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The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite 6 to 8 player board games. No card games or pen and paper RPGs.

Six to eight player board games are some of the most classic ways to pass with the time with a large group of family or friends. They are an easy and cheap activity to set up and can keep everyone occupied with fun for hours on end. Some of the most popular board games are classics that have been around since the invention of board games, while others are newer and bring new twists to the genre of games. Which board games are your favorites?

There aren't many 6-8 player board games, as the majority of them only support up to five players. But this list is geared specifically for if you are looking for board games for 6 players or more. Vote up all of your favorites on this list, and if there's a board game that's your favorite and isn't listed here, feel free to add it. Let your voice be heard to see which 6-8 player board games are most beloved by the Ranker community.
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7 Wonders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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7 Wonders is a board game created by Antoine Bauza in 2010 and originally published by Repos Production in Belgium. 7 Wonders is a card drafting game that is played using three decks of cards ...more
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Betrayal at House on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a board game published by Avalon Hill and designed by Bruce Glassco. Players all begin as allies exploring a haunted house filled with dangers, traps, items and
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The Resistance: Avalon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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A variant of The Resistance was released in 2012 called Avalon. In Avalon, instead of Imperial Spies and Resistance Fighters, the game pits Arthurian Knights against the evil Mordred and his minions. The gameplay is significantly changed by the addition of a role called Merlin, a good player who is told at the beginning of the game who the evil players are. 

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Mysterium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Mysterium is a cooperative board game designed by Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenko. It blends aspects of murder mystery games and card-based guessing games. One person plays a murdered ghost who can communicate with the other players only through a series of visions in the form of illustrated cards. 

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Citadels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Citadels is a German-style card game, designed by Bruno Faidutti and originally published in French as Citadelles in 2000, and later in German as Ohne Furcht und Adel, which means "Without ...more
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Secret Hitler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Secret Hitler is a hidden identity party game developed by Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage LLC, manufactured by Breaking Games and distributed by Blackbox. The game was designed by Max Temkin, Mike Boxleiter and Tommy Maranges, with artwork created by Mackenzie Schubert, and first released on August 25, 2016.

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Bang: the Dice Game is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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At the start of the game, players each take a role card that secretly places them on a team: the Sheriff and deputies, outlaws, and renegades. The Sheriff and deputies need to kill the outlaws, the outlaws win by killing the Sheriff, and the renegades want to be the last players alive in the game.

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Shadows Over Camelot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
Cooperative board game, Board game
Shadows Over Camelot is an Arthurian-themed board game designed by Serge Laget and Bruno Cathala. The game was unveiled by the publishers Days of Wonder at the 2005 American International Toy ...more
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One Night Ultimate Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Ultimate Werewolf can be played with 5-75 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you are innocent, while secretly attacking those same villagers each night. A third major team working to kill off all others are the Vampires, who must kill both werewolves and villagers to win, and other neutral roles are available, each vying to achieve their own goals. 

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Camel Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Camel Up is a board game for two to eight players. It was designed by Steffen Bogen and illustrated by Dennis Lohausen, and published in 2014 by Pegasus Spiele. Players place bets on a camel race in the desert; the player who wins the most money is the winner of the game. Camel Up won the Spiel des Jahres in 2014.

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Telestrations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Telestrations is a party game in which players are prompted to sketch a word listed on a card, then guess what the other players have drawn. The game is produced by USAopoly.

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Cosmic Encounter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Cosmic Encounter is a science fiction–themed strategy board game, designed by "Future Pastimes" and originally published by Eon Games in 1977. In it, each player takes the role of a ...more
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Colt Express is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Colt Express is a railway-themed family board game designed by Christophe Raimbault, Illustrated by Ian Parovel and Jordi Valbuena, published in 2014 by Ludonaute and distributed by Asmodee. Players represent bandits robbing a train at the same time; the goal is to become the richest outlaw of the Old West.

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Bang! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Bang! is a Wild West-themed social deduction card game designed by Emiliano Sciarra and released by Italian publisher DV Giochi in 2002. In 2004, Bang! won the Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game of 2003 and Best Graphic Design of a Card Game or Expansion.

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Cash N Guns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a bigger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash 'n Guns, players will point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money - but only if they live long enough to spend it!

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Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
German-style
Catan, or The Settlers of Catan in older editions, is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag as Die Siedler von Catan. ...more
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Tsuro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Tsuro is a tile-based board game designed by Tom McMurchie, originally published by WizKids and now published by Calliope Games. Tsuro is a board game for two to eight players. Each player takes ...more
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Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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How else could the honorable Henry Morgan celebrate his 30 years of governing Jamaica than with a race around the island? Gathering every Pirate and Buccaneer around, the "Great Challenge" will be a memorable race. Not to mention - what's better than a race where you can earn some booty and shoot at your opponents? The ''Great Challenge'', that's what. 

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Twilight Imperium (Third Editi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players

The third edition of Twilight Imperium, published in 2004, was designed at roughly the same time that Petersen was also working on A Game of Thrones, and his desire was to emphasize similar narrative development in this new edition's gameplay. He also looked to the mechanics of Eurogames like Puerto Rico for inspiration of how to represent complex mechanisms simply.

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Libertalia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Outwit the plans of competing pirates over three campaigns while using the same crew cards as your comrades. Will you be able to make the most of the abilities of your characters at the right time, or will you have the loot snatched from under your foot by a wilier pirate than you? Dive in and prove your knack for tactics.

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Bohnanza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Bohnanza is a German-style card game of trading and politics, designed by Uwe Rosenberg and released in 1997 by Amigo Spiele in German and by Rio Grande Games in English. It is played with a ...more
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Formula Dé is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
Sports
Formula D is a board game that recreates formula racing. It was designed by Eric Randall and Laurent Lavaur and was originally published by Ludodélire. The rights to the game passed to ...more
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RoboRally is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
Board game
RoboRally is a board game originally published in 1994 by Wizards of the Coast. It was designed in 1985 by Richard Garfield, who would later create the card game Magic: The Gathering. The game ...more
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Shadow Hunters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
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Shadow Hunters (シャドウハンターズ shadō hantāzu) is a social deduction board game designed by Yasutaka Ikeda that was first published in 2005 by Game Republic in Japan. The game was published in the United States by Z-Man Games in 2008. The art style of the game closely resembles the style found in Japanese anime and manga.

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Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For 6-8 Players
Scattergories is a creative-thinking category-based party game produced by Hasbro through the Milton Bradley Company and published in 1988. The objective of the 2-to-6-player game is to score ...more