The best word games 2022

We have selected and compared over 700 word games for you. The result is this list with the 31 best word games from card, dice & board games 2022.

What are word games anyway?

Word games often require players to use their language skills against each other. Language skills in word games often focus on vocabulary size, spelling, and definitions. Often, by playing word games, players can improve on these three points.

For those who want to focus more on learning, we have created the category "The best learning games".

List of the best word games 2022

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 649 board games for this list and selected the top 31. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. 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
  3. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Duet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. So Clover!

    All details for the board game So Clover! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for So Clover!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. 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

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review for the game "Decrypto" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  7. Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei

    All details for the board game Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei

    • YouTube Review for the game "Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 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
  9. Fiesta de los Muertos

    All details for the board game Fiesta de los Muertos and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  10. Neue Welten

    All details for the board game Neue Welten and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  11. Anomia

    All details for the board game Anomia and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Anomia
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de
  12. Word Slam

    All details for the board game Word Slam and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Word Slam
    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!91€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Word Slam

    • YouTube Review for the game "Word Slam" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Word Slam Midnight

    All details for the board game Word Slam Midnight and similar games
    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Word Slam Midnight

    • YouTube Review for the game "Word Slam Midnight" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Spukstaben

    All details for the board game Spukstaben and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. The Chameleon

    All details for the board game The Chameleon and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 19% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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

    Video reviews for The Chameleon

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Chameleon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Trapwords

    All details for the board game Trapwords and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Trapwords
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Trapwords

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trapwords" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Der HeidelBÄR: Wilde Wasser Edition

    All details for the board game Der HeidelBÄR: Wilde Wasser Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Krazy Wordz

    All details for the board game Krazy Wordz and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 51% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Krazy Wordz
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Krazy Wordz

    • YouTube Review for the game "Krazy Wordz" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Codenames: Disney – Family Edition

    All details for the board game Codenames: Disney – Family Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  21. Frigiti

    All details for the board game Frigiti and similar games
    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Wie ich die Welt sehe...

    All details for the board game Wie ich die Welt sehe... and similar games
    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Letter Jam

    All details for the board game Letter Jam and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Letter Jam
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Letter Jam

    • YouTube Review for the game "Letter Jam" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Codenames: Deep Undercover

    All details for the board game Codenames: Deep Undercover and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Codenames: Deep Undercover

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Deep Undercover" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. P for Pizza

    All details for the board game P for Pizza and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Linq

    All details for the board game Linq and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Linq
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Taboo

    All details for the board game Taboo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Taboo
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  28. Word Slam Family

    All details for the board game Word Slam Family and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Word Slam Family
    • 3 - 99 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Word Slam Family

    • YouTube Review for the game "Word Slam Family" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Decipher

    All details for the board game Decipher and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!24€ atAmazon.de
  30. Bananagrams

    All details for the board game Bananagrams and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bananagrams
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Scrabble

    All details for the board game Scrabble and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 44% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Scrabble
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de

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