The best board games for exactly three players 2024

Looking for a game that you can play with three players? The games on this list are either designed purely for three players or can be played especially well in threes. Included are cooperative board games for 3, classic games for 3 (e.g. Skat, role-playing games for three, board games for 3 adults, card games for 3 and many more games that can be played very well in threes.

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List of the best games 2024 that can (also) be played by three players:

Enclosed now is our list of the best board games for exactly 3 people that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 379 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. TEAM3 GREEN

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. The Mysterious Magical Lake

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Kobold

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    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. We Didn't Playtest This Either with Blue Deck and Dice Are Fun Expansions

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Star Trek: Ascendancy

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    Star Trek: Ascendancy brings the expansive universe of Star Trek to your tabletop, offering a deep strategy experience that allows you to control the iconic civilizations of the Star Trek universe: the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire. Engage in exploration, expansion, and conflict as you navigate through uncharted territories, interact with new life forms, and decide whether to pursue paths of peace or domination. This game is a must-have for Star Trek fans and strategy enthusiasts alike, featuring over 200 plastic miniatures and an ever-changing galaxy map that ensures every game is a unique adventure.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 240 - 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Anno Domini: Kunst

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Who's the Dude?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Familiar's Trouble

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    • 3 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Familiar's Trouble

    • YouTube Review for the game "Familiar's Trouble" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Chimera

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    • 3 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chimera

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chimera" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Camel Up: Off Season

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    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. WobBally

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Maria

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    Maria is a strategic board game set during the tumultuous period of the War of the Austrian Succession, offering a rich blend of military strategy and historical diplomacy. Designed primarily for three players, it casts them into the roles of the major powers of the time: Austria, France with Bavaria, and Prussia along with the Pragmatic Army. Utilizing a unique map that is divided into two parts—Flanders and Bohemia—Maria challenges players to navigate the complexities of warfare and alliance, demanding not just military might but also political sagacity to emerge victorious.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 210 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. Risk: Star Wars – Original Trilogy Edition

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Unlock!: Heroic Adventures – Hinunter in den Kaninchenbau

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    Hinunter in den Kaninchenbau invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole into the whimsical world of Wonderland. Embark on a fantastical journey alongside its quirky characters, where every minute counts to navigate the puzzles and peculiarities of this enchanting realm.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Panda Monium

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Top Promoter

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Pizza Theory

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Black Stories: Office Edition

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Churchill

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    Churchill places you in the shoes of one of the three iconic leaders during World War II - Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin - engaging in a strategic battle of wits and diplomacy rather than military might. This unique game focuses on the pivotal conferences that shaped the Allied strategy and post-war landscape, challenging players to negotiate, manipulate, and sometimes cooperate to advance their agendas.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 300 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Whot

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Monopoly: Stranger Things

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Trieste

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 3 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Top & Down

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Quartermaster General: The Cold War

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General: The Cold War

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Abilene

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. The End of the Triumvirate

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Skat

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    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Here I Stand

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    Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555 is a comprehensive board game that delves into the tumultuous period of the early 16th Century, encompassing the political, religious, and exploratory conflicts of Europe. It stands out for incorporating the actions of historical figures like Martin Luther, Henry VIII, and Suleiman the Magnificent within a 40-year span on a beautifully crafted map.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Here I Stand
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 - 360 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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