Twilight Imperium Board Game

Best 6-Player Board Games – Top 20 Ranked & Reviewed (2019)

Board games are one of the best ways to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, it sometimes seems that with larger groups, around 6 players, some complications start to arise. Some games don’t allow for the right number of players or it just doesn’t play well with a big group. With newer or younger players, if the game doesn’t keep everyone engaged, a fun group game can devolve into herding cats.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation and have come up with a list of our top 20 6-player games that you can try out. There’s quite a variety here, so I’m sure you’ll find something that everyone in your gaming group can agree on.

1
5 Stars
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining.

3-6

240-480 mins

14 +

Hard

4.2 Stars
Roll the dice and choose your strategy: Will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? Improve your Monster? Stomp your path to victory!

2-6

30 mins

8 +

Easy

4.2 Stars

3.8 Stars
Build a galactic empire… In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp.

3-5

60-120 mins

12 +

Medium

3.8 Stars

5 Stars
Players explore a haunted mansion, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late!

3-6

60 mins

12 +

Medium

5 Stars
Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.

2-8

15 mins

10 +

Easy

4.2 Stars
Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead!

1-6

60 mins

14 +

Medium

4.2 Stars

4.1 Stars
A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it.

2-7

45 mins

10 +

Easy

4.1 Stars

4 Stars
Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a fully cooperative game, everyone plays on the same firefighting team – win or lose together. Every turn is filled with the tension of having to fight the fire back rescuing victims or investigating points of interest.

1-6

45 mins

10 +

Easy

4.5 Stars
The game is still Power Grid, with all the exciting auctions, the nerve-wracking resource speculations, city networks and the competition among the players, all the way to the tight game ending with several players fighting for the win.

2-6

120 mins

12 +

Medium

4.5 Stars

4.6 Stars
Following along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains.

1-4

30-210 mins

12 +

Medium

4.6 Stars

3.4 Stars
Beware the Traitor in the Midst: At the incarnation of the Knights of the Round Table, you join forces against the game itself in an attempt to protect Camelot.

3-7

60-80 mins

10 +

Medium

3.4 Stars

3.8 Stars
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast-paced game where everyone gets to be a different role. In the course of only one night and the following morning, the players will determine who among them is a werewolf…hopefully.

3-10

10 mins

8 +

Easy

3.8 Stars

3.5 Stars
This is a pirate-themed tactical race game with player interaction and side goals (e.g. detouring for treasure). The winner is the player who best balances their position in the race with their success at the side goals.

2-6

30-60 mins

8 +

Easy

3.5 Stars

4.2 Stars
You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

2-7

30 mins

10 +

Medium

4.2 Stars

5 Stars
Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure game themed around H.P Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Players take on the role of Investigators who must prevent the Ancient One from breaking into our world.

1-8

120-360 mins

14 +

Hard

3.3 Stars
Will your planning and collaborative skills be enough to design the most impressive city in the world?

1-7

25 mins

8 +

Easy

3.3 Stars

5 Stars
Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.

3-4

60-120 mins

8-10 +

Medium

3.6 Stars
Welcome to the craziest camel race you’ll ever see! The award-winning game about the craziest camel race just got even crazier! The race now includes new contestants – camels that are so confused that they start the race running in the wrong direction!

3-8

30-45 mins

Easy

3.6 Stars

3.8 Stars
In Colt Express, you play a bandit robbing a train at the same time as other bandits, and your goal is to become the richest outlaw of the Old West.

2-6

30-40 mins

10 +

Easy

3.8 Stars

Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)

5 Stars

3-6

240-480 mins

14 +

Hard

Twilight Imperium Board Game

We might as well start off with the biggest game on our list. Twilight Imperium is massive in every way; massive in scope, massive in options, massive in production, and massive in fun.

I know I’m sounding repetitive but the game is that impressive.

The game is over when a player reaches 10 victory points. Okay, that may not sound as impressive, but how you get there is where the magic happens.

Twilight Imperium 6-Player Board Game

Players will each play a completely unique race with special abilities. The reason Twilight Imperium is such a great game is that it’s more than just a war game. You can play it that way but like in a real war, if everyone simply fires all the nukes, nobody wins and the galaxy will be left burning. This adds diplomacy to the equation, which is a huge part of the game as players create their own galactic story.

The only downside to all this incredible gameplay is that it takes a long time to play (you’re not doing anything else on the day you decide to play) and it does take a bit to learn. If you can get all the players around the table, you’ll have a game your gaming group will be talking about for a long time to come.

Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)

• Create your own galactic space opera with a massive game featuring over 1, 000 components
• 2017 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
• 2017 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee

King of Tokyo

4.2 Stars

2-6

30 mins

8 +

Easy

King of Tokyo Board Game

Become a giant monster, destroy cities, and punch other monsters in the face. What could be better?

I always used to stay up late and watch monster movie marathons and had several VHS recordings of Godzilla and King Kong from when they aired on TV. I was (and still am) a huge nerd. In King of Tokyo, I get relive those awesome moments by controlling a giant Kaiju monster.

King of Tokyo is a press-your-luck dice game where players choose a giant monster inspired by pop culture Kaijus. The choice is purely aesthetic so don’t fret too much. Players roll to see if they can punch other monsters in the face, gain victory points, heal, or gain energy to buy special upgrades. If players control Tokyo they’ll be able to hit every other player all at once and gain bonus points, but they’ll also be the target of all other players.

Expansions

Power Up! (2012)
Halloween (2013)

King of Tokyo

• For 2-6 players
• Space penguin included in the box!
• 30 minute playing time

Cosmic Encounter

3.8 Stars

3-5

60-120 mins

12 +

Medium

Cosmic Encounter 6-Player Board Game

In Cosmic Encounter, players each pick a race (there are 50 to choose from in the base game) and make and break alliances to expand and colonize as many planets as possible. Cosmic Encounter is an outlier where the game is actually best played with at least 6 players. With more players, there are many more options and negotiations that can take place. The social interaction and negotiating at the table is possibly the most memorable part of the game, which is why many players prefer a minimum of 6 players.

Cosmic Encounters doesn’t start out with the ability to play with 6 players. You’ll have to get at least 1 of the first three expansions. Each one will add pieces for 1 extra player bringing the total to 8 players with all three expansions.

Expansions to use with 6 players:

Incursion (2010)
Conflict (2011)
Alliance (2012)

Cosmic Encounter

• Featuring 50 alien races and 100 plastic ships
• 2009 Golden Geek Best Gamers’ Board Game Nominee
• 2009 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee

Betrayal at House on the Hill

5 Stars

3-6

60 mins

12 +

Medium

Betrayal Board Game Featured Image

Step into your own personal house of horrors. Honestly, who’s dumb enough to walk into a house with an old man, a fortune teller, 2 small children, and 2 college students? People who want to have a good time, that’s who.

Everything about Betrayal reminds me of old horror movies. The game is filled with every horror film trope, can be super corny, isn’t exactly perfect or polished, but is ever so much fun. I’ve never had a bad game of Betrayal and even when I lose horribly in a scenario, everyone at the table has a blast.

For more on Betrayal, check out our in-depth review here.

Versions & Expansions

Widow’s Walk (2016)
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate (2017)
Betrayal Legacy (2018)

Betrayal at House on the Hill

• Features multiple scenarios and different lay-out with every game
• Cooperative game for 3-6 players

Codenames

5 Stars

2-8

15 mins

10 +

Easy

Codenames 6-Player Board Game

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay. Two teams will try to identify their agents in the field. One player on each team will have to guide their team into picking the correct agents from a board. They’ll need to be clever and specific, because they may accidentally kill a civilian or reveal other agents (or an assassin).

Codenames is a great educational party game because it doesn’t ever eliminate players. There won’t be a situation where a player is eliminated and has to wait for the game to be over before they can rejoin. It can get very hectic and forces players to interact, which always leads to hilarity.

Versions & Expansions

Pictures (2016)
Deep Undercover (2016)
Duet (2017)
Disney Family Edition (2017)
Marvel (2017)
Harry Potter (2018)

Codenames

• For 2-8 Players
• 15 minute playing time
• Ages 10+

Zombicide

4.2 Stars

1-6

60 mins

14 +

Medium

Zombicide Board Game

Zombies in recent years have been completely overdone. There’s a zombie version of everything. Once, I even received zombie jerky for a Christmas present. It was regular beef jerky dyed green. I didn’t eat it.

Yet somehow, Zombicide, in a world of zombie outbreaks, manages to feel completely fresh. The game is a blast to play. The zombies swarm, players level-up, gain abilities, and you can even hop in a car to mow them down. Each expansion has a ton of replay value packed into each box and it’s developed by CMON (Cool Mini or Not) who are known for packing games full of awesome miniatures.

Zombicide is one of those games that scales beautifully and with plenty of options. It works just as well with a few players or a full board. The game, especially the Prison Outbreak scenarios, are excellent with a higher number of players.

Intrigued? Check out our full review of Zombicide: Black Plague here.

Expansions

Season 2: Prison Outbreak (2013)
Toxic City Mall (2013)
Black Plague (2015)
Angry Neighbors (2015)
Season 3: Rue Morgue (2015)
Black Plague – Wulfsburg (2016)
Green Horde (2018)
No Rest for the Wicked (2018)
Green Horde – Friends and Foes (2018)
Invader (2019)

Zombicide

• Fun and thematic strategy game
• 2013 Ludo Award Best Board Game Popular Winner
• 2013 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee

Mysterium

4.1 Stars

2-7

45 mins

10 +

Easy

Mysterium 6-Player Board Game

There’s been a murder, and the only witness is the ghost of the victim. It is up to you to find the true killer, but communing with the dead isn’t as simple as asking the ghost questions. Decipher the clues and track down the murderer… before it’s too late.

Mysterium is a beautifully-produced game with amazing components and artwork, which is 100% necessary because the player who takes the role of the ghost will not be able to speak at all throughout the game. The ghost player will be communicating through images on cards attempting to guide players to the right murderer, location, and weapon. It’s a very thematic mashup of Clue and Dixit, which works very well with 6 players because of the cooperative nature of the game. Players will win or lose together depending on whether they correctly identify all aspects of the murder, or not.

Expansions for 6-7 Players

Hidden Signs (2016)
Secrets & Lies (2017)
Hidden Motive (2018)
Prisoners of Time (2018)

Mysterium

• Cooperative investigation, everyone loses or wins
• Strong and immersive storyline
• 2015 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Winner

A Game of Thrones (Second Edition)

4.6 Stars

3-6

120-240 mins

14 +

Hard

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ―George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Can’t get enough of Westeros? Then it’s time to sit down in a comfy seat, throw on Season 1 in the background, and play Game of Thrones: The Board Game. By the time Season 1 ends you might have finished your first game. Just kidding. But seriously, though, the game is long, with an average playing time of about 3 hours.

If your table is hyped for the final season and wants to spend an afternoon or evening getting pumped for the show, this game would be an excellent choice. The GoT board game allows players to create their own story in Westeros and allows for some amazing gaming moments. The best part of the game isn’t necessarily the epic battles you might expect, but the ever-shifting alliances that the game promotes. An alliance may be beneficial to two players, but the moment it isn’t, players may find themselves stranded without aid. With six players the game does run quite long but it allows for many more amazing in-game moments and pivotal alliances throughout.

Second-Edition Expansions

A Dance with Dragons (2012)
A Feast for Crows (2013)
Mother of Dragons (2018)

A Game of Thrones (Second Edition)

• A board game based on A Game of Thrones, a novel now adapted to an HBO series
• Six distinct Great Houses each offer unique play experiences
• 2013 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner

Flash Point: Fire Rescue

4 Stars

1-6

45 mins

10 +

Easy

Flashpoint: Fire Rescue Cooperative Board Game

Kendra and I are both former firefighters so Flash Point is always a trip down memory lane for us. Flash Point is, of course, completely inaccurate on how to fight fires but it is a fun experience and an excellent cooperative game. The gameplay scales well, even with six players, and the role cards give the game a good division of labor so that every player still feels useful.

We always prioritize saving the kitty and the puppy POI’s and consider the entire game a loss if we can’t save them.

Expansions for 6 Players

Urban Structures (2011)
Fire Academy Challenge (2011)
2nd Story (2012)
Extreme Danger (2013)
Dangerous Waters (2013)
Honor & Duty (2014)
Tragic Events (2017)

Flash Point: Fire Rescue

• Fully cooperative game
• Lots of expansions
• Every game is unique

Power Grid: Deluxe

4.5 Stars

2-6

120 mins

12 +

Medium

Power Grid 6-Player Board Game

Power Grid is a quintessential Euro Game, heavy on point-generation and strategy. The Deluxe version is perfect for players just stepping into the world of Power Grid. If you already own the original, try adding some of the expansions to change up your game.

The Deluxe version, although nice, isn’t necessary if you already own a version of Power Grid. If you don’t own Power Grid in any form, the Deluxe version is your best bet for a good starting point. It’s been updated well and comes with a massive double-sided board that scales very well with the number of players. Only have a few players? Then the board gets walled off and play continues as normal. With max players, the entirety of the board opens up. Power Grid is a modern day classic and an all-around fantastic game.

Versions & Expansions

Original Power Grid (2004)
Factory Manager (2009)
The First Sparks (2011)
Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America (2014)
The Stock Companies (2015)
Fabled Expansion (2017)

Power Grid: Deluxe

• 2008 Lucca Games Best Game Mechanics
• Deluxe version of the classic Power Grid game
• 2005 Spiel des Jahres Recommended

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

4.6 Stars

1-4

30-210 mins

12 +

Medium

Caverna 6-Player Board Game

If you like Agricola, you’ll love Caverna. Both created and designed by Uwe Rosenburg, Caverna is very often called the successor of Agricola. Players will control a community of dwarfs, expand their fields, go on expeditions, and mine into the mountains to develop their farms and caverns.

Caverna gives players many options and play styles to pursue and there’s no real wrong way to play it. It’s highly-strategic and Lookout Games jams a ton of amazing components into one box, keeping gamers busy and smiling for many gaming sessions.

Expansions for 6 Players

Mini Expansion (2014)
Water Expansion (2015)
The Forgotten Folk (2018)

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

• Great strategy game
• 2014 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Winner
• 2013 Meeples’ Choice Nominee

Shadows Over Camelot

3.4 Stars

3-7

60-80 mins

10 +

Medium

Shadows Over Camelot Board Game

“For I have promised to do the battle to the uttermost, by faith of my body, while me lasteth the life, and therefore I had liefer to die with honour than to live with shame ; and if it were possible for me to die a hundred times, I had liefer to die oft than yield me to thee; for though I lack weapon, I shall lack no worship, and if thou slay me weaponless that shall be thy shame.” ―Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur

Knights of the Round Table, ASSEMBLE! The kingdom is being besieged on all sides by the forces of evil and it’s up to Arthur’s loyal knights to go on quests to save the realm and destroy the evil that threatens it. Beware, not all are who they seem. One among the order may have been tempted by dark forces and a traitor may be lurking in your midst.

Shadows Over Camelot has a lot going on and it can be overwhelming at first. But after a game or two, it becomes clear and tons of fun, especially with more players. There are even variants that allow for 2 traitors if you have the expansions. The game gives players a lot of decisions to make on their turn. They can fight off the Saxons and Picts, duel the black knights, face dragons, seek out Excalibur, or search for the Holy Grail.

Versions & Expansions

Merlin’s Company (2008)
Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game (2012)

Shadows Over Camelot

• A unique collaborative game featuring a malevolent twist
• 2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Winner
• 2005 Meeples’ Choice Award

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

3.8 Stars

3-10

10 mins

8 +

Easy

One Night Ultimate Werewolf 6-Player Board Game

Werewolf is a social deduction game in which players must find the werewolves hidden among the townspeople. I personally love Werewolf, but this may be one of the more controversial games on the list because players either love it or absolutely hate it. Many of the complaints about Werewolf are that it lasts too long (the older version) and when a player is knocked out of the game they have nothing to do until it’s over, which is especially irritating if a player is knocked out in the first round. This is all fixed in the One Night Ultimate because it’s only one round. If you lose, the game’s already over, and you can immediately start a brand new game.

The game works well for six players and scales up dramatically. The more players, the more fun you’re going to have. It also works well as a social deduction teaching tool. As an Eighth Grade English teacher, I was able to play a game with about 35 students.

Versions & Expansions for 6 Players

Daybreak (2015)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

• Includes a free iOS/Android app
• Great party game
• 2015 Spiel des Jahres Recommended

Jamaica

3.5 Stars

2-6

30-60 mins

8 +

Easy

Jamaica 6-Player Board Game

Crew your own ship and seek out buried treasure, and if someone else beats you to it, you can always steal it back. Who doesn’t like ship-to-ship combat and searching for treasure?

Jamaica is an excellent choice for six players. It’s lightweight, easy to learn, and most importantly, it will keep the whole table engaged. When picking turns and choosing actions, all players will be choosing at the same time, thereby eliminating the time gap when a player waits until their turn to start thinking about their move. Its beautifully-designed cartoon-look feels very natural with the game and matches the lighthearted gameplay.

Expansions for 6 Players

The Crew (2017)

Jamaica

• Fast-paced strategy game
• 2008 Essener Feder Best Written Rules Winner
• 2008 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Winner

7 Wonders

4.2 Stars

2-7

30 mins

10 +

Medium

7 Wonders 6-Player Board Game

7 Wonders is a card-driven game that still feels like a massive city-builder. There are no stacking tiles or tokens of sprawling cities. Instead, cities are represented by cards played from your hand. There’s no one ultimate path to victory either. Players can focus on military victories, science victories, or play cards that give bonus points at the end of the game.

7 Wonders made the list because it’s a very simple game to learn and players have several options on how they can play. These advantages eliminate a lot of the downsides (and complaints) when playing with a larger group.

Expansions for 6 Players

Leaders (2011)
Cities (2012)
Babel (2014)
Armada (2018)

7 Wonders

• Great strategy game
• 2011 Lucca Games Best Boardgame Winner
• 2011 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Winner

Arkham Horror (Third Edition)

5 Stars

1-8

120-360 mins

14 +

Hard

Arkham Horror 6-Player Board Game

In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” ―H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Arkham Horror was the first really big box game that I ever played. I first played it with 8 players and it took hours, but it was still one of the most fun times I’ve had playing a game. Arkham Horror is a cooperative game that can accommodate a very large number of players, but it scales in difficulty with the number of players so that it’s never a walk in the park. You’d think with 6 players fighting monsters and closing gates it would be easier, but it offers just as much of a challenge, no matter the group size.

Expansions

Arkham Horror (2005)
Dunwich Horror Expansion (2006)
The King in Yellow Expansion (2007)
The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion (2008)
Kingsport Horror Expansion (2008)
Innsmouth Horror Expansion (2009)
The Lurker at the Threshold Expansion (2010)
The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion (Revised Edition) (2011)
Miskatonic Horror Expansion (2011)

Arkham Horror (Third Edition)

• A modern take on the classic cooperative game of Lovecraftian cosmic horror
• Choose one of twelve unique investigators, each with their own abilities and backstory
• Cooperative game for 1-6 players

Between Two Cities

3.3 Stars

1-7

25 mins

8 +

Easy

Between Two Cities 6-Player Board Game

Between Two Cities is a tile-drafting game where players are almost working together to build two cities. What the heck does that mean?

In the game, players will be building two cities, but they’ll be building cities with the players sitting to their left and their right. When scoring, players will score the city that scored the least points out of their 2 cities. This forces players to equally build up both cities. How you place buildings in the city and what building types determine their point value.

The reason Between Two Cities works so well is that it is a fun game that forces players to interact, but is also extremely quick to play. It’s probably the quickest game on this list and there’s almost no downtime between turns, keeping all players invested in the game at all times. It’s simple, it’s quick, and it’s fun.

Expansions for 6 Players

Capitals (2017)

Between Two Cities

• A partnership-driven, tile-drafting city-building game
• 2015 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
• 2015 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee

Catan

5 Stars

3-4

60-120 mins

8-10 +

Medium

Catan Expansions Featured Image

Catan is normally a 3-4 player game, but the 5-6 player extension provides enough tiles, cards and wooden cities for 5-6 players to have a raucous good time. If you’re super weird, you’ll buy it just for the green-colored cities (Kendra’s favorite color).

Catan with six players still feels and plays like normal Catan. There are only a few minor rule changes. Any player can trade in between turns and the current player can trade and build as long as they have the cards to do so. It’s more of the same Catan we all love, just with more friends around the table.

Catan 6-Player Board Game

Catan also has some great expansions that offer the 5-6 player extensions as well. Check out our Best Catan Expansions article for more info! (The 5-6 player extensions are all sold separately, but many can be combined for a crazy fun Catan experience.)

Catan

• Winner of “Game of the Century” award
• New graphics, board and cards
• Tons of replay value

Camel Up (Second Edition)

3.6 Stars

3-8

30-45 mins

Easy

Camel Up Board Game

Camel Up (not Camel Cup) is the ultimate camel racing simulator. Players actually won’t be controlling specific camels, though. Instead, they will place bets and attempt to have the most money at the end of the race. There are no jockeys, rather other camels will be riding the camels…?? (Kendra giggles endlessly throughout this game.)

Camel Up is one of the silliest games I’ve ever seen. The stacking camels are adorable and leave room for some last-minute comebacks for slower, drastically altering the outcome of the game. The dice pyramid is also very silly (and isn’t at all necessary) but it helps sum up the whole game. It’s just a fun silly time.

Camel Up (Second Edition)

• 2015 Boardgames Australia Best International Game Nominee
• 2014 Spiel des Jahres Winner
• 2014 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee

Colt Express

3.8 Stars

2-6

30-40 mins

10 +

Easy

Colt Express Board Game

Hop on-board for your own high-stakes game of train robbery. In Colt Express up to 6 players will fight and shoot it out on 3-D train pieces, rob passengers, and try to avoid the sheriff.

At first glance, Colt Express looks like it doubles down on the 3-D train board, which I will admit is super cool, but how does it play? The game is a lighthearted and silly experience, covering just about every Old West train robbery trope that you can think of. The gameplay and strategy, although not super heavy, is very fun and works well within the scope of the game. For every player in the game, another train car is added, and with the max of 6 players, you’re going to have a hilariously goofy time.

Expansions for 6+ Players

Horses & Stagecoach (2015)
Marshal & Prisoners (2016)
Indians & Cavalry (2018)

Colt Express

• High-quality game components
• Beautifully artistic cards and wooden game pawns
• 2015 Spiel des Jahres Winner

Wrap-Up

Six players make for a slightly larger group than the norm, and that extra player or two can really change what you can play. The issue with this many players is how to effectively get everyone into the game, keep them interested and engaged, and what happens when a player is knocked out early. It’s a very balanced dance that needs careful consideration. We chose a lot of these games based on how easy it is to teach, how much group interaction is involved and tried to give a mix of options from quick to all day.

We hope you enjoyed this list. If you have any other recommendations, if you think I’m totally wrong, or if you just want to talk about board games, we’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.

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