Best Sports Board Games
If you’re looking to get your sports fix, why not try out one of these sports board games? They are just as competitive and action-packed as say, the NFL Super Bowl (nip slips optional).
Whether you’re a racetrack junkie, a baseball babe, or enjoy a WWE smackdown, we’ve got some awesome options to get into the competitive spirit while still being a good sport.
If you’re like me and attend sports events for the food, don’t worry, our list caters to you too. We’ve made sure to include fantasy and fighting with a few cyborgs, robots, and a legendary humans-versus-orcs game.
Let’s take a look at the best sports board games!
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Sports Board Games
In a hurry? Take a quick peek before you go.
Best RacingFlamme Rouge
#1. Blood Bowl
Playing time: 45- 120mins
It’s gonna be a blood bath…
Literally fantasy football (American football), Blood Bowl has players meet their rivals for ultra-violent sports mayhem. In this strategy game, there are two halves where you’ll need to score the most points to win.
The game consists of two teams, Humans and Orcs, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Using dice rolling, players move their miniatures. Humans are agile and able to adapt to different styles of play, while Orcs have their own special ability. They can bulldoze through anything!
This is a really old game, hailing from the 80s, but in it’s 2016 edition all components of the game are of really high quality. The pitch and miniatures are very durable, only adding to the fun.
Second Season Edition
#2. Bottom of the 9th
Players: 1- 2
Playing time: 5- 20mins
It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, and the game is tied. Can the home team win it all?
We all know how long baseball can go on. Luckily, Bottom of the 9th condenses the game into an exciting final three outs of the game, so the game only lasts about ten minutes.
It’s a dice and card game where each player has variable strengths, and only the pitcher knows what’s going to happen next. Over the course of three outs, players need to bluff their way to victory.
Bottom of the 9th feels like a new game each time played because there are tons of variable player powers, and you can customize the lineup. There are also two expansion packs you can buy to add to the rules and make it a more complex game.
#3. Guild Ball
Playing time: 60mins
Guild Ball is a tactical game of medieval football (or soccer, whichever you prefer). Two players battle it out to lead their miniatures to victory.
In this bloody mob football game of high action and high stakes, each player takes on the role of a coach in charge of six players, with one of the players being a mascot! The goal is to reach 12 points before your opponent.
Players make frenzied drives towards the other team’s goal or try to beat opposing players to the ground. With an array of diverse characters, you’ll find the miniatures come to life as you scramble to secure victory!
#4. Formula D
Players: 2- 10
Playing time: 60mins
Be transported into the turbulent world of Formula 1 where the stakes are high as players race to cross the finish line first.
Formula D is a strategy board game where players move up one gear, stay in gear, or move down a gear with each turn — all with the hope of matching possible dice rolls for that turn. This makes it challenging and competitive.
Not only do you need to keep an eye on your gears, but you’ll also need to take care of your car’s health, plan your best path, and avoid bumping into another car.
What’s fun with Formula D is that you need quite a bit of planning to ensure you’re in the lead, but the game relies a lot on luck, so you’re never quite sure where you’ll place.
The more players you include, the tighter the race becomes, and anticipation is at an all-time high. So, be sure to gather as many players as you can.Formula D
#5. Crash Tackle Rugby
Playing time: 40- 160mins
If you’re a fan of rugby and chess, you’ll love Crash Tackle Rugby!
Each player takes on the role of a coach, placing and manoeuvering fifteen players (made up of forwards, backs, wings, and fullbacks) around the field, just like a proper game of rugby union.
Each team player has a unique set of abilities that determine how they’ll perform at passing, kicking, and gathering the ball. By rolling the dice, each coach will move in a certain direction or distance.
It’s a battlefield, can you outwit your opponent?
Check out Crash Tackle Rugby on their website here for more information.
Players: 1- 5
Playing time: 60mins
Will you climb to victory or perish on the world’s second-deadliest mountain?
In K2, players take on the roles of two mountaineers trying to reach the summit of K2, the second largest mountain on Earth. Each player starts at base camp. With an identical stack of cards, each player uses the cards to move their climbers along the path.
When climbing, players will come across extreme weather and climbers blocking the path, among other difficulties. The higher you go, the more victory points, but also the more difficult.
Can you survive the summit?K2
#7. Flamme Rouge
Players: 2- 4
Playing time: 30- 45mins
Excitement is in the air as the leaders round the last corner, heading to the finish line…
If you’re a cyclist or have ever watched the Tour de France, give Flamme Rouge a try as you learn all about the strategy it takes to win. Will they lead their team and risk exhaustion? Play it safe in the middle? Or surprise everyone and strike from the back?
Flamme Rouge is a fast-paced tactical bicycle racing game where each player takes control of two cyclists, a roller, and a sprinter. One of their riders needs to cross the finish line first. By drawing and playing cards, players move their riders forward.
The game comes with 21 track tiles that provide lots of variety, as well as loads of cards, all beautifully illustrated.
On your marks, get set, go!Flamme Rouge
#8. WWE Dice Masters
Playing time: 30mins
Some of the greatest WWE superstars of all time are ready to battle it out.
WWE Dice Masters is a fun game for two, where you can play and customize character favorites. Players create an epic team to beat their opponents.
The game includes new fan favorites and dice master veterans. You’ll come across AJ Styles, Bret Hart, Becky Lynch, and Asuka. Whether you’re a huge WWE fan or just enjoy deck-building games, WWE Dice Masters is definitely worth a play!
#9. Camel Up
Players: 3- 8
Playing time: 30- 45mins
If you’re a gambling fan, Camel Up will have your heart racing!
Camel Up is a light-hearted game where players must strategize over where to place their bets. When racing, camels can be clumsy, sometimes landing on top of another, being carried toward the finish line.
In this dice-rolling game, all players place bets on five racing camels, each player trying to figure out which camel will place first and second. The earlier you place your bet the higher your winnings, but you’ll never know for sure which camel will be first.
Camel Up is a fun sports board game for the whole family!
#10. Baseball Highlights 2045
Players: 1- 4
Playing time: 45mins
Why not build a team with naturals, cyborgs, and robots, and see how things pan out?
Like something out of the movie Idiocracy, humans have grown tired of the norms, and attention spans have shortened. It’s 2045 and baseball now includes pitchers with bionic arms, known as Borgs. Robots have been included and a few Naturals (players who are all-human).
Baseball Highlights 2045 is a hand management game where two players build their teams as they play. This means you’ll be strategizing how to build your team while also actually playing the game at the same time.
This is a great sports game as it’s very interactive and fairly quick to play, and who doesn’t love to add cyborgs and robots to board game night.
And that’s a wrap on the best sports board gams! We hope you’ve enjoyed this fun collection of all types of sports themes and mechanisms. Let us know which sports board game is your favorite in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.