The best games where you can fulfill special tasks/contracts 2022

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 2022.

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 2022

This list was last updated on January 28, 2022. We compared 132 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    More details for Silver & Gold
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  2. Century: Golem Edition

    All details for the board game Century: Golem Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Welcome To...

    All details for the board game Welcome To... and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Splendor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

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

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  7. Ticket to Ride

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

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Century: Spice Road

    • YouTube Review for the game "Century: Spice Road" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Gizmos

    All details for the board game Gizmos and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gizmos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Viticulture Essential Edition

    All details for the board game Viticulture Essential Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nova Luna" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Noctiluca

    All details for the board game Noctiluca and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Noctiluca
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. King of the Dice

    All details for the board game King of the Dice and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Istanbul: Big Box

    All details for the board game Istanbul: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul: Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul: Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Istanbul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Istanbul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Century: A New World

    All details for the board game Century: A New World and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Team Play

    All details for the board game Team Play and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de
  26. Century: Eastern Wonders

    All details for the board game Century: Eastern Wonders and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Century: Eastern Wonders

    • YouTube Review for the game "Century: Eastern Wonders" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Space Park

    All details for the board game Space Park and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Raiders of Scythia

    All details for the board game Raiders of Scythia and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Gingerbread House

    All details for the board game Gingerbread House and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Gingerbread House

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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