The best games set on the continent of Africa 🌍 2024

Looking for a really good game set on the continent of Africa🌍? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best Africa games 2024.

What are Africa Games🌍?

In this Africa Games List you will find games, expansions, promos, etc. where the African continent (not just a country) is represented thematically or playfully.

There are many games that deal with Africa or are set in Africa - but are difficult or impossible to assign to a specific country, so "country" families do not help to collect these games.

So this game category only contains games that deal specifically with the continent of Africa - i.e. no games that have a world map.

For more info, see Wikipedia entry for Africa.

Examples of games set on the continent of Africa:

A good example of an Africa (continents) game is 10 Days in Africa.

List of the best games 2024 set on the continent of Africa:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 120 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Kariba

    All details for the board game Kariba and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Wildlife Safari

    All details for the board game Wildlife Safari and similar games

    Wildlife Safari, originally introduced as Flinke Pinke and later reissued under various names such as Quandary, Loco!, and Botswana, is a deceptively simple yet strategically rich card game designed by the renowned Reiner Knizia. This game, through its various iterations, has maintained its core gameplay while adopting different themes and presentation styles to appeal to a wide audience.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wildlife Safari
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Imhotep

    All details for the board game Imhotep and similar games

    Imhotep invites players into the ancient world of Egypt, where they compete as builders trying to leave their mark on history by constructing notable monuments.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Imhotep
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Savannah Park

    All details for the board game Savannah Park and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Habitats

    All details for the board game Habitats and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Habitats

    • YouTube Review for the game "Habitats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Jambo

    All details for the board game Jambo and similar games

    Jambo is a strategic card game that immerses players in the role of traders in Central Africa, competing to become the most successful merchant through savvy buying and selling. Set before colonization, the game captures the essence of traditional trading practices and market competition, with players aiming to earn wealth by dealing in various goods.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Imhotep: The Duel

    All details for the board game Imhotep: The Duel and similar games

    Imhotep: The Duel transports players back to the rich historical setting of ancient Egypt, where they engage in a strategic contest as two of Egypt’s most renowned figures, Nefertiti and Akhenaten. This two-player game is a standalone sequel to the acclaimed board game Imhotep, known for its deep strategy and engaging gameplay. Imhotep: The Duel focuses on the competitive dynamics between two players, offering a nuanced and tightly contested battle of wits and strategy.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imhotep: The Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Imhotep: The Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 10 Days in Africa

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Africa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Carcassonne: Safari

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Safari and similar games

    Carcassonne: Safari ventures into the wild landscapes of the African savannah, offering a standalone experience within the "Carcassonne Around the World" series. This edition invites players on a safari adventure, where the goal is to spot as many animals as possible. Animals can be found hiding in the bush, roaming the savannah, or gathering near watering holes. The game maintains the essence of Carcassonne's tile-placement and meeple-deployment mechanics, while introducing new elements tailored to the safari theme.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Carcassonne: Safari
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Safari

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Safari" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Bumúntú

    All details for the board game Bumúntú and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Santiago

    All details for the board game Santiago and similar games

    Santiago is a strategic board game centered around the cultivation and irrigation of fields. Players engage in auctioning plantation tiles, each representing different types of crops. The game involves careful planning and negotiation, as players vie to effectively water their plantations and maximize their yields.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Santiago
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Atiwa

    All details for the board game Atiwa and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Asante

    All details for the board game Asante and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Africana

    All details for the board game Africana and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Savannah Tails

    All details for the board game Savannah Tails and similar games

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Tembo

    All details for the board game Tembo and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Anansi

    All details for the board game Anansi and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 25 - 35 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Serengeti

    All details for the board game Serengeti and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. My First Adventure: Journey to Ochre Land

    All details for the board game My First Adventure: Journey to Ochre Land and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Kalah

    All details for the board game Kalah and similar games

    Kalah, commonly known as a version of Mancala, is a classic strategy board game, part of a broader family of Mancala games. Invented in 1940 by William Champion Jr., Kalah gained popularity after Champion started selling it in 1944 and later patented its rules in the 1950s.

    More details for Kalah
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Mombasa

    All details for the board game Mombasa and similar games

    Mombasa is a deep and strategic Euro-style board game set in 18th century Africa, revolving around economic expansion and investment in trading companies. Players work to spread their influence across the continent by investing in companies based in key African cities and engaging in various trade activities.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    More details for Mombasa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  22. African Park

    All details for the board game African Park and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Kitara

    All details for the board game Kitara and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Kitara
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Vom Kap bis Kairo

    All details for the board game Vom Kap bis Kairo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Livingstone

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Livingstone
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Okavango

    All details for the board game Okavango and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Senet

    All details for the board game Senet and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Wild: Serengeti

    All details for the board game Wild: Serengeti and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Angola

    All details for the board game Angola and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Angola
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 480 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Oware

    All details for the board game Oware and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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