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 August 1, 2021. We compared 31 board games for this list and selected the top 27. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de
  3. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. 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
  6. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  7. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Fallout Shelter: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. Exceed Fighting System

    All details for the board game Exceed Fighting System and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Exceed Fighting System

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Exceed Fighting System" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Exceed Fighting System" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  10. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. 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
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 - 210 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!64€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  13. 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
  14. Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem

    All details for the board game Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Anachrony

    All details for the board game Anachrony and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Anachrony
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  19. Caylus 1303

    All details for the board game Caylus 1303 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 31% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Caylus 1303
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  20. Caylus

    All details for the board game Caylus and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Caylus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  21. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!80€ atAmazon.de
  22. Gentes

    All details for the board game Gentes and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Gentes
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Gentes

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gentes" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gentes" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  24. Chimera Station

    All details for the board game Chimera Station and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Chimera Station
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Chimera Station

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chimera Station" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chimera Station" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Pipeline

    All details for the board game Pipeline and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Pipeline
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Pipeline

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pipeline" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pipeline" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  26. Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea

    All details for the board game Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Bridge

    All details for the board game Bridge and similar games
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!3€ atAmazon.de

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