The best games with worker placement with different types of workers 2024

Looking for a really good worker placement game with different types of workers? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best Worker Placement games 2024.

What are Worker Placement games with different workers?

Workers can differ in skills, can be upgraded or downgraded, or they only apply to placement in different areas and buildings.

Games that implement this mechanism include Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery and The Manhattan Project.

We have also created a more general version of the category for you: The Best Worker Placement Games.

List of the best Worker Placement (different worker) games 2024

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 206 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Meadow

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    Meadow is a beautifully illustrated set collection game where players become explorers, immersing themselves in nature observation. The game, suitable for 1-4 players, features over two hundred unique cards adorned with hand-painted watercolor illustrations. Players compete to become the most skilled nature observer by collecting valuable species, landscapes, and discovery cards.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Meadow
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de*
  2. Viticulture Essential Edition

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    Step into the charming, rustic world of Viticulture Essential Edition, where players assume the roles of individuals in picturesque, pre-modern Tuscany. Inherit meager vineyards, a handful of plots, an aged crushpad, a quaint cellar, and three diligent workers. With dreams of making their wineries renowned successes, players embark on an unforgettable journey.

    More details for Viticulture Essential Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!53€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Raiders of the North Sea

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    Raiders of the North Sea is a vibrant board game set during the Viking Age, where players embody Viking warriors vying for the Chieftain's recognition through strategic raiding and resource management.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Raiders of the North Sea
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Orléans

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    Orléans is a strategic board game set in medieval France, where players compete to gain supremacy through trade, construction, and science by assembling a diverse following of characters like farmers, merchants, knights, and monks.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Orléans
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Flyin' Goblin

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Quadropolis

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    Quadropolis is a competitive city-building game where players strategically construct their own metropolises while vying for various urban structures like shops, parks, and public services. The game is characterized by its unique architect placement mechanic and the strategic allocation of resources.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Quadropolis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Quadropolis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quadropolis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quadropolis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Star Wars: Rebellion

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    Star Wars: Rebellion is a grand strategy board game set in the Star Wars universe, offering an epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Dwellings of Eldervale

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

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    Fallout Shelter: The Board Game transports players into the universe of the beloved Bethesda Softworks mobile game, Fallout Shelter. Here, you dive into a post-apocalyptic world where, as a vault officer, your mission is to ensure the happiness and survival of your vault's dwellers. This worker-placement game for 2-4 players is all about strategic resource management, building, and decision-making to create the best possible future for those under your care.

    More details for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Atlantis Rising (Second Edition)

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    Atlantis Rising (Second Edition) is a beautifully reimagined version of the beloved cooperative worker placement game where players unite to save the mythical island of Atlantis from inevitable doom. As leaders of Atlantis, players collaborate to gather resources, manage the workforce, and construct a cosmic gate capable of saving the Atlantean populace from the rising tides. The game challenges players with a blend of strategic planning, resource management, and a pressing urgency to complete the gate before the island succumbs to the ocean.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Atlantis Rising (Second Edition)
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Raiders of Scythia

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    Raiders of Scythia is a captivating board game that takes players back to the era of the Greek, Persian, and Assyrian empires, focusing on the formidable warriors known as the Raiders of Scythia. Renowned for their combat prowess and craftsmanship, players in this game take on the roles of these raiders, aiming to amass victory points through various daring raids, quests, and acquisitions of treasures.

    More details for Raiders of Scythia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. The Godfather: Corleone's Empire

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    The Godfather: Corleone's Empire is a standalone big box board game designed by Eric Lang, renowned for his "dudes on a map" games. In Lang's words, this game can be described as "thugs on a map." It delivers a streamlined, confrontational worker placement experience filled with intrigue and criminal activities. Players assume the roles of rival mafia families, competing for economic control over the organized crime networks of New York City. Deploy your thugs, don, wife, and heir on the board, extort businesses, and engage in turf wars to establish dominance.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

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    The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire is a standalone board game set in the same universe as The Manhattan Project. Players take on the role of nations in the post-war atomic age, striving for power through industrial, commercial, and governmental advancement. The game uniquely combines worker placement, tableau-building, and resource management mechanics, while emphasizing the environmental impact of industrialization.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. A Fistful of Meeples

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Yokohama

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    In Yokohama, set during the Meiji era's transformative period, you step into the role of a merchant in the rapidly modernizing city of Yokohama. As the city evolves from a quaint fishing village into a bustling trade hub, you are at the forefront, capitalizing on this economic boom.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Yokohama
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Keyflower

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    Keyflower is a strategic board game designed for 2-6 players that spans over four rounds, each representing a different season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The game combines elements of auction, tile placement, and resource management set in a medieval world. Players start with a "home" tile and a team of workers, using them to bid for new tiles, gather resources, and build their village.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de*
  17. Anno 1800: The Board Game

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    Anno 1800: The Board Game is an immersive game that captures the essence of the popular Ubisoft PC game, Anno 1800. Players are tasked with developing their home island by building a robust industry, engaging in trade, and meeting the evolving needs of their population. The game emphasizes strategic planning and resource management, set against the backdrop of the 19th-century industrial revolution.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Anno 1800: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Village

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    Village is a board game that captures the essence of life in a medieval village, where each player manages a family's journey through generations, seeking fame and glory in various ways. The game is renowned for its innovative handling of the passage of time and the inevitability of death, making it a unique and tactically rich experience.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Rush M.D.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. The Pillars of the Earth

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    The Pillars of the Earth, inspired by Ken Follett's bestselling novel, is a strategy board game set in the early 13th century, centered around the construction of a grand cathedral in England. This game, part of the Kosmos line of literature-based games, challenges players to contribute to the cathedral's construction while vying for victory points.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for The Pillars of the Earth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Expeditions

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de*
  22. Paladins of the West Kingdom

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    Paladins of the West Kingdom is a compelling strategy board game that transports players to the tumultuous era of West Francia around 900 AD. The game beautifully blends historical themes with deep strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Paladins of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Paladins of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paladins of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Troyes

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    Troyes is a strategy board game set in the historic city of Troyes in France's Champagne region. Players immerse themselves in the development of the city over four centuries, balancing the demands of religious, military, and civil responsibilities.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Troyes
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Troyes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Troyes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Starship Captains

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

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    Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery is a strategy board game designed by Glenn Drover, allowing players to dive into the era of exploration and colonization. This game offers a rich historical setting where players take on the roles of colonial powers competing for dominance in the New World.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Terra Mystica

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    Welcome to the diverse and captivating land of Terra Mystica, where 14 distinct peoples inhabit seven unique landscapes. In this strategic board game, each group is intrinsically tied to its own home environment, and to expand and flourish, they must transform neighboring terrains into their native habitats, all while competing against rival factions.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. The Manhattan Project

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    The Manhattan Project is a strategic board game where players take on the role of leaders in charge of their nation's atomic weapons programs during a tense global power struggle. The game combines worker placement mechanics with a unique twist, emphasizing efficient management and clever strategy over luck.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Manhattan Project
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Lancaster

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    In the year 1413, England is under the rule of the ambitious King Henry V of Lancaster. His grand vision includes the unification of England and the conquest of the coveted French crown. In the midst of this pivotal period, noble families vie for influence and power. Lancaster, a strategic board game from the designer of Glen More, invites players to step into the shoes of these aristocratic families. Who among them will prove to be the most loyal supporter of the young king and rise as the most influential Lord of their time?

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Lancaster
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Victorian Masterminds

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Victorian Masterminds
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Victorian Masterminds

    • YouTube Review for the game "Victorian Masterminds" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Anachrony

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    Anachrony is a deeply thematic strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic 26th century, where Earth is recovering from a devastating explosion. The game is known for its intricate mechanics and immersive storyline.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Anachrony
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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