The best board games for exactly three players 2021

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 2021 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 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 102 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. TEAM3 GREEN

    All details for the board game TEAM3 GREEN and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for TEAM3 GREEN
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Kobold

    All details for the board game Kobold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Der geheimnisvolle Zaubersee

    All details for the board game Der geheimnisvolle Zaubersee and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. Trial by Trolley

    All details for the board game Trial by Trolley and similar games
    • Players3 - 13 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  6. Incubation

    All details for the board game Incubation and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Gigi Gnomo

    All details for the board game Gigi Gnomo and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Banana Matcho

    All details for the board game Banana Matcho and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Anno Domini: Kunst

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Kunst and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. 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
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime240 - 360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  11. Familiar's Trouble

    All details for the board game Familiar's Trouble and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Familiar's Trouble

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Familiar's Trouble" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  12. Who's the Dude?

    All details for the board game Who's the Dude? and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Who's the Dude?
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de
  13. WobBally

    All details for the board game WobBally and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Chimera

    All details for the board game Chimera and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chimera

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chimera" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  15. Pizza Theory

    All details for the board game Pizza Theory and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pizza Theory
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Churchill

    All details for the board game Churchill and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Churchill
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. Top Promoter

    All details for the board game Top Promoter and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Trieste

    All details for the board game Trieste and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Quartermaster General: The Cold War

    All details for the board game Quartermaster General: The Cold War and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Quartermaster General: The Cold War

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Quartermaster General: The Cold War" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  20. Abilene

    All details for the board game Abilene and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Hacienda (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Hacienda (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  22. The End of the Triumvirate

    All details for the board game The End of the Triumvirate and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Skat

    All details for the board game Skat and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  24. Cosmic Eidex

    All details for the board game Cosmic Eidex and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!4€ atAmazon.de
  25. Here I Stand

    All details for the board game Here I Stand and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Here I Stand
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 - 360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  26. Die Magier

    All details for the board game Die Magier and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Die Magier
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Three Kingdoms Redux

    All details for the board game Three Kingdoms Redux and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime135 - 165 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Three Kingdoms Redux

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Three Kingdoms Redux" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  28. Sansibar

    All details for the board game Sansibar and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. 3 Man Chess

    All details for the board game 3 Man Chess and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Chess for Three

    All details for the board game Chess for Three and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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