9 Inspiring Board Games About Women Throughout History

9 Inspiring Board Games About Women Throughout History

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While March is Women's History Month, we think it's always a good time to celebrate the achievements of impressive women like Ada Lovelace, Rosa Parks, and Malala Yousafzai, so we're spotlighting board games that do just that! These games about women recognize the feminine leaders of yesterday and today, and can help inspire the great women of tomorrow. Play them with your family, add them to your classroom game shelf, or bring one to your next game night. The future is female!

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Icons: A Game About Women

Learn more about some of the most important women in history as you strive to build a strong and diverse team. Collect cards from categories like Adventure, Human Rights, and the Arts, while attempting to block your opponents from doing the same. This game is a mixture of strategy and memory, and a terrific conversation starter. (2-5 players, ages 8+)


The new family-friendly board game from Underdog Games spotlights incredible females from history and was created with help from young student researchers and a team of educational advisors. In the game, players act as acclaimed authors writing stories about iconic women from throughout time. Along the way, they learn about each woman's life and impact on the world as they research and draft chapters of their book. The player who completes the highest scoring book wins the game. As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each game supports the Malala Fund. Available on Amazon starting November 1st, 2022. (2-5 players, 8+)

Wonder Women: A Bingo Game

Wonder Women: A Bingo Game

Everyone already knows how to play bingo, so you'll be ready for fun as soon as you open the box of this game about women! Younger kids will enjoy seeing names they know, like Beyoncé and Simone Biles, mixed in with greats, like Amelia Earhart and Emmeline Pankhurst. (2-8 players, ages 6+)

Who's She?

Who's She? game

If you're familiar with the kid-favorite classic Guess Who?, you'll pick up this one in no time. Each player has one "mystery woman" that the other player tries to guess by asking questions like "Did she win a Nobel prize? Does she play sports?" This beautiful game is made by an independent European company and was so popular they're gearing up for a sequel. (2 players, ages 8+)

Bold Made

Bold Made card game

Old Maid is another one of those classic games, but it's starting to feel pretty outdated, don't you think? Nine-year-old Alex and his mom definitely thought so, so they turned this card game into one of our new favorite games about women! (2-4 players, ages 3+)

Inspirational Women Trivia Game

Inspirational Women Trivia Game

Learn while you play with this simple trivia card game. Even if you don't get the answers right, you'll discover new information about incredible women from the past and present. (2+ players, ages 8+)

Great Women Memory Game

Great Women Memory Game

Here's another classic game with a feminist twist. Match famous women with their accomplishments as you attempt to collect more matches than your competitors. (2+ players, ages 8+)

Top Trumps: Women Athletes

Top Trumps: Women Athletes card game

Sports fans, this one's for you! Top Trumps is kind of like War, but players compare different stats in each face-off, taking it in turns to pick the stat each time. The player with the highest stat in the chosen category keeps all the cards. This deck of Top Trumps cards celebrates female athletes like Chloe Kim, Serena Williams, and more. (2+ players, ages 6+)

Phenomenal Women

Games About Women - Phenomenal Women Trivia and Discussion Game

Part trivia and part conversation starter, this game is perfect for families to play together. Start by asking "Who could I be?" and reading off the clues one by one. The first to guess correctly keeps the card and shares the additional information with the group. This one's all about taking your time as you play, giving these extraordinary women the attention they so richly deserve. (2+ players, ages 10+)

Plus, click here to get your free printable poster of Amazing Women in History by artist Nadia Fisher!

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