The best fantasy board games 2021

Looking for a really good fantasy board game? We have created an overview with the 30 best board games in the fantasy scenario.

What are fantasy games?

Fantasy games are those that have themes and scenarios that exist in a fictional world. It is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural abilities as the primary element of the plot, theme and/or setting. Fantasy differs from science fiction and horror in general in that it is expected to stay away from scientific and morbid themes, respectively, although there can be a great deal of overlap between the three.

Fantasy games usually contain

  • Creatures that are common in fantasy books and comics, such as orcs, trolls, goblins, dragons, etc.
  • Magic that can be used with units or skills
  • Battle between good and evil forces

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The best board games from the fantasy scenario

In this overview you will find the best fantasy board games 2021 in our opinion:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 2297 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Century: Golem Edition

    All details for the board game Century: Golem Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  5. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. 5-Minute Dungeon

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Dungeon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de
  8. Fantasy Realms

    All details for the board game Fantasy Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Fantasy Realms
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 999 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de
  10. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Isle of Cats" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de
  12. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Loony Quest

    All details for the board game Loony Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Loony Quest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Loony Quest

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Celestia

    All details for the board game Celestia and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Celestia
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Celestia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Celestia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Celestia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Menara

    All details for the board game Menara and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Menara
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  18. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  19. Everdell

    All details for the board game Everdell and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Everdell
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Everdell

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Everdell" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Lovecraft Letter

    All details for the board game Lovecraft Letter and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Lovecraft Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lovecraft Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lovecraft Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Lords of Waterdeep

    All details for the board game Lords of Waterdeep and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Dungeon Mayhem

    All details for the board game Dungeon Mayhem and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  23. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nidavellir" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  26. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    All details for the board game The Adventures of Robin Hood and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for The Adventures of Robin Hood
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  28. Potion Explosion

    All details for the board game Potion Explosion and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Potion Explosion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Potion Explosion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Potion Explosion" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Potion Explosion" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!58€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Blood Rage

    All details for the board game Blood Rage and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

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

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