The 50 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2023

After two years of supply chain delays, pandemic-impacts on conventions, pushed-back Kickstarter campaigns and more, 2022 felt like the opening of the gates, with dozens of quality games hitting the shelves and a legitimately hard time getting them all to the table.

2023 is looking to be an even bigger year with hundreds of games on tap (that we know of), and hundreds more likely on the horizon. We’ve combed through the list of what we know is coming in 2023 and narrowed down a list of our 50 most anticipated games of the year.

Enjoy the full list below (including a select few expansions set to release in 2023), or read more on each through Board Game Geek – links with each of the entries.

Andromeda’s Edge

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Arcs

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Voidfall

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Rolling Heights

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Pampero

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The Artemis Odyssey

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Atiwa

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Scholars of the South Tigris

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Copan: Dying City

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Tabriz

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Empire’s End

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First in Flight

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Fit to Print

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Imperium: Horizons

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Future Energy

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Let’s Go! To Japan

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Daybreak

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Inventions: Evolution of Ideas

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The Fox Experiment

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Alhambra: The Red Palace

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My Island

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The Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition

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Darwin’s Journey

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Distilled

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Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory

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Stationfall

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Unconscious Mind

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Septima

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La Granja: Deluxe Master Set

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Oranienburger Kanal

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Skyrise

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Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game

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Legacy of Yu

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Stellaris: Infinite Legacy

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Lords of Ragnarok

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Dune: War for Arrakis

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Age of Inventors

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Mercurial

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Marvel Zombies

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Hamburg

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Amsterdam

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New York City

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Marrakesh

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Anticipated Board Game Expansions

Ark Nova Aquarius

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Spirit Island: Nature Incarnate

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War of the Ring: Kings of Middle Earth

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Renovations

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Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy: Outcasts/Seekers

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Wonderland’s War: Shards of Madness

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Iki: Akebono Expansion

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  • Anthony lives and plays games in Philadelphia, 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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