Best 5 Player Board Games | Dicey Goblin

We recently updated our list of the Best 5 Player Board Games. If you think there are others worth mentioning, let me know.

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Supporter8 months ago

I am biased, but I think that #Fief: France 1429 is great with five and even greater with six.

And, of course, #Scythe may be the greatest five player game out there. 

Premium User8 months ago

I don't even love Scythe, but it came to mind for me as well.

Supporter8 months ago

Oh man I'd love to play #Fief: France 1429... I love the theme and think it'd be so fun.

Supporter8 months ago

I do think you would like it. 

Premium User8 months ago

I haven't played a ton of these..

I'd probably add #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine to that list

8 months ago

This might be recency bias, but #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) would fall in line with this!

Supporter8 months ago

You know when yours is coming? 

8 months ago

Mine should be arriving today :) I have a session scheduled for tomorrow!

Supporter8 months ago

Awesome!  I'm waiting to see when my FLGS gets it in.  So... I have no official tracking number.  I have to just check their Facebook page every day:

8 months ago

Better be ready to jet over there! I am curious how hard it will be to find a copy when they come in!

Supporter8 months ago

 Oh thankfully I used my BGA win to preorder it so it'll be on hold for me. 👍🏼

8 months ago

That is good news! You have any plans to get a play in when you get it? Solo or multiplayer?

Supporter8 months ago

I have a game night coming up in a little over a week so if it gets here before that then hopefully we can try out then.

8 months ago

Very very good! I am getting a play in tonight :) 

Supporter8 months ago

Can't wait to hear what you think.

Supporter8 months ago

Yay.... 

I don't have a shipping notification yet, and I'm going back to El Salvador tomorrow, Lord and health permitting..... So I don't think I'll get it in time to take back. 

8 months ago

Oh no! So close! 

I live pretty close to where the ship docked in Oregon so I think that is why it came so quickly...

Supporter8 months ago

It's no biggie. Our luggage is quite tight this round, so I'm not sure how many games I can take back anyway. 

8 months ago

which games are you taking back for sure then??

Supporter8 months ago

I'm not sure, I ended up not going back today. There was a death in our church here in Kansas last night, so we are staying for the funeral. We will probably be going home next week, and we might have more luggage room, also I got a shipping notification for #Pax Pamir (Second Edition), yesterday, it's supposed to come weds, so I might get it yet.... 🤞

8 months ago

Oh man I am so sorry! Praying for you and your church!

Supporter8 months ago

Thanks 

8 months ago

So many but the general rule that works best is for me is:

if the playercount is >=5; I try to go for: (in that order of impact)

  • games with synchronous turns,
  • very short turns with only one action
  • strong co-op
  • Enough to think and plot when it's NOT your turn

lukily, many games have one or more of those boxes to tick

Premium User8 months ago

#5-Minute Dungeon immediately came to mine with your first and third points

8 months ago

Sidereal is outstanding at 5 or above

8 months ago

Great list! I should look into more of these.

Premium User8 months ago

Here are some from my collection, though I wouldn't necessarily recommend them for everyone. They are fantastic games though.

8 months ago

Sadly, #Century: Golem Edition is on my shelf of shame. I feel like if I could get that initial play in, it could become a regular option for one of my gaming groups.

Premium User8 months ago

It's a lot of fun! Very smooth engine builder. There is some luck that you can't do too much to mitigate (the order the cards come out), but for how quickly the game goes around the table, I think it's fine. The art is nice, too.