The best games with dynamically changing start player 2021

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 2021

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 40 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 6 awards and won 2.

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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de
  11. Hallertau

    All details for the board game Hallertau and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hallertau
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 140 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!58€ atAmazon.de
  12. Rococo

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    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
  13. 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
  14. 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!40€ atAmazon.de
  15. 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
    👍 Good price!69€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
  17. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. 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

    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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!104€ atAmazon.de
  23. Risk: Europe

    All details for the board game Risk: Europe and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Mombasa

    All details for the board game Mombasa and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    More details for Mombasa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  25. Gentes

    All details for the board game Gentes and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Gentes
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Gentes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gentes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Dominant Species

    All details for the board game Dominant Species and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dominant Species
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  27. Chimera Station

    All details for the board game Chimera Station and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Chimera Station
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Chimera Station

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chimera Station" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Vienna

    All details for the board game Vienna and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Vienna
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  29. Pipeline

    All details for the board game Pipeline and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Pipeline
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Pipeline

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pipeline" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea

    All details for the board game Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

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