The best tile placement games 2021

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What are board games?

Tile Placement offer the opportunity to place a figure, tile or tile to score victory points or activate abilities. Often these relate to adjacent pieces or pieces in the same group/the same cluster and non-spatial properties such as color, ability or cluster size.

Examples of laying games

A classic example is the Carcassonne series, in which a player randomly draws a tile and places it next to other tiles for a chance to place a piece on the tile just played to score points.

Newer representatives of the Tile Placement games are Azul, Patchwork or also Kingdomino.

List of the best laying games 2021

The following 30 best tile placement games 2021 came out:

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 1564 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Big Box 6" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Bärenpark

    All details for the board game Bärenpark and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Bärenpark
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Bärenpark

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bärenpark" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  9. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. Calico

    All details for the board game Calico and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Calico
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My City" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. NMBR 9

    All details for the board game NMBR 9 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for NMBR 9
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for NMBR 9

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. 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
  15. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime70 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  16. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Carcassonne Junior

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Carcassonne Junior
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

    All details for the board game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  22. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

    All details for the board game Lanterns: The Harvest Festival and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lanterns: The Harvest Festival" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lanterns: The Harvest Festival" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. Ingenious

    All details for the board game Ingenious and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ingenious
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Cacao

    All details for the board game Cacao and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Cacao
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cacao

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. The Downfall of Pompeii

    All details for the board game The Downfall of Pompeii and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Downfall of Pompeii
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  26. Carcassonne: Winter Edition

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Winter Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Catacombs of Karak

    All details for the board game Catacombs of Karak and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Catacombs of Karak
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de

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