The best games released in 2012📆 2022

Looking for a really good game from the year 2012? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2012.

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

List of the best new games releases in 2012:

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 337 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Las Vegas and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. A Fake Artist Goes to New York

    All details for the board game A Fake Artist Goes to New York and similar games
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Qwixx

    All details for the board game Qwixx and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Qwixx
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  6. Cockroach Poker Royal

    All details for the board game Cockroach Poker Royal and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker Royal" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Strike

    All details for the board game Strike and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Strike
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Strike

    • YouTube Review for the game "Strike" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Wits & Wagers Party

    All details for the board game Wits & Wagers Party and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Wits & Wagers Party
    • 4 - 18 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Targi

    All details for the board game Targi and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Targi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Riff Raff

    All details for the board game Riff Raff and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Riff Raff
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  14. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Carcassonne: Winter Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Winter Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Ghost Blitz 2

    All details for the board game Ghost Blitz 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Ghost Blitz 2
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  17. Tokaido

    All details for the board game Tokaido and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tokaido" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

    All details for the board game Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Pluckin' Pairs

    All details for the board game Pluckin' Pairs and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pluckin' Pairs
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Morels

    All details for the board game Morels and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Morels
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Indigo

    All details for the board game Indigo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Indigo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Cardline: Animals

    All details for the board game Cardline: Animals and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cardline: Animals
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. The Enchanted Tower

    All details for the board game The Enchanted Tower and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  24. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

    All details for the board game Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review for the game "Machi Koro" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. Würfel Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Würfel Bohnanza and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small

    All details for the board game Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Okiya

    All details for the board game Okiya and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Okiya
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Zug um Zug: Deutschland

    All details for the board game Zug um Zug: Deutschland and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  30. Bling Bling Gemstone

    All details for the board game Bling Bling Gemstone and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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