The best Submarine board games 2024

Looking for a really good board game with submarines? We have compared and listed the best submarine board games for you.

In this list we have listed games and expansions that have submarines as a theme or game principle.

Submarine games usually involve some sort of underwater hiding mechanic with hidden movement or a search for treasure lost underwater.

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List of the best submarine board games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 78 board games for this list and selected the top 20. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Deep Sea Adventure

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    Deep Sea Adventure is a light and engaging board game that combines elements of press-your-luck and resource management. Players take on the roles of daring explorers, seeking treasures in undersea ruins. The twist? Everyone shares a single rented submarine and, crucially, a single tank of air. The game unfolds over three rounds, and the player who accumulates the most points by retrieving underwater relics is declared the winner.

    More details for Deep Sea Adventure
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Embark on an adrenaline-pumping undersea adventure with Captain Sonar, a board game that plunges you into the heart of intense submarine warfare. In this gripping scenario, every move and decision can be the difference between victory and defeat. Form a skilled crew aboard a cutting-edge submarine as you strive to locate and eliminate an enemy sub before they do the same to you. The underwater battlefield is unforgiving, and effective communication and coordination are paramount for success.

    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
  3. Oceanos

    All details for the board game Oceanos and similar games

    Oceanos immerses players in a vibrant underwater world where they captain their own submarines to explore the depths of the ocean. The game introduces a unique twist on card-drafting mechanics, offering a fresh and engaging experience. Players aim to discover the most diverse marine species, build the largest coral reefs, recover sunken treasures, and enhance their submarines with precious crystals while avoiding the dreaded kraken.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Oceanos
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Sonar Family

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Sonar Family
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sonar Family

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sonar Family" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. 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
  6. Nemo's War (Second Edition)

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    Nemo's War (Second Edition) is a solitaire board game based on Jules Verne's classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It focuses on Captain Nemo and his incredible vessel, the Nautilus. Designed by Chris Taylor and featuring the stunning artwork of Ian O'Toole, this edition by Victory Point Games offers an enhanced gaming experience with high-quality production and graphics.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Nemo's War (Second Edition)
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Nemo's War (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nemo's War (Second Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Sonar

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

    Video reviews for Sonar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. The Hunted: Twilight of the U-Boats, 1943-45

    All details for the board game The Hunted: Twilight of the U-Boats, 1943-45 and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45

    All details for the board game Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45 and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Red November

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    Red November is a cooperative survival board game that thrusts players into the chaotic environment of a malfunctioning gnomish submarine. As members of the crew, players work together to prevent an array of disasters while a rescue team is on its way.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Red November
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. U-Boat Leader

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    • 1 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Gato Leader

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Submarine

    All details for the board game Submarine and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Nautilus

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Nautilus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Nautilus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nautilus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Steam Torpedo: First Contact

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    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Steam Torpedo: First Contact

    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam Torpedo: First Contact" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Silent War

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Silent War
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 7500 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. They Come Unseen

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for They Come Unseen
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 80 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  18. UBOOT: The Board Game

    All details for the board game UBOOT: The Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 7.

    More details for UBOOT: The Board Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for UBOOT: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "UBOOT: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "UBOOT: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "UBOOT: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "UBOOT: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea

    All details for the board game Blue Water Navy: The War at Sea and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 960 Minutes
    • Hard to learn

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