Board Game Night Music – Songs to Play While Playing Board Games

Board Game Night Music

If you are looking for music to listen to while playing board games, then we have a few ideas for you! You can find many different playlists on Spotify that were made with certain game themes in mind. Another option is using a site such as Melodice and Table Top Audio that lets you search for a game or theme and pull a pre-made playlist for you to play for free! We will go over some of our favorite board game night playlists and songs to play while playing board games so that you can find the best board game night music for your next game night.

The best songs to play while playing board games consists of finding an awesome board game night playlist on Spotify, or using a site such as Melodice or Table Top Audio that has pre-built game night playlists for a specific game or theme. You can also build your own board game night playlist by creating a playlist on YouTube and adding in videos/songs of your choice.

Below, we will list some of our favorite resources for finding the best songs to play during our board game night. We hope that you will be able to use some of these board game night playlists and incorporate them into your next game night. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below!

Board Game Night Music

Below we will list some of our favorite sites and ideas for finding awesome board game night playlists that we use for songs to play while playing board games. They consist of board game music websites, Spotify playlists for board game music, movie/video game soundtracks, and more.

We even created a soundtrack and board game night playlist ourselves, which you can find below!

Let’s check out some of the other platforms you can find board game night music…

1. Melodice

Melodice is a crowdsourced website with music playlists for board games that were made specifically for board gamers to enjoy during game night. You can type in a specific board game that you are about to play in a search bar, and Melodice will pull up a whole playlist to play while you are playing your board game.

Some popular game night playlists from Melodic include songs for board games such as Gloomhaven, Root, Terraforming Mars, Everdell, Wingspan, and more!

These playlists contain songs submitted by other board gamers, so you know that they come from other board gamer lovers that know which songs to play while playing a specific type of board game.

Click here to go to the Melodice website >>

2. Spotify Playlists for Different Themed Games

Spotify is great for finding playlists for any type of board game. You can even make a playlist of your own! These Spotify playlists for board games will be perfect for when you host your next game night.

Board Game Night Playlist

For a generic board game night, we love this playlist that is simply titled “Board Game Night.” This playlist is perfect to just quickly start playing and get going when you plan on having a game night.

Horror Themed Game Night Playlist

There are many horror themed board games out there. We found the perfect playlist to play during horror themed board games. Click here to check out this horror themed game night playlist.

Board Games and Chill

There’s a great playlist on Spotify called “Board Games and Chill” that consist of great background and ambiance music while playing board games.

3. The Witcher Soundtrack

Many board game lovers may also be into video gaming. If you are one of these people, then you may know the popular game called the Witcher. Well with this great video game comes an even better soundtrack.

We love to play the Witcher during some of our game nights to really set the mood and have a great backing track to the board games we decide to put on the table.

4. John Williams Radio (Pandora)

John Williams is a famous American composer known for his work on critically acclaimed and popular movies, including Star Wars, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park, and the Harry Potter movies.

Aa a nerd, I love all of these movies. The soundtrack to these films, composed by John Williams, are perfect background music for any type of game night. You can either find a YouTube playlist of John Williams compositions, or go to Pandora and play John Williams radio.

John Williams radio on Pandora is one of our goto avenues for listening to music while playing board games.

Check out John William’s Pandora page by clicking here.

5. Red Dead Redemption Soundtrack for Western Themed Games

There are a bunch of western themed board games on the market. If you are playing a Western themed board game for game night, then you need a great soundtrack to go along with.

Once again, certain video game soundtracks are perfect for board game nights. For Western themed game nights, the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack is PERFECT.

6. Fantasy Music

There are a bunch of board games out there that are fantasy themed board games. Even if the board game isn’t fantasy themed, the composition of fantasy music offers a great background sound while playing board games.

7. TableTop Audio

TableTop Audio is a great online resource for board gamers to listen to free-to-use, user supported ambient game audio site on the web.

The owner of the site states “Tabletop Audio is for: Role-players, boardgamers, writers, coders, artists, graphic designers, teachers, house-cleaners, lucid dreamers, gym-rats, distance runners, commuters and ANYONE who wants to immerse themselves in the audio-space of one environment, while physically inhabiting another.”

TableTop Audio is a great resource for board game music.

Click here to start listening to TableTop Audio.

8. Pirate Themed Music

We created a music video for pirate-themed board game music over on our YouTube channel! So if you are taking to the high seas and playing pirate board games like Merchants & Marauders, Pirate’s Cove, and/or Dead Men Tell No Tales, then this board game soundtrack would be perfect for your game night!

Best Board Game Night Music & Playlists

We hope this article gave you some insight on the best board game night playlists to play during your next game night. Use the above resources to pick the perfect music and songs to play whole playing board games.

Happy gaming!


Hillary is a 28 year old board game enthusiast from New York who specializes in hosting game nights.

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