The best simulation board, card & dice games 2021

Looking for a really good board game with simulation elements? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best simulation board games 2021.

What are simulation board games?

Simulation games are games that try to model actual events or situations.

By the way, in English, "simulation" means "simulation."

Examples of games with simulation elements:

A good example of a simulation game is Set and Match - this attempts to recreate a tennis match on your living room table. Another simulation game is Memoir '44 - this simulates scenes from World War II.

Due to its scenario "restaurant-kitchen" stands out from the crowd of simulation games Kitch Rush.

List with the best simulation games 2021

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 1780 board games for this list and selected the top 35. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Flamme Rouge

    All details for the board game Flamme Rouge and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Flamme Rouge
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Flamme Rouge

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Flamme Rouge" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Set & Match

    All details for the board game Set & Match and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Undaunted: Normandy

    All details for the board game Undaunted: Normandy and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Undaunted: Normandy" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. 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
  6. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

    All details for the board game Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Formula D

    All details for the board game Formula D and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Formula D
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!118€ atAmazon.de
  10. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    All details for the board game Flash Point: Fire Rescue and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

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

    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

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  13. Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set

    All details for the board game Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Wings of War: Famous Aces

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Famous Aces and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Formula Dé

    All details for the board game Formula Dé and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Plague Inc.: The Board Game and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 36% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Plague Inc.: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Plague Inc.: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Plague Inc.: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Wings of War: Watch Your Back!

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Watch Your Back! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Kitchen Rush

    All details for the board game Kitchen Rush and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Kitchen Rush
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Kitchen Rush

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kitchen Rush" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. VektoRace

    All details for the board game VektoRace and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Elevenses for One (with Bowling Solitaire)

    All details for the board game Elevenses for One (with Bowling Solitaire) and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 11 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

    All details for the board game In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Rallyman: GT

    All details for the board game Rallyman: GT and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rallyman: GT
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Strat-O-Matic Baseball

    All details for the board game Strat-O-Matic Baseball and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Wings of War: Deluxe Set

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Deluxe Set and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  27. Evolution: Climate

    All details for the board game Evolution: Climate and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Evolution: Climate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Evolution: Climate" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Rallyman

    All details for the board game Rallyman and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Rallyman
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Subbuteo

    All details for the board game Subbuteo and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de
  30. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Burning Drachens and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  31. The Men Who Would Be Kings: Colonial Wargaming Rules

    All details for the board game The Men Who Would Be Kings: Colonial Wargaming Rules and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  32. Israeli Air Force Leader

    All details for the board game Israeli Air Force Leader and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  33. The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

    All details for the board game The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  34. 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
  35. Das Motorsportspiel

    All details for the board game Das Motorsportspiel and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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