Top 10 Fast Paced Games

Top 10 fast paced games

Hello, this is Board Game King and welcome to our new top 10! Today we’re going to take a closer look at fast paced board games. Our today’s top 10 is specially dedicated to people who don’t have too much time to play board games but still there’s no reason to get bored! We’re pretty sure you’ll have a lot fun playing these games. Let’s start without further ado!   

10. BANG! The Dice Game

BANG! The Dice Game

3-8 Players • Ages 8+ • 15 minutes to play

Let’s start with the number 10 from our list and this is BANG! The Dice Game! First off, it takes place and time in the notorious wild west. Players are taking the roles of the Sheriff and his fellow gunmen and on the other side there are well-armed outlaws. What’s even worse (or even more fun) the Indians are out there as well! Each player takes a character card that has a special ability. Then, a player may roll five dice up to three times and use the results to shoot other players or even heal someone. A player who met the winning conditions first is the winner!

9. Tsuro


2-8 Players • Ages 8+ • 15-20 minutes to play

No. 9 from our top 10 of the best fast paced board games is Tsuro. It is inspired by Asian philosophy – “there are many roads that lead to divine wisdom”, so it’s all about the quest for enlightenment. The game itself is beautifully simple because two things need to be done on each turn: first, a player just places a tile from his or her hand on the board next to the token. Then, a player moves the token as far as possible along the line. The last player with the token on the board wins! By the way, game mechanism allows you to make it difficult for other players to move the tokens on the board. You better use it wisely!

8. Zombie Dice

Zombie Dice

2-99 Players • Ages 10+ • 10-20 minutes to play

No. 8 from our list of the best quick board games is Zombie Dice! Surprisingly, you’re a zombie… and all you need is braaaaaains! That’s quite a fast-paced game that lasts around 10 to 20 minutes. Also, it’s so easy to grasp the rules of the game! All you gotta do is just roll the dice three times to gain as much brains as possible. But be careful – if you push your luck too far you might be shot with a shotgun! If you get shot three times – you’re out of the game! The first player who gets 13 brains is the winner.

7. Jungle Speed

jungle speed

2-8 Players • Ages 7+ • 10+ minutes to play

Now let’s have a look at no. 7 from our top 10. Please, welcome – Jungle Speed! It’s a fast-paced card game of reflexes and observation. Each player has a hand full of cards. All you need is to get rid of all of them as fast as you can. It goes like this – each turn players reveal one card from their hands. If there are two identically same cards on the table the players are trying to grab the Totem at the same time. A player who makes it first gives the card to the one who loses. That’s it, quite simple, yet it’s hilariously funny and it’s nice quick thinking game!

6. 7 Wonders

7 Wonders

2-7 Players • Ages 8+ • 30 minutes to play

We’re getting close to the top 5 games of our list. Let’s take a look at 7 Wonders! You are taking the role of a leader of one of the 7 great Ancient cities. You need to gather resources, develop trade routes, and build strong army. Eventually, you’re going to build your own city and erect Wonders of the worldwide architecture. 7 Wonders is all about card development. Players reveal their cards to trade or collect resources. The game consists of three ages. The game ends after three ages, and the winner is a player who gets most of the victory points.

5. Sushi Go!

Sushi Go

2-5 Players • Ages 8+ • 15 minutes to play

Okay, here comes top 5 from our list and this is Sushi Go! It’s a very quick family card game that allows you to eat your favorite sushi. Players need to make the most powerful combination of dishes to get the best score. To win the game, you have to get as many pudding cards as possible at the end of the game. Keep best dishes to yourself and pass the other ones to the other players and it’ll do! By the way, the game mechanism is taken from the 7 Wonders, that is no. 6 from the list. Anyway, it takes around 15 minutes to play and it takes 4 players for the best experience.

4. Codenames


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

No. 4 from the list is Codenames – a nice party game with quick choices. In this game you’ll need to solve puzzles. There are two teams, which are red and blue and each team has a leader. The leaders are spearheading their teams to victory. First off, there 25 cards that have different words on them. Each card has a specific position and with a different color. Team leader is the only person who can see the card’s color. In order to win, a team leader should give hints to his team members to make them find out the cards and the colors.

3. Res Arcana

Res Arcana

2-4 Players • Ages 12+ • 20-60 minutes to play

Welcome to the top 3 of our top 10 of quick and easy board games and this is Res Arcana! Welcome to the world of magic and art. Players are taking the role of wizards who collect different essences like Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold to fuel the power of magic. Here you can craft powerful artifacts, claim a Places of Power, use a special power or cast powerful spells. The whole game is about 4 to 6 rounds that include collection of essences, doing actions, swapping tokens, and checking victory points. A player with most victory points is the winner!

2. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

Escape The Curse of the Temple

2-8 Players • Ages 12+ • 30-60 minutes to play

Okay, we’re almost there! No. 2 from our today’s list is Escape – Curse of the Temple. It is a cooperative and quick game in which players must escape from the cursed temple (who would’ve thought?) before it collapses and someone got killed. If one or several explorers die the game is over. Players are rolling dice to enter to the next room of the temple. Moreover, you may discover magic gems by rolling the dice. Room by room, you have to gain the exit token and after that you may try to escape from the temple. Are you gonna succeed? We’ll see!

1. Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens

2-5 Players • Ages 7+ • 15 minutes to play

Ladies and gentlemen! This is no. 1 in our list – Exploding Kittens! This is an absolute best-seller and a banger! Fueled by kittens, the game is something like a version of Russian Roulette. Each player takes turns by drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten… and the game is lost! The deck is full of cards and it’s a good chance to let you avoid explosion by choosing cards before you draw them. It means you can force your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffle the deck. The whole vide gets more and more intense with each card drawn because it’s increasing a chance of drawing the exploding kitten. Be ready and take cover!

This is it for our today’s top 10 of fast-paced board and card games! We are very glad to present it to you, hope you’ll like it. Don’t hesitate to comment below and subscribe. Which game did you like most? Maybe your favorite game is missing from the top 10? Anyway, stay safe and play your favorite games with Board Game King!