The best games with Play Dough / Modeling Clay 2024

Looking for a game where you can live out your creativity with clay? We have picked out the 21 best modeling clay games for you.

What are modeling clay games?

For us, clay games are social games (including expansions, promos, etc.) in which clay is used in the game. And that means real clay as a component of the game or game principle, not just pictures or the theme of clay or kneading. Most people will be familiar with Cranium, but there are many great game concepts that incorporate modeling clay as a central game element (e.g. Dohdles! or Barbarosse).

Board games with other game elements than magnets

There are many more materials and elements that can be included in board games. We have several lists of game elements linked at the bottom of the page.

list of the best magnetic games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 61 board games for this list and selected the top 21. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Cluzzle

    All details for the board game Cluzzle and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Rapidough

    All details for the board game Rapidough and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Miss Monster

    All details for the board game Miss Monster and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Miss Monster
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Miss Monster

    • YouTube Review for the game "Miss Monster" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Barbarossa

    All details for the board game Barbarossa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Barbarossa
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Splat!

    All details for the board game Splat! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Cranium WOW

    All details for the board game Cranium WOW and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Claymania

    All details for the board game Claymania and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Smugglers

    All details for the board game Smugglers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Pfusch

    All details for the board game Pfusch and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Cranium

    All details for the board game Cranium and similar games

    Cranium is a versatile party game that combines elements from various popular games into a "whole-brain" experience. It is designed for groups and encompasses a wide range of activities, making it a hit at social gatherings.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cranium
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Dohdles!

    All details for the board game Dohdles! and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. The Grape Escape

    All details for the board game The Grape Escape and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Cranium Dark

    All details for the board game Cranium Dark and similar games
    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Cranium: The Family Fun Game

    All details for the board game Cranium: The Family Fun Game and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Cranium Cadoo

    All details for the board game Cranium Cadoo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cranium Cadoo
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Cranium Conga

    All details for the board game Cranium Conga and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes Game

    All details for the board game Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Cranium Bible Edition

    All details for the board game Cranium Bible Edition and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  19. Cranium Cosmo

    All details for the board game Cranium Cosmo and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Play-Doh Toy Time Race Game

    All details for the board game Play-Doh Toy Time Race Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
  21. Cranium Sculptorades

    All details for the board game Cranium Sculptorades and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 5 Minutes

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