The best new board game releases🆕 2021

Interested in a new board game for your collection? For our recommendations, we only consider the best board game new releases published in 2020 and 2021. Included in our list of the best board game new releases are card games, dice games & board games for adults, for kids and for teens.

New board games🆕 2021 list - regularly updated by us.

We regularly always look out for new board games and update the new releases list on a daily basis rather than just weekly. We make sure that only good dice, card or board games make it to the list. As a basis we do not only take our own opinion, but also include the ratings in various internet portals like Boardgamegeek or Shut Up & Sit Down in our ranking calculations of the board game novelties. Also the opinions about the game novelties on game fairs like for example the SPIEL.digital 2020 is included.

List with the best board game new releases 2021

Attached now is our list of the best board game new releases to buy 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 26343 board games for this list and selected the top 50. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. PARKS: Nightfall Expansion

    All details for the board game PARKS: Nightfall Expansion and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Cubitos

    All details for the board game Cubitos and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  3. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  4. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  5. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

    All details for the board game Wingspan: Oceania Expansion and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Wingspan: Oceania Expansion
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de
  8. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  11. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet

    All details for the board game Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter: Infinity Gauntlet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  15. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  16. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!58€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  18. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Splendor: Marvel

    All details for the board game Splendor: Marvel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Abandon All Artichokes

    All details for the board game Abandon All Artichokes and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Abandon All Artichokes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Here to Slay

    All details for the board game Here to Slay and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  23. Via Magica

    All details for the board game Via Magica and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  24. Project: ELITE

    All details for the board game Project: ELITE and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Project: ELITE
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Disney Villainous: Perfectly Wretched

    All details for the board game Disney Villainous: Perfectly Wretched and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  26. Marvel Champions: The Card Game – Doctor Strange Hero Pack

    All details for the board game Marvel Champions: The Card Game – Doctor Strange Hero Pack and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. New York Zoo

    All details for the board game New York Zoo and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Paleo

    All details for the board game Paleo and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Paleo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  29. Azul: Crystal Mosaic

    All details for the board game Azul: Crystal Mosaic and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Star Wars: Unlock!

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Unlock! and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  31. Santa Monica

    All details for the board game Santa Monica and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Santa Monica
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime35 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  32. Marvel Champions: The Card Game – The Rise of Red Skull

    All details for the board game Marvel Champions: The Card Game – The Rise of Red Skull and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  33. Trial by Trolley

    All details for the board game Trial by Trolley and similar games
    • Players3 - 13 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  34. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth – Shadowed Paths Expansion

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth – Shadowed Paths Expansion and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  35. Raiders of Scythia

    All details for the board game Raiders of Scythia and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  36. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  37. Trekking the World

    All details for the board game Trekking the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  38. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Fallout Shelter: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  39. Rallyman: GT

    All details for the board game Rallyman: GT and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rallyman: GT
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  40. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  41. Everdell: Spirecrest

    All details for the board game Everdell: Spirecrest and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  42. Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  43. Renature

    All details for the board game Renature and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  44. Sorcerer City

    All details for the board game Sorcerer City and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Sorcerer City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sorcerer City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sorcerer City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  45. Tang Garden

    All details for the board game Tang Garden and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Tang Garden
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!53€ atAmazon.de
  46. 7 Wonders Duel: Agora

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel: Agora and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  47. Oceans

    All details for the board game Oceans and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Oceans
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  48. Mariposas

    All details for the board game Mariposas and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Mariposas
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  49. Marvel Champions: The Card Game – Black Widow Hero Pack

    All details for the board game Marvel Champions: The Card Game – Black Widow Hero Pack and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  50. Small World of Warcraft

    All details for the board game Small World of Warcraft and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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