The best Tower Defense board games 🗼 2021

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 27 best tower defense games 2021.

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 2021 🗼

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 47 board games for this list and selected the top 27. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Castle Panic

    All details for the board game Castle Panic and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Castle Panic
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!70€ atAmazon.de
  2. Last Bastion

    All details for the board game Last Bastion and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Last Bastion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Last Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  3. 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
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

    All details for the board game Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. 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
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Castle Panic: Big Box

    All details for the board game Castle Panic: Big Box and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Castle Itter

    All details for the board game Castle Itter and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Star Trek Panic

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Star Trek Panic
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Ghost Stories

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ghost Stories
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  10. Hapsburg Eclipse

    All details for the board game Hapsburg Eclipse and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Bad Bones

    All details for the board game Bad Bones and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Bad Bones
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Bad Bones

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bad Bones" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. Island Siege

    All details for the board game Island Siege and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Tiny Epic Defenders

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Defenders and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  14. XenoShyft: Dreadmire

    All details for the board game XenoShyft: Dreadmire and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Castle Rampage

    All details for the board game Castle Rampage and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  16. XenoShyft: Onslaught

    All details for the board game XenoShyft: Onslaught and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. Fantasy Defense

    All details for the board game Fantasy Defense and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Age of Towers

    All details for the board game Age of Towers and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Orcs Orcs Orcs: Reinforcements (Expansion 1)

    All details for the board game Orcs Orcs Orcs: Reinforcements (Expansion 1) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition)

    All details for the board game Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition) and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. Orcs Orcs Orcs

    All details for the board game Orcs Orcs Orcs and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Bastion

    All details for the board game Bastion and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Bastion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Bastion" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. Munchkin Panic

    All details for the board game Munchkin Panic and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  24. Stronghold: 2nd edition

    All details for the board game Stronghold: 2nd edition and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Stronghold: 2nd edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stronghold: 2nd edition" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stronghold: 2nd edition" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  25. B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss

    All details for the board game B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Apocalypse Chaos

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Carnival Zombie

    All details for the board game Carnival Zombie and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Carnival Zombie
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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