The best adventure board, card & dice games 2021

Looking for a really good adventure game? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best adventure games 2021.

What are adventure games?

Adventure games often have themes of heroism, exploration, and puzzle solving. The plot behind such games often features fantasy elements and involves the characters in some sort of quest.

list of the best adventure games 2021

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 999 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. The Quest for El Dorado

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for The Quest for El Dorado
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Quest for El Dorado" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de
  6. Chronicles of Crime

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 3.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Diamant

    All details for the board game Diamant and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Diamant
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!73€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Celestia

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Celestia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Celestia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Celestia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. The 7th Continent

    All details for the board game The 7th Continent and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

    More details for The 7th Continent
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Karak

    All details for the board game Karak and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Karak
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  18. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Champions of Midgard

    All details for the board game Champions of Midgard and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  20. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    All details for the board game Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples

    All details for the board game The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Zombicide: Black Plague

    All details for the board game Zombicide: Black Plague and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!72€ atAmazon.de
  24. Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    All details for the board game Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Arcadia Quest

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Arcadia Quest
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!98€ atAmazon.de
  26. Star Wars: Outer Rim

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Outer Rim and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Dungeon Raiders

    All details for the board game Dungeon Raiders and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Dungeon Raiders

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon Raiders" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Arcadia Quest: Inferno

    All details for the board game Arcadia Quest: Inferno and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Arcadia Quest: Inferno
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de
  29. Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

    All details for the board game Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Luxor

    All details for the board game Luxor and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Luxor
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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