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 June 22, 2021. We compared 1011 board games for this list and selected the top 31. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. KLASK

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. PitchCar

    All details for the board game PitchCar and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for PitchCar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Junk Art

    All details for the board game Junk Art and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Junk Art
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Tumblin-Dice

    All details for the board game Tumblin-Dice and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Men at Work

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Men at Work" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  7. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  8. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. ICECOOL2

    All details for the board game ICECOOL2 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL2" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  11. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Breakdancing Meeples

    All details for the board game Breakdancing Meeples and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Set & Match

    All details for the board game Set & Match and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Loony Quest

    All details for the board game Loony Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Loony Quest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Loony Quest

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  16. KLASK 4

    All details for the board game KLASK 4 and similar games
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Menara

    All details for the board game Menara and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Menara
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Ghost Adventure

    All details for the board game Ghost Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 17% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Ghost Adventure
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Adventure

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ghost Adventure" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  20. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  22. PitchCar Mini

    All details for the board game PitchCar Mini and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  23. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Meeple Circus

    All details for the board game Meeple Circus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. Mini Mölkky

    All details for the board game Mini Mölkky and similar games
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Hamsterrolle

    All details for the board game Hamsterrolle and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. 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
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. TEAM3 PINK

    All details for the board game TEAM3 PINK and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  30. Riff Raff

    All details for the board game Riff Raff and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Riff Raff
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  31. Jenga

    All details for the board game Jenga and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jenga
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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