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 February 24, 2021. We compared 122 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Jaipur

    All details for the board game Jaipur and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Jaipur
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • 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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  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. Straw

    All details for the board game Straw and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Byzanz

    All details for the board game Byzanz and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Byzanz
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  10. 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
    😕 Questionable price18€ 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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  11. 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
  12. 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
    💸 Too expensive!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Amul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Amul" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Amul" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Caravan

    All details for the board game Caravan and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Tuareg

    All details for the board game Tuareg and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!10€ atAmazon.de
  17. Orient Bazaar

    All details for the board game Orient Bazaar and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!24€ atAmazon.de
  18. Alhambra: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Ali Baba

    All details for the board game Ali Baba and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. 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
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  21. Brief Border Wars

    All details for the board game Brief Border Wars and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. 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
  23. Sultaniya

    All details for the board game Sultaniya and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 21% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Sultaniya
    • 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

    More details for Basari: Das Kartenspiel
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Basari: Das Kartenspiel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Basari: Das Kartenspiel" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  25. Crusader Rex

    All details for the board game Crusader Rex and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Crusader Rex
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Open Sesame

    All details for the board game Open Sesame and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. 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
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  28. Kingdom of Heaven: The Crusader States 1097-1291

    All details for the board game Kingdom of Heaven: The Crusader States 1097-1291 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. 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"
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  30. Fliegende Teppiche

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

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