The best roll & write games 🎲🖋 2022

Roll&Write games are (usually) small and handy dice games 🎲🖋. The player rolls the dice and marks the results on sheets of paper or erasable boards. Another common factor is that marking decisions made in previous turns constrain a player's marking decisions in future turns.

Roll & Write games in a nutshell

  • The forefather of roll-and-write games is Yahtzee). In Germany named "Kniffel" appeared in 1972, but in the USA under the name "Yahtzee" already in 1956. Since then many different kinds of games with many creative ideas have appeared.
  • In contrast to Kniffel (Once on your turn, you may roll the dice 3 times to make special combinations of dice. The goal is to achieve the highest possible score at the end. Risky decisions are provoked to win the game), modern incarnations of roll-&-write games may involve more direct player interaction. Sometimes in the form of dice selection, but sometimes by being the first to trigger a particular event or by locking out other players.
  • Often not only one player's dice result is active, but all players can use it to take an action. The waiting time is therefore much shorter than with Kniffel - especially with several people.
  • The games in the Kniffel family and their generic version "Yacht" are subgroups of the Roll-and-Write family. So these games also belong in this overview.
  • Roll & Write often contain an extra solo variant.
  • Sometimes cards are used instead of dice - then the games are called "Flip-and-Write". Since the principles are so similar, we have included the flip-and-write games in this list as well.

The best Flip-/Roll-&-Write games 🎲🖋

But now to our overview with the best Flip- and Roll-&-Write games 2022

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 252 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  2. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Qwixx

    All details for the board game Qwixx and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Encore!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Qwixx: Connected

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!3€ atAmazon.de
  7. Qwinto

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Qwixx: Bonus

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  10. Qwixx: Big Points

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Qwixx On Board

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Calavera

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Calavera

    • YouTube Review for the game "Calavera" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Dizzle

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  14. Qwixx Mixx

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Harvest Dice

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Fleet: The Dice Game (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Twice as Clever!

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Knapp Daneben!

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    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Knapp Daneben!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Knapp Daneben!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Twenty One

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twenty One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twenty One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Würfelland

    All details for the board game Würfelland and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  23. Kannste Knicken

    All details for the board game Kannste Knicken and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  24. Honey Moon

    All details for the board game Honey Moon and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. 5er Finden

    All details for the board game 5er Finden and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  26. Criss Cross

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Criss Cross

    • YouTube Review for the game "Criss Cross" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Rolling Realms

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Dungeon Academy

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Dice Stars

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Dice Stars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dice Stars" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Kingdomino Duel

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Kingdomino Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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