The best games set in the American Wild West 🤠 2024

Looking for a really good game set in the American Wild West 🤠? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games set in the American Wild West 2024.

What are games set in the American Wild West?

Western games often have themes or storylines set in the western United States in the latter half of the 19th century. Some of the themes and imagery found in the most popular American Wild West games include cowboys, sheriffs, outlaws, prospecting, colonization, and railroads.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on the Wild West.

Other historical games

Most games set during the Wild West are also considered a wargame - but need not necessarily be the case.

In addition to Wild West 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 set in the American Wild West 2024 🤠

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 797 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Seas of Strife

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Flick 'em Up!

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    Flick 'em Up! transports players to the wild, unpredictable setting of the Western frontier, where they can choose to be either outlaws causing mayhem or the lawmen trying to uphold peace. This disc-flicking game is all about skill, strategy, and a touch of Wild West bravado, offering a blend of physical dexterity and tactical play.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Flick 'em Up!
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Flick 'em Up!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flick 'em Up!" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Colt Express

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    Colt Express is a fast-paced, action-packed board game set in the Wild West, where players take on the roles of bandits attempting to rob a moving train.

    Nominated for 18 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Colt Express
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Colt Super Express

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. GOLD

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Dice Town

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    Dice Town is a lively game where players step into the wild west with five poker dice and eight dollars in hand. Each turn, you'll assemble a poker hand from your dice rolls, vying for control of various key locations in Dice Town, each offering unique actions.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dice Town
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. BANG! The Bullet!

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    BANG! The Bullet! is the deluxe edition of the popular Wild West-themed card game BANG! and its expansions. Presented in a distinctive bullet-shaped 'box', this edition combines the base game and several expansions, offering an enriched and comprehensive BANG! experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for BANG! The Bullet!
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Great Western Trail

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    Great Western Trail is a strategic board game set in 19th-century America, where players take on the roles of ranchers herding cattle from Texas to Kansas City.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Great Western Trail: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail: Second Edition and similar games

    Great Western Trail: Second Edition is an enhanced version of the critically acclaimed strategy game set in 19th century America. Players take on the role of ranchers, herding cattle from Texas to Kansas City, navigating a series of strategic decisions along the Great Western Trail.

    More details for Great Western Trail: Second Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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