The best puzzle board, card & dice games 2021

Looking for a really good puzzle game? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best puzzle games 2021.

What are puzzle games?

Puzzle games are games where players try to solve a puzzle. In many puzzle games, players must use problem solving, pattern recognition, organization, and/or sequencing to achieve their goals.

List of best puzzle games 2021

This list was last updated on June 15, 2021. We compared 543 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. The Isle of Cats

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Imagine

    All details for the board game Imagine and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Imagine
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. NMBR 9

    All details for the board game NMBR 9 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for NMBR 9
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for NMBR 9

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Potion Explosion

    All details for the board game Potion Explosion and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Potion Explosion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Potion Explosion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Potion Explosion" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Potion Explosion" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Unlock!: Timeless Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Timeless Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Nova Luna

    All details for the board game Nova Luna and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Dr. Eureka

    All details for the board game Dr. Eureka and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Dr. Eureka
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  15. Catch the Moon

    All details for the board game Catch the Moon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Catch the Moon
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Catch the Moon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Catch the Moon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Catch the Moon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Assembly

    All details for the board game Assembly and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Unlock!: Heroic Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Heroic Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Dimension

    All details for the board game Dimension and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Dimension
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Unlock!: Secret Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Secret Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Unlock!: Escape Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Escape Adventures and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Unlock!: Escape Adventures
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Tuki

    All details for the board game Tuki and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tuki
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tuki

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tuki" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tuki" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Unlock!: Mystery Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Mystery Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Copenhagen

    All details for the board game Copenhagen and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Copenhagen
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  24. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

    All details for the board game Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages and similar games
    • Players1 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Seikatsu: A Pet's Life

    All details for the board game Seikatsu: A Pet's Life and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de
  26. Patchwork Doodle

    All details for the board game Patchwork Doodle and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Patchwork Doodle
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Doodle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Doodle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. T.I.M.E Stories

    All details for the board game T.I.M.E Stories and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for T.I.M.E Stories
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "T.I.M.E Stories" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "T.I.M.E Stories" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Jetpack Joyride

    All details for the board game Jetpack Joyride and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de
  29. Ubongo

    All details for the board game Ubongo and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    More details for Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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