The best simple board games 2024

Are you looking for a simple but still very good board game? It doesn't always have to be complicated or take a long time to be fun. Just the simple games often find the core of the game fun better and faster than large complex games can.

Quickly explained, quickly constructed

For the selection of games for this list, we made sure that the game is quickly explained and you can start without big build-up orgies. Also new players should be able to find their way into the game quickly and easily.

List with the best simple board games 2024

In this overview we have picked out the best simple board games you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 11359 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Le Passe-Trappe Grande

    All details for the board game Le Passe-Trappe Grande and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Start Player

    All details for the board game Start Player and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 1 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Honey Moon

    All details for the board game Honey Moon and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Panic Island!

    All details for the board game Panic Island! and similar games
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 2 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Speed

    All details for the board game Speed and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 3 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. KLASK 4

    All details for the board game KLASK 4 and similar games
    • 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. That's Not a Hat

    All details for the board game That's Not a Hat and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for That's Not a Hat
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de*
  8. Tumblin-Dice Medium

    All details for the board game Tumblin-Dice Medium and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de*
  11. Twin It!

    All details for the board game Twin It! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Twin It!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twin It!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twin It!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Go Cuckoo!

    All details for the board game Go Cuckoo! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Go Cuckoo!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. GOLD

    All details for the board game GOLD and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for GOLD
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de*
  14. Magic Mountain

    All details for the board game Magic Mountain and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Magic Mountain
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de*
  15. Treasure, Ready, Go!

    All details for the board game Treasure, Ready, Go! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Trötofant

    All details for the board game Trötofant and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. BONK

    All details for the board game BONK and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 42% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for BONK
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de*
  18. Retro Loonacy

    All details for the board game Retro Loonacy and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

    All details for the board game My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Fastrack

    All details for the board game Fastrack and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Fastrack
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de*
  21. Paku Paku

    All details for the board game Paku Paku and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Paku Paku

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paku Paku" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Volle Weide

    All details for the board game Volle Weide and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Pool Party

    All details for the board game Pool Party and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de*
  24. Tier auf Tier: Das Duell

    All details for the board game Tier auf Tier: Das Duell and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Thread Count

    All details for the board game Thread Count and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Thread Count

    • YouTube Review for the game "Thread Count" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Pass the Pandas

    All details for the board game Pass the Pandas and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Sticky Stickz

    All details for the board game Sticky Stickz and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. UNO Flash

    All details for the board game UNO Flash and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies

    All details for the board game We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies and similar games
    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 1 - 10 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Avocado Smash!

    All details for the board game Avocado Smash! and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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