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 November 27, 2021. We compared 631 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Azul: Summer Pavilion

    All details for the board game Azul: Summer Pavilion and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Azul: Summer Pavilion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul: Summer Pavilion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bärenpark" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Bärenpark" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Isle of Cats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  10. Calico

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    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  11. NMBR 9

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for NMBR 9
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for NMBR 9

    • YouTube Review for the game "NMBR 9" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!82€ atAmazon.de
  13. Unlock!: Timeless Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Timeless Adventures and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Potion Explosion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Potion Explosion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. 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
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nova Luna" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Dr. Eureka

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

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dr. Eureka
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Catch the Moon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Catch the Moon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Assembly

    All details for the board game Assembly and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Dimension

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Dimension
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Tuki

    All details for the board game Tuki and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tuki
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tuki

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tuki" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Unlock!: Heroic Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Heroic Adventures and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Unlock!: Secret Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Secret Adventures and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ 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
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Doodle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Copenhagen

    All details for the board game Copenhagen and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Copenhagen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Unlock!: Mystery Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Mystery Adventures and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

    All details for the board game Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages and similar games
    • 1 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Seikatsu

    All details for the board game Seikatsu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Seikatsu
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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