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.

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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 2020

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 121 board games for this list and selected the top 19. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for The Adventures of Robin Hood
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Groundhog Day: The Game

    All details for the board game Groundhog Day: The Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!13โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  4. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!54โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  6. The Fuzzies

    All details for the board game The Fuzzies and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Gorinto

    All details for the board game Gorinto and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Nightmare Horror Adventures: Welcome to Crafton Mansion

    All details for the board game Nightmare Horror Adventures: Welcome to Crafton Mansion and similar games
    • Players4 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots

    All details for the board game Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Riftforce

    All details for the board game Riftforce and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Dive

    All details for the board game Dive and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dive
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Everything on 1 Card

    All details for the board game Everything on 1 Card and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!10โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  14. Exit: The Game โ€“ The Cursed Labyrinth

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game โ€“ The Cursed Labyrinth and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!13โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  15. Steampunk Rally Fusion

    All details for the board game Steampunk Rally Fusion and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. X-Men: Mutant Insurrection

    All details for the board game X-Men: Mutant Insurrection and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!38โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de
  17. Waste Knights: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Waste Knights: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Maglev Metro

    All details for the board game Maglev Metro and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Descent: Legends of the Dark

    All details for the board game Descent: Legends of the Dark and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!159โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de

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