The best board games set in a science fiction scenario (Sci-Fi) 👽 2021

Looking for a really good science fiction board game 👽? In our overview you will find the best sci-fi board games listed.

What makes science fiction games?

Science fiction games (sci-fi games) often include themes related to imaginary developments designed by scientists. Such sci-fi games do not have to be futuristic - they can also be based on an alternate past. For example, the writings of Jules Verne and the Star Wars saga are set before the present.

Many of the most popular science fiction games are set in space and often involve alien races.

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List of the best board games in the Sci-Fi genre 2021 👽

In this overview you will find the best science fiction board games 2021 in our opinion:

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 1478 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de
  7. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. It's a Wonderful World

    All details for the board game It's a Wonderful World and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  9. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review for the game "Space Base" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!66€ atAmazon.de
  14. Gizmos

    All details for the board game Gizmos and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Aeon's End

    All details for the board game Aeon's End and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 70% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Aeon's End
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Aeon's End

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aeon's End" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Flip Ships

    All details for the board game Flip Ships and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. The 7th Continent

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

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. FUSE

    All details for the board game FUSE and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Aeon's End: War Eternal

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: War Eternal and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  21. Tiny Epic Galaxies

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Galaxies and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Galaxies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Shards of Infinity

    All details for the board game Shards of Infinity and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Assembly

    All details for the board game Assembly and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Aeon's End: The New Age

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: The New Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Aeon's End: The New Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aeon's End: The New Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Raptor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Baseball Highlights: 2045

    All details for the board game Baseball Highlights: 2045 and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. 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
  30. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    All details for the board game Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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