The best games with statically determined starting player 2022

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 2022.

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 2022

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 92 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kingdomino" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. The Isle of Cats

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

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Isle of Cats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 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
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!51€ atAmazon.de
  9. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Power Grid

    All details for the board game Power Grid and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Power Grid
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Underwater Cities

    All details for the board game Underwater Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review for the game "Underwater Cities" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Fresco

    All details for the board game Fresco and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 2.

    More details for Fresco
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Brass: Lancashire

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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Mariposas

    All details for the board game Mariposas and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Exceed Fighting System

    All details for the board game Exceed Fighting System and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Exceed Fighting System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Exceed Fighting System" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Ride the Rails

    All details for the board game Ride the Rails and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. The Networks

    All details for the board game The Networks and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Networks
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Networks

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Networks" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Coimbra

    All details for the board game Coimbra and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Coimbra
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Evo

    All details for the board game Evo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Evo
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Barrage

    All details for the board game Barrage and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Barrage
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  22. Aftermath

    All details for the board game Aftermath and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Aftermath

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aftermath" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. In the Year of the Dragon

    All details for the board game In the Year of the Dragon and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Amul

    All details for the board game Amul and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Amul
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Amul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Amul" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. The Magnificent

    All details for the board game The Magnificent and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Magnificent
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  27. A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  28. Haspelknecht: The Story of Early Coal Mining

    All details for the board game Haspelknecht: The Story of Early Coal Mining and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Trickerion: Legends of Illusion

    All details for the board game Trickerion: Legends of Illusion and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  30. Dreamscape

    All details for the board game Dreamscape and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Dreamscape

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dreamscape" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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