The best games where the map is gradually reduced in size 🗺 2021

Looking for a really good game where the map gets smaller and smaller 🗺? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "map reduction" games 2021.

What are map shrinking games?

In the games on this list, as the game progresses, the map shrinks. This creates fewer and fewer options for the players.

Examples of games where the map gets progressively smaller

A good example of a map reduction game are Isola/Isolation, The Island/Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and Jaws.

List with the best downsizing map games 2021 🗺

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 22 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. Hey, That's My Fish!

    All details for the board game Hey, That's My Fish! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hey, That's My Fish!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Forbidden Island

    All details for the board game Forbidden Island and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2011

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

    Video reviews for Forbidden Island

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Island" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Forbidden Island" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. TZAAR

    All details for the board game TZAAR and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 5% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for TZAAR
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  6. That's Life!

    All details for the board game That's Life! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for That's Life!
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  7. Jaws

    All details for the board game Jaws and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jaws
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Ninja Camp

    All details for the board game Ninja Camp and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Escape from Atlantis

    All details for the board game Escape from Atlantis and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. DVONN

    All details for the board game DVONN and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for DVONN
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  11. The Mole in the Hole

    All details for the board game The Mole in the Hole and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for The Mole in the Hole
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. ZÈRTZ

    All details for the board game ZÈRTZ and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for ZÈRTZ
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Costa Rica

    All details for the board game Costa Rica and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  14. Survive: Space Attack!

    All details for the board game Survive: Space Attack! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. The King Is Dead

    All details for the board game The King Is Dead and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Save Doctor Lucky

    All details for the board game Save Doctor Lucky and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Vineta

    All details for the board game Vineta and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Vineta
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Isolation

    All details for the board game Isolation and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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