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11 Berlin Games for Home

Discover Berlin from the gaming table

Brandenburger Tor in winter: Berlin is alsways worth a trip.
Brandenburg gate in winter © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

Now is exactly the right time for analogue gaming fun. Make yourself comfortable at home between the holidays, gather with your family around the table and play a board game. You can still learn a lot about Berlin and possibly discover something new. And there's still time to order one or two games to put under the Christmas tree. We've picked out 11 games for you. Let's play and have fun.

Please show responsibility, wear your masks and adhere to the organizers' hygiene regulations. Only with your support will Berlin remains - with distance - the best!

Tip 1: Monopoly Berlin

Touristin am Brandenburger Tor
Stadtplan © GettyImages, Foto: Leonardo Patrizi

The classic among board games! Monopoy comes in so many different versions - but the Berlin version is still the most beautiful. Buy into the expensive streets in Berlin-Mitte, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Or buy the Olympic Stadium, maybe even the main railway station? Invest in the beautiful streets and squares of Berlin. You have to decide. Free parking and "Go over Go!" are of course also available here.

Berliner City map

Tip 2: Berlin IQ

"Bruderkuss" at East Side Gallery Berlin
East Side Gallery "Sozialistischer Bruderkuss": Dimitri Vrubel "Mein Gott hilf mir, diese tödliche Liebe zu überleben" © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Here you can check out everything you know about Berlin. Which district did David Bowie dedicate a song to on his album Heroes? Where are the longest queues in Berlin? Some things are known, but many things will surprise even the biggest Berlin fans. Find out which team knows the capital like the back of their hand. You can test this with the Berlin IQ game from Helvetiq. Whoever achieves the highest high score - wins!

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Tip 3: City Memo Berlin Views

Philharmonie am Kulturforum
Philharmonie am Kulturforum © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The photographs by Max Missmann from the 1910s and 1920s and Jochen Wermann, who photographed from the same location in 2013/14, show the changes in very different places such as Mitte, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg. A city memo showing photographs of Berlin at intervals of around a hundred years. An exciting voyage of discovery for connoisseurs of the capital!

Powerful stories from Berlin: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tip 4: Berlin Crime Story Detective Game

Smartroom - Escape Room Spiele
Smartroom - Escape Room Spiele © Smart Room, Foto: Alex Lammok

In the Crime Story Berlin card game from Noris, you will solve this tricky criminal case together in 60 to 90 minutes: During a concert by FIVE CULTURES, a serious accident occurs. A member of the band suffers an electric shock. Who is targeting the band? What happened? You follow traces and question witnesses. But be careful not to waste too many minutes on the timeline, because you only have one day to make the right combinations and find out exactly what happened.

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Tip 5: Scrabble Dialect Edition Berlin

Notepad, camera and smartphone
Scrabbel Berlin © Getty Images, Foto:deucee_

With the Berlin dialect scrabble from Mattel, you can really let your Berlin snark run free! If you reach one of the Wat-kiekste-so fields with your Berlin slang word, you collect further advantages and bonus points. Learn more about Berlin's neighbourhood wisdom and culinary insider knowledge. Scrabble in Berlin dialect is fun for the whole family, immersing you in Berlin's quaint traditions and funny sayings.

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Tip 6: World of the Berliners

Blick auf die Berliner Innenstadt mit dem Fernsehturm
Berliner Fernsehturm © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Well, how is your knowledge of Berlin? In the World of Berlin Quiz from the Huch! & friends publishing house, you are tested on all kinds of topics related to Berlin. If you answer a lot of questions about dialect, culture, politics, geography and history correctly, you will also collect a lot of points. The gameplay is simple and quickly explained. Just get started! You'll soon be a real Berlin expert. And of course you can cheat on our website.

Sights in Berlin

Tip 7: Berlin puzzle

Puzzle pieces
Two puzzle pieces © Getty Images, Foto: Witthaya Prasongsin

ust staying at home can be really cosy - and you finally have the time to tackle some more tedious projects. So how about a puzzle again? You can work on it together over the holidays. If you create a beautiful Berlin motif, it's even more fun. If simple puzzles are too boring for you, you could try the 3D puzzles of the TV Tower or the Brandenburg Gate.

more Berlin puzzles

Tip 8: UnberechenB€R - the crazy airport game

Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg © Dept

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER is finally open, even if not too many planes are taking off here at the moment. Why not pass the time until your next trip to Berlin with this fun airport game? Your goal is to open the airport as soon as possible. On the way, however, you will encounter numerous failures and mishaps. I wonder where the game makers got their ideas from?  UnberechenB€R guarantees satirically cheeky fun that will give you some insider knowledge.

The airport game

Tip 9: Berlin Playing Card Set

Learning languages in Berlin
Learning languages © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Instead of using the traditional card sets, there are many playing card sets with great Berlin motifs. From Doppelkopf to drinking games to the simple MauMau game, the whole world of card games is open to you. Afterwards a nice book? We have some tips from Berlin for you:

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Tip 10: The Berlin Bear Game

Familie beim Spiel © Getty Images, Bild: Hero Images

The Berlin Bear Game is the classic Berlin game for the whole family. You zigzag your way through Berlin. You see Berlin's sights and try to be the first to conquer the beautiful highlights. But watch out for the chain reaction, for the unexpected, because that can mess everything up and you start again from the beginning.

The Berlin Bear Game

Tip 11: Berlin City Game

GDR-tower at Berlin Hohenschönhausen Memorial
GDR-tower at Berlin Hohenschönhausen Memorial © Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Your mission is to find an escape route from East Berlin with the help of the encrypted escape plan, skill and teamwork. To do this, you have to solve a whole series of puzzles and tasks. You will find help at historical places and sights whose history is told during the course of the game. At the same time, you will learn about possible escape routes and life in the GDR. Pay close attention, because with this knowledge you might even find your way to freedom in the next step.

Berlin City Game

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lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track.