The best games which are campaign or battle card driven 2023

Looking for a really good game with campaign or battle maps? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best campaign/battle map games 2023.

What are Campaign/Battle Card Driven games?

The "Campaign/Battle Card Driven" mechanic is a relatively new development in War Games, where players' actions are focused on the cards they hold in their hands. The basic idea is that a single card is used for a single action. Games that use cards to determine the outcome of battles do not use this mechanic.

Examples of games with campaign or battle cards

A good example of a campaign/battle card game are Gloomhaven or Memoir'44.

List of the best campaign/battle map games 2023

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 1260 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Watergate
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watergate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Memoir '44

    All details for the board game Memoir '44 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoir '44
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Dorfromantik: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Dorfromantik: The Board Game and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  5. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 5.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  6. 1775: Rebellion

    All details for the board game 1775: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Gloomhaven

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    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!141€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gloomhaven" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Commands & Colors: Ancients

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Ancients and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Inis

    All details for the board game Inis and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Inis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Inis

    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Inis" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  12. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Napoleonics and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Maximum Apocalypse

    All details for the board game Maximum Apocalypse and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Risk: Star Wars Edition

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. BattleLore: Second Edition

    All details for the board game BattleLore: Second Edition and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

    All details for the board game Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!105€ atAmazon.de
  17. Castle Panic

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

    All details for the board game Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

    All details for the board game Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  20. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Snow Time

    All details for the board game Snow Time and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Snow Time

    • YouTube Review for the game "Snow Time" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Quartermaster General

    All details for the board game Quartermaster General and similar games
    • 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
  23. Hawken: Real-Time Card Game – Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser

    All details for the board game Hawken: Real-Time Card Game – Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

    All details for the board game Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

    All details for the board game 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Zipang Portable

    All details for the board game Zipang Portable and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Spirit Island

    All details for the board game Spirit Island and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!54€ atAmazon.de
  28. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

    All details for the board game Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. War of the Ring: Second Edition

    All details for the board game War of the Ring: Second Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 150 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for War of the Ring: Second Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "War of the Ring: Second Edition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno

    All details for the board game Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno
    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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