The best World War II games ⚔️ 2024

Looking for a really good game set during the Second World War? Then we have just the thing: The 10 best World War II games 2024.

What are World War II games?

World War II games have storylines that took place during various military campaigns in Europe, Asia, and Africa from 1939 to 1945.

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

Other historical games

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

In addition to World War 2 games, we have created a general list of games based on historical events - and further divided them below into several, more detailed historical categories.

List of the best World War II games 2024 ⚔️

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 3707 board games for this list and selected the top 10. 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 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. 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
  7. Sniper Elite: The Board Game

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

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  9. 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
  10. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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