The best player elimination board, card & dice games 2022

Looking for a good game where you kick out other players? Then we have just the thing: The best player elimination games 2022.

What are Player Elimination games about?

One or more players can be eliminated from the game or from a round and can no longer actively participate in the game or round. In German, "Player Elimination" is best translated as "Ausschalten von Spielern" or "eliminating players".

What happens to the material of an eliminated player?

In some of these "Player Elimination" games, all material of an eliminated player is also removed from the game; in others, the material may remain in the game as neutral material (Love Letter). For example, an eliminated player's armies and cities may disappear from a map or become neutral armies and cities.

Can eliminated players still win?

In most games, a retired player cannot win, but this is not necessarily the case. For example, in some games where victory is based on points, a retired player's score is still eligible to win.

Can a player be voluntarily eliminated?

In most games where a player is eliminated, a player is eliminated involuntarily. However, in some games a player may choose to be eliminated (in the hope that his score will be enough to win (e.g. in Wooly Wars).

Player elimination sometimes minor & rare

Player elimination is possible in some games, but rare in practice and does not occur in a "typical session" (e.g. Age of Steam).

Many games elimination of players as a central element

In some games, player elimination is common. In extreme cases, all but one player (the sole survivor = the eventual winner) is eliminated during a session (e.g. Titan). In many player elimination games, some players are typically eliminated, but not several other players (e.g. Werewolf and BANG!).

Two-player games are not part of this list

Elimination of players does not include pure two-player games where the goal is to defeat the opponent (e.g. Chess).

List of the best games to eliminate players 2022

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 894 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Skull

    All details for the board game Skull and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Skull
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Skull

    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Junk Art

    All details for the board game Junk Art and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Love Letter Premium

    All details for the board game Love Letter Premium and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Love Letter Premium

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter Premium" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo: Dark Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Santorini

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    Nominated for 7 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  13. Love Letter: Adventure Time

    All details for the board game Love Letter: Adventure Time and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. BANG! The Dice Game

    All details for the board game BANG! The Dice Game and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Loopin' Louie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Louie and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1994

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Loopin' Louie
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  16. Perudo

    All details for the board game Perudo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  17. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition) and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Exploding Kittens: Party Pack

    All details for the board game Exploding Kittens: Party Pack and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Lovecraft Letter

    All details for the board game Lovecraft Letter and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Lovecraft Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lovecraft Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  21. Strike

    All details for the board game Strike and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Strike
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Strike

    • YouTube Review for the game "Strike" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  23. Finska Mini

    All details for the board game Finska Mini and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Dungeon Mayhem

    All details for the board game Dungeon Mayhem and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

    All details for the board game Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank! In! Space!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Tsuro

    All details for the board game Tsuro and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 55% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Tsuro
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!47€ atAmazon.de
  28. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • 5 - 68 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  29. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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