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 December 6, 2021. We compared 207 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  4. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Rise of Augustus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rise of Augustus" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  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
    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Gorus Maximus

    All details for the board game Gorus Maximus and similar games
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Imperial Settlers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imperial Settlers" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Roma

    All details for the board game Roma and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Roma
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Roma

    • YouTube Review for the game "Roma" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. 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
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  15. Romans Go Home!

    All details for the board game Romans Go Home! and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Mare Nostrum: Empires

    All details for the board game Mare Nostrum: Empires and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Senators

    All details for the board game Senators and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Senators
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 40 - 200 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Trajan

    All details for the board game Trajan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trajan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Trajan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trajan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans

    All details for the board game Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. PAX

    All details for the board game PAX and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Ben Hur

    All details for the board game Ben Hur and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Chariots of Rome

    All details for the board game Chariots of Rome and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Chariot Race

    All details for the board game Chariot Race and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chariot Race

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chariot Race" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Antike

    All details for the board game Antike and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Antike
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage

    All details for the board game ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Porta Nigra

    All details for the board game Porta Nigra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Porta Nigra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Porta Nigra" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. Antike Duellum

    All details for the board game Antike Duellum and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Antike Duellum
    • 2 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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