50 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2021

Let’s face it, 2020 was a dud. There were some decent games, sure, but the year itself? Not so good. And most of us were trapped inside, unable to play the vast majority of the best new stuff released last year (I’m looking at you Twilight Imperium IV: Prophecy of Kings).

But now it’s 2021 and while we don’t know what it will hold just yet, the list of upcoming game releases is long and exciting. Here’s a rundown of our 50 most anticipated releases scheduled to come out this year.

1. Heroquest

 

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2. Descent: Legends of the Dark

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3. Lizard Wizard

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4. Dinosaur World

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5. Dinosaur Island: Rawr n’ Write

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6. Darwin’s Journey

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7. Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles

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8. Weather Machine

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9. Hallertau

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10. Mercado de Lisboa

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11. Hamburg

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12. Amsterdam

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13. Furnace

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14. Flourish

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15. Terraforming Mars The Dice Game

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16. The Adventures of Robin Hood

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17. The Great Wall

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18. Dominant Species Marine

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19. Hadrian’s Wall

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20. Golem

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21. Carnegie

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22. Arkwright: The Card Game

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23. Streets

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24. Coffee Traders

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25. Kokopelli

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26. Zapotec

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27. Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

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28. Praga Caput Regni

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29. Maglev Metro

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30. Weimar: The Fight for Democracy

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31. Brazil Imperial

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32. Cape May

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33. Shamans

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34. Citta-Stato

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35. Crescent City Cargo

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36. Rurik Stone and Blade

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37. Glenmore II: Highland Games

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38. Cartographers Heroes

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39. Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns

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40. Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition

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41. War of the Ring: Kings of Middle Earth

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42. Grand Austria Hote: Let’s Waltz!

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43. On Mars: Surviving Mars – Cooperative Expansion

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44. Robinson Crusoe: The Book of Adventures

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45. Madeira Collector’s Edition

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46. Railroad Ink: Yellow/Green

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47. Agropolis

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48. Teotihuacan: Expansion Period

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49. Concordia Solitaria

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50. Fantastic Factories: Manufactions

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51. Transatlantic II

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52. Tokyo Expansions

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Bonus Picks

Below are some picks from last year’s list that haven’t yet released. These are all expected in 2021 as well, though, we included them on the 2020 list.

7th Citadel

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1861/67

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Aegean Sea

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Ankh: Gods of Egypt

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Burgle Bros 2

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Return to Dark Tower

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Frosthaven

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Kemet Blood and Sand

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Legacies

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Namiji

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Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

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Transhumanity

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Venice

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Anachrony: Fractures of Time

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  • Anthony

    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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