These are some of our picks for fun alternative games to play instead of any of the Games Workshop games out there. Most have been out for a while, have a great following, lots of minis, and are fun in general.
Best Alternative Tabletop Games to Games Workshop 2022
Best of all, these games all have new releases galore, so chances are there will always be something new and fresh on the horizon to keep you engaged. Plus, buying them from your local game store will help keep them in business through these hard times, and give you hours of enjoyment with friends new and old.
If you think we forgot any games that should be on this list, leave us a comment below- we would love to hear what you think!
Marvel Crisis Protocol
MCP has a ton of great minis, an easy-to-play ruleset, and maybe best of all, you get to play with some of your favorite superheroes! The ruleset makes for pretty quick games, so even if you want a bunch of games just in one afternoon, you can; oh yeah, and did we say Marvel superheroes?
If you want to learn more about the game and minis, check out the site here.
If you want to get into a historical game, Bolt Action is a great place to start! The minis are really cool, the price is affordable, and it lets you replay some famous battles. . Find out more about the game here.
Star Wars X-Wing & Legion
Are you a fan of Star Wars? These are the games for you! They both have a really fun game system, with cards that change the way your models play and can even let you pilot ships with famous characters.
So whether you want to play with the troops on the ground or space battles, you can do either. Check out more about those games here.
Infinity is a very tactical skirmish game that has a very dedicated following. The newest edition is also much easier to get into for new players, so if you want a fun game with interesting but highly tactical mechanics, Infinity is the game for you. Check out more about Infinity here.
Plus the hobby aspect of it is one of the best parts because you can use anything you want. Check out more about Gaslands here.
Blood & Plunder
I always love seeing this played on the table, and Firelock Games is pretty invested in the upkeep of this wonderful system as well. You can find out lots more on their site here.
Warmachine MK IV
Plus, they are planning on releasing a bunch of new stuff, so the perfect time to go pick up some new minis! Check out more here!
One Page rules
They actually have a bunch of games to play, and you can get all the rules for them here. You can use what minis you want, and whether you want to play fantasy or sci-fi, they have you covered!
They just came out with a new game and want community feedback, so if you want to be on the ground floor of a game, then this might be perfect for you! All the rules, 3D/2D assets are free, and even free model downloads!
Plus, they are making new rules and models all the time! Check out more here!
This will be out in Q4 2022, but other D&D minis topped the sales list for most sold miniatures, so if you want a game, that combines both, this could be perfect. Check out more here!
This is a super fun game with really cool minis. Most people have heard of the game, but if you never tried it, it’s totally worth it! Plus, with how many awesome models they have and the game’s unique mechanics, it’s a fresh take on wargaming! Find out more about the game here!
Battle for Vallor
This game comes from Signum Games, and they have tons of awesome models, and many of which can be used as alternatives for AoS, making them a good double stand-in! Plus, the game is super fun, so it’s worth a try if you like fantasy games. Learn more about it here!
Modiphius actually has a ton of tabletop games that are really cool. However, their Fallout: Wasteland Warfare might be their best! It has many nostalgic characters and plenty to dig your teeth into. They also have an Elder Scrolls game if you’d rather play more fantasy style too! Learn more about all of them here!
This is a really cool square-based fantasy game with a constant stream of releases and really cool models! It’s also a growing scene, so if you’re looking for some of that square-based fantasy madness, this might be perfect! Plus, they have a really cool background, and lore set up for the game, so there is plenty to read about.
If you want to learn more, you can here!
Which game is your favorite? What game do you love to play that is not on the list?
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