The best Steampunk games 🚂 2022

Looking for a smart game from the steampunk 🚂 genre? We have compared many steampunk games and listed the best 30.

What is steampunk anyway?

Steampunk is a retrofuturistic subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that involves technology and aesthetic constructions inspired by industrial steam-powered machines of the 19th century. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the Victorian era or the American "Wild West" where the steam engine remains in mainstream use - or in a fantasy world that also employs steam power.

Term "steampunk" defined in 1987, coined much earlier

The term "steampunk" itself was named by K.W. Jeter in 1987, but the theme was coined primarily in the 1950s and 1960s, and even earlier. A popular example is the 1869 Jules Verne work "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" which was made into a movie by Disney in 1954.

Wonderful steampunk board games

The very aesthetic steampunk scenario has inspired game developers as well as many other artists. In the process, hundreds of great steampunk board games have been created. We have listed the best ones for you.

Cyberpunk is something different

If you are looking for games from the related genre "Cyberpunk", we have created a separate list for you: The Best Cyberpunk Games.

List of the best steampunk games 2022 🚂

This list was last updated on May 5, 2022. We compared 86 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Celestia

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    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
  2. Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Dogs of War

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Steam Park

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Steam Park
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Steam Park

    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam Park" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Wolsung Steampunk Skirmish Game

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Steampunk Rally

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Steampunk Rally
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Koryŏ

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Koryŏ
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  9. Steampunk Rally Fusion

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Mission: Red Planet

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Dastardly Dirigibles

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    More details for Dastardly Dirigibles
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  12. Gearworks

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Munchkin Steampunk

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. In Her Majesty's Name: Steampunk Skirmish Wargaming Rules

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    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  15. The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Leagues of Adventure: Rocket Race

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Spyrium

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Red November

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Ruse

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ruse

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ruse" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. The Phantom Society

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Brass Empire

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Noxford

    All details for the board game Noxford and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Noxford

    • YouTube Review for the game "Noxford" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. The World of Smog: On Her Majesty's Service

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Onward to Venus

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Imaginarium

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Steam Time

    All details for the board game Steam Time and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Steam Time
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Steam Time

    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam Time" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Empire Engine

    All details for the board game Empire Engine and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Empire Engine
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!3€ atAmazon.de
  28. Clockwork Wars

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Nerdy Inventions

    All details for the board game Nerdy Inventions and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Nautilus Industries

    All details for the board game Nautilus Industries and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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