The best games set in ancient Rome 2021

Looking for a good game set in ancient Rome? We have created a list of the best games 2021 set in Roman antiquity.

What are games set in Roman antiquity?

In this list you will find games, expansions, promos, etc. that thematically or playfully represent ancient Rome. So, these are games that are related to the glorious Roman Empire and the ancient Roman culture.

For board games set in the city of Rome (regardless of era), we have created a separate list: games set in Rome (Latium, Italy).

By the way, in German "Rome (antiquity)" means "Rom (Antike)".

Examples of games set in ancient Rome:

A good example of a game set in ancient Rome is, for example, Concordia.

List of the best games 2021 set in ancient Rome:

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 198 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Concordia

    All details for the board game Concordia and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime100 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. The Downfall of Pompeii

    All details for the board game The Downfall of Pompeii and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Downfall of Pompeii
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  3. Commands & Colors: Ancients

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Ancients and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Pandemic: Fall of Rome

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Fall of Rome and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pandemic: Fall of Rome
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Ave Caesar

    All details for the board game Ave Caesar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ave Caesar
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Rise of Augustus

    All details for the board game Rise of Augustus and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Rise of Augustus
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rise of Augustus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Carpe Diem

    All details for the board game Carpe Diem and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Carpe Diem
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  8. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

    All details for the board game Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Gorus Maximus

    All details for the board game Gorus Maximus and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Imperial Settlers

    All details for the board game Imperial Settlers and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Imperial Settlers
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial Settlers" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Arena: Roma II

    All details for the board game Arena: Roma II and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Arena: Roma II
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  12. Caesar's War: The Conquest of Gaul, 58-52 BC

    All details for the board game Caesar's War: The Conquest of Gaul, 58-52 BC and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Roma

    All details for the board game Roma and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Roma
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Roma

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Roma" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Roma" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Limes

    All details for the board game Limes and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Limes
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Mare Nostrum: Empires

    All details for the board game Mare Nostrum: Empires and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Romans Go Home!

    All details for the board game Romans Go Home! and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD

    All details for the board game Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage

    All details for the board game Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime40 - 200 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Senators

    All details for the board game Senators and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Trajan

    All details for the board game Trajan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trajan
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Trajan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trajan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trajan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Via Appia

    All details for the board game Via Appia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Via Appia
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Chariots of Rome

    All details for the board game Chariots of Rome and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Quo Vadis?

    All details for the board game Quo Vadis? and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Ben Hur

    All details for the board game Ben Hur and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Antike

    All details for the board game Antike and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Antike
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage

    All details for the board game ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Porta Nigra

    All details for the board game Porta Nigra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Porta Nigra

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Porta Nigra" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Porta Nigra" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  28. Aqua Romana

    All details for the board game Aqua Romana and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Aqua Romana
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Antike Duellum

    All details for the board game Antike Duellum and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Antike Duellum
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Hannibal & Hamilcar

    All details for the board game Hannibal & Hamilcar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hannibal & Hamilcar
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime40 - 200 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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