The best games where you can take notes with pencil and paper 2022

Looking for a really good game where you can take notes with paper and pen? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best paper & pen games 2022.

What are paper & pen games?

The games in this list use paper and pen to mark and record answers or attributes. These notes are used to calculate points and determine the winner.

A game that merely keeps score on a piece of paper is not part of this paper-and-pen mechanism.

Examples of games where you can record notes with paper and pencil:

A good example of a paper & pencil game is Telestrations or the many Roll/Flip & Write Games.

list of the best paper & pen games 2022

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 1897 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Telestrations

    All details for the board game Telestrations and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Telestrations
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Telestrations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Telestrations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Silver & Gold

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Silver & Gold
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Trails of Tucana

    All details for the board game Trails of Tucana and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Welcome To...

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    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
  6. That's Pretty Clever!

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    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
  7. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Wits & Wagers

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Wits & Wagers
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Qwixx

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    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Qwixx
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Encore!

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    • 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
  11. Telestrations After Dark

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Mutabo

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  13. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Telestrations: 6 Player Family Pack

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Cartographers Heroes

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    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Qwinto

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Welcome to the Moon

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Mini-Mutabo

    All details for the board game Mini-Mutabo and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Hive Mind

    All details for the board game Hive Mind and similar games
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  21. Unanimo

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Dizzle

    All details for the board game Dizzle and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Second Chance

    All details for the board game Second Chance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Calavera

    All details for the board game Calavera and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Calavera

    • YouTube Review for the game "Calavera" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Twice as Clever!

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Twice as Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  26. What's Missing?

    All details for the board game What's Missing? and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. 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
  28. Fleet: The Dice Game (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Fleet: The Dice Game (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Patchwork Doodle

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Doodle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Knapp Daneben!

    All details for the board game Knapp Daneben! and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Knapp Daneben!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Knapp Daneben!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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