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 October 20, 2021. We compared 310 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
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    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
  2. Darksiders: The Forbidden Land

    All details for the board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Jetpack Joyride

    All details for the board game Jetpack Joyride and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  4. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Plague Inc.: The Board Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de

    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
  5. Gravity Superstar

    All details for the board game Gravity Superstar and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gravity Superstar

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

    All details for the board game Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into Prison and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 300 - 720 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Combo Fighter

    All details for the board game Combo Fighter and similar games
    • 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
  9. 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
    • 2 - 20 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. World of Tanks Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game World of Tanks Miniatures Game and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Monopoly Gamer

    All details for the board game Monopoly Gamer and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 34% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Monopoly Gamer
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!63€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
  13. Billionaire Banshee

    All details for the board game Billionaire Banshee and similar games
    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Jungle Speed: Rabbids

    All details for the board game Jungle Speed: Rabbids and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    All details for the board game Minecraft: Builders & Biomes and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Minecraft: Builders & Biomes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Vikings Gone Wild

    All details for the board game Vikings Gone Wild and similar games
    • 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
  18. 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
  19. Boss Monster 2: The Next Level

    All details for the board game Boss Monster 2: The Next Level and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. 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
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Exceed Fighting System

    All details for the board game Exceed Fighting System and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Exceed Fighting System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Exceed Fighting System" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Adrenaline

    All details for the board game Adrenaline and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Adrenaline
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Adrenaline

    • YouTube Review for the game "Adrenaline" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Small World of Warcraft

    All details for the board game Small World of Warcraft and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  24. Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ni no Kuni II: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Bloodborne: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Bloodborne: The Card Game and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de
  26. One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows

    All details for the board game One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Lazer Ryderz

    All details for the board game Lazer Ryderz and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  28. 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
  29. Mega Man Pixel Tactics: Proto Man Red

    All details for the board game Mega Man Pixel Tactics: Proto Man Red and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Exceed: Seventh Cross – Hunters vs. Demons Box

    All details for the board game Exceed: Seventh Cross – Hunters vs. Demons Box and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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