The best push-your-luck board, card & games 🍀 2021

Are you risk-ready and looking for a good party game? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best push your luck games 2021 🍀.

What is Push your luck?

Push your Luck games are games in which you test your luck by pushing it more and more - you "play poker". Players usually have to decide whether to settle for existing winnings or risk it all for more rewards. In German, it is best described as "pushing your luck".

Push Your Luck as a game mechanic

"Push your luck" or "press your luck" games are games where a game repeatedly asks you a question or task and you can keep answering or completing the task endlessly (or very often). So you can continue with this action and win more and more points. Note, however, that the stakes increase each time, as does the tension, because one misstep.... and everything is gone. It's a kind of double or nothing game.

Probability calculation

The player must keep track of his odds (what he can roll, what's left in the deck, etc.) and make decisions based on this incomplete knowledge or probabilities. Similarly, in a game like blackjack, you can keep telling the dealer to give you another card. If you don't stop, you will go over 21 and lose.

So don't push your luck too far in these "push your luck" games!

List of the best push your luck games 2021 🍀

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 1025 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  3. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Duet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    All details for the board game The Quacks of Quedlinburg and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 9.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. 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
    💸 Too expensive!65€ atAmazon.de
  6. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Ticket to Ride: Europe

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Europe
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  10. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de
  12. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!71€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  13. Lost Cities

    All details for the board game Lost Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lost Cities
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  14. Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de
  15. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Deep Sea Adventure

    All details for the board game Deep Sea Adventure and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

    All details for the board game Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Herbaceous

    All details for the board game Herbaceous and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Herbaceous
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Herbaceous

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Herbaceous" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Herbaceous" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Coloretto

    All details for the board game Coloretto and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Coloretto
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  20. BANG! The Dice Game

    All details for the board game BANG! The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  21. Archaeology: The New Expedition

    All details for the board game Archaeology: The New Expedition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Diamant

    All details for the board game Diamant and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Diamant
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  23. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Port Royal" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Celestia

    All details for the board game Celestia and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Celestia
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Celestia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Celestia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Celestia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  26. Exploding Kittens: Party Pack

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Party Pack and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Meeple Circus

    All details for the board game Meeple Circus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  28. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Smart10

    All details for the board game Smart10 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Smart10
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Ra

    All details for the board game Ra and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!75€ atAmazon.de

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