The best games with statically determined starting player 2021

Looking for a really good game with a statistically determined starting player? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "Starting Order: Statistics Based" games 2021.

What are "Starting Order: Statistics Based" games?

The turn order within each turn is determined by a statistic based on the players' resources or their position in the game. A typical case is when the move order is in the order of the current score (as a catch-up mechanism).

By the way, in English "turn order: stat-based" means "turn order: stat-based".

Examples of games with statically determined starting player:

A good example of a turn order: stat-based game is The Isle of Cats.

List of Games with different Turn Order Mechanisms

There are many more, creative Turn Order Mechanisms than the statistics based one. You can find a list at the bottom of this page.

List of the best "starting order: statistics-based" games 2021

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 29 board games for this list and selected the top 28. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  3. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Brass: Birmingham" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  4. Formula D

    All details for the board game Formula D and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Formula D
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!147€ atAmazon.de
  5. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  6. Power Grid

    All details for the board game Power Grid and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Power Grid
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Power Grid" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  7. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nations: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  8. Underwater Cities

    All details for the board game Underwater Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime80 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Underwater Cities" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. Fresco

    All details for the board game Fresco and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 2.

    More details for Fresco
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Mariposas

    All details for the board game Mariposas and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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"
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  12. The Networks

    All details for the board game The Networks and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Networks
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Networks

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Networks" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  13. Ride the Rails

    All details for the board game Ride the Rails and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Ride the Rails
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!36€ atAmazon.de
  14. Evo

    All details for the board game Evo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Evo
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Barrage

    All details for the board game Barrage and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    More details for Barrage
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  16. In the Year of the Dragon

    All details for the board game In the Year of the Dragon and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. Amul

    All details for the board game Amul and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Amul
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Amul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Amul" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  18. In the Year of the Dragon: 10th Anniversary

    All details for the board game In the Year of the Dragon: 10th Anniversary and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. The Magnificent

    All details for the board game The Magnificent and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Magnificent
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!41€ atAmazon.de
  20. Haspelknecht

    All details for the board game Haspelknecht and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Haspelknecht
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Dreamscape

    All details for the board game Dreamscape and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Dreamscape

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dreamscape" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  22. Dynasties: Heirate & Herrsche

    All details for the board game Dynasties: Heirate & Herrsche and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  23. The Fog of War

    All details for the board game The Fog of War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  24. De Vulgari Eloquentia: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game De Vulgari Eloquentia: Deluxe Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  25. Madeira

    All details for the board game Madeira and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Madeira
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  26. Praetor

    All details for the board game Praetor and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. The Cost

    All details for the board game The Cost and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  28. 2 Hour Dungeon Crawl

    All details for the board game 2 Hour Dungeon Crawl and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 2 Hour Dungeon Crawl

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "2 Hour Dungeon Crawl" von "BoardGameGeek"
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