The best games released in 2003๐Ÿ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 2003? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2003.

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List of the best new games releases in 2003:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 161 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Coloretto

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    Engage in the colorful and strategic gameplay of Coloretto, where simplicity meets tactical decision-making. The game revolves around drawing cards to play into rows or claiming entire rows to expand your collection. As the rounds progress, players aim to create extensive sets, but there's a catch โ€“ exceeding three colors incurs penalties, adding a layer of strategic depth.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Coloretto
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. PitchCar Mini

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Gulo Gulo

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    Gulo Gulo is an innovative and family-friendly board game that challenges players with a unique and tactile experience. In this game, players take on the roles of wolverines (Gulos) on a daring mission to rescue a baby Gulo from the clutches of a swamp vulture. However, the rescue mission is not straightforward, as the adult Gulos are tempted by the delicious eggs of the swamp vulture, leading to a series of precarious attempts to steal the eggs without triggering an alarm.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Gulo Gulo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Hey, That's My Fish!

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    Embark on a frigid escapade with Hey, That's My Fish! as players compete to secure the most fish using their waddle of penguins. Each turn unfolds a strategic journey as players guide their penguins in a straight line across hex-shaped ice tiles, each adorned with 1, 2, or 3 fish.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hey, That's My Fish!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hey, That's My Fish!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. YINSH

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    YINSH is a strategic abstract game that is part of the renowned GIPF series of games. It involves a clever combination of movement and flipping of markers on the board, with players aiming to align five markers of their own color. The unique aspect of YINSH is its balance between advancing towards victory and simultaneously weakening your position.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for YINSH
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Le Passe-Trappe

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Coyote

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Ubongo

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    Ubongo is a fast-paced, puzzle-solving board game where players race against time and each other to complete individual puzzles and collect precious gems.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    โญ๏ธ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Carcassonne: The Castle

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    Carcassonne: The Castle is a standalone board game inspired by the popular Carcassonne series, but uniquely tailored for two players. Set within the city walls of Carcassonne, this game retains the familiar tile-placement mechanics but introduces new strategies and components specific to this version. The theme revolves around the development of the city, focusing on strategic construction and area control within the confined space of the city walls.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Castle
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The Castle" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Balloon Cup

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    Balloon Cup is a competitive and strategic card game where players engage in several balloon flights, aiming to collect colored cubes by skillfully playing their balloon cards. The game is set against a backdrop of alternating landscapes โ€“ plains and mountains โ€“ and involves a mix of strategy and opportunistic play, as players must adapt to changing conditions and occasional twists brought about by their opponents.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Balloon Cup
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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