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10 Board Game Fonts

Board game fonts are pretty much important when designing a board game.

Note that designing a board game entails several processes.

Decisions to have to be made to make the user experience as friendly and as enjoyable as possible.

Creators often get caught up in the technical details that they overlook the minute details before their eyes,

Fonts are one of the more commonly overlooked aspects.

This and typography are detrimental to the success of anything relying on user enjoyability.

It can both enhance and diminish the overall experience for users.

Designers swear by colors, shapes and fonts as the pillars of a successful brand personality and product identity.

They carefully select and curate these elements to relay the theme and visual identity with the content.

There are countless fonts out there and it certainly is not the easiest choice to make.

This article will help you by outlining the top 10 board game fonts we have chosen to make your board games even more enjoyable!


1. Game Of Thrones

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The first entry on this list is perhaps the most recognizable and famous one, mainly due to the popularity of the same television show.

The font is classical and elegant as well as gothic all at the same time.

It has a very distinct visual identity which evokes feelings of fantasy and wonderment associated with the television series.

The letters are very clear and legible, with sharp lines and the distinct feature of the letter “O” having lines drawn through it.

This font, whilst not offering a large amount of support and editability, will for sure be very distinct and noticeable in any setting.

The font is advisable only for board games with a similar theme to the television series, due to the link between the series, its setting, its characters and this font.

Using the font for board games set in middle ages, dealing with dragons, kings, knights and the like would ensure the optimal success.

It would also allow for the relation between the series and the font to be used efficiently.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Highly popular due to the success of the series
  • Classical and elegant
  • Association to successful series
  • Thematically will fit any board game set in the time of knights, kings and dragons

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2. Flatli

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The second of the top 10 is a colorful and flat modern decorative font called Flatli.

Flatli is a simple and fun font consisting of block-style letters and numbers similar to those found on children’s flashcards.

The vibrancy of the colors evoke a sense of nostalgia.

The letters and numbers are simple to read due to the style, with the colors of the letters making them very readable and distinguishable from one another.

This font would be ideal for an educational board game targeting young children learning their letters and basic words and numbers.

The style of the letters and the vibrant colors are interesting and would grasp the attention of any toddler and make learning certainly more fun.

This font could also be interesting for a board game targeting millennials who grew up in the ‘90s.

With the style very reminiscent of television shows and cartoons aimed at children in that decade, any board game of that topic would be perfect with this font.

The font can be edited with Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw, allowing for efficient and high-quality adaptation for any shape or size.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Fun and vibrant
  • Easy to read
  • Distinguishable from other fonts
  • Modern

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 3. Kids Zone

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Kid Zone is a colorful, fun and cute layered font ideal for games oriented at young children.

The font is childlike in design and offers rounded block-style letters with a shadow on each letter.

This font is available in three different versions.

It includes a simple transparent font with a black shadow, a transparent font with colorful shadows and lastly colored in version, with the letters being white with the colorful shadows.

The font is downloaded as a vector file, allowing for greater adaptability when it comes to editing and preparation for printing and production.

It is best used in games for toddlers and young children as it will be attractive for them, whilst older children will find it perhaps too childish.

Pros & Benefits:

  • It will be a hit with kids
  • It has several variants allowing for greater adaptability, meaning that you will not have to adapt the game colors to the color scheme of the font
  • This font is clear, straightforward and easy to read

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4. Bungee Outline

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Bungee Outline is a contemporary typeface inspired by urban and neon signs reminiscent of those seen in the USA between the ‘60s and ‘80s as well as in movies set in that period.

It offers several different variants for the user.

It can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations, with the vertical design emphasizing the use of limited space and stacking the letters on top of each other.

The stacked letters do at times impact the legibility and readability of words, especially longer words, which is why a horizontal variant is offered.

The font comes in many layers as well (regular, inline, outline and shade) allowing for greater control and maneuverability with how the words are presented.

This lets you style each letter separately and then overlay them in the end, this is possible in both web and print formats.

Bungee Outline supports special characters such as letters with accents which are common in romance languages.

It also has special characters often used in Slavic languages.

In addition to supporting Latin letters, this font is available to be used in Cyrillic.

This font would be best paired with vibrant neon color themes and games celebrating pop culture and Americana between the ‘60s and the ‘80s.

It has a particular focus on American diner and Drive-Thru cinema culture present at the time.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Supports a large number of languages and is possible to use it in both Latin and Cyrillic letters
  • Possesses support from Google and The Font Bureau
  • Retro and fun look
  • Several variants allowing for greater customization

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5. Jura

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Jura is a simple yet efficient text that would not look out of place in any setting and is easy to read and modern.

Daniel Johnson designed this font.

He took great inspiration from the Kayah Li glyphs, stating “I wanted to create a Roman alphabet using the same kinds of strokes and curves as the Kayah Li glyphs, and thus Jura was born.”

Jura has been further expanded to fully support both the Cyrillic and Greek alphabet, whilst the original Kayah Li glyphs are included in the font.

The font comes in four weights: Light, Book, Medium, and DemiBold, and is available as a variable font.

Jura is a contemporary font belonging to the Sans Serif font family.

It is a very popular and up to date font to use, most commonly found on displays or computer screens.

Children may find this font to be too basic and plain to attract them and keep their levels of interest high.

But for games targeting teens and adults, it is a versatile and classy font which is suitable for every type of board game.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Supports multiple alphabets and languages
  • Comes in four weights
  • Support from Google
  • Contemporary and timeless font with a great degree of versatility, allowing it to be paired with several fonts

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6. Bebas Neue

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Bebas Neue is a recognized font released in 2010 which has been widely popular with companies of any stature, ranging from big companies to startups.

The font belongs to the Sans Serif family of fonts/

Ryoichi Tsunekawa designed Bebas Neue.

He is renowned Japanese graphic typographer who started his foundry in 2005 and created the original Bebas font.

Bebas Neue interestingly consists of only uppercase letters.

Despite this fact, the font has been immensely popular and widely used over the past decade.

The font does not support multiple alphabets but does support special characters found in Slavic alphabets.

Whilst this variant is uppercase only, newer versions of the Bebas font are available in lowercase and italics as well.

As with Jura, this font may be too basic and plain to attract children.

But its contemporary design will attract older audiences, with the versatility allowing for usage in most types of games.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Has several versions available as it has been updated extensively
  • Contemporary design
  • Supported by Google
  • Tradition of being used and popular across two decades

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7. Minion

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The Minion font has a very classic and traditional look.

Regardless of the quantity or size of words using this font, it remains easy to read.

The font was originally designed for longer bodies of text and extended reading.

It drew inspiration from the late Renaissance type and belonging to the serif typeface family.

Minion is a large family of fonts and thus supports numerous alphabets, including Greek, Cyrillic and Armenian.

Robert Slimbach designed the font in 1990.

Due to the longevity of the font and its Adobe support, it has great support, with a range of weights and optical sizes, allowing for seamless transitions from various styles.

The font is one of the most popular serif typefaces used in books, with one of the most famous uses of Minion being in the logo of the Smithsonian.

It is most suitable to be used in board games with lengthier texts and explanations due to its design being aimed at longer bodies of text.

Also, it would be more suitable for board games with historical topics, or trivia than games with a fantasy or futuristic element.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Classical design
  • Longevity
  • Recognizable and familiar
  • Range of weights and optical sizes

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8. Gill Sans

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Gill sans is perhaps the most classic and renowned of the fonts on this list.

Eric Gill designed it in 1928.

It is very reminiscent of what most people would think of when asked to think of an English font, with eyeglass lower g and flared capital R as signature letters of the font.

The font is very legible and modern, easily recognizable and offers several ranges of weights and optical sizes, with the differing weights retaining their specific character.

It has been widely used and has appeared everywhere from train stations to public broadcaster logos, as well as automobiles, churches and books.

The usage of this font could apply to all types of board games intended to be used by teenagers and adults.

Younger audiences may not be captivated by its classic yet modern design.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Classical design
  • Longevity
  • Recognizable and familiar
  • Range of weights and optical sizes

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9. Gamer

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Gamer is a display font family with six styles.

Canada type designed this font and it is available to be downloaded with a range of weights.

This font is somewhat futuristic in its design and would not look out of place in a setting some hundreds of years from today.

It is block styled with sharp edges, and despite looking somewhat eccentric, the design of the font makes it legible and easily readable.

However, it should be noted that it is intended to be used in large sizes/headings.

As such, it should not be used for extended passages, with longer passages the legibility of the font would surely be reduced.

This font would best fit with board games set in the future, with smaller amounts of text and instructions.

It could also be complementarily used with a more classical font.

Gamer can be the display font and carrying the visual identity and the other fonts be used to explain the instructions for the games.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Modern and futuristic design
  • Eye-catching
  • Clear and legible

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10. Centura Round

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Centura Round is yet another font belonging to the Sans Serif family.

It draws inspiration from geometric types such as future (which itself was inspired by Gill Sans).

Centura Round is a hand-drawn font, which unlike its geometric counterparts, often adds a hand-written touch to the text written in this font.

The font is very clear and legible and is perfectly suited to both display and printed text usage.

It has three styles and supports Greek and Cyrillic alphabets as well as the Latin alphabet.

This is quite suitable to any type of board game.

However, the text must be used as a part of the explainer or with longer passages,

Otherwise it may not be utilized as efficiently as a display or title font.

Pros & Benefits:

  • Contemporary design
  • Hand-written touch
  • Supports multiple alphabets

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Final Thoughts 

These 10 fonts are one small drop in the ocean of fonts, and as you have already read, most of the fonts have their variations.

It is important to consider what the font is needed for, what the theme of the board game is, and who is the target audience.

Do note also where will the font be displayed.

We have selected this combination of fonts which can be used for a number of these purposes, ranging from the modern and futuristic to fun children orientated fonts and classic ones.

My personal favorite of the fonts outlined in the post above is the Bungee outline font.

I find this font to be quite fun and love the retro aspect of it, looking at it makes me feel as if I am time travelling to another era.

The design is quite impressive and does not sacrifice the legibility of letters.

What I find truly impressive is the detailed approach to the font creation and how the designer has considered all things when making it.

This font is quite universal and I believe it to be enjoyable for people of all ages.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading and learning about board game fonts and that it will help you choose which font is best suited for your board game.

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