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 March 2, 2021. We compared 336 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
    😕 Questionable price22€ atAmazon.de

    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
    💸 Too expensive!55€ atAmazon.de
  3. It's a Wonderful World

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
    😕 Questionable price139€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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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!40€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hadara

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hadara" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  8. 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

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

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  9. Innovation Deluxe

    All details for the board game Innovation Deluxe and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. 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

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  11. 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

    Video reviews for Cyclades

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  12. 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
  13. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

    All details for the board game Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    😕 Questionable price53€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  14. 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
    🔥 Great price!80€ atAmazon.de
  15. 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
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  17. 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!38€ atAmazon.de
  18. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Tapestry
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Catan: Big Box

    All details for the board game Catan: Big Box and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!150€ atAmazon.de
  20. 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

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  21. 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
    🔥 Great price!120€ atAmazon.de
  22. Catan: Big Box

    All details for the board game Catan: Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!78€ atAmazon.de
  23. Eight-Minute Empire: Legends

    All details for the board game Eight-Minute Empire: Legends and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime16 - 32 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. 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
    💸 Too expensive!66€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nations: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  25. 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
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Tigris & Euphrates

    All details for the board game Tigris & Euphrates and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tigris & Euphrates
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Tigris & Euphrates

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tigris & Euphrates" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  29. Innovation

    All details for the board game Innovation and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Innovation
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Star Trek: Ascendancy

    All details for the board game Star Trek: Ascendancy and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!119€ atAmazon.de

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