The best games released in 2020📆 2023

Looking for a really good game from the year 2020? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2020.

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List of the best new games releases in 2020

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 383 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  2. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  3. Top Ten

    All details for the board game Top Ten and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Top Ten
    • 4 - 9 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  4. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Project L

    All details for the board game Project L and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Project L
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  6. The Search for Planet X

    All details for the board game The Search for Planet X and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  10. Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  12. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  13. 7 Wonders (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nidavellir" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. 5-Minute Mystery

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Mystery and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  16. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    All details for the board game Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 24 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  20. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  21. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  22. MonsDRAWsity

    All details for the board game MonsDRAWsity and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for MonsDRAWsity
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Chronicles of Crime: 1400

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime: 1400 and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de
  24. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Magic Rabbit

    All details for the board game Magic Rabbit and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 3 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Undaunted: North Africa

    All details for the board game Undaunted: North Africa and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Undaunted: North Africa
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Ghost Adventure

    All details for the board game Ghost Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ghost Adventure
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Adventure

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. L.A.M.A. Party Edition

    All details for the board game L.A.M.A. Party Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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