The Best Games from GMT Games 🇺🇸🏢 2024

In this 2024 top list we have selected for you the best dice, card & board games from the game publisher "GMT Games" 🇺🇸🏢.

History of GMT Games

The board game company "GMT Games" was founded by Gene Billingsley, Mike Crane and Terry Shrum in 1990. The name of GMT is composed of the initials of the first names of the founders. The current company headquarters is in Hanford, California, USA 🇺🇸. The focus is on strategy games, wargames and eurogames.

Famous GMT Games games include Twilight Struggle, Dominant Species oder Commands & Colors: Ancients.

Precursor to crowdfunding

In the 1990s, GMT pioneered a pre-order system called "Project 500" or "P500," which the Washington Post called "Kickstarter before Kickstarter". Customers would pre-order a title and production would not begin until a certain minimum number of orders were reached. This system was also adopted by other wargame publishers. GMT was successful in the 1990s when other wargame publishers failed, attributed in part to their innovative P500 system.

How good are games from "GMT Games" game publisher?

There are 25 games from GMT Games included in our Top1000-Games-List, making GMT Games the #9 best games publisher out of a total of 284 games publishers in our database.

Further Information about the Game Publisher GMT Games

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List with the best Games by GMT Games 2024 🇺🇸🏢

Below is the always up-to-date list of the best board games from GMT Games that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 327 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Battle Line

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    Battle Line is a strategic card game that pits two opponents against each other with the aim of capturing flags by creating powerful formations.

    More details for Battle Line
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

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    Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan is a strategic war game for two players, allowing them to relive the pivotal battle of Sekigahara in 1600, which unified Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate for over 250 years. Players take on the roles of either Ishida Mitsunari, defending the rightful heir, or Tokugawa Ieyasu, the most powerful daimyo, as they gather armies from their allies, all the while questioning their loyalty. With no use of dice, the game emphasizes strategy and loyalty through card mechanics, where cards are essential for motivating armies to fight. Loyalty is a fluctuating resource, represented by hand size, and battles involve deploying hidden units based on loyalty, with the potential for defections. The game aims to provide a historically accurate experience within a concise and intuitive set of rules, focusing on strategic deployment and the significance of loyalty without relying on luck to determine outcomes.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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    Commands & Colors: Ancients is a historical wargame that spans a vast period from the Dawn of Military History to the onset of the Dark Ages. This game, part of the acclaimed Commands & Colors system, offers players a unique opportunity to reenact famous battles with a focus on historical accuracy and strategic depth, all while maintaining streamlined gameplay.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

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    Commands & Colors: Napoleonics transports players to the tumultuous battlefield of the Napoleonic era, offering a unique blend of historical accuracy and strategic gameplay. This game pits the French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, against the forces of the British Empire, capturing the intense rivalry and the grandeur of Napoleonic warfare.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Twilight Struggle

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    Twilight Struggle offers an immersive journey through a pivotal period in history, where the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. This two-player game takes place during the forty-five year rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States. Instead of traditional warfare, players engage in a dance of intrigue, prestige, and the occasional outbreak of hostilities. As the superpowers strive to make the world safe for their ideologies, you'll navigate a complex web of politics, espionage, and strategy. The game begins in the aftermath of World War II, with both superpowers scrambling for control, and concludes in 1989, leaving only one superpower standing.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  6. Formula Motor Racing

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Thunder Alley

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    Thunder Alley offers a deep and dynamic stock car racing experience for 2–7 players that captures the excitement and strategy of the racetrack with the flexibility of a card-driven simulation. This game stands out by requiring players to manage not just a single car, but a team of 3–6 cars, emphasizing both individual success and team strategy. The mechanics of drafting, teamwork, handling accidents, navigating through yellow flags, and pit strategy are all intricately woven into the gameplay, providing a rich and varied racing experience.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Thunder Alley
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Ivanhoe

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. 1960: The Making of the President

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    1960: The Making of the President is a captivating and strategic two-player board game that immerses players in the historical and intense presidential election of 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for 1960: The Making of the President
    • 2 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. The Hunted: Twilight of the U-Boats, 1943-45

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. SpaceCorp: 2025-2300AD

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 240 - 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Commands & Colors: Samurai Battles

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Wild Blue Yonder

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Talon

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Paths of Glory

    All details for the board game Paths of Glory and similar games

    Paths of Glory: The First World War is a highly acclaimed wargame designed by Ted Raicer, a six-time Charles S. Roberts awards winner. Published by GMT Games, this game offers players a chance to experience the strategic and military challenges of World War I. It encapsulates the grand struggle from 1914 to 1918, covering battles across the Western Front, the icy plains of Poland, the Balkans, and the deserts of Arabia.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Paths of Glory
    • 2 Players
    • 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Paths of Glory

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paths of Glory" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Paths of Glory" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. 1989: Dawn of Freedom

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    • 2 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939

    All details for the board game Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 720 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Apocalypse Road

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Space Empires 4X

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    Space Empires 4X is a grand strategy board game set in the vastness of space, where players assume the leadership of their own spacefaring empire. They will explore the galaxy, expand their territory, exploit resources, and exterminate rivals in a quest for dominance. The game emphasizes strategic planning, resource management, and tactical combat, offering a deep and engaging experience that mirrors the complexities of running an interstellar empire.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Space Empires 4X
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Churchill

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    Churchill places you in the shoes of one of the three iconic leaders during World War II - Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin - engaging in a strategic battle of wits and diplomacy rather than military might. This unique game focuses on the pivotal conferences that shaped the Allied strategy and post-war landscape, challenging players to negotiate, manipulate, and sometimes cooperate to advance their agendas.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Churchill
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 300 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Conquest of Paradise

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Men of Iron Battles Tri-Pack: Men of Iron, Infidel, Blood & Roses

    All details for the board game Men of Iron Battles Tri-Pack: Men of Iron, Infidel, Blood & Roses and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Dominant Species

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    Dominant Species takes you back to 90,000 B.C., a time when the world faced an impending ice age. In this strategic board game, players immerse themselves in an epic struggle for dominance among various animal species. The game unfolds in the shadows of environmental changes, offering a challenging and immersive experience where adaptation is key.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Dominant Species
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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