The best board games to end a relationship' 2022

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 2022 a relationship with:

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. We compared 41 board games for this list and selected the top 40. 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!
    • 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

    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
    • 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. Dutch Blitz

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 1 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. 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
  6. Citadels

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Star Wars: Rebellion

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    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Rebellion" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. 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
  9. 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

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review for the game "Machi Koro" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. 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
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
  12. CATAN

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    Nominated for 10 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1995

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  13. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. 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
  15. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Catan: Cities & Knights

    All details for the board game Catan: Cities & Knights and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de
  17. Lifeboats

    All details for the board game Lifeboats and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Family Business

    All details for the board game Family Business and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Nuclear War

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Barrage

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    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!59€ atAmazon.de
  21. Cutthroat Caverns

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cutthroat Caverns
    • 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
  22. Court of the Medici

    All details for the board game Court of the Medici and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Mille Bornes

    All details for the board game Mille Bornes and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Intrigue

    All details for the board game Intrigue and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

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

    All details for the board game Quo Vadis? and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. 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
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de
  28. City of Horror

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Elfer raus!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. 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
  31. The Settlers of the Stone Age

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de
  32. Hotel Tycoon

    All details for the board game Hotel Tycoon and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  33. 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
  34. Diplomacy

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 360 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  35. Junta

    All details for the board game Junta and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  36. Nine Men's Morris

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  37. Senji

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Senji
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  38. Risk

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  39. Pachisi

    All details for the board game Pachisi and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  40. Monopoly

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Monopoly
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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