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 March 2, 2021. We compared 1919 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 12 awards and won 6.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  2. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!57€ atAmazon.de
  6. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!22€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 1000 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. It's a Wonderful World

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Aeon's End: The New Age

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: The New Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Aeon's End: The New Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End: The New Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End: The New Age" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. Aeon's End: War Eternal

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: War Eternal and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  11. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!18€ atAmazon.de
  13. King of Tokyo

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

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  14. Aeon's End

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Aeon's End
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!47€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Aeon's End

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  17. Scythe

    All details for the board game Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 115 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!66€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Scythe" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Scythe" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Aeon's End: Legacy

    All details for the board game Aeon's End: Legacy and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Aeon's End: Legacy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End: Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Aeon's End: Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Gizmos

    All details for the board game Gizmos and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gizmos
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 50 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price35€ atAmazon.de
  23. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    All details for the board game Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. 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"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Star Wars: Outer Rim

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Outer Rim and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price65€ atAmazon.de
  26. Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Project: ELITE

    All details for the board game Project: ELITE and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Under Falling Skies

    All details for the board game Under Falling Skies and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiny Epic Galaxies" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiny Epic Galaxies" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

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