The best games released in 1995๐Ÿ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 1995? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 1995.

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List of the best new games releases in 1995:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 56 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. PitchCar

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    PitchCar and its earlier version Carabande are dexterity-based board games that create a fun and competitive racing experience. Players use finger flicks to propel small discs (representing cars) around a track constructed from wooden pieces.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1996

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

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    High Society is a competitive auction-style card game designed by Reiner Knizia, where players vie to acquire wealth and status while avoiding financial pitfalls. The game focuses on strategic bidding and careful money management.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. The Great Dalmuti

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    The Great Dalmuti is a light and engaging card game that revolves around players striving to improve their social status by being the first to discard all their cards. The game is a commercial adaptation of the traditional card game President, and it offers a fun, fast-paced experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Great Dalmuti
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  4. El Grande

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    El Grande is a classic strategy board game set in medieval Spain, where players, as powerful lords or "Grandes," vie for control over various regions in a declining kingdom. The game is known for its blend of tactical depth and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1996

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Medici

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    Medici is a classic auction-style board game designed by Reiner Knizia, known for its strategic bidding and set collection mechanics. Players take on the roles of merchants during the Renaissance, aiming to acquire the most valuable cargo through competitive auctions. The game is well-regarded for its ability to accommodate various player counts effectively.

    More details for Medici
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Formula Motor Racing

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. CATAN

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    CATAN, formerly known as The Settlers of Catan, is a highly acclaimed and award-winning strategy board game where players aim to become the dominant force on the island of Catan. The game is renowned for its appeal to both experienced gamers and newcomers to the board game hobby.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 8.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1995

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  8. Condottiere

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    Condottiere is a strategic game set in 13th century Italy, a period marked by flourishing trade and frequent conflicts among city-states. The game revolves around the theme of mercenary leaders, known as Condottieri, who were hired to fight for different city-states.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Rat-a-Tat Cat

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    Rat-a-Tat Cat is a delightful family card game that combines elements of memory, strategy, and a bit of luck, making it an engaging experience for players of all ages. In this game, the goal is to end up with the lowest score by collecting cats (which have low values) and avoiding rats (which have high values). The game challenges players to remember the values of the cards they and their opponents hold, all while maintaining a poker face to conceal their own card values from others. The game is praised for its simplicity and the engaging gameplay that encourages memory and strategy skills.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Rat-a-Tat Cat
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Das Motorsportspiel

    All details for the board game Das Motorsportspiel and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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