The best games set in the Age of Reason 2021

Looking for a really good game from the Age of Enlightenment? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games from the Age of Enlightenment 2021.

What are games from the Age of Enlightenment?

Age of Enlightenment games are set in the early to late 18th century (1716-1789) - 1715 marked the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, and 1789 marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

For games, the Age of Enlightenment began around 1690 - ending with the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic era.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on Enlightenment.

Other historical games

Most games set during the Age of Enlightenment are also considered wargame - but not necessarily the case.

In addition to the Age of Enlightenment games, 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 from the Age of Enlightenment 2021:

This list was last updated on March 4, 2021. We compared 188 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 1775: Rebellion

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Spirit Island

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  3. Saint Petersburg

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Saint Petersburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de
  4. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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  6. Rococo

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Rococo
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Sanssouci

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price90€ atAmazon.de
  8. A Pragmatic War: The War of the Austrian Succession 1741 – 1748

    All details for the board game A Pragmatic War: The War of the Austrian Succession 1741 – 1748 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 - 300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Newton

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Newton
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!41€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Newton

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  10. Leuthen: Frederick's Greatest Victory 5 December, 1757

    All details for the board game Leuthen: Frederick's Greatest Victory 5 December, 1757 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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