The best games where you can retrieve actions 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can get actions back? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "action recovery" games 2021.

What are "recover actions" games?

Each player has a set of actions available to them, embodied in cards, tokens, or other affordances. Once executed, they are spent and cannot be executed again until they are retrieved. Retrieving actions is usually an action itself or may take an entire turn.

Examples of games where you can retrieve actions:

A good example of an action retrieval game is Century: Golem Edition or Gloomhaven.

List with the best Recovering Actions games 2021

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 50 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. 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
  3. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  4. Concordia

    All details for the board game Concordia and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Colt Express

    All details for the board game Colt Express and similar games

    Nominated for 18 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Colt Express
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. 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

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Raptor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Stop Thief!

    All details for the board game Stop Thief! and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Concordia Venus

    All details for the board game Concordia Venus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia Venus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. 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

    Video reviews for Century: Eastern Wonders

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

    All details for the board game Chakra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Root

    All details for the board game Root and similar games

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 13.

    More details for Root
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  15. Spirit Island

    All details for the board game Spirit Island and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!44€ atAmazon.de
  16. Rococo

    All details for the board game Rococo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Rococo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game

    All details for the board game Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Heroes of Terrinoth

    All details for the board game Heroes of Terrinoth and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Chronicle

    All details for the board game Chronicle and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicle" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Santo Domingo

    All details for the board game Santo Domingo and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Santo Domingo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Santo Domingo" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Mission: Red Planet

    All details for the board game Mission: Red Planet and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Havana

    All details for the board game Havana and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Havana
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. AuZtralia

    All details for the board game AuZtralia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for AuZtralia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!62€ atAmazon.de
  24. Risk: Europe

    All details for the board game Risk: Europe and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Mercado

    All details for the board game Mercado and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. OddVille

    All details for the board game OddVille and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Legendary Inventors

    All details for the board game Legendary Inventors and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Il Vecchio

    All details for the board game Il Vecchio and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  29. Kreta

    All details for the board game Kreta and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Kreta
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  30. Heroes Wanted

    All details for the board game Heroes Wanted and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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