The best games released in 2002📆 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 2002? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2002.

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List of the best new games releases in 2002:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 141 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Viva Topo!

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Viva Topo!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers and similar games

    Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series, transporting players to the Stone Age. This version maintains the essence of the original Carcassonne game but introduces new thematic elements and rules suitable for this prehistoric setting.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Puerto Rico

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    Puerto Rico is a strategy game where players become colonial governors in Puerto Rico, aiming to earn victory points through trade and construction.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Puerto Rico
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. 10 Days in Europe

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for 10 Days in Europe
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for 10 Days in Europe

    • YouTube Review for the game "10 Days in Europe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. The Ladybug's Costume Party

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for The Ladybug's Costume Party
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Attribute

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Attribute
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. BANG!

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    BANG! is a fast-paced card game that simulates a Wild West shootout, where players take on hidden roles with different objectives and engage in strategic gunplay.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for BANG!
    • 4 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. The Bucket King

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Odin's Ravens

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    Odin's Ravens is a strategic two-player card game where participants embody Hugin and Munin, Odin's ravens, in a race across Midgard. Utilizing a unique deck of cards, players navigate a track of landscape cards, aiming to outmaneuver their opponent through clever use of their cards and special actions provided by Odin (or Loki in the Osprey Edition) cards.

    More details for Odin's Ravens
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Squad Seven

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Squad Seven
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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