From Attack on Titan to Sailor Moon: Top Anime Board Games to Play

From Attack on Titan to Sailor Moon: Top Anime Board Games to Play

Are you an anime fan looking for a new and exciting way to experience your favorite series? Look no further than anime board games! 

These games offer a unique and immersive way to interact with the world of your favorite anime and manga, while providing a new level of engagement and excitement. 

Whether you're a fan of Attack on Titan or Sailor Moon and everything in between, there's an anime board game out there for you. In this blog post, we will be exploring the top anime board games to play - so grab your friends and get ready for an epic adventure as we take a look at the best anime board games on the market.

Anime Board Games: A Perfect Combination

Anime board games are a perfect combination of two beloved forms of entertainment - anime and board games. They offer fans the opportunity to not only watch their favorite series but also actively participate in it. These games provide a new level of engagement and excitement, allowing players to become a part of the story and make decisions that affect the outcome. 

Anime board games also provide a fun and challenging way to interact with other fans of the series, encouraging teamwork and strategy while exploring the lore and characters of the series in a deeper and more meaningful way. This combination creates a unique and exciting gaming experience that is perfect for fans of all ages.

The Best Anime Board Games, Deck Building Games, and Tabletop Games

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand 

This fast-paced anime board game is based on the popular anime and manga series of the same name. In the game, players take on the role of a member of the Survey Corps, tasked with defending humanity from the giant Titans that threaten their survival. The gameplay revolves around using a combination of blades and grappling hooks to take down Titans, with players earning points based on their performance in battle.

The rules of Attack on Titan: The Last Stand are relatively simple and easy to pick up, making it accessible to players of all skill levels. However, the difficulty ramps up quickly, challenging even experienced players to master the mechanics and strategies needed to succeed.

Tokyo Ghoul: Bloody Masquerade

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where ghouls – creatures who must eat human flesh to survive – coexist with humans, Tokyo Ghoul: Bloody Masquerade is an anime board game Players take on the role of ghouls, each with their own unique abilities, who must balance their hunger for human flesh with their desire to avoid being hunted by the Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG).

The game's objective is to earn the most points by fulfilling different objectives while avoiding the CCG hunters. The game is played in turns, with each player moving their pawn around the board, representing Tokyo's streets. The players can either hunt for humans or try to avoid the CCG hunters. Each player has a hunger meter, which depletes over time; if it reaches zero, the player loses the game.

Tokyo Ghoul Box cover

Tokyo Ghoul: Bloody Masquerade is a well-designed game that stays true to the source material while also offering an engaging and challenging gaming experience. The game's theme is dark, and it's not recommended for players who are sensitive to violence. The game is considered a must-have for fans of the series, as well as for fans of horror-themed games.

Sailor Moon Crystal: Imposterous

The next anime board game on our list allows players to embrace their inner detective. Sailor Moon Crystal: Imposterous lets players venture into the world of the Sailor Guardians and use their powers to defeat evil forces. This time you’re up against the Deathbusters, who have captured someone from the Guardians’ team and replaced them with a Daimon imposter!

As you play, you will take turns asking questions and comparing your answers with those of other players. In every round, each player writes down the answer they think will match the one given by the other players. The more answers a player has in common with the others, the more points they earn! At the end of each round, everyone reveals their answers to see who has the least amount of points (maybe it's the imposter!) When a player reaches the last space on the game board, the team unmasks the imposter and rescues their captured teammate to end the game.

The game is easy to learn and allows you to focus on comparing your answers with those of other people, which is bound to make for a fun social experience and encourage plenty of collaboration.

Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade

Anime board games let you experience the fun and adventure of your favorite series. While you can watch Cowboy Bebop and see Spike Spiegel in his element, it’s a whole other experience to play alongside him as you hunt criminals across the solar system in Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade.

Cowboy Bebop Space Serenade cards and pieces

In this deck builder game, you take on the role of a crew member of the infamous spaceship Bebop, traveling from planet to planet as you bring down criminals from all across the galaxy.

Players collect new cards each round that allow them to power up their spaceship and travel between planets, capturing outlaws and earning rewards. The player with the most Renown at the end of the game wins!

Sword Art Online: Sword of Fellows

Sword Art Online: Sword of Fellows is an anime board game based on the popular anime and manga series, Sword Art Online. Players take on the role of characters from the series, including Kirito, Asuna, and Sinon, as they navigate the virtual world of Aincrad and take on various quests and battles. 

SAO: Sword of the Fellows is a cooperative, dice-based battle game. You and up to 5 of your friends will take on the roles of one of six characters trapped in Aincrad. Use your Sword Skills, along with other abilities, to defeat the enemies you encounter as you explore this world. You cannot defeat your enemies on your own—only together can you launch powerful chain attacks!

If you can manage to survive long enough to face the final fearsome foe, you will have a chance to beat the game and earn freedom for you and your friends. But if you are not strong enough…well, let’s just say that losing this game could have serious real-world consequences…

Naruto: Ninja Arena

Naruto: Ninja Arena is a board game based on the famous anime and manga series, Naruto. Players take on the role of characters from the series, including Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, as they compete in various battles and tournaments to become the strongest ninja. The objective of the game is for players to try to bring down their rivals by inflicting damage that will add up to wounds, knock outs, or even worse – final elimination. The last Ninja standing wins!

Naruto: Ninja Arena Box

Using the Roll & Clash system, players throw dice as quickly as they can and use the results to activate Techniques without stopping the game. It’s an all-out dice brawl that’ll have you and your friends playing frantic round after round.

Closing Considerations

Anime board games are a great way for fans of anime and board games to experience their favorite series in a new and interactive way. These games offer unique and engaging gameplay mechanics, allowing players to actively participate in the story and make decisions that affect the outcome. They also encourage teamwork and strategy, making them a fun and challenging way to play with friends. Additionally, anime board games offer a way to explore the lore and characters of the series in a deeper way. 

With high replayability, these anime board games are a must-try for any anime fan looking for a new way to experience their favorite series!


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