The 10 Best Science Fiction Board Games
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Oftentimes, board games are set in the fantasy realm of knights, kings and queens. Here, we offer some different choices like futuristic new worlds that will have you fighting diseases, exploring planets, and traveling to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. We have included several types of tabletop variants such as deck building, strategy, cooperative, and a few where luck will play a part. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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If you like strategy games, check out Fantasy Flight Game's Cosmic Encounter, Gale Force Nine's Dune, Jacob Fryxelius' Terraforming Mars, and Seth Jaffee's Eminent Domain. All have their own unique styles, battle mechanisms, and rate of play, while simultaneously sticking to the classic strategy game type.
For those after a quicker paced game that doesn't have a steep learning curve, Cryptozoic Entertainment's Anatomy Park and Don Eskridge's The Resistance are worth looking into. The former is based on the hit show Rick & Morty and includes hilarious cards and art that will having you laughing while you play. The latter is full of lying and trying to figure who indeed is the spy, which creates a very intense environment that may just have you apologizing to your friends when the round is over.
Finally, if you just want everyone to come together and get along, consider Z-man's Pandemic. Here, you and your team will race to contain infectious diseases and outbreaks. Be patient however, as this game is no easy task and will throw many challenges into your path to victory.
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