The best board games that can only be played in threesomes 2021

Looking for a game that you can play with just three players? The games on this list are designed purely for three players. 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 2021 that can be played with only three players

Attached now is our list of the best party games for exactly 3 people that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 13 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Familiar's Trouble

    All details for the board game Familiar's Trouble and similar games
    • 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
  2. Chimera

    All details for the board game Chimera and similar games
    • 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
  3. Trieste

    All details for the board game Trieste and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Trieste
    • 3 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Skat

    All details for the board game Skat and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Cosmic Eidex

    All details for the board game Cosmic Eidex and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Die Magier

    All details for the board game Die Magier and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Die Magier
    • 3 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Three Kingdoms Redux

    All details for the board game Three Kingdoms Redux and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 135 - 165 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Three Kingdoms Redux

    • YouTube Review for the game "Three Kingdoms Redux" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Three Kingdoms Redux" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. 3 Man Chess

    All details for the board game 3 Man Chess and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Chess for Three

    All details for the board game Chess for Three and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Three Player Chess

    All details for the board game Three Player Chess and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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