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Best Wolfgang Warsch Board Games – A Designer Spotlight

If you’re looking for a board game that’s going to keep you engaged while enjoying yourself from beginning to end, Wolfgang Warsch board games won’t let you down. Born in 1980 and raised in Steyr, Upper Austria, Warsch now resides in Vienna with two children of his own and works as a Molecular Biologist while working on game design as a hobby part time.

Designing games since 2015, Wolfgang’s first ever release was a commission of the Dream Team board game by Zoch Verlag. In 2018 alone, Warsch had three games nominated for Game of the Year and Expert Game of the Year: The Mind, Quacks of Quedlinburg, and Ganz Schon Clever.

Wolfgang Warsch games are known to be some of the best in the board game industry, with his games ranking well on popular board game forums with his name now among those of the top board game designers of all time.

For the best Wolfgang Warsch board games, we’ve put together a thorough list to make it easier for you to find something tailored to your board game desires.

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5 Fun Wolfgang Warsch Board Games

The Mind

Ingenious, addictive, and ridiculously fun, this is the game that everyone is buzzing about. How do you know what’s in someone’s hand without speaking? How do you make the right decision when the game is on the line? The answers lie in this little box.

With each level, players receive a number of cards that match the level of the game, 1 card in level 1, 2 cards in level 2 etc. Collectively, you must play these cards in ascending order, but the point of the game is that you do this with zero communication between one another. Complete all these levels without losing a life, and you win!

Average Playtime: 15 – 20 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 2 – 4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.07/5

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Quacks of Quedlinburg

In this game, each of the player charlatans (“Quacksalber” in German) make their own secret brew, drawing ingredients from their personal supply bag to do this. Take care with what you draw, though, for a pinch too many peas will spoil the whole mixture. If you stop in time to cook only the small portion you have, maybe you can then use the income you earn from selling your creation to buy more valuable ingredients.

Average Playtime: 45 minutes
Recommended Age: 10+
Number of Players: 2 – 4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.94/5

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Ganz Schon Clever (That’s So Clever!)

Choose your dice well to enter them into the matching coloured area, put together tricky chain-scoring opportunities, and rack up the points. The dice you don’t use are as important as what you do because every die that’s smaller than the chosen one can be used by the other players, keeping everyone in the game at all times.

The aim of the game is to have the most points. Players are issued a matching printed sheet of paper and a pen and the first player rolls six coloured dice then chooses one that they will use on their board, either crossing through the relevant number or adding the number of the dice to their sheet.

Average Playtime: 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 1-4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.90/5

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In Fuji, you play as a group of adventurers on their way to Japan’s most famous volcano, Mount Fuji. Just before you arrive at your destination, the earth begins to shake, and the volcano erupts! Now your group must escape the deadly lava flows as quickly as possible to reach the safe village.

Players simultaneously and secretly roll their dice behind their screens in each round. During the game, you must find the best way across a certain number of terrain cards to the safe village for each player. Each terrain card has a given dice requirement. You can move to a card only if you match this requirement better than both your neighbours.

Average Playtime: 30 – 45 minutes
Recommended Age: 10+
Number of Players: 2 – 5
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 2.18/5

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The Taverns of Tiefenthal

Can you turn your tavern into the talk of the town? Do you expand your seating capacity, or the size of your beer cellar? Hire new staff perhaps? The wealthier customers you attract, the more money you have to expand.

The game combines dice placement with deck building to create a challenging and accessible game for all skill levels – a hallmark of all Wolfgang Warsch’s games. With multiple ways to expand the game, you can play over and over again.

Average Playtime: 60 minutes
Recommended Age: 12+
Number of Players: 2 – 4 
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 2.68/5

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Not sure what to choose?

If you’re looking for more Wolfgang Warsch games, check out our online board game shop today to make a purchase! To buy board games online or for general queries and information, contact us and our friendly team are always happy to assist.  

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