The Best "UK Games Expo Awards🇬🇧" winners and nominees 2021

Looking for a good game that won or was nominated for the UK Games Expo Awards? Then we have just the thing for you: A list of the best UK Games Expo Awards winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the UK Games Expo Awards?

The "UK Games Expo Awards" is an award for dice, card & board games. The award originates from 🇬🇧UK, was launched in 2007 and is voted for by a panel of judges & an audience.

The Expo Awards were developed and launched at the UK Games Expo in 2007 to recognize the achievements of manufacturers and publishers across a wide range of game genres. The winner in each category is determined by a combined system of a public vote and the opinion of a panel of judges.

First, all games will be judged by a panel of judges selected by UK Games Expo. As part of this process, if there are more than 3 entries, shortlists of the best games in each category will be created. The shortlists are selected according to the judges' scores and are usually published in May.

At the UK Games Expo, one of these 3 games is chosen by the judges as the winner. All games on the shortlist are eligible for a public vote at Virtually Expo to become the Peoples Choice Award winner.

Both the Jury Award and the Public Choice Award are usually announced in June.

UK Games Expo Awards Categories

The UK Games Expo Awards are presented each year in the following categories:

  • Abstract Game
  • American Style Game
  • Board Game (Strategic Style)
  • Board Game with Miniatures
  • Card Game
  • Collectible Card Game
  • Dice Game
  • Euro Game
  • Expansion Game
  • Family/Children's Game
  • General/Party Game
  • Miniatures Rules
  • New Boardgame
  • Party Game
  • Quiz Game
  • Role-playing Adventure
  • Role-playing Expansion
  • Role-playing Game
  • Strategic Card and Dice Game
  • Hall of Fame
  • Special Award

For more info, visit the official UK Games Expo Awards homepage.

Other game awards from all over the world

There are many more games award from around the world, you can find a list at the bottom of this page.

List of best UK Games Expo Awards winners & nominees 2021:

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 128 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. 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
  3. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    All details for the board game The Quacks of Quedlinburg and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 9.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Sushi Go Party!

    All details for the board game Sushi Go Party! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sushi Go Party!
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. Decrypto

    All details for the board game Decrypto and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Decrypto
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Decrypto" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  6. Zombie Kidz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Kidz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  7. Point Salad

    All details for the board game Point Salad and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Point Salad
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. 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
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  9. Azul: Summer Pavilion

    All details for the board game Azul: Summer Pavilion and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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

    Video reviews for Azul: Summer Pavilion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Summer Pavilion" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Chronicles of Crime

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 3.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicles of Crime" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicles of Crime" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Marvel Champions: The Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Marvel Champions: The Card Game
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marvel Champions: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marvel Champions: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. 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
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Splendor

    All details for the board game Splendor and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Splendor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Sushi Go!

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

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sushi Go!
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de
  16. The Mind

    All details for the board game The Mind and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 9.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Mind
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. When I Dream

    All details for the board game When I Dream and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for When I Dream
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for When I Dream

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "When I Dream" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "When I Dream" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  19. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!42€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. Architects of the West Kingdom

    All details for the board game Architects of the West Kingdom and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Architects of the West Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Architects of the West Kingdom" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. 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
    💸 Too expensive!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Great Western Trail

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. Ticket to Ride: New York

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: New York and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: New York
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: New York" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition) and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. 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
    😕 Questionable price29€ atAmazon.de
  26. 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
    😕 Questionable price38€ atAmazon.de

    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
  27. Arboretum

    All details for the board game Arboretum and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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

    Video reviews for Arboretum

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Arboretum" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Arboretum" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Imperial Assault and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. T.I.M.E Stories

    All details for the board game T.I.M.E Stories and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for T.I.M.E Stories
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "T.I.M.E Stories" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "T.I.M.E Stories" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

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