The best board games to end a relationship' 2021

In this list, we've picked out some particularly nasty board games. Based on these games, friendships were ended and it is rumored that even some divorces were initiated.

Whether it's through big-headedness (Hotel), deliberately destroying the actions of fellow players (Checkers) or as a fundamental part of the game principle (Junta), these games create a certain basic aggressiveness - and can even destroy relationships for some players.

List of the best board games to end relationships

Enclosed is the list of the best board games to end 2021 a relationship with:

This list was last updated on March 3, 2021. We compared 38 board games for this list and selected the top 33. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  2. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Twilight Struggle

    All details for the board game Twilight Struggle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    More details for Twilight Struggle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  4. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    All details for the board game Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime240 - 480 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    😕 Questionable price139€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  5. Cosmic Encounter

    All details for the board game Cosmic Encounter and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cosmic Encounter
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  6. Cockroach Poker

    All details for the board game Cockroach Poker and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Citadels

    All details for the board game Citadels and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Citadels
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  10. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

    All details for the board game Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 18% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  11. Dutch Blitz

    All details for the board game Dutch Blitz and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime1 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  13. Catan: Cities & Knights

    All details for the board game Catan: Cities & Knights and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  14. Cheating Moth

    All details for the board game Cheating Moth and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  15. Taboo

    All details for the board game Taboo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Taboo
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  16. Lifeboats

    All details for the board game Lifeboats and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de
  18. Nuclear War

    All details for the board game Nuclear War and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Cutthroat Caverns

    All details for the board game Cutthroat Caverns and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cutthroat Caverns
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Cutthroat Caverns

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cutthroat Caverns" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  20. Family Business

    All details for the board game Family Business and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Court of the Medici

    All details for the board game Court of the Medici and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Arkham Horror

    All details for the board game Arkham Horror and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Arkham Horror
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  23. Intrigue

    All details for the board game Intrigue and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. City of Horror

    All details for the board game City of Horror and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Quo Vadis?

    All details for the board game Quo Vadis? and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  26. The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

    All details for the board game The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Diplomacy

    All details for the board game Diplomacy and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. The Settlers of the Stone Age

    All details for the board game The Settlers of the Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Settlers of the Stone Age
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Mille Bornes

    All details for the board game Mille Bornes and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Junta

    All details for the board game Junta and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  31. Hotel Tycoon

    All details for the board game Hotel Tycoon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  32. Pachisi

    All details for the board game Pachisi and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!18€ atAmazon.de
  33. Monopoly

    All details for the board game Monopoly and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Monopoly
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price24€ atAmazon.de

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