The best games where you can fulfill special tasks/contracts 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can fulfill special tasks/contracts? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best special tasks games 2021.

What are Special Tasks games?

In Special Tasks games, players fulfill contracts to earn rewards. These special tasks can be either public (where all players compete to be the first to fulfill them) or private (where only the owning player may fulfill them).

By the way, "special task games" or "contract games" are called "contract games" in English.

Examples of games where you can fulfill special tasks/contracts:

Many Risk versions include hidden contracts/special tasks. Each player draws special task cards at the beginning, which represent the victory condition for him - e.g. to conquer 2 continents, to destroy a certain opponent or to have occupied 24 arbitrary areas.

In the Ticket to Ride Series, for example, it is similar, at the beginning each player draws 2-3 special tasks and then during the game must establish the specified connection between the cities. If he manages to do this, he receives bonus points, if not, the points are deducted.

List of the best special tasks games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 96 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Century: Golem Edition

    All details for the board game Century: Golem Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  3. Splendor

    All details for the board game Splendor and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Splendor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  4. 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!40€ atAmazon.de
  5. 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
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  6. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  7. Century: Spice Road

    All details for the board game Century: Spice Road and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Century: Spice Road
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Century: Spice Road

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Spice Road" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Viticulture Essential Edition

    All details for the board game Viticulture Essential Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  11. Gizmos

    All details for the board game Gizmos and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gizmos
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 50 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. 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
  13. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  14. Nova Luna

    All details for the board game Nova Luna and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Noctiluca

    All details for the board game Noctiluca and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Noctiluca
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Stone Age

    All details for the board game Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Stone Age
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Stone Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  17. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. King of the Dice

    All details for the board game King of the Dice and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Istanbul

    All details for the board game Istanbul and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Istanbul
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul: Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Istanbul: Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Century: A New World

    All details for the board game Century: A New World and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de
  23. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Century: Eastern Wonders

    All details for the board game Century: Eastern Wonders and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Century: Eastern Wonders

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Eastern Wonders" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Century: Eastern Wonders" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Finca

    All details for the board game Finca and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Finca
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Raiders of Scythia

    All details for the board game Raiders of Scythia and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. The Voyages of Marco Polo

    All details for the board game The Voyages of Marco Polo and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for The Voyages of Marco Polo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Trekking the World

    All details for the board game Trekking the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Gingerbread House

    All details for the board game Gingerbread House and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Gingerbread House

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gingerbread House" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gingerbread House" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gingerbread House" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gingerbread House" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Space Park

    All details for the board game Space Park and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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