Best Mythology Board Games
Gods and monsters and mythical creatures, oh my! Delve into the world of mythology with our top picks for best mythology board games. These games can take you back to ancient Egypt or have you fighting for Viking glory.
Whether good or evil, gods will have a strong influence over your ability to build empires, gather followers, and ultimately claim victory. May the gods be with you!
Check out the best Mythology-themed board games and card games below.
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Mythology Board Games
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Playing time: 60-90 minutes
Blood Rage is all the rage when it comes to Norse mythology.
Ragnarök, or the end of the world, has arrived! Will your Viking clan die a normal, unremarkable death? Or will you fight for your place in the Norse heaven of Valhalla?
Battle it out against other clans to find out. There are many playful ways to win your way to heaven, not all involve simply being victorious in battle. So use that strategy and play to the gods’ liking.
Dominate in combat to please Thor or get mischievous with that tricky Loki card. Just don’t play it safe if you want to see rewards. Blood Rage is all about going big and taking creative, calculated risks.
Playing time: 90 minutes
Welcome to the Norse gods’ home of Asgard, one branch in the world-tree of Yggdrasil. Monsters and villains are preparing to invade and cause irreparable damage. In this cooperative game, you will work as gods to prevent evil from overtaking the world.
Yggdrasil is all about risk management and teamwork. As the opposing forces inch closer, take up different strategies in various realms to stop them in their tracks. Ultimately, your goal is to stop the enemy from overtaking branches of the tree and destroying Yggdrasil entirely.
This game does a good job of connecting the different realms of Norse mythology in a fun, engaging way. Will good or evil prevail? Try your hand at being one of the heroes to find out.
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Ankh: Gods of Egypt
Playing time: 90 minutes
Ankh: Gods of Egypt is a competitive game with playing pieces and gods based on Egyptian mythology. It’s equipped with detailed warriors, guardians, and gods to help make this ancient world come alive. And alive you’ll feel as you fight to stay that way in these changing times.
As society moves from worshiping many gods to being monotheistic, you must fight to be the last god standing. Build your following and power by recruiting monsters and people to your side, or by fighting opposing gods. Only one player will be named worthy in the end. May the best god win.
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Playing time: 90-120 minutes
Go back to Mesoamerica with Teotihuacan: City of Gods. Players work to build the Pyramid of the Sun as they travel around the board throughout three rounds. Roll your dice to decide where, and if, you can move your workers to perform tasks and collect resources. Use cacao as currency to purchase goods. Use the resources of this era — wood, stone, and gold — to build structures. Points are calculated after each round based on your contribution to the pyramid and how well you feed your workforce.
Teotihuacan: City of Gods requires careful calculations and planning. You need to roll certain numbers and have the right amount of currency to complete tasks. Will you put all your money on one worker? Or will you spread that out amongst many? The strategy is yours to decide. Just make sure to plan ahead as these tasks require juggling many elements at a time.
Playing time: 120 minutes
Banish players to the Underworld with this twist on a popular classic.
It’s ancient times and you are a priest leading your people to world domination. The gameplay is similar to the original Risk with some unique elements.
The game board is an ancient map focusing on Northern Europe, the Near East, and North Africa. Defeated players sent to the Underworld may also have a fighting chance to return to Earth if they prove worthy.
While the Godstorm version gives you a new and interesting spin on Risk, the board can still be used to play the traditional version we all know and love. It’s win-win!
In the Name of Odin
Playing time: 45-60 minutes
Get ready to play In the Name of Odin!
Battle it out to become the one and only leader, Jarl. You’ll need to collect longships, Vikings, and a worthy persona to lead raids. Load up those boats so you can ship out and pillage another village.
The more you build your village and go on raids, the more Fame you acquire. The Viking with the most Fame wins the right to walk in Odin’s footsteps.
The game and artwork encapsulate the Norse spirit well. It requires just the right balance of math and strategy. So play your cards right to come out on top.
Age of Mythology: The Board Game
Playing time: 120 minutes
This popular game is jumping off the screen and into real life with Age of Mythology: The Board Game. Get ready to battle face-to-face and in 3-D.
Age of Mythology combines many different branches of mythology into one dynamic game. Whether you choose to be a Greek geek, a Norse nerd, or an Egyptian expert, each player will get their own playing board for the game. Gather resources, claim production sites, and build structures and armies in your world. Battle it out against other players with specific dice and card plays.
Age of Mythology keeps the action moving and does a nice job of utilizing similar elements from the computer game. If you’ve enjoyed the on-screen version, Age of Mythology: The Boardgame could be coming to a tabletop near you!
Playing time: 45 minutes
Which mythic deity would you be? In Myth: Pantheons, you take on the role of a specific god or deity to gain the most power and followers.
This card-based game has players with one special deity played face-up and giving them a special power. It’s a trick-taking game that requires the first player to lead. The others must follow suit. The five suits are Harvest, Weather, War, Death, and Heavens. All the while, a numbered city is on the table.
The first player to get that numbered trick claims it. After this phase, tokens are awarded for winning cities, but also for card plays. Then you may choose to perform certain Acts. All these strategies can win you Victory Points to claim the winning title.
While the game is played solely with a deck of cards and tokens, it has a surprising amount of complexity to keep it interesting.
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
Ready for some island hopping?
You must race to build two cities in the Greek Cyclades. On these ancient islands, you must take turns winning the favor of all 5 gods. Each god grants you a special power for that turn. Each power is required to develop a part of the city. But only one player can hold the god’s favor at a time, so strategize accordingly.
The Aegean Sea comes alive on this detailed board, as do the playing pieces. The setup and mechanics are simple and well laid out, making it easy to start building your island empire!
Playing time: 20 minutes
Prepare for a getaway (and a win) on this famous island!
Santorini is a game of piece placement, timing, and strategy. It’s simple for young ones to play, but provides enough complexity for more advanced players as well.
On each turn, you must move a player and build in a spot. The first player to build up to three stories wins. Make the game more challenging by playing with the optional god and hero power cards.
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We hope you enjoyed our list of the best mythology board games! Have you tried any of the games on this list? Did we miss any of your favorites? Drop a comment below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.
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