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 February 27, 2021. We compared 327 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 12 awards and won 6.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  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. 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
    😕 Questionable price139€ atAmazon.de

    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
  5. 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: easy
    😕 Questionable price65€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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
    😕 Questionable price29€ 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
  7. 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!40€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  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
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  10. 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
  11. 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
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
  13. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"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. Eclipse

    All details for the board game Eclipse and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Eclipse
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!120€ atAmazon.de
  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 Park

    All details for the board game Space Park and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. 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
    😕 Questionable price42€ atAmazon.de
  20. Catan: Starfarers

    All details for the board game Catan: Starfarers and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  22. 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
  23. Pulsar 2849

    All details for the board game Pulsar 2849 and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pulsar 2849
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price45€ atAmazon.de
  24. New Frontiers

    All details for the board game New Frontiers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for New Frontiers
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Star Trek: Ascendancy

    All details for the board game Star Trek: Ascendancy and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!119€ atAmazon.de
  26. Cosmic Run: Regeneration

    All details for the board game Cosmic Run: Regeneration and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. SpaceCorp

    All details for the board game SpaceCorp and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 240 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. 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
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  29. 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
  30. 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

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