12 Top Board Games for 2021

With more than 3000 board games created every year, it is very difficult to determine what will become the most popular board game. Two methods we use are customer requests and each game’s waitlist

Here are 12 of the most sought after games and expansions at Seriously Board.

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is a standalone game that takes place before the events of Gloomhaven. It is aimed at a more casual audience to get people into the gameplay more quickly

Buy Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Pandemic Legacy – Season 0

As in the first two Pandemic Legacy games, each time you play brings new cards, rules, and conditions that affect future games. Each alias you create will gain contacts and other assets to execute your plans more smoothly. And, of course, the CIA will be watching and evaluating your performance in the field. Work together with your fellow agents to prevent this new bio-threat — the fate of the world depends on it. Can you save humanity once again?

Buy Pandemic Legacy – Season 0

Zombie Teenz Evolution

Zombie Teenz Evolution is the sequel to Zombie Kidz Evolution (#1 Kids’ Game on BGG). It is a standalone game with a different set of rules, so you don’t need to have played the first game to jump into the second. The rules are slightly more advanced and will require a little more strategic thinking.

Buy Zombie Teenz Evolution

Here to Slay

Here to Slay is a competitive role-playing fantasy strategy card game that’s all about assembling a party of Heroes and slaying monsters (and sometimes sabotaging your friends too) from the creators of Unstable Unicorns.

Buy Here to Slay

Chronicles of Crime: 1400

The Chronicles of Crime: 1400 standalone game brings back well-known mechanisms of the original Chronicles of Crime game while adding some new twists. Now you can deduce not only from the evidence you find or the testimonies given by various characters but also from the mysterious scenes depicted on new Vision Cards

Buy Chronicles of Crime: 1400

The Isle of Cats

The Isle of Cats is a competitive, medium-weight, card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1-4 players (6 with expansions).

Each cat is represented by a unique tile and belongs to a family, you must find a way to make them all fit on your boat while keeping families together

Buy The Isle of Cats


In Calico, players compete to sew the coziest quilt as they collect and place patches of different colours and patterns. Each quilt has a particular pattern that must be followed, and players are also trying to create colour and pattern combinations that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also able to attract the cuddliest cats!

Buy Calico the Board Game

The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

In the cooperative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. You need to complete 50 different missions as you travel across the solar system. But you will only succeed if you can work together as a team. To master the challenges and achieve your mission, communication will be essential — but in space, things can be more challenging than expected

Buy The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

Viscounts of the West Kingdom

Secure your victory by constructing buildings, writing manuscripts, working in the castle and acquiring deeds for new land. You begin with a handful of townsfolk, but quickly seek out more suitable talents to advance your endeavours. Travelling around the kingdom, you seek to increase your influence among the various areas of society.

Buy Viscounts of the West Kingdom

With new recently released expansions, these three games have only increased in popularity.

Wingspan with Oceania Expansion

In this second expansion to Wingspan, colourful and awe-inspiring birds from Oceania are added. 

Buy Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

Spirit Island with Jagged Earth

New play options: combining adversaries, playing with an Archipelago (split island), and more.

Buy Spirit Island: Jagged Earth

Everdell with Spirecrest

Spirecrest adds several exciting and challenging new mechanics and features to the Everdell base game.

Buy Everdell: Spirecrest

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