The best board games set on the Arabian Peninsula 2022

Looking for a really good game set in the Arabian Peninsula? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games 2022 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 2022:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 113 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Five Tribes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Alhambra: Big Box

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Tales of the Arabian Nights

    All details for the board game Tales of the Arabian Nights and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tales of the Arabian Nights

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales of the Arabian Nights" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Through the Desert

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Straw

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Sobek: 2 Players

    All details for the board game Sobek: 2 Players and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  9. Akaba

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Akaba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Orient Bazaar

    All details for the board game Orient Bazaar and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Ali Baba

    All details for the board game Ali Baba and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  12. Caravan

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Open Sesame

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Sultan

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Tuareg

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  16. Alhambra: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Fliegende Teppiche

    All details for the board game Fliegende Teppiche and similar games

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    More details for Fliegende Teppiche
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  18. Amul

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Amul
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Amul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Amul" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. 12 Thieves

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for 12 Thieves
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  20. Aladdin's Dragons

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Sindbad

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Tales of the Arabian Nights

    All details for the board game Tales of the Arabian Nights and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. 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

    More details for Basari: Das Kartenspiel
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Basari: Das Kartenspiel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Basari: Das Kartenspiel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Sultaniya

    All details for the board game Sultaniya and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Sultans of Karaya

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    • 5 - 15 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sultans of Karaya

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sultans of Karaya" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Karawane

    All details for the board game Karawane and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Marco Polo Expedition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Marco Polo Expedition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Flying Carpet

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road

    All details for the board game Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Merchants of Araby

    All details for the board game Merchants of Araby and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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