The best games based on video games 2021

Looking for a really good party game based on video games? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games based on video games 2021.

What are games based on video games?

The video game theme refers to games that are thematically related to or inspired by a video game franchise or genre. Some early games created with these themes include PAC-MAN and Frogger - more recent ones include Small World of Warcraft or Anno 1800.

For the category that works or is supported electronically or digitally we have created a separate category: The best electronic board games.

Special Video Game based board games

We researched a lot of Video Game based board games and even divided them into special lists. You'll find the games based on the various Video Games below.

Board games based on other media

list of best games based on video games 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 296 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Jetpack Joyride

    All details for the board game Jetpack Joyride and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  3. Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into Prison

    All details for the board game Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into Prison and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime300 - 720 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  4. Gravity Superstar

    All details for the board game Gravity Superstar and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Gravity Superstar

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gravity Superstar" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gravity Superstar" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Combo Fighter

    All details for the board game Combo Fighter and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Combo Fighter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Combo Fighter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Combo Fighter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Combo Fighter" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Combo Fighter" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Plague Inc.: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Super Motherload

    All details for the board game Super Motherload and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Super Motherload
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 75 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Pantone: The Game

    All details for the board game Pantone: The Game and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Pantone: The Game
    • Players2 - 20 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Hawken: Real-Time Card Game – Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser

    All details for the board game Hawken: Real-Time Card Game – Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Monopoly Gamer

    All details for the board game Monopoly Gamer and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Fallout Shelter: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Billionaire Banshee

    All details for the board game Billionaire Banshee and similar games
    • Players2 - 15 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Jungle Speed: Rabbids

    All details for the board game Jungle Speed: Rabbids and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Vikings Gone Wild

    All details for the board game Vikings Gone Wild and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Vikings Gone Wild

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Vikings Gone Wild" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Vikings Gone Wild" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    All details for the board game Minecraft: Builders & Biomes and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Minecraft: Builders & Biomes" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Minecraft: Builders & Biomes" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Pac-Man: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Pac-Man: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Pac-Man: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pac-Man: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Small World of Warcraft

    All details for the board game Small World of Warcraft and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de
  19. Boss Monster 2: The Next Level

    All details for the board game Boss Monster 2: The Next Level and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Exceed Fighting System

    All details for the board game Exceed Fighting System and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Exceed Fighting System

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Exceed Fighting System" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Exceed Fighting System" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Adrenaline

    All details for the board game Adrenaline and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Adrenaline
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Adrenaline

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Adrenaline" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Adrenaline" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. This War of Mine: The Board Game

    All details for the board game This War of Mine: The Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for This War of Mine: The Board Game
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. World of Tanks Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game World of Tanks Miniatures Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Bloodborne: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Bloodborne: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Lazer Ryderz

    All details for the board game Lazer Ryderz and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  27. One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows

    All details for the board game One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

    All details for the board game Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. 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
  30. Exceed: Seventh Cross – Hunters vs. Demons Box

    All details for the board game Exceed: Seventh Cross – Hunters vs. Demons Box and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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