The best games with an income 2021

Looking for a really good game where you get an income? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best income games 2021.

What are income games?

The players receive resources or money at defined times - they receive an income.

Examples of games with regular income

A good example of an income game is The Settlers of Catan. At the beginning of each turn, players receive the appropriate resource for each village (+1) and town (+2) adjacent to the number rolled. Unless the thief is on the square with that number.

List of the best income games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 69 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Everdell

    All details for the board game Everdell and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Everdell
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Everdell

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  6. Saint Petersburg

    All details for the board game Saint Petersburg and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Saint Petersburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de
  7. The Voyages of Marco Polo

    All details for the board game The Voyages of Marco Polo and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for The Voyages of Marco Polo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. Everdell: Collector's Edition

    All details for the board game Everdell: Collector's Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Photosynthesis

    All details for the board game Photosynthesis and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Photosynthesis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  11. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  12. Power Grid

    All details for the board game Power Grid and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Power Grid
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Medici

    All details for the board game Medici and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!99€ atAmazon.de
  14. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Dinosaur Island

    All details for the board game Dinosaur Island and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Dinosaur Island
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de
  16. Underwater Cities

    All details for the board game Underwater Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime80 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Underwater Cities" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Underwater Cities" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America

    All details for the board game Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  18. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!71€ atAmazon.de
  19. Irish Gauge

    All details for the board game Irish Gauge and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. A Feast for Odin

    All details for the board game A Feast for Odin and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for A Feast for Odin
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "A Feast for Odin" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Duelosaur Island

    All details for the board game Duelosaur Island and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Duelosaur Island
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Saint Petersburg (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. The Pursuit of Happiness

    All details for the board game The Pursuit of Happiness and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Pursuit of Happiness

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Pursuit of Happiness" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Pursuit of Happiness" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. The Networks

    All details for the board game The Networks and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Networks
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Networks

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Networks" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Networks" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Maracaibo

    All details for the board game Maracaibo and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  26. Hallertau

    All details for the board game Hallertau and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hallertau
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime50 - 140 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Terra Mystica

    All details for the board game Terra Mystica and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Octopus' Garden

    All details for the board game Octopus' Garden and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Octopus' Garden
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Gaia Project

    All details for the board game Gaia Project and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  30. Unfair

    All details for the board game Unfair and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Unfair
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime50 - 125 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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