The best games with "Highest-Lowest" scoring 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 22 board games for this list and selected the top 15. 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

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Between Two Cities

    All details for the board game Between Two Cities and similar games
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Ingenious: Travel Edition

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Nile DeLuxor

    All details for the board game Nile DeLuxor and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Axio

    All details for the board game Axio and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Axio

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  8. 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
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Fields of Arle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fields of Arle" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. Ingenious Extreme

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Heaven & Ale

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    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
  11. Yellow & Yangtze

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Yellow & Yangtze
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Yellow & Yangtze

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Yellow & Yangtze" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. Welcome to Centerville

    All details for the board game Welcome to Centerville and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Samurai: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Samurai: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  14. The Prodigals Club

    All details for the board game The Prodigals Club and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de
  15. Wendake

    All details for the board game Wendake and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wendake
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!43€ atAmazon.de

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