Thematic Games

Games that are designed to heavily immerse you in a storyline or plot.

Arcadia QuestIn Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces.2-4
Arcadia Quest: Beyond the Grave
Betrayal at House on the HillBetrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate.3-6
Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk
Bios: GenesisPlayers can play cooperative, competitive, or solitaire in this game of the origin of life.1-4
Bios: MegafaunaPlayers cope with intense competition and environmental changes by starting new species and mutating them. Create bizarre chimeras, from vegetarian velociraptors to flying dolphins.1-4
Black OrchestraBlack Orchestra begins with each player choosing a historic figure involved in the conspiracy against Hitler. In this dark and dangerous pursuit, motivation is perhaps your greatest weapon. If you can stay true to your convictions in the face of overwhelming threat and inspire your comrades, then you will be able to use your special ability, attempt plots, and even become zealous (necessary for some extremely daring plots).
Dark MoonAt the start of the game, players are divided into two teams: Uninfected and Infected. The Uninfected team simply needs to survive until the end of the game, while the Infected team secretly attempts to destroy them. Each player knows which team they are on, but does not know which team the other players are on! Who is your teammate and who is your enemy? Can you trust your best friend? And why doesn't anyone trust you when you tell them you're one of the good guys?!3-7
Dead of WinterPlayers work cooperatively to achieve a victory condition, but also to complete a personal, secret objective. Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily- thematic, wildly-varying decisions that often have them deciding between what is best for the colony and what is best for themselves.2-5
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
DeadlineDeadline is a film noir co-operative card game in which players as detectives use special abilities and hand management to follow clever clues to solve an original mystery.2-4
Deadly PremonitionIn Deadly Premonition: The Board Game, you and your fellow detectives must take on the task of protecting the innocent, incriminating the guilty, and working out who might not be who they say they are. With a hidden killer amongst the detectives, the race is on to identify a suspect as an accomplice in order track down the true killer.2-4
Descent: Journeys in the DarkOne player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and the other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. The heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.2-5
Descent: Journeys in the Dark - Labyrinth of Ruin
Descent: Journeys in the Dark - Lair of the Wyrm
Descent: Journeys in the Dark - Shadow of Nerekhall
Dungeons & DragonsThis famous fantasy tabletop role-playing game is a classic amongst board gamers.2-5
Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Board GamePlay a heroic adventurer. With amazing abilities, spells, and magic weapons, you must explore the jungle of Chult, as well as the Tomb of the Nine Gods, where you will fight monsters, overcome traps and find treasure.1-5
Eldritch HorrorEldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One - that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world.1-8
Eldritch Horror: Forsaken Lore
Endure The StarsComplete various missions as a standalone game or as part of an overarching game, as players control unique character classes, each with unique character abilities that can turn the tide of any game.1-6
Escape from ColditzEscape From Colditz is a 1-vs-many semi-cooperative game where one player is the Security Officer of the German forces, and the others are Escape Officers or prisoners of war.2-6
FalloutSurvivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar world. With just one objective to guide them from the very beginning, each player must explore the hidden map, fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.1-4
First Martians: Adventures on the Red PlanetFirst Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet pits players against the hostile Martian environment and a whole host of adventures and challenges.1-4
Fog of LoveYou will create and play two vivid characters who meet, fall in love and face the challenge of making an unusual relationship work. The happily ever after won't be certain, but whatever way your zigzag romance unfolds, you'll always end up with a story full of surprises!2
Fury of DraculaDracula is pitted against the hunters in this thrilling game. Will the hunters be able to stem the tide of darkness, or will Europe be consumed by the Fury of Dracula?2-5
Galaxy TruckerCan you build a space ship durable enough to weather storms of meteors? Armed enough to defend against pirates? Big enough to carry a large crew and valuable cargo? Fast enough to get there first?2-4
Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion
Hit Z RoadIn the fast-paced and morbidly kitschy game - Hit Z Road, you and your fellow players embark on a road trip going south from Chicago along America's famous Route 66 ? now infested by zombies.1-4
Legacy of DragonholtLegacy of Dragonholt captures the spirit of a roleplaying game without needing a game master. This narrative game allows players to build their own unique hero and embark on six noble quests. Battle goblins, foil the plot of an evil lord, and add a new story to your tale!1-6
Legends of AndorLegends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players in which a band of heroes must work together to defend a fantasy realm from invading hordes. Balance your priorities carefully!2-4
Mansions of MadnessMansions of Madness is a fully cooperative, app-driven board game of horror and mystery. Let the immersive app guide you through the veiled streets of Innsmouth and the haunted corridors of Arkham's cursed mansions as you search for answers and respite. 1-5
Merchants & MaraudersIn Merchants and Marauders, players take on the role of a captain of a small vessel in the Caribbean. The goal is to be the first to achieve 10 "glory" points through performing daring deeds, crushing your enemies, amassing gold, performing an epic plunder or pulling off the trade of a lifetime, and buying a grand ship.2-4
Mythos TalesUsing the provided newspaper, a list of allies, the directory of Arkham residents, and a map of Arkham, your job is to follow the clues from location to location, suspect to suspect, to unravel the mystery and answer the questions posed at the end of each scenario.1-10
Near and FarIn Near and Far, you explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots!2-4
Once Upon a TimeOnce Upon A Time is a game in which the players create a story together, using cards that show typical elements from fairy tales.2-6
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed IslandPlayers take on the roles of shipwreck survivors in this epic game. You will build a shelter, palisade, weapons, you will create tools like axes, knives, sacks, you will do everything you can to survive. You will have to find food, fight wild beasts, protect yourself from weather changes. Search for treasures, discover mysteries and follow goals of six different, engaging scenarios.1-4
Space AlertSpace Alert is a cooperative team survival game. Players become crew members of a small spaceship scanning dangerous sectors of the galaxy. The missions last just 10 real-time minutes (hyperspace jump, sector scan, hyperspace jump back) and the only task the players have is to protect their ship.1-5
Spirit IslandSpirit Island is a complex and thematic cooperative game about defending your island home from colonizing Invaders.1-4
Spirit Island: Branch and Claw
Sub TerraA 1-6 player cooperative game of terrifying cave escape. Players take the role of amateur cavers attempting to escape an unexplored network of subterranean tunnels, before the lights flicker out or the darker things beneath the Earth catch up to them...1-6
Tales of the Arabian NightsIn Tales of the Arabian Nights, you are the hero or heroine in a story of adventure and wonder just like those told by Scheherazade to her spellbound sultan! You will travel the land seeking your own destiny and fortune. You will learn stories and gain wisdom to share with others. Will you be the first to fulfill your destiny?1-6
The 7th ContinentIn a land fraught with danger and wonders, you have to use every ounce of wit and cunning to survive, crafting tools, weapons, and shelter to ensure your survival.1-4
This War of Mine: The Board GameYou will enter this experience as a group of civilians trapped in a besieged and conflict-ridden city, enduring many hardships that often test the essence of humanity.1-6
Time StoriesT.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of "decksploration". Each player is free to give their character as deep a "role" as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it's also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into the bodies of beings from different worlds or realities to successfully complete the missions given to you. Failure is impossible, as you will be able to go back in time as many times as required.2-4
Time Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons
Time Stories: Estrella Drive
Time Stories: Expedition: Endurance
Time Stories: Lumen Fidei
Time Stories: Santo Tomas De Aquino
Time Stories: The Marcy Case
Time Stories: Under the Mask
Unlock! Escape AdventuresUnlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.2-6
Unlock! Mystery Adventures (Escape Adventures Expansion)
Whitehall MysteryWhitehall Mystery gives players the opportunity to both pursue Saucy Jack and step into his shoes. Two to four players take on the roles of Jack himself or the real-life Investigators who famously took on the case at the height of the Ripper's reign of terror. The investigators must look for clues in order to catch Jack - before it's too late!2-4
XCOM: The Board GameIn XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.1-4
Zombicide: Black PlagueZombicide: Black Plague allows you take control of paladins, dwarves, knights, and magicians, wielding powerful swords, crossbows, and even magic spells to defeat the zombie hordes and its Necromancer overlords.1-6
Zombicide: Black Plague - Wulfsburg