The best board, card & dice games with political elements 2021

Looking for a really good party game with political elements? We have clearly listed the 30 best political games.

What are political games?

Political games encourage players to use their character's authority to manipulate social activities and policies.

This can include, for example, the political race to power by winning the election campaign or games that involve diplomatic elements that took place, for example, during the "Cold War".

Historical reference not mandatory

A historical or historical reference does not have to be part of these games, but it often is. In our list you can also find fictional games - these games still contain political elements.

Interested in historical or war games?

We have created some more lists:

list of the best politics games 2021

This list was last updated on February 24, 2021. We compared 568 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  3. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price61€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  4. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  5. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coup" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coup" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime240 - 480 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    😕 Questionable price139€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  7. Oriflamme

    All details for the board game Oriflamme and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Oriflamme
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  8. Tiefe Taschen

    All details for the board game Tiefe Taschen and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Tiefe Taschen

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiefe Taschen" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  9. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  10. Cursed Court

    All details for the board game Cursed Court and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945

    All details for the board game Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945 and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime240 - 360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

    All details for the board game Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Dual Powers: Revolution 1917

    All details for the board game Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    All details for the board game Freedom: The Underground Railroad and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  16. Coup: Rebellion G54

    All details for the board game Coup: Rebellion G54 and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. 1960: The Making of the President

    All details for the board game 1960: The Making of the President and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage

    All details for the board game Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime40 - 200 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Trajan

    All details for the board game Trajan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trajan
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Trajan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trajan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  20. Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War

    All details for the board game Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Debatable

    All details for the board game Debatable and similar games
    • Players3 - 16 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Dune

    All details for the board game Dune and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dune
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  23. Iron Curtain

    All details for the board game Iron Curtain and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  24. Imperial 2030

    All details for the board game Imperial 2030 and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imperial 2030
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Imperial 2030

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial 2030" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  25. 1989: Dawn of Freedom

    All details for the board game 1989: Dawn of Freedom and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Versailles 1919

    All details for the board game Versailles 1919 and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. San Marco

    All details for the board game San Marco and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for San Marco
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. Churchill

    All details for the board game Churchill and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Churchill
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Taj Mahal

    All details for the board game Taj Mahal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Taj Mahal
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Tammany Hall

    All details for the board game Tammany Hall and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Tammany Hall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tammany Hall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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