The best games set on the whole world 🌍 2024

Looking for a really good game that plays all over the world 🌍? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best world games 2024.

What are world games?

In this list you will find games, expansions and promos in which the world (all continents) is thematically or playfully represented. The world is the Earth and all life on it, including human civilization.

Examples of games set around the world

A good example of a The World (Region) game is Risk or most of the games in the Pandemic series.

List of the best games 2024 that play around the world 🌍

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 58 board games for this list and selected the top 29. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 offers an extraordinary gaming experience as a cooperative campaign game, immersing players in an overarching story-arc that unfolds over 12-24 gripping sessions. The duration depends on your group's performance and the fate of the world. Here's an overview of this thrilling journey:

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Pandemic is a highly acclaimed cooperative board game where players take on the roles of disease-fighting specialists. Their mission is to contain and cure four deadly diseases that have broken out across the globe. The game is set on a board depicting major world population centers and requires players to strategize and work together to manage the outbreaks and develop cures before the diseases spiral out of control.

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Endeavor: Age of Sail

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

    Endeavor: Age of Sail invites players to navigate the high seas and earn glory for their empires. Set during the age of exploration, players sail from Europe and the Mediterranean, establishing shipping routes and occupying cities across the globe, all while building their industrial, cultural, financial, and influential power.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Endeavor: Age of Sail
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Endeavor: Age of Sail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Endeavor: Age of Sail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games

    Pan Am is an engaging board game that immerses players in the era of pioneering air travel, where they compete to build and expand their own airline empires. The game cleverly integrates strategy, bidding, and economic elements, allowing players to navigate through the historical landscape of the aviation industry.

    More details for Pan Am
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Twilight Struggle

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    Twilight Struggle offers an immersive journey through a pivotal period in history, where the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. This two-player game takes place during the forty-five year rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States. Instead of traditional warfare, players engage in a dance of intrigue, prestige, and the occasional outbreak of hostilities. As the superpowers strive to make the world safe for their ideologies, you'll navigate a complex web of politics, espionage, and strategy. The game begins in the aftermath of World War II, with both superpowers scrambling for control, and concludes in 1989, leaving only one superpower standing.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  6. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Plague Inc.: The Board Game and similar games

    Plague Inc: The Board Game offers a compelling blend of strategy, evolution, and competition, inviting 1-5 players to take on the roles of virulent diseases aiming to infect and wipe out humanity. Inspired by the highly successful digital game, this board game adaptation challenges players to spread their disease across the globe, evolve with deadly symptoms, and strategically outmaneuver their opponents to be the ultimate plague.

    More details for Plague Inc.: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Risk Legacy

    All details for the board game Risk Legacy and similar games

    Risk Legacy is a revolutionary approach to the classic board game Risk, introducing the concept of a "campaigning" board game. What sets Risk Legacy apart is its evolving nature; the game changes over time, influenced by the outcomes of each session and the decisions made by players. This version of Risk creates a unique and persistent world that is shaped by the players' actions, resulting in a customized gaming experience.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk Legacy
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Risk Legacy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Quartermaster General

    All details for the board game Quartermaster General and similar games

    Quartermaster General is a dynamic board game that immerses players in the strategic military operations of the Second World War. Representing major powers from the Axis and Allied teams, players must effectively manage their forces through careful use of cards and maintain supply lines to sustain their military efforts. The objective is to maximize victory points, either by controlling key supply spaces or by successfully executing strategic card-driven maneuvers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Quartermaster General
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Cthulhu Wars

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    Cthulhu Wars is a grand strategy board game inspired by the Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. This game is notable for its physical scale, featuring an array of detailed figurines representing cultists, monsters, aliens, and the Great Old Ones themselves, varying in size from about 20 mm to a towering 180 mm. Players assume the roles of different factions, each unique in its set of monsters, spell books, and special abilities.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cthulhu Wars
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Cthulhu Wars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cthulhu Wars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Thunderbirds

    All details for the board game Thunderbirds and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Thunderbirds

    • YouTube Review for the game "Thunderbirds" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Endeavor is a strategic board game set during the age of exploration and expansion, where players represent growing empires vying for global dominance through various means such as exploration, colonization, and war.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Endeavor
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Around the World in 80 Days

    All details for the board game Around the World in 80 Days and similar games

    Around the World in 80 Days transports players into the adventurous spirit of Phileas Fogg's epic journey, as immortalized in Jules Verne's classic novel. This board game, adorned with Victorian-era decorations, challenges players to circumnavigate the globe faster than their rivals, using strategy, planning, and a bit of luck to outmaneuver one another and claim victory in this race against time.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Around the World in 80 Days
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review for the game "Around the World in 80 Days" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Alhambra: The Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition

    All details for the board game Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition and similar games

    Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition marks a significant milestone in the history of the Axis & Allies series, celebrating fifty years of Avalon Hill with a grand edition of the game. This edition introduces Italy as the third Axis power, adding a new layer of strategy and complexity to the WWII simulation. The addition of cruisers expands the naval combat options, and the game boasts the largest board in the series, offering an expansive 24x46 inch battlefield for players to strategize over.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Risk 2210 A.D.

    All details for the board game Risk 2210 A.D. and similar games

    Risk 2210 A.D. offers a thrilling twist on the classic game of Risk by transporting players into a futuristic battleground. In this not-so-distant future, the world is gripped by conflict waged not by human armies, but by formidable war machines known as MODs, led by commanders with unique powers. Command cards add a strategic layer, and the war expands beyond continents to include seas and even the moon.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk 2210 A.D.
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Quartermaster General: The Cold War

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General: The Cold War

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Axis & Allies

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    Axis & Allies is a classic grand strategy board game set during World War II. It's a part of Milton Bradley's Gamemaster series and is known for its depth and complexity, simulating the global scale of the war.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Axis & Allies
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. LEADERS: The Combined Strategy Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Risk: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. futuRisiKo!

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Global Pursuit

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Risk

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    Risk is a classic board game known for its global war theme and mass appeal. It offers a blend of strategy, luck, and diplomacy, making it one of the most popular war games in the world.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    More details for Risk
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Fatal Alliances: The Great War 1914-1918

    All details for the board game Fatal Alliances: The Great War 1914-1918 and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 1200 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  25. Absolute Victory: World Conflict 1939-1945

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 1200 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. The World at War

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War

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    • 4 - 7 Players
    • 300 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  28. RisiKo! Junior

    All details for the board game RisiKo! Junior and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old

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