The best games set in the Renaissance 2021

Looking for a really good game set in the Renaissance? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games set in the Renaissance 2021.

What are games set in the Renaissance?

Renaissance games are games that took place between the end of the 14th century (when the Renaissance began in Italy) and around the 16th century. At that time, firearms, for example, were rarely if ever found on the battlefield.

Other historical games

Most games set during the Renaissance are also considered wargame- but not necessarily the case.

In addition to Renaissance 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 Renaissance 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 240 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Splendor

    All details for the board game Splendor and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Splendor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Endeavor: Age of Sail

    All details for the board game Endeavor: Age of Sail and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Endeavor: Age of Sail

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Endeavor: Age of Sail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Endeavor: Age of Sail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. El Grande Big Box

    All details for the board game El Grande Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de
  8. Century: A New World

    All details for the board game Century: A New World and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Crypt

    All details for the board game Crypt and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 35 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Crypt

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Crypt" von "R2i games"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Crypt" von "R2i games"Sprache
  11. King Up!

    All details for the board game King Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for King Up!
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Medici

    All details for the board game Medici and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!99€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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
  14. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary

    All details for the board game Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Bruges

    All details for the board game Bruges and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Bruges
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!98€ atAmazon.de
  17. Lorenzo il Magnifico

    All details for the board game Lorenzo il Magnifico and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Lorenzo il Magnifico

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lorenzo il Magnifico" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Lorenzo il Magnifico" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game

    All details for the board game Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Fresco

    All details for the board game Fresco and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 2.

    More details for Fresco
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  20. Medici: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Medici: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Medici: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Medici: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Medici: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Spirit Island

    All details for the board game Spirit Island and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  22. Keyflower

    All details for the board game Keyflower and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Notre Dame

    All details for the board game Notre Dame and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Notre Dame
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  24. Fresco: Big Box

    All details for the board game Fresco: Big Box and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  25. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Endeavor
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Alhambra: Big Box Special Edition

    All details for the board game Alhambra: Big Box Special Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Coimbra

    All details for the board game Coimbra and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Coimbra
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  28. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

    All details for the board game Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Firenze

    All details for the board game Firenze and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Firenze

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Firenze" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Firenze" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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