The best games where the map is gradually reduced in size 🗺 2022

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 2022.

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 2022 🗺

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 28 board games for this list and selected the top 22. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hey, That's My Fish!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Forbidden Desert

    All details for the board game Forbidden Desert and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Forbidden Desert
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Desert

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Desert" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. 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!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!17€ atAmazon.de
  6. TZAAR

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for TZAAR
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Jaws

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jaws
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Ninja Camp

    All details for the board game Ninja Camp and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Escape from Atlantis

    All details for the board game Escape from Atlantis and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. DVONN

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for DVONN
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Costa Rica

    All details for the board game Costa Rica and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  14. ZÈRTZ

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for ZÈRTZ
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Survive: Space Attack!

    All details for the board game Survive: Space Attack! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature

    All details for the board game Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. LYNGK

    All details for the board game LYNGK and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for LYNGK
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  18. The King Is Dead

    All details for the board game The King Is Dead and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Save Doctor Lucky

    All details for the board game Save Doctor Lucky and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. König von Siam

    All details for the board game König von Siam and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Isolation

    All details for the board game Isolation and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Vineta

    All details for the board game Vineta and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    🔥 Deal: 27% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Vineta
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!36€ atAmazon.de

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