The best games set in the Renaissance 2022

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 2022.

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 2022:

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 249 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Splendor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    All details for the board game Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. El Grande Big Box

    All details for the board game El Grande Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de
  7. Endeavor: Age of Sail

    All details for the board game Endeavor: Age of Sail and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Endeavor: Age of Sail
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Endeavor: Age of Sail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Endeavor: Age of Sail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Century: A New World

    All details for the board game Century: A New World and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. King Up!

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Crypt

    All details for the board game Crypt and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 35 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Crypt

    • YouTube Review for the game "Crypt" by R2i games
      Video is in English
  11. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Medici

    All details for the board game Medici and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. The Castles of Tuscany

    All details for the board game The Castles of Tuscany and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary

    All details for the board game Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary

    • YouTube Review for the game "Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Medici: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Medici: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Medici: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Medici: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Lorenzo il Magnifico

    All details for the board game Lorenzo il Magnifico and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Lorenzo il Magnifico

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lorenzo il Magnifico" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Fresco

    All details for the board game Fresco and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 2.

    More details for Fresco
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Council of Verona

    All details for the board game Council of Verona and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Notre Dame

    All details for the board game Notre Dame and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Notre Dame
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. Dogs of War

    All details for the board game Dogs of War and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Keyflower

    All details for the board game Keyflower and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    🔥 Deal: 5% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Keyflower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de
  25. Spirit Island

    All details for the board game Spirit Island and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 1.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!49€ atAmazon.de
  26. Alhambra: Big Box Special Edition

    All details for the board game Alhambra: Big Box Special Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Fresco: Big Box

    All details for the board game Fresco: Big Box and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Turin Market

    All details for the board game Turin Market and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Endeavor
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Firenze

    All details for the board game Firenze and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Firenze

    • YouTube Review for the game "Firenze" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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