The best games released in 2021๐Ÿ“† 2021

Looking for a really good game from the year 2021? Then we have just the thing for you: our recommendation list with the best board games that were newly released in 2020.

More lists from similar periods

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 2020

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 370 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!9โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  2. MicroMacro: Crime City โ€“ Full House

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City โ€“ Full House and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!19โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  3. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!25โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  5. Detective Charlie

    All details for the board game Detective Charlie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Detective Charlie
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!20โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  6. Stella: Dixit Universe

    All details for the board game Stella: Dixit Universe and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Mazescape Labyrinthos

    All details for the board game Mazescape Labyrinthos and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    All details for the board game The Adventures of Robin Hood and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for The Adventures of Robin Hood
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!40โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  9. Meadow

    All details for the board game Meadow and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Meadow
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!40โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  11. 7 Wonders: Architects

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders: Architects and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!35โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  12. Groundhog Day: The Game

    All details for the board game Groundhog Day: The Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. The Fuzzies

    All details for the board game The Fuzzies and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!13โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  14. Inspektor Nase

    All details for the board game Inspektor Nase and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!8โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  15. Snakesss

    All details for the board game Snakesss and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Summoner Wars (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Summoner Wars (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!18โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  18. The Initiative

    All details for the board game The Initiative and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Nightmare Horror Adventures: Welcome to Crafton Mansion

    All details for the board game Nightmare Horror Adventures: Welcome to Crafton Mansion and similar games
    • 4 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Gorinto

    All details for the board game Gorinto and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Last Message

    All details for the board game Last Message and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. echoes: The Dancer

    All details for the board game echoes: The Dancer and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!18โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  24. Decktective: Nightmare in the Mirror

    All details for the board game Decktective: Nightmare in the Mirror and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!8โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  25. Descent: Legends of the Dark

    All details for the board game Descent: Legends of the Dark and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!156โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  26. High Score

    All details for the board game High Score and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Escape Room: The Game โ€“ Puzzle Adventures: Secret of The Scientist

    All details for the board game Escape Room: The Game โ€“ Puzzle Adventures: Secret of The Scientist and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!12โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  29. Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots

    All details for the board game Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Canopy

    All details for the board game Canopy and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!19โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de

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