The best games set in the Age of Reason 2024

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 2024.

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 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 479 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
  2. Guillotine

    All details for the board game Guillotine and similar games

    Kingdom Builder is a strategic board game where players shape their domains by building settlements, with the ultimate goal of earning the most gold by the end of the game.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Guillotine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 1775: Rebellion

    All details for the board game 1775: Rebellion and similar games

    1775: Rebellion is an award-winning board game that immerses players in the tumultuous times of the American Revolution, part of the Birth of America series. It offers a blend of strategic planning, historical warfare, and alliance management, appealing to both history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for 1775: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Rococo: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game Rococo: Deluxe Edition and similar games

    Rococo: Deluxe Edition transports you to the glamorous Rococo era, where you're tasked with dressing the elite for Louis XV's grand balls. Your goal is to gain prestige and fame through your exceptional tailoring business. Players strategically employ staff to craft exquisite garments, manage resources, and contribute to the ball's decorations, aiming to dazzle at the season's final event.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rococo: Deluxe Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Saint Petersburg

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    Saint Petersburg is a strategic card game that transports players to the early days of the famous Russian city. The game revolves around building the most impressive version of Saint Petersburg by acquiring various cards representing craftsmen, buildings, and aristocrats.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Saint Petersburg
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Sanssouci

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Saint Petersburg (Second Edition) and similar games

    Saint Petersburg (Second Edition) revitalizes the classic game of economic strategy and development set in the historical backdrop of the city's construction under the reign of Czar Peter the Great. This edition not only enhances the gameplay with updated mechanics and components but also introduces a variety of new modules that expand the strategic possibilities and replayability of the game.

    More details for Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review for the game "Saint Petersburg (Second Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Rococo

    All details for the board game Rococo and similar games

    Rococo immerses players in the lavish Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV, where they take on the role of managing a prestigious ball. The game blends elements of deck-building and resource management, requiring players to skilfully navigate the demands of dressmaking and event planning to gain the most prestige.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Rococo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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