The best games where you have to memorize things 🤔 2021

Looking for a really good game where you have to remember things 🤔? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best memory games 2021.

What are memory games?

Memory games are mostly about hidden but information that you can remember. If you remember these things well, it gives you an advantage.

Examples of games where you have to remember things:

A good example of a memory game is of course Ravensbugers Memory. Originally a Japanese game from the 16th century, it was first published commercially by Ravensburger in 1959 - and the name "Memory" was legally protected. Meanwhile, the game exists in thousands of versions. The object is to find pairs in 24 or more cards lying face down. Each round, you are allowed to turn over two cards - if the two cards belong to a pair, you can keep them and turn over two cards again. All players see the revealed cards. Those who can remember them well have an advantage.

Memory is also an advantage in newer games

But also newer games like Codenames, Hanabi or Palm Island reward players with a good memory.

Best memory games list 2021 🤔

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 859 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Time's Up!

    All details for the board game Time's Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Time's Up!
    • Players4 - 18 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. When I Dream

    All details for the board game When I Dream and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for When I Dream
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for When I Dream

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "When I Dream" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "When I Dream" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  8. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coup" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coup" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  9. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. Witness

    All details for the board game Witness and similar games
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Witness

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Witness" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Witness" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. MonsDRAWsity

    All details for the board game MonsDRAWsity and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for MonsDRAWsity
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Hanabi

    All details for the board game Hanabi and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  14. Memoarrr!

    All details for the board game Memoarrr! and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoarrr!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  15. Blood Rage

    All details for the board game Blood Rage and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Blood Rage
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Spyfall 2

    All details for the board game Spyfall 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Fugitive

    All details for the board game Fugitive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Fugitive
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fugitive

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fugitive" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fugitive" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  19. Dracula's Feast: New Blood

    All details for the board game Dracula's Feast: New Blood and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Biss 20

    All details for the board game Biss 20 and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Palm Island

    All details for the board game Palm Island and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Palm Island
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Palm Island

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Palm Island" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Palm Island" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Good Cop Bad Cop (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Good Cop Bad Cop (Third Edition) and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Cabo

    All details for the board game Cabo and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Welcome to the Dungeon

    All details for the board game Welcome to the Dungeon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Welcome to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Monsieur Carrousel

    All details for the board game Monsieur Carrousel and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Treasure, Ready, Go!

    All details for the board game Treasure, Ready, Go! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. El Grande Big Box

    All details for the board game El Grande Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de
  28. GOLD

    All details for the board game GOLD and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  29. My First Stone Age

    All details for the board game My First Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for My First Stone Age
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Welcome Back to the Dungeon

    All details for the board game Welcome Back to the Dungeon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Welcome Back to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

Didn't find the game you were looking for?

We're positive that you'll find it in one of our other lists! To make the search easier for you, we split our website into different categories. The following board game categories will help you find the right list: