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 October 20, 2021. We compared 131 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!14€ 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Point Salad

    All details for the board game Point Salad and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Point Salad
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Decrypto

    All details for the board game Decrypto and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Decrypto
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review for the game "Decrypto" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. 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
  8. 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!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Azul: Summer Pavilion

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Azul: Summer Pavilion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul: Summer Pavilion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Summer Pavilion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Splendor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!5€ atAmazon.de
  13. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. 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
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for When I Dream

    • YouTube Review for the game "When I Dream" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. 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
  17. 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)
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: New York

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: New York" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Detective Charlie

    All details for the board game Detective Charlie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Detective Charlie
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Marvel Champions: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Marvel Champions: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    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
  22. 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

    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
  23. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  24. Cube Quest

    All details for the board game Cube Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cube Quest
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!84€ atAmazon.de
  25. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Noctiluca

    All details for the board game Noctiluca and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Noctiluca
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. The Chameleon

    All details for the board game The Chameleon and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Chameleon
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Chameleon

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Chameleon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Architects of the West Kingdom

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

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 5.

    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Architects of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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