The best games released in 2013📆 2024

Looking for a really good game from the year 2013? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2013.

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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 2013:

This list was last updated on February 25, 2024. We compared 373 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Hanamikoji

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    Hanamikoji is a strategic card game set in the historical context of Geisha culture in Japan. The game immerses players in the role of patrons who are competing to gain the favor of seven renowned Geishas by collecting items related to their art and performances.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Sushi Go!

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    Sushi Go! is a dynamic, fast-paced card game set in a sushi restaurant. Players aim to grab the best sushi combinations as they come around. It's all about strategy, from picking the perfect sushi rolls to collecting sashimi sets. Boost your scores with wasabi-flavored nigiri, and don't forget to load up on pudding by the end!

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sushi Go!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Skull King

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    Skull King is an exciting and competitive trick-taking game that adds unique twists to the traditional format found in games like Oh Hell!, Wizard, Euchre, and Spades.

    More details for Skull King
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Skull King

    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Coconuts

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    Coconuts is a lively dexterity game inspired by the "Monkey King" character from Chinese mythology. In this engaging and playful game, players take turns launching coconuts towards cups positioned in the center of the play area. Successfully landing a coconut in a cup allows you to stack it on your board. Even more strategically, if you land a coconut in an opponent's cup, you can claim it and move it to your board. The game also features "Monkey King Magic" cards, which add a twist by allowing players to disrupt their opponents' shots in various ways. The first player to build a pyramid of six cups on their board is the winner.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Finska Mini

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Concordia

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    Concordia is a peaceful yet strategic board game set in Roman times, focusing on economic development and expansion. It is designed for 2-5 players aged 13 and up.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Two Rooms and a Boom

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    Two Rooms and a Boom is an exhilarating social deduction and hidden role party game designed for six or more players. The game divides players into two teams, the Red Team and the Blue Team, each with a critical role: the President for the Blue Team and the Bomber for the Red Team. Players are split between two separate playing areas, representing two rooms, where the strategic interplay and deception unfold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Two Rooms and a Boom
    • 6 - 30 Players
    • 7 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Cube Quest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cube Quest
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Concept

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    In Concept, the challenge is to convey words using a network of icons. A pair of players, seated as neighbors, collaborate to select a word or phrase that others must deduce. Working in tandem, they strategically place markers on the available icons on the game board.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concept
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

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    Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, also known as Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister!, is an award-winning cooperative board game where players embark on an eerie adventure to collect treasures from a haunted house.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. La Boca

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    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for La Boca
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Terror in Meeple City

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    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), players step into the roles of colossal monsters, hungry for destruction and chaos in the heart of Meeple City. The objective is simple: create mayhem by demolishing buildings and devouring innocent meeples, all in a race to become the most fearsome monster of them all.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Terror in Meeple City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Crossing

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Welcome to the Dungeon

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    Welcome to the Dungeon, previously known as Dungeon of Mandom, is a thrilling push-your-luck game where 2-4 players engage in a daring dungeon adventure, filled with monsters and diminishing resources.

    More details for Welcome to the Dungeon
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Welcome to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome to the Dungeon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome to the Dungeon" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. 1775: Rebellion

    All details for the board game 1775: Rebellion and similar games

    1775: Rebellion is an award-winning board game that immerses players in the tumultuous times of the American Revolution, part of the Birth of America series. It offers a blend of strategic planning, historical warfare, and alliance management, appealing to both history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for 1775: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Funemployed

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    • 3 - 20 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Forbidden Desert

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    Forbidden Desert is a cooperative adventure game where players work together to recover a legendary flying machine from the ruins of an ancient desert city, while surviving extreme environmental challenges.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Forbidden Desert
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Desert

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Desert" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet

    All details for the board game The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet and similar games

    The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet challenges players to craft their own planets in the whimsical universe of The Little Prince. The goal is to create a harmonious world for iconic characters while avoiding an excess of baobabs and volcanoes.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Northern Pacific

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Ghost Blitz: 5 to 12

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de*
  22. Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000

    All details for the board game Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000 and similar games

    Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000, also known as Smash Up II, is an exciting expansion to the Smash Up base game, introducing four new factions and eight new bases. This expansion not only adds variety but also brings unique combinations and fresh strategic layers to the already dynamic gameplay of Smash Up.

    More details for Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Rise of Augustus

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    Rise of Augustus (also known simply as Augustus) is a tactical board game where players take on the role of powerful leaders during the era of Augustus Caesar, competing to complete various objectives for power and victory points. The game combines elements of strategic planning and luck, with a unique mechanism involving the drawing of symbols and the placement of legionnaire meeples.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Rise of Augustus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Rise of Augustus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rise of Augustus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Blueprints

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    Blueprints is a creative and strategic board game where players take on the role of architects. The objective is to skillfully use colored dice to construct three distinct structures from blueprints. Each die color offers different benefits, adding a layer of strategy to the building process.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Blueprints
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Blueprints

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blueprints" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Potato Man

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Rory's Story Cubes: Prehistoria

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Rory's Story Cubes: Clues

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    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Carcassonne: South Seas

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    Carcassonne: South Seas brings the classic tile-laying charm of the original Carcassonne to a vibrant, tropical setting. This standalone game, the first in the "Carcassonne Around the World" series, offers players the task of building island landscapes filled with inviting seas and lush islands. Instead of the traditional cities, roads, and fields, players work to gather bananas, shellfish, and fish, trading these resources for points with various traders. The familiar mechanics of placing tiles and meeples blend seamlessly with this refreshing maritime theme, offering both seasoned Carcassonne fans and newcomers a delightful new variant to explore.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Carcassonne: South Seas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: South Seas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: South Seas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  29. BattleLore: Second Edition

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    BattleLore: Second Edition is a deeply immersive and strategically rich board game set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth. Designed for two players, this game pits the stalwart forces of the Daqan Lords against the malevolent Uthuk Y’llan in epic, squad-based battles. With an emphasis on strategic command and the use of lore to influence battles, BattleLore Second Edition offers a robust and varied wargaming experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BattleLore: Second Edition
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Mascarade

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    Mascarade is a bluffing and strategy card game that revolves around hidden identities and tactical actions. Players engage in a masquerade, taking on various roles to gain coins and outwit their opponents.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mascarade
    • 2 - 13 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mascarade

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mascarade" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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