The best games based on video games 2024

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 2024.

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 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 976 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Project L

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    Project L is a dynamic and visually appealing board game that combines tile-matching with engine-building elements. It's designed to challenge players with its strategic depth, encapsulated within an elegant and simple design. The game features unique triple-layer 3D puzzles and attractive acrylic pieces, making it not only a test of intellect but also a delight to play.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Project L
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Hanamikoji

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    Hanamikoji is a strategic card game set in the historical context of Geisha culture in Japan. The game immerses players in the role of patrons who are competing to gain the favor of seven renowned Geishas by collecting items related to their art and performances.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Dorfromantik: The Board Game

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    Dorfromantik: The Board Game transitions the charming and strategic essence of the beloved video game into a tactile family board game experience. Designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, this game invites up to six players to collaboratively construct a picturesque landscape using hexagonal tiles. Players aim to satisfy community demands while strategically extending rivers and tracks, and optimizing points through clever area enclosure with flags.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Dorfromantik: The Board Game
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

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    Fallout Shelter: The Board Game transports players into the universe of the beloved Bethesda Softworks mobile game, Fallout Shelter. Here, you dive into a post-apocalyptic world where, as a vault officer, your mission is to ensure the happiness and survival of your vault's dwellers. This worker-placement game for 2-4 players is all about strategic resource management, building, and decision-making to create the best possible future for those under your care.

    More details for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fallout Shelter: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Level 10

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 16 - 32 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Jetpack Joyride

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Super Motherload

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    Super Motherload is a strategic board game set on Mars, where players lead a team of elite Pod pilots working for the Solarus Corporation to mine rare minerals from the planet's crust. This tile-laying, deck-building game combines resource management and strategy with dynamic gameplay inspired by video game mechanics.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Super Motherload
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Darksiders: The Forbidden Land

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

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    Plague Inc: The Board Game offers a compelling blend of strategy, evolution, and competition, inviting 1-5 players to take on the roles of virulent diseases aiming to infect and wipe out humanity. Inspired by the highly successful digital game, this board game adaptation challenges players to spread their disease across the globe, evolve with deadly symptoms, and strategically outmaneuver their opponents to be the ultimate plague.

    More details for Plague Inc.: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Sniper Elite: The Board Game

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Gravity Superstar

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Gravity Superstar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gravity Superstar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into Prison

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 300 - 720 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Combo Fighter

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Combo Fighter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Combo Fighter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Combo Fighter" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Monopoly Arcade: Pac-Man

    All details for the board game Monopoly Arcade: Pac-Man and similar games

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    More details for Monopoly Arcade: Pac-Man
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Billionaire Banshee

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Railways of the World

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    Railways of the World, initially released as Railroad Tycoon, is a grand-scale board game where players build and manage their own railroad empire. This 2009 edition revitalizes the original with several improvements and expanded features.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Railways of the World
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Jungle Speed: Rabbids

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Monopoly Gamer

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Coral

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Monopoly Gamer: Sonic The Hedgehog

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    All details for the board game Minecraft: Builders & Biomes and similar games

    Minecraft: Builders & Biomes brings the iconic digital world of Minecraft into the realm of tabletop gaming, where players engage in a strategic game of resource gathering, building, and monster battling. The game skillfully translates the open-ended creativity and exploration of Minecraft into a structured board game format.

    More details for Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Minecraft: Builders & Biomes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Pac-Man: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Pac-Man: The Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pac-Man: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. World of Tanks Miniatures Game

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Vikings Gone Wild

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    Vikings Gone Wild is a dynamic deck-building and resource management game that challenges players to master both strategy and bluffing. Drawing inspiration from its online real-time strategy game origins, players engage in a thrilling race to build up their Viking villages, amass powerful decks, and launch daring raids on opponents. Victory hinges on cunning attacks and shrewd defenses, making every move a test of nerve and skill.

    More details for Vikings Gone Wild
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Vikings Gone Wild

    • YouTube Review for the game "Vikings Gone Wild" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Anno 1800: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Anno 1800: The Board Game and similar games

    Anno 1800: The Board Game is an immersive game that captures the essence of the popular Ubisoft PC game, Anno 1800. Players are tasked with developing their home island by building a robust industry, engaging in trade, and meeting the evolving needs of their population. The game emphasizes strategic planning and resource management, set against the backdrop of the 19th-century industrial revolution.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Anno 1800: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Boss Monster 2: The Next Level

    All details for the board game Boss Monster 2: The Next Level and similar games

    Boss Monster 2: The Next Level enhances the innovative dungeon-building card game where players take on the role of the boss at the end of a retro video game dungeon, aiming to lure and defeat heroic adventurers. This sequel expands the original with 160 new cards, introducing Dark and Hybrid Heroes to challenge your dungeon, Epic Spells for devastating effects, and "cycling" rooms for dynamic gameplay. Whether played as a standalone or combined with the original Boss Monster for even more variety, this game ups the ante with more bosses, unique cards, and strategic depth.

    More details for Boss Monster 2: The Next Level
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. This War of Mine: The Board Game

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    This War Of Mine: The Board Game is a profound tabletop adaptation of the acclaimed video game, capturing the harrowing experiences of civilians in a war-torn city. It's a game that delves deep into the survival narrative, emphasizing the human aspect of war and the tough decisions that come with it.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for This War of Mine: The Board Game
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

    All details for the board game The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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