The best games released in 2001📆 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 2001? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2001.

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List of the best new games releases in 2001:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 129 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. WeyKick

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

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    The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow is a captivating social deduction game that takes place in the mysterious village of Miller's Hollow, known for its werewolf curse. Players are secretly assigned roles and must use strategy, bluffing, and teamwork to uncover the werewolves or deceive others.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  3. Winner's Circle

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    Winner's Circle is a thrilling board game that brings the excitement of horse racing to your table. Players get to place bets on various horses and try to accumulate the most money over the course of three races. It’s a game of chance, strategy, and a bit of intuition, making it a great pick for family game nights or gatherings with friends.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. TransAmerica

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    TransAmerica is a straightforward and engaging railway-themed board game where players work to connect a set of cities across the United States using rail lines. The game emphasizes strategic planning and efficient use of shared networks, offering a blend of individual strategy and interactive play.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Hive

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    Hive is a highly strategic two-player game that stands out for its versatility and unique gameplay mechanics, involving a variety of insect-themed pieces.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  6. Pick Picknic

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    Pick Picknic is a delightful board game that combines strategy and chance with a charming farmyard theme. Designed by Stefan Dorra, this game invites players to help their flock of hungry chickens, geese, and ducks feed on as much corn as possible while avoiding the cunning foxes looking for a feathered feast. A remake of Dorra's earlier game Razzia, Pick Picknic integrates fun poultry antics with tactical gameplay suitable for both children and adults.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Villa Paletti

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    Villa Paletti is an engaging and whimsical game designed for 2 to 4 players, aged 8 and up, that challenges budding architects to construct a towering structure. Set in a land of blooming lemons, players follow in the footsteps of the sage "Paletti" who sought to complete his grandfather's unfinished castle in the sky. The twist in Paletti's plan is to reuse old columns from the lower levels of the castle to build higher floors, creating a daring and precarious architectural marvel – the Villa Paletti.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2002

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Lupus in Tabula

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 8 - 24 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Perplexus

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Wyatt Earp

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    Wyatt Earp brings the Wild West to your table, focusing on the adventures of the famous lawman and his pursuits. Players step into the boots of bounty hunters, using cards to track down and capture infamous outlaws for rewards. The mix of strategy and luck in playing cards makes each game an engaging encounter.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wyatt Earp
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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