The best games where you can draft dice 🎲 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can choose dice 🎲? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best dice drafting games 2024.

What are Dice Drafting games?

Dice drafting games are games where players can select dice from a limited subset, such as a common pool. The goal is to gain an advantage (immediate or long term) or to assemble dice to achieve certain goals within the game. That's Pretty Clever is a well-known dice selection game.

"Dice Drafting" is sometimes called "choosing dice".

Differentiation from normal, simple select games

Games where cards or dice are simply drawn randomly from a deck are not dice drafting. Drafting/Select implies that players have some choice and the ability to draw a die that another player might want. This allows the other players to miss out on something they may have wanted. For example, in That's Pretty Clever, players may choose to draw dice from the open display.

List of best dice-drafting games 2024 🎲

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 95 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    That's Pretty Clever is a strategic dice game where players must make thoughtful choices to optimize their score. The game's title, Ganz schön clever in German, aptly describes the need for cleverness and tactical thinking.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Sagrada

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    Sagrada is a visually striking board game where players draft dice to create beautiful stained glass windows, combining strategy and aesthetics.

    Nominated for 12 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games

    Encore! (originally published as Noch mal!) is a dice-based board game that challenges players with strategic choices and a touch of luck. In this game, players use dice to determine the colors and the number of spaces they can mark off on their playing sheets.

    More details for Encore!
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Sushi Roll

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    Sushi Roll is a delightful dice game that transforms the beloved card game Sushi Go! into a dynamic, dice-rolling feast. Players dive into the world of sushi-making with this engaging, family-friendly game that uses dice to represent various sushi ingredients, combining strategy with luck.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sushi Roll
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sushi Roll

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sushi Roll" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Noctiluca

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Noctiluca
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Twice as Clever!

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    Twice as Clever! (original title: Doppelt so clever) is a dice-based strategy game that builds on the mechanics introduced in its predecessor, Ganz schön clever. This game offers new challenges and additional strategic layers, providing an engaging experience for both fans of the original game and newcomers.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Twice as Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Roll Player

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    Embark on a quest to forge the mightiest hero in the realm in Roll Player. Unlike ordinary heroes who materialize out of thin air, true champions are meticulously crafted. Race, class, alignment, skills, traits, and equipment – every facet contributes to the creation of the ultimate adventurer, poised to confront adversaries and seek glory and riches.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Roll Player
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Roll Player

    • YouTube Review for the game "Roll Player" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Dizzle

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Fleet: The Dice Game (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Tokaido Duo

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. The Taverns of Tiefenthal

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    The Taverns of Tiefenthal is a strategic and immersive board game that transports players to a bustling village tavern, where they must attract guests and manage resources to become the most successful establishment in Tiefenthal.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for The Taverns of Tiefenthal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Taverns of Tiefenthal

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Taverns of Tiefenthal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The Taverns of Tiefenthal" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Fleet: The Dice Game

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    Fleet: The Dice Game offers a strategic and immersive experience as players return to the bustling Ridback Bay to engage in the competitive fishing industry. Unlike typical roll and write games, Fleet: The Dice Game introduces complex decision-making and strategy, accommodating 1-4 players and including a robust solo mode.

    More details for Fleet: The Dice Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Blueprints

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    Blueprints is a creative and strategic board game where players take on the role of architects. The objective is to skillfully use colored dice to construct three distinct structures from blueprints. Each die color offers different benefits, adding a layer of strategy to the building process.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Blueprints
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Blueprints

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blueprints" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Rajas of the Ganges

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    Rajas of the Ganges is a strategy board game set in 16th century India, during the rise of the Great Mogul Empire. Players take on the roles of influential nobles, striving to transform their estates into prosperous provinces.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. The White Castle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Grand Austria Hotel

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    Step into the bustling Viennese modern age, where prestigious cafés vie for customers in the midst of inspiring artists, influential politicians, and global tourists. In Grand Austria Hotel, your task is to elevate your modest café into a world-renowned hotel. Hire a dedicated staff, cater to your guests' desires, and secure the favor of the emperor to transform your establishment into the illustrious Grand Austria Hotel.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Grand Austria Hotel
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Grand Austria Hotel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Grand Austria Hotel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Harvest Dice

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Rajas of the Ganges: The Dice Charmers

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Kingdomino Duel

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Kingdomino Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Clever Cubed

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    Clever Cubed, also known as Clever hoch drei, builds on the intriguing dice mechanics of its predecessors, Ganz schön clever and Doppelt so clever, introducing fresh categories and strategic layers that invite both seasoned players and newcomers.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Clever Cubed
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Corinth

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    Corinth transports players to the bustling market of ancient Corinth, where they compete as traders vying to claim the title of the savviest merchant under the Mediterranean sun. This roll-and-write game draws inspiration from Yspahan, focusing on dice-driven actions to collect and trade goods like Persian carpets and Egyptian spices.

    More details for Corinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Dice Stars

    All details for the board game Dice Stars and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Dice Stars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dice Stars" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Dice Hospital

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    Dice Hospital is a worker placement board game where players manage a hospital and treat patients represented by dice. The lower the dice value, the more critical the patient's condition. Players aim to efficiently treat and discharge patients, increasing their hospital's reputation.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dice Hospital
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dice Hospital

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dice Hospital" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. The Towers of Arkhanos

    All details for the board game The Towers of Arkhanos and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Towers of Arkhanos

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Towers of Arkhanos" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Seasons

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    Seasons is a captivating card and dice game that transports players to the mystical Argos forest, the venue for the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons. Aspiring sorcerers compete in this three-year contest to become the next archmage of the kingdom of Xidit. Players must skillfully draft cards, manage resources, and adapt to the changing seasons to emerge victorious.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Seasons
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Seasons

    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Seasons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Clever 4Ever

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Three Sisters

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    Three Sisters is a thoughtfully designed roll-and-write game that takes inspiration from the companion planting method known as the Three Sisters, used by indigenous peoples for centuries. This game intricately weaves the concepts of farming, gardening, and sustainability into a strategic and competitive board game experience.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Three Sisters
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Yspahan

    All details for the board game Yspahan and similar games

    Yspahan is a strategic board game set in 1598, during the period when Yspahan became the capital of the Persian empire. Players take on the roles of merchants in this flourishing city, aiming to maximize their gains through shrewd trading and development. The game stands out for its unique combination of dice-driven actions and multiple paths to victory.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Yspahan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark

    All details for the board game Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark and similar games

    Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark is a strategy board game that transports players back to the iconic Lewis and Clark Expedition. The game blends historical exploration with a unique dice-based gameplay mechanism.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Coimbra

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    Coimbra is a historically themed board game set in the vibrant era of the 15th and 16th centuries in Portugal. It combines strategic planning, resource management, and an innovative dice mechanism, making it a compelling choice for gamers who enjoy a blend of history and strategy.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Coimbra
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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