinking and fast action. Players need to stay alert and ready to strike the bell as soon as they spot exactly five of the same fruit on the table. With 56 cards featuring bananas, strawberries, limes, and plums in varying quantities, the game is a test of observation and reaction speed. The bell, reminiscent of those at hotel reception desks, adds a fun and physical element to the gameplay.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Halli Galli
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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    Video reviews for Halli Galli

    • YouTube Review for the game "Halli Galli" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Hoity Toity

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    Hoity Toity, a Spiel des Jahres winner in 1990 by Klaus Teuber, is a lighthearted board game about English noblemen collecting and flaunting antiques. This game is for 3 to 6 players and revolves around acquiring cards that represent various antique items. Players aim to build the largest and most valuable collection of these quirky treasures.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1990

    More details for Hoity Toity
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Space Crusade

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    Space Crusade combines the thrill of role-playing with intense tactical combat, set in a dark futuristic universe. This game, a collaboration between Milton Bradley UK and Games Workshop, borrows the best elements from Heroquest and infuses them with a gritty sci-fi setting. Players take on roles as Marine Commanders leading squads of Space Marines or as the Alien Player controlling the game's antagonists.

    More details for Space Crusade
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Gang of Four

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Guesstures

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    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Activity

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    More details for Activity
    • 3 - 16 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  10. Alias

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Alias
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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