The best board games for exactly 5 players 2024

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 2024 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 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 416 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Telestrations

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    Telestrations is a light-hearted and entertaining party game that blends drawing and word-guessing in a hilarious and often unpredictable way. The game is based on the classic concept of "telephone" but adds a visual twist.

    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. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

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    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong offers a riveting game of deduction and deception designed for 4-12 players, providing an immersive experience in approximately 20 minutes.

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. A Fake Artist Goes to New York

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    A Fake Artist Goes to New York is a creative and social party game that combines elements of drawing, deduction, and bluffing. It's designed for 5-10 players and offers a unique gameplay experience full of laughter and intrigue.

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    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. The Resistance: Avalon

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    The Resistance: Avalon is a standalone game set in the legendary world of King Arthur, combining the mechanics of secret identities and deduction found in The Resistance with a thematic backdrop of Arthurian legend and the struggle between good and evil.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Detective Club

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    Detective Club is a social deduction and party game that involves both cooperation and deception. Players are drawn into rounds of intrigue, where one player secretly passes clues to their accomplice to reveal a secret word, while others, acting as detectives, try to unveil the conspiracy. Creativity and persuasion play crucial roles as players discuss and defend their choices to avoid suspicion.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Detective Club
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Detective Club

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective Club" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. The Resistance

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    The Resistance is a dynamic party game focused on social deduction, set against the backdrop of a dystopian empire. It's designed for five to ten players and offers a thrilling experience of intrigue and deception.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. 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
  9. Top Ten 18+

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    • 4 - 9 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Spyfall 2

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    Spyfall 2 elevates the intriguing and humorous party game Spyfall to new heights. This game is all about deception, quick thinking, and trying to pinpoint the spy among your friends. Each round, players find themselves at a secret location, except for the spy (or spies, in this version), who has no idea where they are. Through clever questioning, players must figure out who the spy is while the spy tries to blend in and guess the location to win points.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • 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
  11. Herd Mentality

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 4 - 20 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Cheese Thief

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Saboteur

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    Saboteur is a card game that combines elements of strategy, bluffing, and hidden roles, set in a mining theme where players are either helping or hindering the search for gold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. 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
  15. The Great Dalmuti

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    The Great Dalmuti is a light and engaging card game that revolves around players striving to improve their social status by being the first to discard all their cards. The game is a commercial adaptation of the traditional card game President, and it offers a fun, fast-paced experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Great Dalmuti
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Fool!

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fool!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fool!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Hellapagos

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    Hellapagos is a game of survival and treachery, aptly termed a "co-opetition," where players must cooperate to some extent but ultimately look out for themselves. Stranded on a desert island with limited resources, up to twelve players must negotiate and strategize to gather supplies, build a raft, and escape before a looming hurricane destroys everything. However, not all players may make it off the island due to the scarce availability of food and water.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hellapagos
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Photo Party

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    • 6 - 15 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. WINK

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Linq

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Panic on Wall Street!

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    • 3 - 11 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Shadow Hunters

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    Shadow Hunters is an intriguing survival board game set in a mysterious forest filled with devils and supernatural beings. Players find themselves as members of one of three factions: Shadows, supernatural creatures of the night; Hunters, humans intent on destroying these beings; and Neutrals, civilians inadvertently caught in this age-old conflict. The game revolves around identity concealment, strategic alliances, and survival.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Shadow Hunters
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Trial by Trolley: Derailed Edition

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    • 3 - 13 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Dracula's Feast

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Good Cop Bad Cop (Third Edition)

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Cranium Scribblish

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Snakesss

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Spyfall: Time Travel

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall: Time Travel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall: Time Travel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Privacy

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    • 5 - 12 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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