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 October 20, 2021. We compared 39 board games for this list and selected the top 31. 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

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Cockroach Poker

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Cosmic Encounter

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Dutch Blitz

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 1 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  7. Machi Koro

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review for the game "Machi Koro" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Cheating Moth

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Taboo

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Catan

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    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1995

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 240 - 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Catan: Cities & Knights

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Family Business

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Nuclear War

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Cutthroat Caverns

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Cutthroat Caverns

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cutthroat Caverns" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Court of the Medici

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    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Intrigue

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Quo Vadis?

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Elfer raus!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  22. Munchkin

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. The Settlers of the Stone Age

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 73% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  24. Hotel Tycoon

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Arkham Horror

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. Junta

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Diplomacy

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Nine Men's Morris

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Risk

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de
  30. Pachisi

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Monopoly

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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