The best board games for exactly 5 players 2021

Looking for a game that you can play with five players? The games on this list are either designed purely for four players or can be played especially well by five. Included are cooperative board games for 5, classic games for 5 (e.g. Doppelkopf, role-playing games for four, board games for 5 adults, card games for 5 and many more games that can be played very well by five.

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List of the best games 2021 that can (also) be played by five players

Enclosed now is our list of the best board games for exactly 5 people that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 189 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Telestrations

    All details for the board game Telestrations and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Telestrations
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Telestrations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Telestrations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Resistance

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. BANG! The Dice Game

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Spyfall 2

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 1 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Saboteur

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. The Great Dalmuti

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Tiefe Taschen

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 50 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tiefe Taschen

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiefe Taschen" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Trial by Trolley: Derailed Edition

    All details for the board game Trial by Trolley: Derailed Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 13 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Scribble Time

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  12. Linq

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. WINK

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Photo Party

    All details for the board game Photo Party and similar games
    • 6 - 15 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Panic on Wall Street!

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    • 3 - 11 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Shadow Hunters

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Dracula's Feast

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. BANG!

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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    • 4 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Cranium Scribblish

    All details for the board game Cranium Scribblish and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Burke's Gambit

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Burke's Gambit

    • YouTube Review for the game "Burke's Gambit" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Quest for the Antidote

    All details for the board game Quest for the Antidote and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Nosferatu

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    • 5 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  24. Wackee SIX

    All details for the board game Wackee SIX and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. The Menace Among Us

    All details for the board game The Menace Among Us and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. DC Spyfall

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for DC Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "DC Spyfall" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "DC Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Salem 1692

    All details for the board game Salem 1692 and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 25 - 35 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Black Stories Stadt-Land-Tod

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Stay Away!

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Pictopia: Star Wars Edition

    All details for the board game Pictopia: Star Wars Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Pictopia: Star Wars Edition
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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