The best games set in the ancient times 🏛 2021

Looking for a really good game that takes place during the ancient times 🏛? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games that play during the ancient times 2021.

What are games set during the ancient times?

Ancient games often have themes or storylines set in the ancient world, between 3000 BC (the beginning of the Egyptian dynasties) and 476 AD (the fall of the Western Roman Empire). Some of the themes and images that appear in the most popular games of the ancient world concern the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations.

List of the best games set during the ancient times 2021 🏛

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 647 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Battle Line

    All details for the board game Battle Line and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime100 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  8. Dice Forge

    All details for the board game Dice Forge and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dice Forge
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dice Forge

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dice Forge" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dice Forge" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. Ra

    All details for the board game Ra and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Imhotep

    All details for the board game Imhotep and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Imhotep
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!68€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Luxor

    All details for the board game Luxor and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Luxor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de
  15. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Archaeology: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Archaeology: The Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Archaeology: The Card Game
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Concordia Venus

    All details for the board game Concordia Venus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Concordia Venus
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Concordia Venus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia Venus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia Venus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia Venus" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia Venus" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Rise of Augustus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Thebes

    All details for the board game Thebes and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Thebes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  22. Tides of Time

    All details for the board game Tides of Time and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Tides of Time
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  23. Imhotep: The Duel

    All details for the board game Imhotep: The Duel and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Imhotep: The Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imhotep: The Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Raiders of Scythia

    All details for the board game Raiders of Scythia and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Kemet

    All details for the board game Kemet and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Kemet
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!76€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Kemet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kemet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kemet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kemet" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kemet" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  26. Loot N Run

    All details for the board game Loot N Run and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nations: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nations: The Dice Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Cyclades
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cyclades" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cyclades" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Ra: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Ra: The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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