The best games that were crowdfunded via Kickstarter 💵 2021

Unfortunately, some good game ideas don't appeal to game publishers or they don't dare to take the risk. In the meantime, however, there are some platforms that allow donations from the masses to finance the market entry of such ideas - so-called crowd-funding. The most popular platform that enables this is Kickstarter.

Crowd-funding makes unusual game concepts possible

Fortunately, this has allowed many good games to appear that might never have made it to market: Gloomhaven, Brass Birmingham or Scythe - just to name a few.

List of the best Kickstarter board games 2021

For more of many really good Kickstarter games, check out our Kickstarter list:

(Games originally funded with the help of Kickstarter remain in this list, even if the Kickstarter campaign is over and the game has since been published by a publisher).

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 2397 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Monikers

    All details for the board game Monikers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • Players4 - 16 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monikers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  2. Wavelength

    All details for the board game Wavelength and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Wavelength
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wavelength

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wavelength" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  3. Monikers: Serious Nonsense

    All details for the board game Monikers: Serious Nonsense and similar games
    • Players4 - 20 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  10. 5-Minute Dungeon

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Dungeon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  13. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  14. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  15. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Chronicles of Crime

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 3.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicles of Crime" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  17. Herbaceous

    All details for the board game Herbaceous and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Herbaceous
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Herbaceous

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Herbaceous" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  18. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  19. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coup" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  22. It's a Wonderful World

    All details for the board game It's a Wonderful World and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. Everdell

    All details for the board game Everdell and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Everdell
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Everdell

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  26. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. The 7th Continent

    All details for the board game The 7th Continent and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 1000 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. Raiders of the North Sea

    All details for the board game Raiders of the North Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Raiders of the North Sea
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Two Rooms and a Boom

    All details for the board game Two Rooms and a Boom and similar games
    • Players6 - 30 Players
    • Playtime7 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

    All details for the board game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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