The best board games for 2 to 8 people 👯‍♀️-👨‍👩‍👦👧👦👧👦 2024

If you are looking for a really good board game that can be played super with 2 👯 to 8 👨👩👦👧👦👧👦 people... then we have something for you:

The number of players varies often & strongly with you?

Not always you can assume in your family or circle of friends that all have time & desire for a proper board game round. Often the number of players changes by the minute - sometimes only two are present, sometimes eight.

Which games are very good with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 as well as 8 people?

We have picked out which games always work very well with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 as well as 8 players. If you look closely there are only a few left.

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Do you want games with other number of players?

You can play board games, card games and dice games with a very different number of players - even alone. We have created many lists for each exact number of players and for varying numbers of players. You can find our "by player count" lists below.

The best board games for 2-8 people 👯-👨👩👦👧👧👦 2024

Attached is our overview of the 30 best board games for 2-8 players 2024:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 565 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Sushi Go Party!

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    Sushi Go Party! is an expanded version of the popular card game Sushi Go!, offering more variety and accommodating more players for a larger, more dynamic game experience.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Sushi Go Party!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. PitchCar

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    PitchCar and its earlier version Carabande are dexterity-based board games that create a fun and competitive racing experience. Players use finger flicks to propel small discs (representing cars) around a track constructed from wooden pieces.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1996

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. HITSTER

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Trails of Tucana

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    In Trails of Tucana, players embark on an adventure to connect the mystical island's villages and landmarks through an intricate network of trails. This flip-and-write game, designed by the creators of Avenue and Doodle City, offers a unique challenge with each playthrough thanks to randomized village setups. Players draw trails on their maps, aiming to link together sights and harbors for points, while navigating the island's diverse terrains. Strategic planning and adaptability are key, as the terrain card distribution influences potential pathways and scoring opportunities.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Cartographers

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    Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale transports players to a realm where they take on the roles of mapmakers, tasked by Queen Gimnax to chart the northern territories for the Kingdom of Nalos. This game combines elements of strategy and creativity, challenging players to create the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing maps.

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Welcome To...

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    Welcome To... is a unique, dice-less roll-and-write game where players take on the role of 1950s American architects, aiming to design and construct the most prosperous suburban neighborhood.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Take 5

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    6 nimmt!, also known as Take 5, Category 5 and other names, is a card game focused on scoring as few points as possible. It combines elements of strategy, prediction, and a bit of luck.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Take 5
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Cartographers Heroes

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    Cartographers Heroes embarks players on a new voyage through the storied Western Lands, enhancing the acclaimed formula of its predecessor with fresh challenges and dynamic elements. As royal cartographers, players are tasked with mapping these perilous territories, their efforts now intertwined with the valorous acts of heroes who stand against the encroaching Dragul forces. This sequel not only retains the beloved core mechanics of drawing and mapping but enriches the experience with innovative map sheets, scoring cards, and explore cards, all while introducing ambush cards that bring unique abilities into play.

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    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Exploding Kittens: Party Pack

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. PitchCar Mini

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Timeline: Events

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    Timeline: Events is an engaging card game that challenges players' knowledge of historical events. The game is straightforward yet captivating, requiring players to correctly place cards in chronological order based on the events they depict.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Tsuro

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    Tsuro offers a blend of simplicity and elegance in a game that revolves around laying tiles and guiding your token along an evolving path. This game, known for its brief playtime and broad player range, challenges you to outlast others in a journey across the board, navigating an increasingly crowded space filled with potential pitfalls and unintended directions set by others.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 50% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Tsuro
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Mini Kubb

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Ghost Blitz 2

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Roll For It! Deluxe Edition

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Zombie Dice Horde Edition

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Mars Open: Tabletop Golf

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Trek 12: Himalaya

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 27% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 50 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Biss 20

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Personal Preference

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    • 2 - 16 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  21. Kaleidos

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Zombie Dice

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    Zombie Dice is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn dice game that encapsulates the thrill of being a zombie hungry for brains. It's a game of risk and reward, where players push their luck to devour as many brains as possible.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Zombie Dice
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Start Player

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 1 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Streams

    All details for the board game Streams and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Streams

    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Streams" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Tsuro of the Seas

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    Tsuro of the Seas is an engaging and thematic variation of the classic board game Tsuro. In this version, players navigate their ships through treacherous waters, trying to stay on the board as long as possible. The game introduces new elements of strategy and unpredictability with the addition of daikaiju tiles, representing sea monsters and other mythical creatures.

    More details for Tsuro of the Seas
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Password Express

    All details for the board game Password Express and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Password Express

    • YouTube Review for the game "Password Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Take it Easy!

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    Take It Easy! is an engaging and strategic game that combines elements of puzzle-solving and planning with a touch of luck, offering a unique gaming experience often likened to a multi-player solitaire with a twist. The game's core lies in each player's ability to efficiently complete a hexagon-shaped board using 19 hexagonal tiles, each featuring colored lines and numbers that cross in three directions.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Take it Easy!
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Arbos

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2000

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Anno Domini: Europa

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Europa and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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