The best games with dynamically changing start player 2022

Looking for a really good game where the starting order is not so rigid? We have the list with the best games where the starting player changes dynamically (English "Turn Order: Claim Action").

How can the player order change dynamically?

In other games, there is a "first player" each turn - and the other players' moves are made clockwise from the first player. In games with dynamically changing starting player ("Turn Order: Claim Action"), on the other hand, there is a special action to claim the first place (sometimes also the other places) in the starting order for the next turn. If no one performs this special action, the order of the players remains unchanged.

Example of a game with changeable starting order: Azul

In Azul, for example, you can use a small penalty to draw a tile so that you become the starting player in the next round - that is, you get to pick the tiles first.

List of the best games with dynamically changing starting players 2022

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. We compared 89 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Azul: Summer Pavilion

    All details for the board game Azul: Summer Pavilion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Azul: Summer Pavilion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Summer Pavilion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  4. War Chest

    All details for the board game War Chest and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for War Chest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for War Chest

    • YouTube Review for the game "War Chest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "War Chest" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Kanagawa

    All details for the board game Kanagawa and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Kanagawa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Kanagawa

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kanagawa" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Kanagawa" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Fallout Shelter: The Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Voyages of Marco Polo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Tacocat Spelled Backwards

    All details for the board game Tacocat Spelled Backwards and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Hallertau

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hallertau
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 140 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!62€ atAmazon.de
  13. Village

    All details for the board game Village and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Agricola

    All details for the board game Agricola and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. Exceed Fighting System

    All details for the board game Exceed Fighting System and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Exceed Fighting System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Exceed Fighting System" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    🔥 Great price!100€ atAmazon.de
  17. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

    All details for the board game Caverna: The Cave Farmers and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

    All details for the board game Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 9.

    More details for Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  19. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

    All details for the board game Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Elysium

    All details for the board game Elysium and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Elysium
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem

    All details for the board game Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. New Frontiers

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!78€ atAmazon.de
  23. Heaven & Ale

    All details for the board game Heaven & Ale and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Heaven & Ale
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Fields of Arle

    All details for the board game Fields of Arle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Fields of Arle
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Fields of Arle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fields of Arle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Anachrony

    All details for the board game Anachrony and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Anachrony
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Caylus 1303

    All details for the board game Caylus 1303 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Caylus 1303
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Snowdonia

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Snowdonia
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Azul: Queen's Garden

    All details for the board game Azul: Queen's Garden and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

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