The best games released in 2017📆 2021

Looking for a really good game from the year 2017? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2017.

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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 2017:

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 499 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Century: Golem Edition

    All details for the board game Century: Golem Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!132€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. The Quest for El Dorado

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for The Quest for El Dorado
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quest for El Dorado" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quest for El Dorado" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. The 7th Continent

    All details for the board game The 7th Continent and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 1000 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  10. Aeon's End: War Eternal

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: War Eternal and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  11. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 999 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  13. Century: Spice Road

    All details for the board game Century: Spice Road and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Century: Spice Road
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Century: Spice Road

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  15. Set & Match

    All details for the board game Set & Match and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Mutabo

    All details for the board game Mutabo and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de
  18. Fantasy Realms

    All details for the board game Fantasy Realms and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. 5-Minute Dungeon

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Dungeon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  20. Downforce

    All details for the board game Downforce and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Downforce
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. The Fox in the Forest

    All details for the board game The Fox in the Forest and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Fox in the Forest
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Ethnos

    All details for the board game Ethnos and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Ethnos
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ethnos

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ethnos" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ethnos" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  23. Herbaceous

    All details for the board game Herbaceous and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Herbaceous
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Herbaceous

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Herbaceous" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Herbaceous" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Arcadia Quest: Inferno

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest: Inferno and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Lovecraft Letter

    All details for the board game Lovecraft Letter and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Lovecraft Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lovecraft Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lovecraft Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  27. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime240 - 480 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    😕 Questionable price139€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Exploding Kittens: Party Pack

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Party Pack and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Meeple Circus

    All details for the board game Meeple Circus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  30. Ticket to Ride: Germany

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Germany and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Germany

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Germany" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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