The best games where you can take notes with pencil and paper 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 366 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 8 awards and won 6.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Telestrations
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Telestrations

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Cartographers
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de
  4. 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...
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome To..." von "BoardGameGeek"
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  5. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  6. Trails of Tucana

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  7. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  8. Wits & Wagers

    All details for the board game Wits & Wagers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Wits & Wagers
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Qwixx

    All details for the board game Qwixx and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Qwixx
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Mutabo

    All details for the board game Mutabo and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Mutabo
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  11. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Encore!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Encore!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  13. Telestrations After Dark

    All details for the board game Telestrations After Dark and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Telestrations: 6 Player Family Pack

    All details for the board game Telestrations: 6 Player Family Pack and similar games
    • Players4 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Qwinto

    All details for the board game Qwinto and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  16. Mini-Mutabo

    All details for the board game Mini-Mutabo and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Hive Mind

    All details for the board game Hive Mind and similar games
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Telestrations: Upside Drawn

    All details for the board game Telestrations: Upside Drawn and similar games
    • Players4 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Telestrations: Upside Drawn

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations: Upside Drawn" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations: Upside Drawn" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Harvest Dice

    All details for the board game Harvest Dice and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Harvest Dice
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Calavera

    All details for the board game Calavera and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Calavera

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Calavera" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Calavera" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  23. What's Missing?

    All details for the board game What's Missing? and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Dizzle

    All details for the board game Dizzle and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Patchwork Doodle

    All details for the board game Patchwork Doodle and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Patchwork Doodle
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Doodle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Doodle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Twice as Clever!

    All details for the board game Twice as Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Twice as Clever!
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  27. 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
  28. Metro X

    All details for the board game Metro X and similar games
    • Players1 - 99 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Honey Moon

    All details for the board game Honey Moon and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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