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 March 3, 2021. We compared 243 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 8 awards and won 6.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Telestrations
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Telestrations

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Telestrations" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. The Resistance: Avalon

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

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. A Fake Artist Goes to New York

    All details for the board game A Fake Artist Goes to New York and similar games
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!18€ atAmazon.de
  5. BANG! The Dice Game

    All details for the board game BANG! The Dice Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  6. Spyfall 2

    All details for the board game Spyfall 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    All details for the board game Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime1 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Tiefe Taschen

    All details for the board game Tiefe Taschen and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 50 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Tiefe Taschen

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiefe Taschen" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tiefe Taschen" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. What's Missing?

    All details for the board game What's Missing? and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Trial by Trolley: Derailed Edition

    All details for the board game Trial by Trolley: Derailed Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 13 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Panic on Wall Street!

    All details for the board game Panic on Wall Street! and similar games
    • Players3 - 11 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. The Great Dalmuti

    All details for the board game The Great Dalmuti and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Great Dalmuti
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  14. Linq

    All details for the board game Linq and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Linq
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. The Menace Among Us

    All details for the board game The Menace Among Us and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Fangs

    All details for the board game Fangs and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Fangs
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. DC Spyfall

    All details for the board game DC Spyfall and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 - 50 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for DC Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. Hellapagos

    All details for the board game Hellapagos and similar games
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. WINK

    All details for the board game WINK and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Dracula's Feast

    All details for the board game Dracula's Feast and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Photo Party

    All details for the board game Photo Party and similar games
    • Players6 - 15 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Scribble Time

    All details for the board game Scribble Time and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  23. Burke's Gambit

    All details for the board game Burke's Gambit and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Burke's Gambit

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Burke's Gambit" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Burke's Gambit" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Dune

    All details for the board game Dune and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dune
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  25. BANG!

    All details for the board game BANG! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for BANG!
    • Players4 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!17€ atAmazon.de
  26. Nosferatu

    All details for the board game Nosferatu and similar games
    • Players5 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31

    All details for the board game The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Samurai Sword

    All details for the board game Samurai Sword and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Samurai Sword

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai Sword" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Samurai Sword" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout

    All details for the board game Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Quest for the Antidote

    All details for the board game Quest for the Antidote and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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