The best games where players have to choose between action or event 2021

Looking for a really good game where players have to choose between action or event? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "Action or Event" games 2021.

What are Action or Event games?

When it's a player's turn in an "Action or Event" game, he plays a card that indicates action points and an event. He must decide to either use the action points or perform the event. If he chooses to use action points, the event can usually be performed by another player.

Examples of games where players have to decide between action or event

A good example of an "action or event" game is Watergate and many of the Politics Games.

list of best action or event games 2021

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 28 board games for this list and selected the top 16. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  4. Paleo

    All details for the board game Paleo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Paleo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!37€ atAmazon.de
  5. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  6. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

    All details for the board game Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. 1960: The Making of the President

    All details for the board game 1960: The Making of the President and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

    All details for the board game Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game

    All details for the board game Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. The Expanse Board Game

    All details for the board game The Expanse Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Expanse Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Expanse Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Expanse Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Expanse Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Expanse Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Schnapp die Möpse

    All details for the board game Schnapp die Möpse and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?

    All details for the board game Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  13. World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin

    All details for the board game World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime420 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  14. Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

    All details for the board game Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 360 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  15. Fringers

    All details for the board game Fringers and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  16. Hippo Melonenmampfen

    All details for the board game Hippo Melonenmampfen and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Age4+ years old

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