The best games set in Napoleon's time 🎠 2024

Looking for a really good game set in Napoleon's time 🎠? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games that play at the time of Napoleon 2024.

What are games set in Napoleon's time?

Napoleonic games have storylines set during the French Revolution (1789-1799) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815).

Other historical games

Most games set during the time of the French Revolution and Napoleon are also considered wargame - but not necessarily the case.

In addition to Napoleon games and games set during the French Revolt, we have created a general list of games based on historical events - and further divided them below into several, more detailed historical categories.

List of the best games set in Napoleon's time 2024 🎠

This list was last updated on February 25, 2024. We compared 1743 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Iberia

    All details for the board game Iberia and similar games

    Pandemic: Iberia is a historical variant of the popular Pandemic series, set in the Iberian Peninsula during the year 1848. This version of the game introduces unique roles and challenges as players work together to combat historical diseases like malaria, typhus, yellow fever, and cholera.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Iberia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Iberia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Iberia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and similar games

    Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures is a captivating standalone expansion to the renowned detective game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. This expansion brings updated graphics and adds ten new cases set in Victorian-era London for players to solve. It includes essential detective tools such as a "London Directory," a map of London, and newspaper archives to aid in the investigation.

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Whitehall Mystery

    All details for the board game Whitehall Mystery and similar games

    Whitehall Mystery is a thrilling board game that transports players to London in October 1888, a time marked by a gruesome discovery near the future site of Scotland Yard. This game unfolds against the backdrop of a macabre treasure hunt by an unknown murderer, scattering the remains of a victim across Whitehall.

    More details for Whitehall Mystery
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game and a sequel to the 2007 game Brass. It immerses players in the world of industrial revolution entrepreneurs in Birmingham between 1770-1870.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Furnace

    All details for the board game Furnace and similar games

    Furnace is a strategic engine-building Eurogame set in the 19th century. Players act as capitalists aiming to develop their industrial corporations and maximize profits through effective resource management and company acquisitions.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Furnace
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and similar games

    Embark on a captivating journey through Victorian London alongside the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases. This immersive and challenging game allows you to step into the shoes of a detective, matching wits with Holmes himself.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games

    Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a creative and strategic tile-laying game where players construct an opulent castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This game combines architectural planning with economic strategy.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    More details for Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

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

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    All details for the board game Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig and similar games

    Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a distinctive tile-drafting game where players take on the role of master builders, collaboratively designing grand castles for the whimsical and demanding King Ludwig. This game is a unique collaboration between Stonemaier Games and Bezier Games, blending elements of creativity, strategy, and cooperation.

    More details for Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. World's Fair 1893

    All details for the board game World's Fair 1893 and similar games

    World's Fair 1893 is a board game where players become organizers of the iconic Chicago World's Fair, aiming to boost their influence and secure notable exhibits to win the best reputation by the fair's start.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for World's Fair 1893
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 35 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Mr. Jack Pocket

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    Mr. Jack Pocket is a compact and strategic card game adaptation of the well-regarded board game Mr. Jack. Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, this game transforms the original board game's concept into a more portable format. It involves deduction and strategy, set against the backdrop of a Victorian-era mystery. The game cleverly uses a grid of street cards, with characters like Holmes, Watson, and a dog maneuvering around to catch the elusive Mr. Jack.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mr. Jack Pocket
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Thurn and Taxis

    All details for the board game Thurn and Taxis and similar games

    In the strategic world of Thurn & Taxis, players immerse themselves in the bustling realm of Bavaria and its surrounding regions, embarking on a quest to construct post office routes. The game unfolds on a dynamic board depicting a map of cities, with interconnecting roads weaving through various colored regions. Players strategically build postal routes from city to city, navigating the intricate network of roads and collecting bonus points through clever decisions.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Thurn and Taxis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

    All details for the board game Manoeuvre: Distant Lands and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Letters from Whitechapel

    All details for the board game Letters from Whitechapel and similar games

    Letters from Whitechapel is a thrilling and suspense-filled board game that transports players to the grim streets of London's Whitechapel district in 1888, the setting of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The game pits one player, taking on the role of Jack the Ripper, against others who play as police detectives. Their goal is to catch Jack before he claims his fifth victim.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Letters from Whitechapel
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Letters from Whitechapel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Letters from Whitechapel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Nanty Narking

    All details for the board game Nanty Narking and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Brass: Lancashire

    All details for the board game Brass: Lancashire and similar games

    Brass: Lancashire is a compelling economic strategy game set during the industrial revolution in Lancashire. The game chronicles the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs and requires players to develop, build, and expand their industries and networks to capitalize on the growing demand for iron, coal, and cotton.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. The Bloody Inn

    All details for the board game The Bloody Inn and similar games

    The Bloody Inn transports players to 1831 France, in the small village of Peyrebeille, where a family of devious farmers runs an inn with a dark secret. This card game involves strategy, cunning, and a dash of morbid humor as players aim to become wealthy by unsavory means.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Bloody Inn
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Bloody Inn

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Bloody Inn" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. The Games of War: A Treasury of Rules for Battles with Toy Soldiers, Ships and Planes

    All details for the board game The Games of War:  A Treasury of Rules for Battles with Toy Soldiers, Ships and Planes and similar games
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Dead Man's Hand

    All details for the board game Dead Man's Hand and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Marrying Mr. Darcy

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Anno 1800: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Anno 1800: The Board Game and similar games

    Anno 1800: The Board Game is an immersive game that captures the essence of the popular Ubisoft PC game, Anno 1800. Players are tasked with developing their home island by building a robust industry, engaging in trade, and meeting the evolving needs of their population. The game emphasizes strategic planning and resource management, set against the backdrop of the 19th-century industrial revolution.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Anno 1800: The Board Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Votes for Women

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Votes for Women
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Hallertau

    All details for the board game Hallertau and similar games

    Hallertau is set in the lush Hallertau region of Bavaria, Germany, around 1850, a pivotal time in its history as the largest hop-producing area in the world. Players take on the roles of village chiefs, striving to advance their village's prosperity and standing through agriculture and sheep breeding.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hallertau
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 140 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Song of Drums and Shakos

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Song of Drums and Shakos
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  25. Victoria Cross II: Battle of Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift

    All details for the board game Victoria Cross II: Battle of Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Wabash Cannonball

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    Wabash Cannonball, also known as Chicago Express, is a strategic business board game that delves into the development of railroads in the United States. As part of Winsome Games' Historic Railroads System, it offers players a chance to invest in and expand the rail network, focusing on strategic growth and financial acumen.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Wabash Cannonball
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Danube 20

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Prussia 20

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. The Men Who Would Be Kings: Colonial Wargaming Rules

    All details for the board game The Men Who Would Be Kings: Colonial Wargaming Rules and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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