2021 Reviews Index

Here you'll find our verdicts on the best board, tabletop, and digital wargames of the year. Click through to read the full reviews

Title Published Format
Necromolds review - the perfect gateway wargame Dec 10 Tabletop
Games Workshop Battle in Balin's Tomb review - a lacklustre Lord of the Rings board game Dec 3 Board game
Hearts of Iron 4: No Step Back DLC review - the red bear awakens Nov 23 Digital
7 Wonders: Architects review - the ultimate warm-up board game? Nov 22 Board game
The Silver Bayonet review - ghoulish gothic greatness Nov 12 Tabletop
Alien: Fate of the Nostromo review - slick sci-fi survival Nov 11 Board game
Deadzone 3rd edition review - Warhammer 40k: Kill Team killer? Nov 5 Tabletop
Mantic Games’ OverDrive review - a true MOBA board game? Oct 20 Board game
Warhammer 40k: Black Templars Army Set review - back in black Oct 9 Tabletop
D&D: The Wild Beyond the Witchlight review - silly, sinister, and certifiably brilliant Sep 17 Tabletop
Animal Adventures review - it’s D&D 5E, Jim... but adorable Sep 15 Tabletop
Bolt Action Island Assault! starter set review - avid wargamers' delight Sep 2 Tabletop
Bolt Action Pegasus Bridge review - a bridge too far? Aug 27 Tabletop
Warhammer 40k Kill Team: Octarius review - big news in little 40k Aug 17 Tabletop
Black Powder Epic Battles: American Civil War starter set review - enormous encounters Aug 13 Tabletop
Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition review - super, streamlined settling Jul 26 Board game
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector review - stale Space Marine strategy Jul 16 Digital
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance review - banal brawling Jun 28 Digital
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Dominion review - a god-king’s welcome? Jun 16 Tabletop
Warhammer 40k: Cadian Shock Troops review - heads up, Imperial Guard Jun 14 Tabletop
Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Starter Set review - a wonderful Warhammer walkabout May 28 Tabletop
Arma 3: SOG Prairie Fire review - the definitive multiplayer Vietnam experience May 12 Digital
Stardew Valley board game review May 7 Board game
Stargrave review - a slightly stymied sci-fi-sequel Apr 14 Tabletop
Warhammer Quest: Cursed City review in progress - dark promise Apr 6
Candlekeep Mysteries review - a D&D book that sparks pure joy Mar 29 Tabletop
Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations 1941 review - still the senior General Mar 19 Digital
Godtear review - a solid, short-form fantasy skirmisher Mar 10 Tabletop
Victory at Sea review - Warlord's Bolt Action goes nautical Mar 4 Tabletop
Fantasy General 2: Evolution review - lizard larks Mar 2 Digital
Imperator: Rome 2.0 Marius update review - Rome resurgent Feb 16 Digital
Order of Battle WW2: Allies Defiant review - another orderly helping Feb 11 Digital
Field of Glory 2: Medieval review - my kingdom, for a longsword Feb 4 Digital
Hearts of Iron 4: Battle for the Bosporus review - finally, you can reform Byzantium! Jan 26 Digital