The best games in which you explore space 🚀 2021

Looking for a really good space exploration game 🚀? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best space exploration games 2021.

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 2021 🚀

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 239 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 20 awards and won 11.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. Space Base

    All details for the board game Space Base and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Space Base
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Space Base

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Space Base" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!29€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiny Epic Galaxies" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiny Epic Galaxies" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Star Wars: Outer Rim

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Outer Rim and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  7. Cosmic Encounter

    All details for the board game Cosmic Encounter and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cosmic Encounter
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Roll for the Galaxy

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!44€ atAmazon.de
  9. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Cosmic Factory

    All details for the board game Cosmic Factory and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Space Park

    All details for the board game Space Park and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Jump Drive

    All details for the board game Jump Drive and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Jump Drive
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  13. Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    All details for the board game Xia: Legends of a Drift System and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Xia: Legends of a Drift System" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Xia: Legends of a Drift System" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. Pyramid Arcade

    All details for the board game Pyramid Arcade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pyramid Arcade
    • Players1 - 10 Players
    • Playtime5 - 180 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pyramid Arcade

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pyramid Arcade" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pyramid Arcade" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF!

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime240 - 480 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Cosmic Colonies

    All details for the board game Cosmic Colonies and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  19. Ultra-Tiny Epic Galaxies

    All details for the board game Ultra-Tiny Epic Galaxies and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Small Star Empires

    All details for the board game Small Star Empires and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Small Star Empires

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small Star Empires" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small Star Empires" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Eminent Domain

    All details for the board game Eminent Domain and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Eminent Domain
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. Catan: Starfarers

    All details for the board game Catan: Starfarers and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!56€ atAmazon.de
  23. Space Cadets: Dice Duel

    All details for the board game Space Cadets: Dice Duel and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Planetarium

    All details for the board game Planetarium and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Planetarium

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. Gaia Project

    All details for the board game Gaia Project and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  26. Dark Moon

    All details for the board game Dark Moon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dark Moon
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 - 75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Firefly: The Game

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Firefly: The Game
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for New Frontiers
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!56€ atAmazon.de
  29. AstroNuts

    All details for the board game AstroNuts and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Mission: Red Planet

    All details for the board game Mission: Red Planet and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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