The best skill, dexterity and reaction games 2021

In reaction, dexterity and skill games, it's not knowledge, luck or strategy that counts, but physical ability: Fingertip feeling, a steady hand or clever use of physics are the main focus here.

The beauty of skill games

Skill games are usually easy to learn, entertaining both to watch and to play, offer the opportunity to develop a real measure of skill, can be played quickly, and have an appeal that appeals to both players and non-players alike.

Skill games sometimes a little more expensive

Skill games are often made of wood and then usually have a very high quality of workmanship (for example, the boards of Crokinole, Klask or Tumblin Dice). But considering the many, many hours that skill games are played, they are very cheap games (measured by the low cost per minute played). So in the long run, skill games are of fantastic value, despite their higher price.

List of the best skill games 2021

We have picked out and compared over a thousand skill games for you. These are the best 31 dexterity, skill and reaction games you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 1055 board games for this list and selected the top 31. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Crokinole

    All details for the board game Crokinole and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Crokinole

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

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  3. Junk Art

    All details for the board game Junk Art and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Junk Art
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Tumblin-Dice

    All details for the board game Tumblin-Dice and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Men at Work

    All details for the board game Men at Work and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Men at Work
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Men at Work

    • YouTube Review for the game "Men at Work" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. ICECOOL2

    All details for the board game ICECOOL2 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Set & Match

    All details for the board game Set & Match and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Animal Upon Animal

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Breakdancing Meeples

    All details for the board game Breakdancing Meeples and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. KLASK 4

    All details for the board game KLASK 4 and similar games
    • 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Loopin' Louie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Louie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1994

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Loopin' Louie
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  16. Loony Quest

    All details for the board game Loony Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Loony Quest
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Loony Quest

    • YouTube Review for the game "Loony Quest" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Menara

    All details for the board game Menara and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Menara
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  18. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Drop It

    All details for the board game Drop It and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Drop It
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Mini Mölkky

    All details for the board game Mini Mölkky and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. PitchCar Mini

    All details for the board game PitchCar Mini and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Gulo Gulo

    All details for the board game Gulo Gulo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Gulo Gulo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Meeple Circus

    All details for the board game Meeple Circus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Hamsterrolle

    All details for the board game Hamsterrolle and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Hamsterrolle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  26. Ghost Adventure

    All details for the board game Ghost Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ghost Adventure
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Adventure

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Adventure" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. TEAM3 PINK

    All details for the board game TEAM3 PINK and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  28. Ghost Blitz

    All details for the board game Ghost Blitz and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ghost Blitz
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Cube Quest

    All details for the board game Cube Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cube Quest
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!105€ atAmazon.de
  30. Push It

    All details for the board game Push It and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Jenga

    All details for the board game Jenga and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 21% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Jenga
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

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