The best legacy board games - every game will be different! 2022

Looking for a really good Legacy game? We've picked out the 20 best legacy board games 2022 for you.

What are Legacy games?

Legacy games are board games whose rules and components change with each game of a legacy game. Everything depends on the outcome of each game played and the decisions made by the players. Players often have to make physical changes to the game: e.g., marking cards, applying stickers, destroying components, opening sealed envelopes.

In Legacy games, changes are permanent

The changes made in a Legacy game are designed to be permanent. The game experience of a Legacy game is realized in a campaign that can only be played once. To relive the complete game experience, players would need to purchase another copy of the game or, if available, a "recharge pack". So in almost all cases, the campaign can only be played once - but in some legacy games, the final expansion stage of the game can be played as many times as desired.

Permanent changes can be bypassed

Official and unofficial methods of bypassing legacy mechanisms are common in popular legacy games (re-peelable stickers, coating surfaces, ...).

List of the best legacy board games 2022

Attached now is the list with the best Legacy board games you can buy 2022:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 25 board games for this list and selected the top 20. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Zombie Kidz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Kidz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

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

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  5. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!48€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!55€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Aeon's End: Legacy

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Aeon's End: Legacy
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Aeon's End: Legacy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aeon's End: Legacy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Risk Legacy

    All details for the board game Risk Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk Legacy
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Risk Legacy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Machi Koro Legacy

    All details for the board game Machi Koro Legacy and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies

    All details for the board game We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies and similar games
    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 1 - 10 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Betrayal Legacy

    All details for the board game Betrayal Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal Legacy
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Charterstone

    All details for the board game Charterstone and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Charterstone
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. The Rise of Queensdale

    All details for the board game The Rise of Queensdale and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Rise of Queensdale

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Rise of Queensdale" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Shadowrun: Crossfire

    All details for the board game Shadowrun: Crossfire and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Ultimate Werewolf Legacy

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf Legacy and similar games
    • 8 - 16 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf Legacy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf Legacy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf Legacy" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. SeaFall

    All details for the board game SeaFall and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for SeaFall
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for SeaFall

    • YouTube Review for the game "SeaFall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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