Top 10 best board games for big groups

Top 10 best Board Games for big groups

Can you remember when your family or your friends gathered as a one big and noisy company? We guess it’s difficult to answer because it’s hard to make them not to stare in their phones and join in a group party. Well, what if we got 10 super best board games that will provide a lot of fun and entertainment to family gatherings or large group of friends? Here’s the deal – this top 10 presents you a board games for 6 players, 7 players or 8 players or more. Let’s start:

10. Ultimate Werewolf

Ultimate Werewolf

5-75 Players • Ages 8+30-90 minutes to play

This is a party card game that was developed by Ted Alspach and published by Bézier Games. It is based on the social game called Werewolf which is the Andrew Plotkin’s reinvention of Mafia by Dimitry Davidoff’s that was made in 1987. The Werewolf game was noticed in many forms before Ultimate Werewolf was published in 2008. It can be played from 5 to 75 players!

9. Dixit


3-6 Players • Ages 6+30 minutes to play

This is a storytelling party game. One of the players is the storyteller for one turn. He looks at the images on the 6 cards in his hands and tries to makes up a sentence and says it out loud. Other players select the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and give the selected card to the storyteller without showing it to the other players. The storyteller shuffles cards with all the received ones. All pictures are shown face up and each player has to guess which picture was the storyteller’s. If nobody finds the correct card, the storyteller gets 0 and each of the other players get 2 points. The game ends when there is no cards in the deck or one of the players get 30 points.

8. The Resistance

The Resistance

5-10 Players • Ages 13+30 minutes to play

This is a party game with element of social deduction great for large group. Resistance is designed for five to ten players. It lasts about 30 minutes and no player can be eliminated. This game is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, but there are some unique things in core mechanics which increase the resources for informed decisions. It also intensifies player interaction and eliminates player elimination.

7. Eclipse


2-6 Players (2-9 players in Rise of the Ancients expansion pack) • Ages 14+60-200 minutes to play

For many years the galaxy has been a peaceful place. After the bloody Terran–Hegemony War (30.027–33.364), much has been made by all major space species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating. The Galactic Council was formed to provide precious peace. It has taken many ambitious efforts to prevent the escalation of war acts. But tension and discord are increasing among the seven major species and in the Galactic Council. Old alliances are collapsing and hasty diplomatic treaties are made secretly. A confrontation of the superpowers seems endless and only the galactic conflict option is possible. Which faction will be victorious and lead the galaxy under its flag? Moreover, you can play 9 players mode in Rise of The Ancients expansion pack to have more fun!

Eclipse Rise Of The Ancient

6. Twilight Imperium (3rd edition)

Twilight Imperium

3-6 Players (3-8 players in Shattered Empire) • Ages 12+180-240 minutes to play

This is epic empire-building game with interstellar conflict setting. You can trade and struggle for power. Players are ancient galactic civilizations who trying to take over the imperial throne through warfare, diplomacy and technological development. The original designer Christian T. Petersen joined the best qualities of other popular games to improve the gameplay in 3rd edition of this masterpiece. This edition will be good for experienced players and novices. Also, the Shattered Empire expansion pack expands the player’s quantity to 8.

Twilight Imperium Shattered Empire

5. 7 Wonders

7 Wonders

2-7 Players (2-8 players in Cities expansion pack) • Ages 10+30 minutes to play

This game is divided into three ages. Each age players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of these cards and then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously and pay resources if it is needed or collect resources or interact with other players in different ways. Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed and the process goes around until players have six cards in play from that age. After passing three ages the game ends. Also, there is 8 players mode available via the Cities expansion pack! Try it out!

7 wonders Cities

4. Flick ’em up

Flick Em Up

2-10 Players • Ages 7+30 minutes to play

The cities in the West are not safe… The disc-flicking game Flick ’em Up! can make you an outlaw and bank robber! You can free prisoners and attack innocent bystanders… or you can be the Sheriff and try to protect the citizens of your city from gangsters! Face your enemies in street duels and use different guns and tactics to get what you desire. You can follow the scenarios or create your own! It’s your move!

3. Arkham Horror

Arkham Horror

1-8 Players • Ages 12+120-240 minutes to play

The year 1926, the famous Roaring Twenties… Parties till dawn in smoked rooms, a lot of alcohol supplied by mobsters. This is a celebration of ending all celebrations of the War ending!
But a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien creatures known as Ancient Ones are hiding in the emptiness beyond space and time trying to break through the gates between worlds. These gates are opening and must be closed before the Ancient Ones do that and our world will be ruined. Are you and your friends able to stop them?

2. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game


3-6 Players • Ages 14+120-240 minutes to play

King Robert Baratheon is dead and the lands of Westeros preparing for war. In the second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 3 to 6 players play as the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as they trying to take over the Iron Throne. The setting is based on the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. This is epic board game for large group in which you will have to use more than just military might to win. Strategic planning, masterful diplomacy and clever card play will spread your influence over Westeros!

And now we proudly present you our top 10 winner – the Codenames!

1. Codenames


2-8+ Players • Ages 14+15 minutes to play

Two hostile spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames two teams competing to see who can make contact with all of their agents quicker than other players. Spymasters give one-word clues that can mark to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the other team and everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Very cool option for people who like deduction and logical games!

Our top 10 board games for parties shows that there are no limits in genres for big groups and gatherings because here you can see strategy or adventure setting and there is always a chance to join in your family and friends. Which game did you like most? Do you agree with our list? Feel free to comment and subscribe! Faithfully yours, BoardGameKing!

Readers opinion



2-8 Players • Ages 8+15 minutes to play

Tsuro is the Asian-themed board game which represents Chinese sages’ way of life. Chinese traditions remain interesting for billions of people around the world. This game has been created by people inspired by this topic. By the way, we recommend playing it together with your pals as this is the multiplayer game.

6 nimmt

6 nimmt

2-10 Players • Ages 8+45 minutes to play

6 nimmt is classic board game for big companies. The developers of this brilliant game realized that many people fed up with big board game boxes, so the game feature is that it has acompact box which easily fits in your bag. Thus, you can take it with you at any party to play with your homies.

Red Dragon Inn

Red Dragon in

2-4 Players • Ages 13+45 minutes to play

It is about how not to get drunk. Obviously, this is the drinking game that was made for hanging out with your pals. The game is really fun and immersive and is not boring at all.



2-6 Players • Ages 12+60 minutes to play

Welcome to the medieval times of valiant warlords, ambitious kings and rich merchants, where the chaos and madness are just another day at the office. We highly recommend to play this colorful game which will entertain you for sure.

Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler

5-10 Players • Ages 13+45 minutes to play

It is not a secret that fascist propaganda is forbidden in most of the countries but it is not about Secret Hitler board game. This is just deductive game which will take you in the beginning of Second World War. Don’t worry! You will not be arrested for possession of extremist materials.

3 comments on “Top 10 best board games for big groups

  1. No love for “6 Nimmt”? The fastest and easiest game to teach non-gamers.

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