The best games released in 2021📆 2023

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 January 25, 2023. We compared 671 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
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  2. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2022

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!25€ 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
    🔥 Great price!19€ 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!21€ atAmazon.de
  5. Destinies

    All details for the board game Destinies and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    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. Top Ten 18+

    All details for the board game Top Ten 18+ and similar games
    • 4 - 9 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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. 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
  11. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Canvas
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. 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
  13. 7 Wonders: Architects

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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders: Architects
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  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
  15. 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
  16. Kids Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones

    All details for the board game Kids Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  17. The Adventures of Robin Hood

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

    Nominated for 8 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
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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
  19. Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Botanik

    All details for the board game Botanik and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Botanik
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. TEN

    All details for the board game TEN and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for TEN
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. 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
  23. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cubitos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Ark Nova

    All details for the board game Ark Nova and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Ark Nova
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories

    All details for the board game Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Sleeping Gods

    All details for the board game Sleeping Gods and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Sleeping Gods
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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