The best civilization games 2022

Looking for a really good civilization board game? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best civilization games 2022.

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 2022

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 609 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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. 7 Wonders

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    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. It's a Wonderful World

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

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    More details for It's a Wonderful World
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. 7 Wonders (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Hadara

    All details for the board game Hadara and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hadara
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Hadara

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hadara" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Roll for the Galaxy

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de
  7. Atlantis Rising (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Race for the Galaxy

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  10. Tides of Time

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Tides of Time
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cyclades
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!46€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cyclades" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Eight-Minute Empire: Legends

    All details for the board game Eight-Minute Empire: Legends and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 16 - 32 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Rise of Tribes

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Rise of Tribes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rise of Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Underwater Cities

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review for the game "Underwater Cities" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

    All details for the board game The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Catan: Big Box

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Era: Medieval Age

    All details for the board game Era: Medieval Age and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Tapestry

    All details for the board game Tapestry and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Tapestry
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!62€ atAmazon.de
  22. Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North

    All details for the board game Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Innovation

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Innovation
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Catan: Big Box

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Innovation Deluxe

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  27. Peloponnes

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  29. Eminent Domain

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Eminent Domain
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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