The best games with "Highest-Lowest" scoring 2022

Looking for a really good game with "Highest-Lowest" scoring? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "Highest-Lowest" scoring games 2022.

What are "Highest/Lowest" scoring games?

In "Highest-Lowest" scoring games, the score achieved by a player is equal to the lowest value from several categories. Whoever has the highest lowest score is the winner.

Highest-Lowest scoring is a special case of collection mechanism/set collection, where only complete sets are counted.

Examples of games with Highest-Lowest Scoring

This system is usually known as Knizia scoring. Tigris & Euphrates is an early example of this mechanism. Players collect four different color cubes - red, green, blue, and yellow - and their score is the color they have the least of. A player with 12 red, 10 green, 6 blue, and 2 yellow cubes has a final score of 2. This forces players not to specialize too much in which cubes they collect.

List of best highest-lowest score games 2022

This list was last updated on January 28, 2022. We compared 24 board games for this list and selected the top 20. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Ingenious

    All details for the board game Ingenious and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ingenious
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Between Two Cities

    All details for the board game Between Two Cities and similar games
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Ingenious: Travel Edition

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de
  6. Nile DeLuxor

    All details for the board game Nile DeLuxor and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Axio

    All details for the board game Axio and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Axio

    • YouTube Review for the game "Axio" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Ingenious Extreme

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Tigris & Euphrates

    All details for the board game Tigris & Euphrates and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tigris & Euphrates
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Tigris & Euphrates

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tigris & Euphrates" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Yellow & Yangtze

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Yellow & Yangtze
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Yellow & Yangtze

    • YouTube Review for the game "Yellow & Yangtze" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. 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
  12. Fields of Arle

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    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
  13. Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

    All details for the board game Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Welcome to Centerville

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Samurai: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. The Prodigals Club

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 100 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Ker Plunk

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Wendake

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!42€ atAmazon.de
  19. A Game of Thrones: B'Twixt

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: B'Twixt and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Einfach Genial Junior

    All details for the board game Einfach Genial Junior and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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