The best "One Versus Many" games 2024

Looking for a game that pits one person against all others? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best one vs. many games 2024.

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 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 145 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and similar games

    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong offers a riveting game of deduction and deception designed for 4-12 players, providing an immersive experience in approximately 20 minutes.

    More details for Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    ICECOOL is an energetic and playful flicking game set in a penguin school, where players assume the roles of rascally penguins trying to snatch fish and the vigilant Hall Monitor trying to maintain order.

    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
  3. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Spyfall immerses players in a unique party game experience where they step into the intriguing roles of spies, navigating through various scenarios to decipher their surroundings. In this engaging game, participants aim to uncover the spy in their midst while the spy endeavors to blend in and discern the secret location.

    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
  4. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    All details for the board game Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game and similar games

    Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game brings the epic struggle from the Marvel Universe to the tabletop in a dynamic adaptation of the classic Love Letter mechanics. This version transforms the game into a thrilling one-vs-many experience, pitting one player as the formidable Thanos against a team of heroes aiming to thwart his universe-altering plans.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game
    • 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
  5. Spyfall 2

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    Spyfall 2 elevates the intriguing and humorous party game Spyfall to new heights. This game is all about deception, quick thinking, and trying to pinpoint the spy among your friends. Each round, players find themselves at a secret location, except for the spy (or spies, in this version), who has no idea where they are. Through clever questioning, players must figure out who the spy is while the spy tries to blend in and guess the location to win points.

    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
  6. Whitehall Mystery

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    Whitehall Mystery is a thrilling board game that transports players to London in October 1888, a time marked by a gruesome discovery near the future site of Scotland Yard. This game unfolds against the backdrop of a macabre treasure hunt by an unknown murderer, scattering the remains of a victim across Whitehall.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Detective: City of Angels

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Pyramid of Pengqueen

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. HeroQuest

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    HeroQuest is a classic adventure board game that blends elements of dungeon crawling and role-playing. One player takes on the role of the game master, unveiling the dungeon piece by piece, while up to four other players assume the roles of different characters (wizard, elf, dwarf, or barbarian) embarking on various quests.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    More details for HeroQuest
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Chop! Chop!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.”

    All details for the board game Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.” and similar games

    Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.” is a thrilling board game of hide-and-seek set in a world of psychic espionage. One player takes on the role of Mind MGMT, a powerful but corrupt organization using psychic agents to expand its control. The other players are rogue agents, defected from Mind MGMT and now using their abilities to stop it.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.”
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Not Alone

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    Not Alone is an immersive, asymmetrical card game set in the 25th century on the mysterious planet Artemia. It features a thrilling chase between one player, the Creature, and the rest of the players, known as the Hunted, who are shipwrecked explorers.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Not Alone
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    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
  13. Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island is a thrilling game of bluffing and adventure where players are immersed in a high-stakes treasure hunt. One player takes on the role of Long John Silver, using cunning and misdirection to lead the others astray in their quest to find his hidden treasure. The game builds to an exciting climax as Long John makes his daring escape to reclaim his treasure.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    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
  14. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

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    Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a captivating strategy board game that brings the iconic Star Wars universe to life through tactical combat and missions. Designed for two to five players, the game offers a dual experience: a campaign game and a skirmish game.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Star Wars: Imperial Assault
    • 2 - 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
  15. Catacombs (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Catacombs (Third Edition) and similar games

    Catacombs (Third Edition) transports players to the enchanting world of Cimathue, where strategy and dexterity converge in a thrilling, cooperative board game experience. Players take on the roles of valiant heroes, each with unique abilities, embarking on a daring mission to protect the town of Stormtryne from the dangers that lurk beneath it in the catacombs. With one player controlling the sinister Overseer and their legion of monsters, the stage is set for an epic confrontation. Heroes must flick wooden discs representing themselves and their foes, simulating combat through skillful precision. As they journey deeper, defeating monsters and collecting gold, they'll gear up for the ultimate showdown with the Catacomb Lord.

    More details for Catacombs (Third Edition)
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Sniper Elite: The Board Game

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Catacombs

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    Catacombs is a unique blend of action and strategy, set in a dark and treacherous catacomb full of monsters and a formidable Catacomb Lord. This dexterity-based board game pits one player, the Overseer, who controls the dungeon's monsters, against the other players who control four heroes with distinct abilities.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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

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    JAWS is a suspenseful and strategic board game that captures the essence of the classic film. In this game, players are immersed in the iconic struggle between the monstrous great white shark and the determined crew of the Orca. The game is designed for 2 to 4 players, where one player assumes the role of the shark, while the others take on the characters of Brody, Hooper, and Quint.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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

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    Letters from Whitechapel is a thrilling and suspense-filled board game that transports players to the grim streets of London's Whitechapel district in 1888, the setting of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The game pits one player, taking on the role of Jack the Ripper, against others who play as police detectives. Their goal is to catch Jack before he claims his fifth victim.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Letters from Whitechapel
    • 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
  20. Spyfall: Time Travel

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall: Time Travel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall: Time Travel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Specter Ops

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    Specter Ops is a thrilling, sci-fi themed board game that plunges players into a tense world of stealth, strategy, and hidden movement. In this game, players are divided into two distinct roles: a solo secret agent of A.R.K infiltrating a high-security Raxxon facility, and the team of genetically modified Raxxon Hunters tasked with tracking down and capturing the agent. The game is reminiscent of classic hidden movement games like Scotland Yard, but with a futuristic twist.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 9+ 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
  22. Conan

    All details for the board game Conan and similar games

    Conan is an asymmetric, semi-cooperative board game set in Robert E. Howard's universe, where players take on the roles of Conan and his companions, or the Overlord controlling opposition forces. The game, emphasizing Howard's original stories, features various scenarios and maps with diverse objectives. Players engage in strategic battles using a unique energy gem system for actions, while the Overlord manages units with a sliding tile board. Each scenario offers a distinct adventure with an approximate one-hour playtime.

    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
  23. Betrayal at House on the Hill

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

    Betrayal at House on the Hill is a suspenseful board game where players explore a haunted mansion they build themselves, filled with spirits and ominous omens. It's a great choice for an hour of entertainment at parties or casual gatherings.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Betrayal at House on the Hill: 3rd Edition

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Shadows in the Forest

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) and similar games

    Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a thrilling, immersive board game that combines elements of role-playing, strategy, and adventure. In this game, players take on the roles of heroes or the overlord, embarking on quests through treacherous landscapes filled with dangers and monsters.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Clue: The Great Museum Caper

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    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
  30. Scotland Yard

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard and similar games

    Scotland Yard is a classic board game of cat-and-mouse, where players engage in a thrilling chase across London. The game involves strategy, teamwork, and a bit of bluffing, making it an engaging experience for players of various ages.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1983

    More details for Scotland Yard
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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