The best fighting board, card & dice games 🥊 2021

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

What are fighting games?

Fighting games are party games that encourage players to engage game characters or fighting machines in hand-to-hand combat and direct melees.

Combat games differ from War Games in that the combat in war games takes place as part of a large-scale military simulation, whereas in combat games the emphasis is on the combat situation itself.

Analogy for computer & video games.

So in computer & video games, fighting games would tend to be beat'em'up games like Streetfighter, Mortal Kombat or the Double Dragon series - and not real-time strategy like Starcraft, Warcraft or Command & Conquer.

List with the best fighting games 2021 🥊

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 1410 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
  5. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. 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
  7. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!31€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. BANG! The Dice Game

    All details for the board game BANG! The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition) and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  14. 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
  15. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Captain Sonar" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  16. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Dungeon Mayhem

    All details for the board game Dungeon Mayhem and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  19. Cube Quest

    All details for the board game Cube Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cube Quest
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. 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
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  21. Dice Throne: Season One

    All details for the board game Dice Throne: Season One and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Colt Express

    All details for the board game Colt Express and similar games

    Nominated for 18 awards and won 8.

    Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Colt Express
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  23. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!132€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  24. Champions of Midgard

    All details for the board game Champions of Midgard and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  25. Tyrants of the Underdark

    All details for the board game Tyrants of the Underdark and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Welcome to the Dungeon

    All details for the board game Welcome to the Dungeon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Welcome to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  27. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  28. Zombicide: Black Plague

    All details for the board game Zombicide: Black Plague and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!75€ atAmazon.de
  29. My Little Scythe

    All details for the board game My Little Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for My Little Scythe
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  30. Welcome Back to the Dungeon

    All details for the board game Welcome Back to the Dungeon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Welcome Back to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Welcome Back to the Dungeon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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