The best war board, card & dice games ⚔️ 2024

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

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A board game from the wargame genre is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various kinds. Many wargames also combine political and strategic decisions. They can be set in a historical, fantasy, future or science fiction world. A wargame can be played on a board with pieces, with cards and/or with miniature figures.

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List of the best war games 2024 ⚔️

In our comparison, the following 30 best card, dice and board games that 2024 deal with the theme of war came out:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 837 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Air, Land & Sea

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    Air, Land, & Sea is a strategic two-player game where you take on the role of a Supreme Commander, deploying military forces across three theaters of war: Air, Land, and Sea. The game is a delicate balance of power and cunning, requiring players to outmaneuver their opponent to control the majority of the theaters or compel them to withdraw.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Undaunted: Normandy

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    Undaunted: Normandy is a deck-building war game that immerses players in the pivotal battles of Normandy following the D-Day landings during World War II. It offers a unique blend of strategy, historical warfare, and deck management.

    Nominated for 10 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
  3. Memoir '44

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    Memoir '44 is a historical board game that recreates some of the most iconic battles of World War II, allowing players to engage in strategic warfare with a focus on simplicity and historical accuracy.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Undaunted: North Africa

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    Undaunted: North Africa is an engaging two-player deck-building game that immerses players in the tactical ground combat of World War II's North African Theater. Building on the success of its predecessor, Undaunted: Normandy, this sequel introduces new mechanics and challenges, focusing on the historical skirmishes between Britain's Long Range Desert Group and Italian forces.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Undaunted: Stalingrad

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

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    Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game immerses players in the iconic universe of Star Wars, offering a tactical ship-to-ship combat experience. In this game, players assume control of detailed miniatures representing the powerful Rebel X-wings and the agile Imperial TIE fighters, engaging in thrilling dogfights that are a hallmark of the Star Wars saga. The game is not just about controlling ships but also involves strategic planning and execution of maneuvers, making it an engaging experience for fans of tactical combat and the Star Wars universe.

    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

    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
  7. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

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    Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan is a strategic war game for two players, allowing them to relive the pivotal battle of Sekigahara in 1600, which unified Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate for over 250 years. Players take on the roles of either Ishida Mitsunari, defending the rightful heir, or Tokugawa Ieyasu, the most powerful daimyo, as they gather armies from their allies, all the while questioning their loyalty. With no use of dice, the game emphasizes strategy and loyalty through card mechanics, where cards are essential for motivating armies to fight. Loyalty is a fluctuating resource, represented by hand size, and battles involve deploying hidden units based on loyalty, with the potential for defections. The game aims to provide a historically accurate experience within a concise and intuitive set of rules, focusing on strategic deployment and the significance of loyalty without relying on luck to determine outcomes.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. 1775: Rebellion

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    1775: Rebellion is an award-winning board game that immerses players in the tumultuous times of the American Revolution, part of the Birth of America series. It offers a blend of strategic planning, historical warfare, and alliance management, appealing to both history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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    Commands & Colors: Ancients is a historical wargame that spans a vast period from the Dawn of Military History to the onset of the Dark Ages. This game, part of the acclaimed Commands & Colors system, offers players a unique opportunity to reenact famous battles with a focus on historical accuracy and strategic depth, all while maintaining streamlined gameplay.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

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

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    Commands & Colors: Napoleonics transports players to the tumultuous battlefield of the Napoleonic era, offering a unique blend of historical accuracy and strategic gameplay. This game pits the French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, against the forces of the British Empire, capturing the intense rivalry and the grandeur of Napoleonic warfare.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Twilight Struggle

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    Twilight Struggle offers an immersive journey through a pivotal period in history, where the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. This two-player game takes place during the forty-five year rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States. Instead of traditional warfare, players engage in a dance of intrigue, prestige, and the occasional outbreak of hostilities. As the superpowers strive to make the world safe for their ideologies, you'll navigate a complex web of politics, espionage, and strategy. The game begins in the aftermath of World War II, with both superpowers scrambling for control, and concludes in 1989, leaving only one superpower standing.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  13. Resist!

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Nexus Ops

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    Nexus Ops is a light to medium sci-fi war game that offers an engaging blend of strategy and combat. Set on a hexagonal board that's different every playthrough, players take on the roles of rival futuristic corporations vying for control of the moon's valuable Rubium Ore. The game is known for its visually striking "glow" miniatures, particularly in the Avalon Hill edition.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Adventure Games: The Dungeon

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Wings of War: Famous Aces

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    Wings of War: Famous Aces is an engaging blend of card and board game mechanics that brings to life aerial combat from World War I. In this game, players take control of iconic WWI airplanes, each represented by a card that doubles as a playing piece. The game stands out for its historical accuracy and the variety of planes, each with unique maneuvering and combat capabilities reflected through different decks of movement and combat cards.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Wings of War: Famous Aces
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. BattleLore: Second Edition

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    BattleLore: Second Edition is a deeply immersive and strategically rich board game set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth. Designed for two players, this game pits the stalwart forces of the Daqan Lords against the malevolent Uthuk Y’llan in epic, squad-based battles. With an emphasis on strategic command and the use of lore to influence battles, BattleLore Second Edition offers a robust and varied wargaming experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Frostgrave: Second Edition

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Wings of War: Watch Your Back!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Sniper Elite: The Board Game

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  24. Battle Cry

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    Battle Cry immerses players in the tumultuous era of the American Civil War, offering a low-complexity, highly modular board game experience. Through the strategic use of hexagonal tiles, players can recreate a variety of historical battlefields, bringing the conflict to life with an extensive collection of plastic miniatures representing infantry, cavalry, artillery, and leaders. The heart of the game lies in its innovative use of cards, which command troops across the battlefield's flanks and center, a system that would become the foundation for Richard Borg's acclaimed Command and Colors system.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Battle Cry
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Starter Set

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Gaslands: Refuelled

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Wings of War: Deluxe Set

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  29. Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

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    13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis is a tense, strategic two-player game set during the critical moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It captures the high-stakes Cold War atmosphere, offering a rich thematic experience in just 45 minutes. The game challenges players to navigate complex dilemmas, such as choosing between gaining prestige or risking global nuclear war, and strategically managing their hand of cards to outmaneuver their opponent.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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