The best "One Versus Many" games 2022

Looking for a game that pits one person against all others? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best one vs. many games 2022.

What does "one against many" mean?

One-against-many games pit one player against 2 or more other players. Sometimes it is also called "one against all" or "one against the rest". This leads to a mixture of competitive (1 against many) and cooperative play (the "many" are a team). For our list, we only used games (expansions, variant, etc.) that use the one vs. many mechanic in gameplay, not just in pictures or themes.

By the way, in English this kind of games is called "One versus Many".

Examples of "One versus Many" games

An example of a one versus many game is for example Skat. Each round, the one who wins the turn competes against the remaining two players.

Another example is the skill game Icecool. Here, in turn, each player is once the hunter of all the remaining players.

List of the best "one against many" games 2022

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 121 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    All details for the board game Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Spyfall 2

    All details for the board game Spyfall 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Whitehall Mystery

    All details for the board game Whitehall Mystery and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Pyramid of Pengqueen

    All details for the board game Pyramid of Pengqueen and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Catacombs (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Catacombs (Third Edition) and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Chop! Chop!

    All details for the board game Chop! Chop! and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  9. Not Alone

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Not Alone
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Not Alone

    • YouTube Review for the game "Not Alone" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Not Alone" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Not Alone" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. HeroQuest

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Imperial Assault and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: Imperial Assault" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Treasure Island

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Catacombs

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catacombs
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Jaws

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jaws
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Letters from Whitechapel

    All details for the board game Letters from Whitechapel and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Letters from Whitechapel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Letters from Whitechapel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Specter Ops

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

    • YouTube Review for the game "Specter Ops" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  17. Conan

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Conan
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Conan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Conan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Betrayal at House on the Hill

    All details for the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  19. Pac-Man: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Pac-Man: The Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pac-Man: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pac-Man: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.”

    All details for the board game Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.” and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Shadows in the Forest

    All details for the board game Shadows in the Forest and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. DC Spyfall

    All details for the board game DC Spyfall and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for DC Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "DC Spyfall" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "DC Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Clue: The Great Museum Caper

    All details for the board game Clue: The Great Museum Caper and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Clue: The Great Museum Caper
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Scotland Yard

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1983

    More details for Scotland Yard
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Space Crusade

    All details for the board game Space Crusade and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Tiny Epic Zombies

    All details for the board game Tiny Epic Zombies and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Zombies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Zombies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Zombies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Batman: Gotham City Mystery

    All details for the board game Batman: Gotham City Mystery and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Betrayal at Baldur's Gate

    All details for the board game Betrayal at Baldur's Gate and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!52€ atAmazon.de
  30. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

    All details for the board game Specter Ops: Broken Covenant and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!58€ atAmazon.de

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