The best games with dice that have symbols/icons (instead of numbers) 🎲? 2024

Looking for a really good game with dice that have symbols/icons (instead of numbers) 🎲? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best symbol dice games 2024.

What are symbol dice games?

Dice on which no numbers are depicted, but symbols or icons. These symbols represent actions or resources that you can claim.

Examples of games with dice that have icons (instead of numbers)

Good examples of symbol-dice games are Wingspan or Rory's Story Cubes.

Best games list 2024, with symbol cubes 🎲

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 483 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

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    Become a cunning charlatan or a quack doctor in the whimsical world of The Quacks of Quedlinburg. In this quirky board game, each player concocts their own secret brew, one ingredient at a time. But beware, for a careless addition could spoil the entire mixture!

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

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    King of Tokyo: Dark Edition is a limited collector's edition of the popular game King of Tokyo. Set in an alternative, darker version of Tokyo, this edition brings a new level of intensity to the battle for control of the city.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Wingspan

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    Wingspan is a captivating, competitive board game from Stonemaier Games, masterfully designed by Elizabeth Hargrave. It's a medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building game that stands out with its unique theme and stunning artwork, featuring over 170 bird illustrations by artists Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 16.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wingspan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Cthulhu: Death May Die

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    Cthulhu: Death May Die is an intense, cooperative board game set in the 1920s, drawing inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft's universe. Players take on the roles of daring investigators, embarking on a perilous mission to confront and eliminate Elder Gods.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cthulhu: Death May Die
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Lands of Galzyr

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Outfoxed!

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    Outfoxed! invites you into a whimsical detective chase after Mrs. Plumpert's missing prized pot pie. It's a cooperative game where players work together to gather clues, eliminate suspects, and catch the cunning fox before it escapes. The game introduces a unique evidence scanner mechanism that adds a fun twist to deducing the thief among a lineup of potential foxes.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. King of Tokyo

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    King of Tokyo is a game where players take on the roles of mutant monsters, robots, and aliens, all competing to become the sole King of Tokyo.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition is a captivating multiplayer puzzle game that combines strategy and luck to create a unique gaming experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. King of Tokyo: Monster Box

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Encore!

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    Encore! (originally published as Noch mal!) is a dice-based board game that challenges players with strategic choices and a touch of luck. In this game, players use dice to determine the colors and the number of spaces they can mark off on their playing sheets.

    More details for Encore!
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Animal Upon Animal

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    Animal Upon Animal (original title: Tier auf Tier) is a delightful and family-friendly stacking game that challenges players to carefully balance wooden animal figures to create an ever-growing pyramid. The game is designed for all ages, showcasing both fun and skill in a simple yet engaging format.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Perudo

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    Perudo, also known as Liar's Dice, Bluff, or Dudo, is a classic South American dice game that combines elements of luck, skill, and bluffing. It's a game where players attempt to outwit each other through bold claims and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

    More details for Perudo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Sushi Roll

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    Sushi Roll is a delightful dice game that transforms the beloved card game Sushi Go! into a dynamic, dice-rolling feast. Players dive into the world of sushi-making with this engaging, family-friendly game that uses dice to represent various sushi ingredients, combining strategy with luck.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sushi Roll
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sushi Roll

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sushi Roll" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Celestia

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    Celestia is a reimagined version of Cloud 9, where players join an adventurous journey through the mythical cities of Celestia to gather treasures. It's a game of risk, strategy, and decision-making, set in a whimsical and perilous airspace.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Celestia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Celestia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Celestia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition

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    Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition is a dynamic and engaging multiplayer puzzle game where players aim to build the most efficient transportation network. The game revolves around connecting as many exits as possible on individual erasable boards using routes determined by dice rolls. Strategic planning is key, as players must balance the desire to expand their network with the risk of leaving routes incomplete.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

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    Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative, app-enhanced board game that combines elements of horror and mystery. It's set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign, offering an immersive narrative experience.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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    Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative, real-time board game that offers an exhilarating and unique gaming experience. The game's theme centers around players working together to escape a cursed temple before it collapses.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Raiders of the North Sea

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    Raiders of the North Sea is a vibrant board game set during the Viking Age, where players embody Viking warriors vying for the Chieftain's recognition through strategic raiding and resource management.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Raiders of the North Sea
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Cube Quest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Dice Forge

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    Embark on a heroic journey in Dice Forge, where the gods extend an invitation to heaven for the hero who can conquer their rivals. Your courage and wit will be crucial as you harness divine dice to collect resources on the path to victory.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dice Forge
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dice Forge

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dice Forge" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Summoner Wars (Second Edition)

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    Summoner Wars (Second Edition) revitalizes the classic tactical dueling card game with new art, streamlined rules, and an expandable game system. Players take on the roles of summoners, commanding unique factions in a strategic battle to dominate the war-torn planet of Itharia. This edition not only updates fan-favorite factions but also introduces new ones to the fray, ensuring fresh and engaging gameplay for newcomers and veterans alike.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Summoner Wars (Second Edition)
    • 2 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Tiny Epic Galaxies

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    In Tiny Epic Galaxies, each player commands a galactic empire, striving to expand their influence by acquiring contested planets and strengthening their cosmic armada. The game features an innovative dice-rolling combo mechanic, where the number of rolled dice corresponds to your galaxy's strength. These dice display symbols representing actions such as spaceship movement, resource acquisition, and the advancement of political or economic influence over newly discovered planets.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Galaxies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Project: ELITE

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Star Wars: Outer Rim

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    Star Wars: Outer Rim is a thrilling and immersive board game that takes players into the expansive universe of Star Wars, particularly focusing on the fringes of the galaxy. This game is perfect for fans of the Star Wars saga who enjoy strategy, adventure, and role-playing elements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Star Wars: Outer Rim
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

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    Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition enhances the well-loved roll-and-write gameplay of the original Railroad Ink series, introducing lush new strategies and player interactions. This version of the game is designed for 1 to 4 players and emphasizes not only route-building but also competitive objectives that encourage keeping an eye on opponents' progress.

    More details for Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Cubitos

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    Cubitos presents a thrilling and colorful dice-racing game where players engage in the annual Cube Cup race, balancing strategy and luck to emerge as the champion.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cubitos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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