The best board games set on the Arabian Peninsula 2021

Looking for a really good game set in the Arabian Peninsula? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games 2021 that play on the Arabian Peninsula.

What are games set in the Arabian Peninsula?

Arabic games often have themes or storylines set in the Arabian Peninsula of the Middle East, but can also include settings around the Persian Gulf. Some of the most popular themes and images in Arabic games involve deserts, palaces, camels, jewels, and oases, among others.

So this list only covers games set there - not those invented there.

List of the best games set in the Arabian Peninsula 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 97 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Five Tribes

    All details for the board game Five Tribes and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 5.

    More details for Five Tribes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Five Tribes

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Five Tribes" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Five Tribes" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Five Tribes" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. Marrakech

    All details for the board game Marrakech and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Marrakech
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Tales of the Arabian Nights

    All details for the board game Tales of the Arabian Nights and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Tales of the Arabian Nights

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tales of the Arabian Nights" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tales of the Arabian Nights" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Alhambra

    All details for the board game Alhambra and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    Spiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Alhambra
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Through the Desert

    All details for the board game Through the Desert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Straw

    All details for the board game Straw and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  8. Byzanz

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Byzanz
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Akaba

    All details for the board game Akaba and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Akaba
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Medina (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Medina (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Medina (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Medina (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  11. Tuareg

    All details for the board game Tuareg and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  12. Orient Bazaar

    All details for the board game Orient Bazaar and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Sultan

    All details for the board game Sultan and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Sultan
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Open Sesame

    All details for the board game Open Sesame and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Caravan

    All details for the board game Caravan and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Ali Baba

    All details for the board game Ali Baba and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Amul

    All details for the board game Amul and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Amul
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Amul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Amul" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Amul" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Fliegende Teppiche

    All details for the board game Fliegende Teppiche and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. 12 Thieves

    All details for the board game 12 Thieves and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for 12 Thieves
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  20. Aladdin's Dragons

    All details for the board game Aladdin's Dragons and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Aladdin's Dragons
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Alhambra: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Sindbad

    All details for the board game Sindbad and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Sultaniya

    All details for the board game Sultaniya and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  24. Basari: Das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Basari: Das Kartenspiel and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Basari: Das Kartenspiel
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Basari: Das Kartenspiel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Basari: Das Kartenspiel" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  25. Sultans of Karaya

    All details for the board game Sultans of Karaya and similar games
    • Players5 - 15 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Sultans of Karaya

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sultans of Karaya" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sultans of Karaya" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Karawane

    All details for the board game Karawane and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Marco Polo Expedition

    All details for the board game Marco Polo Expedition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Marco Polo Expedition
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Marco Polo Expedition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marco Polo Expedition" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Marco Polo Expedition" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. Flying Carpet

    All details for the board game Flying Carpet and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road

    All details for the board game Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?

    All details for the board game Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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