The best games in which you explore space 🚀 2023

Looking for a really good space exploration game 🚀? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best space exploration games 2023.

What are space exploration games?

Space exploration games often have themes and storylines related to travel and adventure in space. Players often have to search for and collect resources and areas as the goal of the game.

Many of the popular space exploration games are also categorized under science fiction.

List of the best games in which you explore space 2023 🚀

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 903 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review for the game "Space Base" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Spaceship Unity

    All details for the board game Spaceship Unity and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Tiny Epic Galaxies

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Galaxies and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Galaxies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Star Wars: Outer Rim

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Outer Rim and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Cosmic Encounter

    All details for the board game Cosmic Encounter and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cosmic Encounter
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 200 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!116€ atAmazon.de
  10. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  12. Race for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Race for the Galaxy and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  13. Beyond the Sun

    All details for the board game Beyond the Sun and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Space Park

    All details for the board game Space Park and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!49€ atAmazon.de
  17. Alien Frontiers

    All details for the board game Alien Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Alien Frontiers
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Wild Space

    All details for the board game Wild Space and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  19. Pyramid Arcade

    All details for the board game Pyramid Arcade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pyramid Arcade
    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 5 - 180 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pyramid Arcade

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pyramid Arcade" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Jump Drive

    All details for the board game Jump Drive and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Jump Drive
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. First Rat

    All details for the board game First Rat and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF!

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    All details for the board game Xia: Legends of a Drift System and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    • YouTube Review for the game "Xia: Legends of a Drift System" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Cosmic Factory

    All details for the board game Cosmic Factory and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies

    All details for the board game Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Star Clicker

    All details for the board game Star Clicker and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Catan: Starfarers

    All details for the board game Catan: Starfarers and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  30. Space Alert

    All details for the board game Space Alert and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Space Alert
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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