The best war board, card & dice games ⚔️ 2021

We have picked out and compared almost 2000 war games for you ⚔️.

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List of the best war games 2021 ⚔️

In our comparison, the following 30 best card, dice and board games that 2021 deal with the theme of war came out:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 662 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
  2. Air, Land & Sea

    All details for the board game Air, Land & Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Memoir '44

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. 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
  5. 1775: Rebellion

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

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    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Nexus Ops

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Wings of War: Famous Aces

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Wings of War: Watch Your Back!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Starter Set

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Battle Cry

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. 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
  17. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. 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
  19. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  20. Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat

    All details for the board game Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Quartermaster General

    All details for the board game Quartermaster General and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. 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
  24. Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. 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
  27. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

    All details for the board game 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Tanks: Panther vs Sherman

    All details for the board game Tanks: Panther vs Sherman and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  29. Root

    All details for the board game Root and similar games

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 13.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  30. 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

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