Board games get even more exciting when they incorporate an anime you love. You get to indulge in the fantastic artwork, all while competing against other players in an anime-themed universe.
There’s a board game for every anime fan—from My Hero Academia to Dragon Ball Z, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best anime board games you can play.
Attack on Titan: The Last Stand involves two to five players, in which one player assumes the role of a Titan. The rest of the group plays as one of their favorite Attack on Titan characters.
This game is played vertically—the humans must climb and attack the Titan before it destroys the city.
Death Note is famous for its mind games, so it only makes sense to create a strategic board game based on it.
In this two-player game, one person takes on the role of L, while the other plays as Kira. As L tries to identify Kira as a killer, Kira must continue to kill targets to earn victory points.
My Hero Academia: The Card Game combines amazing My Hero artwork with challenging gameplay.
Gather two-to-four of your anime-loving friends, as you compete to become the best hero agency. Before you choose heroes to recruit, make sure they have the most powerful Quirks to tackle upcoming missions.
The Attack on Titan: Deck-Building Game is a must-have for any Attack on Titan fan. Not only does it make a great single-player board game, but it’s also playable with up to five people.
Choose to play as characters like Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, as you collect weapons to protect the city’s walls and combat titans.
Enter the world of Sword Art Online through its cooperative board game, Sword of Fellows. Players can choose from six different characters with varying roles and abilities.
In this game, you’ll attempt to escape Sword Art Online, while battling enemies along the way.
Sailor Moon: Dice Challenge is a relatively lightweight game, but it still offers some quick fun.
This game supports two-to-eight players, and gives you the option to team up if you have enough people. Choose to play as one of the 24 characters from the Sailor Moon universe, and engage in dice battles against other players.
Are you ready to relive the epic Cell Saga? Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell revolves around the final battle of Perfect Cell.
With two-to-four players, you’ll join forces to defeat this unstoppable enemy. Roll dice to gain energy, perform attacks, assist your fellow fighters, and purchase upgrades.
Cowboy Bebop: Boardgame Boogie is yet another cooperative anime board game.
This game puts you in the shoes of a space bounty hunter—you’ll zip through solar systems, making stops to get resources and find leads. You’ll work with up to three other players to catch targets and earn Woolongs.
Although this game was originally made in French, it comes with English instructions that make it perfectly playable. You dock your ship at Water 7, only to find out that the ship is damaged.
Not only will you and your friends have to work together to rebuild Luffy’s ship, but you’ll also have to save Robin from the CP9.
If you’re a Tokyo Ghoul fan, you won’t want to miss out on Tokyo Ghoul: The Card Game.
In this nightmarish deck-building game, you’ll compete against two to four other players to become the top ghoul. You’ll have to plan out your decisions carefully if you want to survive.
More Interesting Board Games
Anime board games might not be as popular as some other titles, but they’re still fun to play. Better yet, they let you take a break from spending hours in front of a screen.
Want to check out more exciting board games? We have plenty of awesome recommendations to check out:
Japanese Anime & Manga Genres, Explained
We all know what fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and thriller mean. But anime and manga go beyond that, and there are all kinds of Japanese genre names that might perplex you.
Maybe you already understand what shonen and shoujo are all about. But what about isekai? What exactly does slice of life entail? What's the difference between ecchi and hentai? We've broken it down for you!
Understanding the Japanese genre names can be helpful when you want to find more anime to watch and manga to read. Download the printable PDF below and pin it on your wall so you always have a handy reference at hand: