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 November 28, 2022. We compared 195 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Targi

    All details for the board game Targi and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Targi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Alhambra: Big Box

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. 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
  6. T.I.M.E Stories

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    Nominated for 16 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for T.I.M.E Stories
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories

    • YouTube Review for the game "T.I.M.E Stories" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Through the Desert

    All details for the board game Through the Desert and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Sobek: 2 Players

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Straw

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

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    • 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
  11. 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
  12. Orient Bazaar

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Caravan

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Tuareg

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  15. Sultan

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Open Sesame

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. 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
  18. Fliegende Teppiche

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
  20. Ali Baba

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Sindbad

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Sultaniya

    All details for the board game Sultaniya and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. 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
  28. Karawane

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Marco Polo Expedition

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    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
  30. Flying Carpet

    All details for the board game Flying Carpet and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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