The best civilization games 2021

Looking for a really good civilization board game? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best civilization games 2021.

What are civilization games?

In civilization games, players often develop and manage a nation or society of people. The goal of each player is usually to engage the citizens in a way that is beneficial to the society, and to advance them throughout the game so that their civilization gains superiority over others.

In civilization games, each player can build their society independently, or each player can benefit or suffer from the actions of others through warfare and diplomacy.

List of best civilization games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 287 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  2. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. It's a Wonderful World

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

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Hadara

    All details for the board game Hadara and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hadara
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hadara

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hadara" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  5. 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!44€ atAmazon.de
  6. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Race for the Galaxy

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

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Tides of Time

    All details for the board game Tides of Time and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Tides of Time
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  9. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nations: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  10. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Cyclades
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cyclades" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  11. Rise of Tribes

    All details for the board game Rise of Tribes and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Rise of Tribes

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Tribes" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. Imperial Settlers

    All details for the board game Imperial Settlers and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Imperial Settlers
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  13. 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

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  14. Catan: Big Box

    All details for the board game Catan: Big Box and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 45% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Catan: Big Box
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  15. Underwater Cities

    All details for the board game Underwater Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime80 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Underwater Cities" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  16. The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

    All details for the board game The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North

    All details for the board game Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  18. Catan: Big Box

    All details for the board game Catan: Big Box and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 45% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Catan: Big Box
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  19. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Tapestry
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!71€ atAmazon.de
  20. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Innovation Deluxe

    All details for the board game Innovation Deluxe and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. Eminent Domain

    All details for the board game Eminent Domain and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Eminent Domain
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Peloponnes

    All details for the board game Peloponnes and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Terra Mystica

    All details for the board game Terra Mystica and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  25. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

    All details for the board game Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 9.

    More details for Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  26. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

    All details for the board game Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Deus

    All details for the board game Deus and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Deus
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Deus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Deus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Deus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. AstroNuts

    All details for the board game AstroNuts and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Santa Maria

    All details for the board game Santa Maria and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Santa Maria
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de
  30. Eclipse

    All details for the board game Eclipse and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Eclipse
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!139€ atAmazon.de

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