The best games with modern warfare ⚔️ 2021

Looking for a really good game with modern warfare ⚔️? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games with modern warfare 2021.

What are modern warfare games?

Modern warfare games deal with armed conflicts after World War II (1945 - present). Two specific wars from this period have their own category: the Korean War (1950-53) and the Vietnam War (1945-54 & 1965-75). In its narrowest sense, it is merely a synonym for contemporary warfare.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on modern warfare.

Other historical games

Modern warfare games are also considered a wargame.

In addition to Modern Warfare games, we have created a general list of games based on historical events - and further divided them below into several, more detailed historical categories.

List of the best games with modern warfare 2021 ⚔️

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 317 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  2. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Israeli Air Force Leader

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. TANKS: The Modern Age – M1 vs T-64 Starter Set

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Cold War: CIA vs KGB

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. The Games of War: A Treasury of Rules for Battles with Toy Soldiers, Ships and Planes

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Final Act

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    • 2 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Final Act

    • YouTube Review for the game "Final Act" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Nuclear Escalation

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Spheres of Influence: Struggle for Global Supremacy

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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