Bonfire is a strategic board game set in a mystical world where players, as groups of gnomes, strive to reignite extinguished bonfires to bring light back to their cities. The game revolves around completing tasks given by the guardians of light to prove your worth and earn their trust.

Gameplay Overview

  • Task Completion: Visit the guardians on holy islands to receive and complete tasks.
  • Ignite Bonfires: Successfully completing tasks allows you to re-ignite bonfires.

Special Features

  • Tile Puzzling Mechanics: Place three-colored tiles on your player board to gain action tiles and specialize in certain actions.
  • Varied Actions for Strategic Depth: Actions include moving ships, recruiting gnomes, triggering guardian processions, and more.


Bonfire offers a rich thematic experience with deep strategic elements. Its unique tile placement mechanic combined with a variety of actions to perform makes it an engaging game for those who enjoy planning and strategy. The goal of earning the guardians' trust and lighting up the city provides a compelling narrative for the gameplay.

Nominated for 5 awards.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 70 - 100 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Hard to learn

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Bonfire

  • YouTube Review for the game "Bonfire" by BoardGameGeek
    Video is in English

We like Bonfire so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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