What are the best war board games?

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    #1Twilight Struggle

    Twilight Struggle

    Twilight Struggle is a board game for 2 players that takes place in the context of the Cold War. One player plays the United States, and the other plays the Soviet Union. The player with the highest score wins.

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    Jeffrey Black
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "If you are a fan of war board games, I highly recommend Twilight Struggle to you. First, because the gameplay doesn't require much time from me. It is a fast-paced one. Secondly, the complexity of the board game is really low. That means everybody can actually catch up on the rules. The best part? You get you exercise your decision-making skills!"
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    #2Star Wars: Rebellion

    Star Wars: Rebellion

    Rebellion is a board game with over 150 plastic miniatures for 2-4 players. In Rebellion, you either control the Galactic Empire or the fledgeling Rebel Alliance, so you will need to play depending on which site you represent.

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    Kathleen Vasquez
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Okay, you act as an Imperial player and you are the commander. You command the Star Destroyers and even the Death Star. The package comes with a 150 plastic miniatures. Rebellion remains to be intensely personal and cinematic for me. I suggest you play this war board game with your friends who are also into civil wars and of course, Star Wars!"
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    #3Twilight Imperium

    Twilight Imperium

    Twilight Imperium is a board game that revolves around the theme of war, galactic conquest, politics, and trade. Set in the Twilight age, this game can be played by 3 to 6 players that will act as galactic civilizations.

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    Aaron Patterson
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "To be clear this version of the twilight imperium is the third edition. Anyway, if you wonder how this works, I played this with 3 of my other friends. We took the roles of ancient galactic civilizations with the aim of seizing the imperial throne through WAR. The miniatures that come with the box are finely detailed so if you are looking for a casual war board game to kill boredom, try this out."
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    #4Combat Commander: Europe

    Combat Commander: Europe

    Combat Commander: Europe is a war-themed board game that is mainly driven by cards. It entails 2 players of this game to exhibit tactical and strategical moves, as the gameplay is set in the World War II.

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    Yu Qiao
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "A board game of Axis and the Allies. Germany is with the Axis team while Russia and America are on Allies' side in the first game. This is a card-based board game. It highly depends on it. The best thing about this war board game is that it has no strict sequence of play so it is sort of flexible."
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    #5Terra Mystica

    Terra Mystica

    Terra Mystica is a board game for 1-5 players that takes place in the land of Terra Mystica. Players must terraform neighboring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other players and govern one of 14 factions.

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    Jonathan Larson
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Among my top war board games that entail strategic planning and tactical movies. BUT the gameplay is pretty simple. Well, I must say this is not a pure strategy game because it involves a little luck. So yeah, you are the governor of 14 factions. Each faction has special abilities so it is up to you on how you are going to work with your existing resources."
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    #6Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a war-themed board game developed and offered by Fantasy Flight Games. This game is meant to be played by 3 to 5 players, as the players are the heroes of the Rebellion in more than 30 missions.

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    Alan Sanders
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Star Wars: Imperial Assault is yet just another strategy board game. But what makes it more exciting and interesting is that it combines tactical combat as this is a war-themed game. It features a skirmish game where you and a friend fight head-to-head in tactical combat."
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    #7Axies and Allies

    Axies and Allies

    Axies and Allies is a strategy board game with a touch of war theme in it. It features a series of games that revolve around World War II. This board game was designed by Larry Harris and published by Nova Games Design.

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    Shirley Yang
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "This game's depiction of World War II is grand. I mean, the countries that make up each team are the real superpowers that time. My favorite part about this board game is where I get to decide whether to risk my resources to producing a super technology that might trigger the war."
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    #8War of the Ring

    War of the Ring

    War of the Ring (First Edition) is a war and strategy board game that simulates the Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The dice-based board game entails resource management mechanism.

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    Jeremy Munoz
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "The gameplay is grand. Am I recommending this as one of the best war board games? Definitely yes! Here's why: Since this is the simulation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the characters and strongholds play a vital role in the game flow. Gamepaly is simple and this is a dice-based game so wish for a little luck. And of course, manage your resources efficiently."

Summary

Best What are the best war board games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Twilight StruggleGames 16 Paid
2Star Wars: RebellionGames 15 Paid
3Twilight ImperiumGames 8 Paid
4Combat Commander: EuropeGames 4 Paid
5Terra MysticaGames 2 Paid
6Star Wars: Imperial AssaultGames 2 Paid
7Axies and AlliesGames 2 Paid
8War of the RingGames 1 Paid
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