The best games released in 2004šŸ“† 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 2004? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2004.

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A list with the best games from other years can be found at the end of the page.

In addition, we have created several more lists of card & board game awards:

List of the best new games releases in 2004:

This list was last updated on January 28, 2024. We compared 193 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Tumblin' Dice

    All details for the board game Tumblin' Dice and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    No Thanks! is a straightforward and captivating card game that offers a blend of strategy and luck. The game's simplicity makes it appealing and accessible to a wide range of players.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Ticket to Ride

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    Ticket to Ride offers a delightful and accessible gaming experience that can be grasped in under 15 minutes, making it perfect for both newcomers and seasoned gamers. Designed by the renowned Alan R. Moon, this board game revolves around a railway adventure across North America.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2004

    šŸ”„ Deal: 5% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ”„ Great price!36ā‚¬ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Cockroach Poker

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    Cockroach Poker is a lighthearted and engaging card game focused on bluffing and reverse set collection. It features various critters like cockroaches, rats, and stink bugs, and the aim is to trick others into collecting these undesirable creatures.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    šŸ”„ Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!8ā‚¬ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Memoir '44

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    Memoir '44 is a historical board game that recreates some of the most iconic battles of World War II, allowing players to engage in strategic warfare with a focus on simplicity and historical accuracy.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoir '44
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Ribbit

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ribbit
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!9ā‚¬ atAmazon.de
  7. The Downfall of Pompeii

    All details for the board game The Downfall of Pompeii and similar games

    The Downfall of Pompeii is a thematic and tactical board game that transports players to the ancient city of Pompeii, just before and during its catastrophic destruction by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The game combines strategic planning with an element of luck, as players attempt to save as many of their pieces as possible from the disaster.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Downfall of Pompeii
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Ingenious

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    Ingenious, also known as Einfach Genial, is a strategic tile-placement game that challenges players to think tactically about color scoring. It's a game that balances individual progress with the need to perform well across different areas.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ingenious
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Saboteur

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    Saboteur is a card game that combines elements of strategy, bluffing, and hidden roles, set in a mining theme where players are either helping or hindering the search for gold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie and similar games

    Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie is a highly imaginative and customizable fantasy battle board game that blends elements from various eras and genres. It features a diverse array of painted plastic miniatures and modular hex-based terrain pieces, creating a unique and visually striking battlefield. Players engage in strategic battles using warriors ranging from WWII soldiers to futuristic robots, fantasy creatures, and more.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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