The best World War I games ⚔️ 2021

Looking for a really good First World War game ⚔️? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best World War I games 2021.

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:

  • Prehistoric
  • Ancient (3000 BC - 476 AD)
  • Middle Ages (476-1492)
  • Modern times
    • Renaissance (1492-16th century)
    • Pikemen & Firearms (15th/16th century)
    • Age of Enlightenment (1716-1789)
    • French Revolution & Napoleonic Era (1789-1815)
    • Post-Napoleonic period (1815-1914)
    • World War I (1914-1918)
    • World War II (1939-1945)
    • Cold War (1947-1990)
    • Vietnam War (1945-54 & 1965-75)
    • Korean War (1950-1953)
    • Modern warfare (1945-present)
  • Civil-wars-general

American history

  • Indian Wars (17th/18th century)
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Wild West (1865-1924)

list of best first world war games 2021 ⚔️

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 1260 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"
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  2. Air, Land, & Sea

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Air, Land, & Sea
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. 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
  4. The Grizzled

    All details for the board game The Grizzled and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Grizzled
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. 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
  6. Black Orchestra

    All details for the board game Black Orchestra and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Black Orchestra
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Black Orchestra

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Black Orchestra" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Black Orchestra" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set

    All details for the board game Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set and similar games
    • Players1 - 99 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game D-Day Dice (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
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  12. 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
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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The Grizzled: Armistice Edition

    All details for the board game The Grizzled: Armistice Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

    All details for the board game Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime10 - 480 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Tanks: Panther vs Sherman

    All details for the board game Tanks: Panther vs Sherman and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. D-Day Dice Pocket

    All details for the board game D-Day Dice Pocket and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno

    All details for the board game Verdun 1916: Steel Inferno and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  24. World of Tanks Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game World of Tanks Miniatures Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Castle Itter

    All details for the board game Castle Itter and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. 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
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Heroes of Normandie: The Tactical Card Game

    All details for the board game Heroes of Normandie: The Tactical Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II

    All details for the board game Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. V-Sabotage

    All details for the board game V-Sabotage and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945

    All details for the board game Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945 and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime240 - 360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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