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 June 22, 2021. We compared 643 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 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Memoir '44

    All details for the board game Memoir '44 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoir '44
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. 1775: Rebellion

    All details for the board game 1775: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for 1775: Rebellion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  6. Commands & Colors: Ancients

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Ancients and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Ancients
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  8. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

    All details for the board game Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack and similar games
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

    All details for the board game Commands & Colors: Napoleonics and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Nexus Ops

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Nexus Ops
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Wings of War: Famous Aces

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Famous Aces and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Starter Set

    All details for the board game Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Starter Set and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Wings of War: Watch Your Back!

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Watch Your Back! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Battle Cry

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Battle Cry
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. 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
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game D-Day Dice (Second Edition) and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for D-Day Dice (Second Edition)
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!53€ atAmazon.de
  18. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    All details for the board game 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  19. Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat

    All details for the board game Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. Quartermaster General

    All details for the board game Quartermaster General and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quartermaster General" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quartermaster General" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quartermaster General" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  21. Wings of War: Deluxe Set

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Deluxe Set and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

    All details for the board game In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel – Kursk 1943 (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel – Kursk 1943 (Third Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 240 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Burning Drachens and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

    All details for the board game 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Root

    All details for the board game Root and similar games

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 13.

    More details for Root
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de
  28. 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
  29. 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
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Tanks: Panther vs Sherman

    All details for the board game Tanks: Panther vs Sherman and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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