The best Tower Defense board games 🗼 2023

You know the gameplay of computer games and are looking for a really good tower defense board game 🗼? Then we have just the thing - a list of 30 best tower defense games 2023.

What are tower defense games?

Tower defense games actually originated in the computer game world (e.g. Dune 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3), but now there are many good board games that have adapted this mechanic to the analog world.

The goal of tower defense games (abbreviated to "TD") is to defend a player's territories or possessions by hindering or killing enemy attackers. This is usually accomplished by placing defensive structures such as turrets (hence the name) on or along the enemy's attack path. This usually means building a variety of different structures designed to block, hinder, attack or destroy the enemy.

List of the best tower defense board games 2023 🗼

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 121 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. My First Castle Panic

    All details for the board game My First Castle Panic and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  2. Castle Panic

    All details for the board game Castle Panic and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Castle Panic
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Last Bastion

    All details for the board game Last Bastion and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Last Bastion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Last Bastion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. 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
  5. Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Pavlov's House

    All details for the board game Pavlov's House and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pavlov's House
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Set a Watch

    All details for the board game Set a Watch and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Set a Watch
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

    All details for the board game Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

    All details for the board game Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Castle Panic: Big Box

    All details for the board game Castle Panic: Big Box and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Ghost Stories

    All details for the board game Ghost Stories and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ghost Stories
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Star Trek Panic

    All details for the board game Star Trek Panic and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Defenders of the Realm

    All details for the board game Defenders of the Realm and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Fantasy Defense: The Stone King

    All details for the board game Fantasy Defense: The Stone King and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Hapsburg Eclipse

    All details for the board game Hapsburg Eclipse and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Village Attacks

    All details for the board game Village Attacks and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village Attacks

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village Attacks" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Island Siege

    All details for the board game Island Siege and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Defenders: The Dark War and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  19. Knight Tales

    All details for the board game Knight Tales and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. XenoShyft: Dreadmire

    All details for the board game XenoShyft: Dreadmire and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for XenoShyft: Dreadmire
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!87€ atAmazon.de
  21. Castle Rampage

    All details for the board game Castle Rampage and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Tiny Epic Defenders

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Defenders and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Bad Bones

    All details for the board game Bad Bones and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Bad Bones

    • YouTube Review for the game "Bad Bones" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. XenoShyft: Onslaught

    All details for the board game XenoShyft: Onslaught and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War

    All details for the board game Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Dawn of the Zeds (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Dawn of the Zeds (Third Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!89€ atAmazon.de
  27. Fantasy Defense

    All details for the board game Fantasy Defense and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  28. Orcs Orcs Orcs: Reinforcements (Expansion 1)

    All details for the board game Orcs Orcs Orcs: Reinforcements (Expansion 1) and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition)

    All details for the board game Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition) and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Age of Towers

    All details for the board game Age of Towers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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