The best games which are campaign or battle card driven 2024

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 2024.

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 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 1362 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Watergate

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    Watergate thrusts players into the historical tug-of-war between the Nixon Administration and a determined journalist from the Washington Post. This game recreates the infamous political scandal, requiring strategic card play and keen decision-making.

    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. Unmatched Adventures: Tales to Amaze

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Memoir '44

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    Memoir '44 is a historical board game that recreates some of the most iconic battles of World War II, allowing players to engage in strategic warfare with a focus on simplicity and historical accuracy.

    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. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

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    The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth invites players to immerse themselves in the rich and legendary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. This fully cooperative, app-supported board game is designed for one to five players, offering a unique blend of adventure, strategy, and storytelling set in the iconic landscapes of Middle-Earth.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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    Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is a standalone adventure game that serves as a prequel to the highly acclaimed Gloomhaven. It's designed to be more accessible to a broader audience, with streamlined rules and an integrated tutorial.

    Nominated for 13 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

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    1775: Rebellion is an award-winning board game that immerses players in the tumultuous times of the American Revolution, part of the Birth of America series. It offers a blend of strategic planning, historical warfare, and alliance management, appealing to both history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for 1775: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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    Commands & Colors: Ancients is a historical wargame that spans a vast period from the Dawn of Military History to the onset of the Dark Ages. This game, part of the acclaimed Commands & Colors system, offers players a unique opportunity to reenact famous battles with a focus on historical accuracy and strategic depth, all while maintaining streamlined gameplay.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Inis

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    Inis invites players to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Celtic history and lore, vying for the esteemed title of King of the Island. Rooted in strategic depth and Celtic mythology, the game offers a unique blend of victory conditions and gameplay dynamics.

    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
  9. Gloomhaven

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    Gloomhaven is a Euro-inspired tactical combat game set in a persistent and evolving world. Players assume the roles of adventurers, each with unique skills and motives, as they explore dungeons, ruins, and engage in cooperative battles against automated monsters.

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    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
  10. Nemesis

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    Nemesis is a semi-cooperative, survival horror board game set in a sci-fi universe, offering an intense and immersive experience as players navigate a spacecraft infested with hostile alien organisms.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

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

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    Commands & Colors: Napoleonics transports players to the tumultuous battlefield of the Napoleonic era, offering a unique blend of historical accuracy and strategic gameplay. This game pits the French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, against the forces of the British Empire, capturing the intense rivalry and the grandeur of Napoleonic warfare.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. 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
  13. Maximum Apocalypse

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Risk: Star Wars Edition

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    Risk: Star Wars Edition brings the epic conclusion of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to the tabletop, allowing players to engage in the pivotal battles that decide the fate of the galaxy. This version of Risk provides a thematic and strategic experience, set on a unique TIE fighter-shaped gameboard that serves as the battlefield for the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Risk: Star Wars Edition
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Castle Panic

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    Castle Panic is a cooperative, fantasy-themed board game where players unite to defend their castle against an onslaught of monsters from an encroaching forest. This family-friendly game combines elements of strategy and luck, requiring players to work together to survive the monster attack. The game is designed for 1 to 6 players, suitable for ages 10 and up, making it an accessible yet engaging experience for a wide range of players.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Castle Panic
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. BattleLore: Second Edition

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    BattleLore: Second Edition is a deeply immersive and strategically rich board game set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth. Designed for two players, this game pits the stalwart forces of the Daqan Lords against the malevolent Uthuk Y’llan in epic, squad-based battles. With an emphasis on strategic command and the use of lore to influence battles, BattleLore Second Edition offers a robust and varied wargaming experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BattleLore: Second Edition
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Castle Panic: Big Box

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

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    Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is a deeply immersive and richly themed cooperative board game that combines elements of adventure, exploration, and strategic character development. It is set in a unique world blending Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology.

    Nominated for 14 awards.

    More details for Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  21. Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Hawken: Real-Time Card Game – Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno
    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

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    13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis is a tense, strategic two-player game set during the critical moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It captures the high-stakes Cold War atmosphere, offering a rich thematic experience in just 45 minutes. The game challenges players to navigate complex dilemmas, such as choosing between gaining prestige or risking global nuclear war, and strategically managing their hand of cards to outmaneuver their opponent.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Snow Time

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    • 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
  27. Zipang Portable

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Quartermaster General

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    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
  29. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Spirit Island

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    Welcome to the captivating world of Spirit Island, where the distant echoes of magic still hold sway. In this immersive cooperative board game, players are entrusted with the crucial task of defending their island paradise from the relentless onslaught of colonizing Invaders. The spirits of the land, each possessing unique elemental powers, unite to thwart the advance of those who seek to conquer and despoil. As the colonial empires expand, the islanders and the very earth itself rise in defense. Harness the power of the spirits, strategize with your fellow players, and fight back against the encroaching Invaders to protect the island's mystical heart.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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