The best World War I games ⚔️ 2024

Looking for a really good First World War game ⚔️? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best World War I games 2024.

What are World War I games?

World War I games cover the military campaigns from 1914 to 1918.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on World War I.

Other historical games

Most games set during World War I are also considered wargame - but need not necessarily be the case.

In addition to World War 1 games, we have created a general list of games based on historical events - and also created several, more detailed historical categories:

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list of best first world war games 2024 ⚔️

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 4208 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.

    More details for Air, Land & Sea
    • 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.

    More details for Undaunted: North Africa
    • 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. The Grizzled

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    The Grizzled is a deeply engaging cooperative game set in the trenches of the First World War, where players must work together to survive the harsh and unpredictable conditions of the battlefield.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Grizzled
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Black Orchestra

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    Black Orchestra is a cooperative board game set in World War II, where players take on the roles of members of the German resistance seeking to overthrow Hitler's regime. The game is named after the real-life code name "Schwarze Kapelle," given by the Gestapo to this group of conspirators. It offers a blend of historical narrative and strategic gameplay, where players must balance the urgency of their mission with the need to remain undetected.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Black Orchestra
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Black Orchestra

    • YouTube Review for the game "Black Orchestra" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. 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
  10. Wings of War: Watch Your Back!

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

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  13. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set

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    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Wings of War: Deluxe Set

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  16. 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
  17. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 480 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Quartermaster General

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    Quartermaster General is a dynamic board game that immerses players in the strategic military operations of the Second World War. Representing major powers from the Axis and Allied teams, players must effectively manage their forces through careful use of cards and maintain supply lines to sustain their military efforts. The objective is to maximize victory points, either by controlling key supply spaces or by successfully executing strategic card-driven maneuvers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Quartermaster General
    • 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
  19. The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. The Grizzled: Armistice Edition

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Tanks: Panther vs Sherman

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  24. D-Day Dice Pocket

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. The Games of War: A Treasury of Rules for Battles with Toy Soldiers, Ships and Planes

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. World of Tanks Miniatures Game

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Undaunted: Battle of Britain

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Pavlov's House

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

    All details for the board game Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty

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