The best games released in 2021📆 2022

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 July 28, 2022. We compared 587 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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  3. So Clover!

    All details for the board game So Clover! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for So Clover!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  4. MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  5. Destinies

    All details for the board game Destinies and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Destinies
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Radlands

    All details for the board game Radlands and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Radlands
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Canvas
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. 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
  9. Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Chronicles of Crime: 1900

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime: 1900 and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de
  11. Marvel United: X-Men

    All details for the board game Marvel United: X-Men and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. The Adventures of Robin Hood

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ⭐️ 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
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  13. 7 Wonders: Architects

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders: Architects and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders: Architects
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Meadow

    All details for the board game Meadow and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Meadow
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!46€ atAmazon.de
  15. Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Cartographers Heroes

    All details for the board game Cartographers Heroes and similar games
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Botanik

    All details for the board game Botanik and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. TEN

    All details for the board game TEN and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. 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
    • Easy to learn
  20. Welcome to the Moon

    All details for the board game Welcome to the Moon and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cubitos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de
  22. Agropolis

    All details for the board game Agropolis and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Agropolis
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. 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
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  24. Ark Nova

    All details for the board game Ark Nova and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ark Nova
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!52€ atAmazon.de
  25. Chronicles of Avel

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Avel and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  26. The Initiative

    All details for the board game The Initiative and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Initiative
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Mazescape Labyrinthos

    All details for the board game Mazescape Labyrinthos and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mazescape Labyrinthos
    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Sleeping Gods

    All details for the board game Sleeping Gods and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Sleeping Gods
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 1200 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Cartaventura: Lhasa

    All details for the board game Cartaventura: Lhasa and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. The Fuzzies

    All details for the board game The Fuzzies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Fuzzies
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

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