The best games where you can pass your turn 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can pass your turn? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "Start order: with skip" games 2024.

What are "Start order: with sit out" games?

On their turn, players can either take an action or pass. The first player to pass becomes the new first player for the next turn. The second player to pass becomes the second player for the next round, and so on. It is also possible to reverse the passing and turn order if it is more advantageous to play later in the turn order.

By the way, in English "start order: with out" is called "turn order: pass order".

Examples of games where you can pass your turn:

A good example of a Startreihenfolge: mit aussetzen game is Terra Mystica.

List of Games with different Turn Order Mechanisms

There are many more, creative Turn Order Mechanisms than the "Pass your Turn" based one. You can find a list at the bottom of this page.

list with the best starting order: with suspend games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 83 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. For the Queen

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Res Arcana

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    Embark on a mystical journey into the enchanting world of Res Arcana, where mages harness the powers of Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold to shape their destiny. Prepare your place of power and engage in a strategic contest to achieve victory.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Clans of Caledonia

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    Embark on a captivating journey to 19th-century Scotland in Clans of Caledonia, where the winds of change sweep across the Scottish landscape. As the country transitions from agriculture to industrialization, historic clans play a pivotal role in shaping its destiny. Against this backdrop, players take on the mantle of clan leaders, each with unique abilities, competing to thrive in this era of economic transformation. The game unfolds as a strategic dance of production, trade, and export, with the coveted Scottish whisky at the center of economic endeavors. Now, let's delve into the intricacies of gameplay that define this immersive economic board game.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Clans of Caledonia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. A Feast for Odin

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    A Feast for Odin is a rich and complex board game that takes players on a journey through the life and times of the Vikings. This game combines elements of exploration, resource management, and strategic planning, offering a deep and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for A Feast for Odin
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin

    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Iberian Gauge

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Terra Mystica

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    Welcome to the diverse and captivating land of Terra Mystica, where 14 distinct peoples inhabit seven unique landscapes. In this strategic board game, each group is intrinsically tied to its own home environment, and to expand and flourish, they must transform neighboring terrains into their native habitats, all while competing against rival factions.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Heaven & Ale

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    Heaven & Ale is a strategic board game set in the intriguing world of monastic brewing. Players take on the roles of monks in charge of ancient monasteries, tasked with brewing high-quality beer. The game combines resource management, timing, and competitive elements, challenging players to skillfully balance the upgrading of their monastery's garden with the efficient harvesting of resources necessary for brewing.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Heaven & Ale
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Gaia Project

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    Gaia Project is a strategy game that builds upon the success of its predecessor, Terra Mystica, offering a complex and immersive experience in a sci-fi setting. Players lead factions on a quest to expand and develop their presence across different types of planets.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Age of Innovation

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 200 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. Caylus 1303

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    Caylus 1303 revitalizes a cornerstone of the worker placement genre, delivering a modernized and streamlined experience that honors its roots while introducing fresh mechanics and variability. This new edition ensures that the game remains a challenging and engaging experience for both veterans of the original Caylus and newcomers to the genre.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Caylus 1303
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Settlement

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. The King Is Dead

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Nations

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    Nations is a deep and engaging historical board game that offers players a chance to rewrite history as they guide their nations through the ages, from prehistoric times to the dawn of World War I. This game is known for its strategic depth and its ability to offer a fulfilling and unique experience each time it's played.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    More details for Nations
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 200 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Nations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Caylus

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    Caylus is a deeply strategic board game that transports players to the year 1289, where they become master builders tasked with constructing a castle for King Philip the Fair of France and developing the surrounding city.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Caylus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. König von Siam

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. AquaSphere

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    In AquaSphere, the depths of the ocean hold a treasure trove of discoveries waiting for your skilled team to uncover. Assemble your crew, including engineers, scientists, reprogrammable bots, and exploratory submarines, and embark on a thrilling underwater research expedition.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for AquaSphere
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  17. Madeira

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    Madeira is a strategic board game that transports players to the early days of the Madeira island, a critical location in the establishment of the Portuguese Empire. The game involves managing wheat plantations, sugar production, and eventually the creation of Madeira wine, reflecting the island's historical economic shifts. Players must adapt to these changing circumstances, focusing on farming, gathering wood, building structures, and engaging in trade and expeditions. Set in the original administrative divisions of Madeira, the game's ultimate goal is to develop the island and gain prestige for the Portuguese Crown.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Madeira
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Coffee Traders

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coffee Traders
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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