If you’re looking for a board game for 8-10 players, we’ve compiled a list that’ll meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for a fun party game like Sushi Go! Party or to solve mysteries in a Lovecraftian world; we’ve got an array of different games for your next board games night.
Let’s take a look at the best board games for eight players, nine players, and even ten!
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Board Games for 8-10 Players
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Best Hidden Traitor
Board Games For 8 Players
Playing time: 15-45mins
To secretly transmit codes to teammates, you’ll need to brush up on your communication skills to assure that your teammate understands the code. However, at the same time, you want to make sure that it is too vague for the opposing team to figure out.
Decrypto comes with screens that’ll help decode your words as a player gives a clue about their words.
Decrypto is highly addictive. You’ll find yourselves playing round after round.
#2. Detective Club
Playing time: 45mins
Ready to flex your mind muscles?
Detective Club is a party game in the same vein as Dixit, but with a little twist. Players will be given a word and play 2 cards that closest resemble that word. The twist is that 1 player doesn’t know the word and will have to bluff through their explanation.
The artwork feels like a surreal dreamscape with all kinds of odd and beautiful imagery. It’s one of those games that you’ll play without keeping score simply because it’s so fun and engaging.
It plays especially well with larger groups and maxes out at 8 players. Although I’m sure if you tried, you could jury-rig your own components to add more players.
#3. Sushi Go! Party
Playing time: 20mins
Featuring a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame, Sushi Go! Party awards you points for picking winning sushi combos, but you’ll also be able to customize each game by choosing a la carte dishes.
Sushi Go! Party has straightforward rules: pick a card to keep, then pass hands to the left. This is an excellent game for families or friends of up to 8 players as you can customize the difficulty level.
#4. Eldritch Horror
Playing time: 120-240mins
The world stands on the brink of catastrophe. It falls to you to explore what lurks in the shadows.
It’s 1926 and strange cults and monsters have awakened to wreak havoc on every continent, opening gates to bizarre other worlds. Only a few brave investigators from all walks of life can come together, using their skills and weaponry against the Ancient Ones.
Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game based on H.P Lovecraft’s fiction. You and your fellow investigators will be fighting monsters, traveling to other worlds, and solving unspeakable mysteries. Beware; your efforts to save humanity may drain you of your sanity.
Board Games For 9-10 Players
#1. Dixit Odyssey
Playing time: 30mins
Voyage to a new dream in the fantastic universe of Dixit.
Dixit Odyssey is both a standalone game and an expansion for Dixit. In this board game, you’ll discover 84 new illustrations by Piero and Marie Cardouat. Continue the adventure to delightful and enchanting new worlds.
In Dixit Odyssey, players can choose whimsical, dreamlike art to match the storyteller’s tale. You’ll then try to see if you can find the storyteller’s card among all card options. You’ll need to stretch your imagination muscles to rediscover the Dixit universe and explore new magical worlds.Dixit Odyssey
#2. The Resistance: Avalon
The Resistance: Avalon is a social deduction game that pits the forces of good and evil in a war to lead the future of Camelot. King Arthur represents the future of Britain. He promises prosperity and honor, yet, hidden among his brave soldiers, are Mordred’s nefarious minions.
The forces of evil are aware of one another, and only Merlin, Arthur’s servant, knows the agents of evil. Merlin, however, can only speak in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost. Players will take on the roles of the Knights of the Round Table and complete quests for Arthur.
Quests, secret votes, and sabotage will (hopefully) reveal the traitors.The Resistance: Avalon
#3. Welcome To…
Playing time: 25mins
Welcome to… your perfect home.
As an architect, you’ll be working to build the best new town in 1950’s America by adding pools, parks and hiring employees. Players will flip cards from three piles to make three different action sets. Take action to increase the point value of estates you build. While building your estate, all players are racing to be the first to complete public goals.
If you’ve dreamt of becoming an architect, Welcome To… will let you live out your architectural dreams!Welcome to...
#4. When I Dream
Playing time: 20-40mins
Put on your sleep mask, and try to figure out your dreams!
In When I Dream, players take turns as the Dreamer, placing a mask over their eyes. The rest of the players are Dream Spirits, using single words to describe the same card. Not all is enchanting in dreamland, however. There are Sandmen and Boogeymen that’ll try to lead the Dreamer astray.
This is an excellent communication game for all ages, and each role you play is challenging and entertaining to keep all players engaged.
#5. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Playing time: 20mins
Who among you can see through the lies?
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a fast-paced murder mystery game of whodunnit. Players find themselves in a scenario of murder, deduction, and deception. One player is the murderer who secretly chooses what evidence to leave behind.
Another player is the forensic scientist, integral to convicting the murderer but they can only express their knowledge through analysis of the scene. The rest of the players are investigators, interpreting the clues.
You’ll need to have your wits about you to identify the murder correctly, or they could point the investigation toward you…
#6. One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Playing time: 10mins
You’ll have the course of only one night to determine who are the werewolves among you.
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a social deduction board game that comes with a free app. At the start of the game, each player is given a card, which they’ll secretly view, giving them a unique power to help the Villager or Werewolf team. Press the button on the app and learn about the night phase. Players then have time to discuss what happened at night and discover who the werewolves are.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced party game, One Night Ultimate Werewolf is perfect for groups of board game lovers or beginners.
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