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 December 6, 2021. We compared 44 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    More details for Watergate
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watergate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Raptor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Paleo

    All details for the board game Paleo and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Paleo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. INTERACTION: No more boredom!

    All details for the board game INTERACTION: No more boredom! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for INTERACTION: No more boredom!
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  6. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

    All details for the board game Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. 1960: The Making of the President

    All details for the board game 1960: The Making of the President and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

    All details for the board game Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. The Expanse Board Game

    All details for the board game The Expanse Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Expanse Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Expanse Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The Expanse Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game

    All details for the board game Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?

    All details for the board game Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  13. Schnapp die Möpse

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin

    All details for the board game World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 420 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. Don't Step In It!

    All details for the board game Don't Step In It! and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

    All details for the board game Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 360 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  17. Fringers

    All details for the board game Fringers and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  18. Hippo Melonenmampfen

    All details for the board game Hippo Melonenmampfen and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 4+ years old
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de

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