The best games where game pieces move additionally based on inertia 2024

Looking for a really good game where characters move based on inertia? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "physical inertia" games 2024.

What are games where characters move based on inertia?

Game characters automatically move in a certain direction - or it is easier to move in a certain direction.

This is often used to simulate wind (Windward), currents (Primordial Soup), gravity (Demon's Run), conveyor belts (Robo Rally), and other environmental features.

By the way, "physical inertia" is also called "bias".

List with the best physical inertia games 2024

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 61 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The King's Dilemma

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    The King's Dilemma presents a captivating blend of narrative storytelling and strategy, set in the fictional Kingdom of Ankist. As players, you step into the roles of leaders of various noble houses, each with your own agendas and influence, making critical decisions that shape the fate of the kingdom.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Flip Ships

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Forbidden Desert

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    Forbidden Desert is a cooperative adventure game where players work together to recover a legendary flying machine from the ruins of an ancient desert city, while surviving extreme environmental challenges.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Forbidden Desert
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Desert

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Desert" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Evergreen

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension

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    Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension places players in the roles of spaceship commanders, each stranded in a bizarre dimension due to a black hole incident. The goal is to navigate through space using the gravity of nearby objects, primarily other ships, to reach a warp gate and escape back to familiar space. The game is a thrilling mix of strategy, prediction, and a bit of luck, as players draft movement cards and attempt to outmaneuver their opponents.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

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    The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac is an action-packed board game that takes players on a thrilling and perilous journey through the ruins of a Mayan temple. The game is designed to simulate an Indiana-Jones-style adventure, filled with danger, excitement, and the quest for ancient treasures.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Photosynthesis

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    Photosynthesis is a green strategy board game where players engage in the growth and development of a forest. The game revolves around the central theme of photosynthesis, the process by which trees and plants use sunlight to produce energy.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

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    More details for Photosynthesis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Photosynthesis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Photosynthesis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. RoboRally

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    RoboRally is a dynamic and chaotic racing board game where players control robots in a high-stakes race through a hazardous factory. The game combines strategy, quick thinking, and a bit of luck to create an engaging and often humorous experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for RoboRally
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for RoboRally

    • YouTube Review for the game "RoboRally" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Fast Flowing Forest Fellers

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Solenia

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    Solenia is a beautifully thematic board game that takes players on a journey across a unique planet divided into eternal day and eternal night. Each player acts as a space traveler, delivering essential goods to the inhabitants of both hemispheres, with the Day people needing rare gems and stones, and the Night people requiring basic supplies like wood and wheat. The goal is to be the most efficient in these deliveries to earn gold stars, which determine the winner at the game's conclusion.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Solenia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Solenia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Solenia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

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    Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is a unique board game that introduces a dynamic worker placement mechanism set against the backdrop of the ancient Mayan civilization.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  13. Niagara

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    Niagara is a captivating board game that transports players to the perilous and competitive world of 18th-century waterfall expeditions. Set against the backdrop of rushing Niagara Falls, players take on the roles of adventurers, directed by the Shawnee and Iroquois Indians, to discover hidden jewels. The game combines strategic planning with an innovative movement mechanism, all brought to life through a stunning three-dimensional representation of the falls.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Niagara
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Egizia

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    Egizia sets players in the role of builders in Ancient Egypt, competing for fame as they construct various monuments demanded by the Pharaoh, such as the Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Temple, and the Pyramid. This strategic game combines resource management and worker placement with a unique twist based on the geography of the Nile.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Egizia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Bosk

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Octopus' Garden

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Mississippi Queen

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    Mississippi Queen is a charming, family-friendly board game that has players steering their paddleboats down the iconic Mississippi River. The goal is simple: race to the finish line while navigating the river's unpredictable twists and turns, and picking up passengers along the way. However, the challenge comes from managing your limited coal supplies, crucial for fueling your boat's movements and strategic maneuvers.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1997

    More details for Mississippi Queen
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Robo Rally

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    Robo Rally is a dynamic and strategic board game where players navigate their robots through a chaotic factory floor, aiming to hit designated checkpoints in sequence amidst a plethora of obstacles and hazards. This high-energy game combines elements of planning, race, and sabotage, making it a thrilling competition of wits and speed.

    More details for Robo Rally
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Merchants & Marauders

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    Merchants & Marauders offers an immersive experience of the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, where players choose the life of either a powerful merchant or a fearsome pirate, each path filled with adventure and peril.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Merchants & Marauders
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Rum & Bones

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Egizia: Shifting Sands

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Ulm

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    Ulm invites players into the bustling heart of the historic city during the peak of its prosperity in the early 16th century. This strategic board game, set against the backdrop of one of the Holy Roman Empire's most flourishing cities, challenges 2-4 players to navigate the complexities of social influence and economic success amidst the construction of the iconic Ulm Cathedral.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ulm
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Ulm

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ulm" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Primordial Soup

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    Primordial Soup is a unique strategy game where each player guides a species of amoeboid organisms in an evolving ecosystem. Players must navigate a world where species depend on each other’s excreta for survival. The goal is to evolve your species to enhance its population and genetic sophistication. The game involves moving organisms, feeding, adapting to environmental changes, acquiring new genes, reproducing, and ultimately scoring points. The game ends when a species reaches 42 points or the environment cards run out. The available genes offer various abilities like improved movement control, efficient metabolism, and enhanced reproductive or defensive capabilities.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Primordial Soup
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Chocolate Factory

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Ice Flow

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. The Battle at Kemble's Cascade

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Train Heist

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Black Seas: Rulebook

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 500 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  30. Black Angel

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    In Black Angel, players embark on a critical space mission aboard humanity's last hope, the Black Angel spacecraft, to find a new habitable planet. As AI controllers, players manage resources, navigate interstellar challenges, and earn Validation Points (VP) for efficient decision-making, all while dealing with alien species and the menacing Ravagers.

    More details for Black Angel
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Black Angel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Black Angel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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