From its earliest days as the city of Londinium in the Roman Empire, London has always been one of the most important cities in greater Europe. From trade to learning to culture, London’s influence is hard to overstate.
The long history of the city, as well as some of its best known institutions and people make the city a natural setting for many board games. Here is a sampling of games set in one of my favorite cities in the world.
London (Second Edition)
Rebuild the city from the ashes of the great fire of 1666.
Guilds of London
Struggle to control the powerful guilds in Medieval London.
Ticket to Ride: London
A shorter Ticket to Ride game, set in 1970s London using double-decker buses.
The Great Fire of London 1666
Help fight the fire of 1666 that destroyed 13,000 homes and left 90% of the city’s population homeless.
A co-operative game where detectives race around Victorian London in search of clues.
Players try to make their booths at the 1851 World’s Fair in London the most popular with the public and powerful.
Detectives chase the mysterious Mr. X as he travels the streets of London by taxis, buses or the tube.
Detectives must capture Jack the Ripper before he kills a fourth time in this hidden movement game.
Key to the City - London
A hex-tile laying game where players try to create the best version of London over four eras.
Old London Bridge
Play cards to help reconstruct the best part of the (new) Old London Bridge after the 1136 fire.
A game of hidden identity where the player playing Jack must escape the city before being captured.
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Play as The World’s Greatest Detective and piece together the clues in this Victorian era mystery.
Compete to become the most profitable merchant in London.
On the Underground
Build the best Underground system balancing destinations, passengers, and time.