The best board games for exactly three players 2022

Looking for a game that you can play with three players? The games on this list are either designed purely for three players or can be played especially well in threes. 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 2022 that can (also) be played by three players:

Enclosed now is our list of the best board games for exactly 3 people that you can buy 2022:

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 174 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. TEAM3 GREEN

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Exploding Minions

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    🔥 Deal: 21% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  4. The Mysterious Magical Lake

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    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  5. Kobold

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Trial by Trolley

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 13 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  7. Incubation

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Gigi Gnomo

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Blindes Huhn extrem

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Blindes Huhn extrem

    • YouTube Review for the game "Blindes Huhn extrem" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Anno Domini: Kunst

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  11. Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945

    All details for the board game Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power 1936-1945 and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 240 - 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Star Trek: Ascendancy

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    • 3 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Familiar's Trouble

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    • 3 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Familiar's Trouble

    • YouTube Review for the game "Familiar's Trouble" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Who's the Dude?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. WobBally

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Chimera

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    • 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
  17. Maria

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 210 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  18. Risk: Star Wars – Original Trilogy Edition

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Panda Monium

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Pizza Theory

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Churchill

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 300 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Top Promoter

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Trieste

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 3 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Quartermaster General: The Cold War

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General: The Cold War

    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Abilene

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. The End of the Triumvirate

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Skat

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    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Cosmic Eidex

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    • 3 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Here I Stand

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 - 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  30. Die Magier

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

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    • 3 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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