10 or more players is a very hard board gaming group size to cater for. Because of their size, normal board games would either be too chaotic or have a lot of downtime.
But if you have a large group, there’s no need to panic; we’ve put together a great list of board games that work well for 10+ players.
Now I should note that these are mostly pretty light party or social deception games, as there aren’t enough other options available when it comes to this many people.
If you are looking for something more strategic and can drop a couple of players, there are some great options for 8 players (check out our article on the best games for up to 8 players), or you should consider splitting into 2 groups to play.
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Best Board Games For 10 Players – Quick Comparison
1. Best Overall: Welcome To…
Welcome To… is a fun and addictive board game that combines elements of strategy and luck. The game is played by each player having a paper sheet that represents a suburban neighborhood, and players must build and develop their neighborhoods by choosing from various numbered cards that are flipped over each turn.
The game can be played by 1-100 players and typically takes around 25–30 minutes to complete, making it ideal for larger groups or families.
One of the benefits of playing Welcome To… is that it’s very easy to learn and play, even for beginners. Even though the game’s mechanics are simple, there are many ways to use strategy and make decisions that keep players interested. Also, the game is easy to play again and again because each game gives players different ways to plan and build their neighborhoods.
Overall, Welcome To… is a great board game for players of all ages and skill levels who enjoy strategic gameplay and games where they get to build something. It’s particularly great for larger groups, as it accommodates up to 100 players.
- Easy-to-learn mechanics
- High replayability
- Versatility in player count
- Relatively short game
- Lacks deep strategy
- Requires each player to have a sheet (though you can make photocopies of the ones included)
Simultaneous gameplay that supports large groups
1 to 100 players
25 minutes average playtime
2. Best Social Deception: The Resistance: Avalon
The Resistance: Avalon is a social deduction game that can be played with 5–10 players. The game usually lasts around 30 minutes and, similar to most social deduction games, is pretty light in the rules department and very easy to learn.
The game is set in Arthurian times, where players take on the role of loyal servants of Arthur or one of Mordred’s minions. The game consists of several rounds where players take on different roles and must complete quests. However, the minion players must try to sabotage the quests without being detected.
The game is great for those who enjoy bluffing and trying to deceive their opponents. One of the best things about playing The Resistance: Avalon is that it promotes communication and social interaction. Players must work together and discuss their suspicions and analyze each other’s behavior in order to try to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying.
The Resistance: Avalon is a great game for those who enjoy social deduction games and want a fun and engaging game to play with a group of friends.
- Easy-to-learn rules
- Fun bluffing game
- Great for large groups
- Some people don’t enjoy lying
- Can feel repetitive
- Can get frustrating if constantly accused of being a spy
Try to discover who's good and who's evil
5 - 10 players
30 minutes playtime
3. Best Party: Wavelength
Wavelength is a unique party game that lasts around 30 minutes and can accommodate 2–12 players, making it perfect for parties and get-togethers. Wavelength is very easy to learn, so it’s perfect to pull out with a larger group that may involve some gamers and non-gamers.
Wavelength is played in teams, with one player as the clue-giver and the others as guessers. The clue-giver has to give a clue within a range of a scale that corresponds to how the player feels about a particular concept, and the guessers have to guess where on the spectrum the clue is pointing. So the clue giver might pull out a clue like “food” and a picture that is halfway on the spectrum, and might give a clue like “sandwiches,” where the players then have to guess where on the spectrum the clue represents.
The rules of the game are easy, but the real challenge is that players need to communicate their thoughts effectively to their teammates. The game provides an exciting and fun experience for all players. The game’s replayability is high, with new rounds and concepts to guess every time.
Wavelength is a great game for people who like to socialize and solve problems because it encourages creative thinking and communication. It’s perfect for fans of party games and those who love word games that challenge their vocabulary and communication skills.
- Unique gameplay
- Very fun and engaging
- Lots of communication
- Can be a lot of pressure on the clue giver
- Can be frustrating if the clue giver is not on the same wavelength (excuse the pun) as the players
Spark discussion with a fun vibe
30 minutes playtime
Party game for up to 12 players
4. Best Mystery: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a social deduction game where players try to solve a murder case by gathering clues and identifying the killer among them. A game typically takes around 20–30 minutes to play and can accommodate up to 12 players.
In this game, one player is the murderer who tries to throw off the other players; another is the scientist who knows who the murderer is but can only express their clues through using scene tiles; and the rest of the players are trying to guess the murderer.
The game is very simple, but its immersive gameplay keeps both new and experienced gamers interested. To find out what really happened, players have to use their critical thinking skills. It’s a great game for players who enjoy social interaction, making it an ideal party game.
- Engaging and immersive gameplay
- Lots of social interaction
- Perfect party game
- Some players don’t like social deduction games
- Requires a large group to play
- Theme is not suitable for children
Fast-paced game full of laughter, and hilarious accusations
20-30 minutes playtime
Up to 12 players
5. Best Roll and Write: Cartographers
Cartographers is a roll-and-write board game for 1–100 players that is easy to learn and quick to play, taking around 30-45 minutes.
In Cartographers, the players are cartographers tasked by the queen with mapping out the northern lands. The game is played over four rounds, and in each round, players take turns drawing different terrain types onto their maps to score points. At the end of the game, players receive bonus points for meeting certain map requirements and lose points for any remaining empty spaces on their maps.
It’s a great game for players who enjoy strategy games and puzzle-solving, as players need to balance drawing the terrain types that will score them points with meeting the map requirements. It’s also great for players who enjoy building things (such as tile-laying games or tetris-style games), as the game allows players to be creative with their maps.
- Easy to learn and quick to play
- Provides a good mix of strategy and creativity
- Encourages replayability with different scoring objectives each game
- The luck of the dice rolls can heavily influence the game
- Limited player interaction
- Limited in strategic choices each turn, there’s often an obvious placement or two that’s best.
Each turn players draw on their map sheet and score against unique conditions
30-45 minute playtime
6. Best Racing: Formula D
Formula D is a thrilling racing board game for 2–10 players that is very easy to learn and can be played in around an hour.
In Formula D, players need to navigate around a track with the aim of getting through it the fastest and emerging as the winner. Each turn involves rolling a set of dice to determine how far players can move their cars. There’s a unique mechanic here in that the gear you are in determines how the dice roll affects your movement, and you don’t want to go too fast around the corners or you’ll lose control.
The game includes a few track setups with different difficulty levels, and you can customize your car and the way it behaves, letting each playthrough feel unique and exciting.
Formula D is a very accessible game; it is easy to learn and offers a healthy mix of strategy and luck, making it engaging for both casual and experienced players.
- Simple and intuitive rules
- Can customize difficulty level
- Fast paced and fun
- Luck factor may frustrated some players
- Quality of components is average
Play on an F1 track or a Street Track
60 minutes playtime
7. Best Storytelling: Dixit Odyssey
Dixit Odyssey is a storytelling game that is easy to learn, takes about 30 minutes to play, and can be played by up to 12 people. This game is a lot like the original Dixit game, but that one only lets up to 8 people play at once.
In Dixit Odyssey, players take turns being the storyteller and select a card in their hand to give a clue about. Each card has a unique and abstract picture on it. The other players must then choose a card from their own hand that best matches the storyteller’s clue. The storyteller then shuffles all the cards and reveals them, and the players must try to guess which card was the storyteller’s original card.
This game is a great option for a relaxed and enjoyable game night. It encourages people to think creatively and tell stories, which helps them develop their imagination and communication skills. Its unique and colorful artwork is also a draw for many players.
- Easy to learn gameplay
- Engaging storytelling mechanics
- Beautiful artwork
- Repetitive gameplay if you play the game lots
- Need for players to think creatively and communicate well
- Not a very strategic game
Beautiful dream-like illustrations
30 minutes playtime
8. Best Brain Burner: Ricochet Robots
Ricochet Robots is a fast-paced and challenging board game that is perfect for puzzle enthusiasts. The game’s rules are easy to learn, but it requires a lot of thinking to work out each puzzle, and the game typically takes around 30 minutes to play.
The game is played on a grid with different colored robots, and players must use ricocheting moves to get one of the robots to its goal in the fewest number of steps.
Because all the players are racing to figure out the same puzzle, this can be played by as many people as you can comfortably fit around the board.
- Can be played with an unlimited number of players
- Offers endless variations of the game with different grid configurations
- Provides a challenging and engaging experience that is perfect for puzzle enthusiasts
- The game’s fast pace and challenging nature may not be appealing to everyone
- Some people are just annoyingly good at puzzles, it’s not fun when the same person always wins
- There is no real theme or storyline
Get the robot to a randomly selected target
About 30 minutes to play
Any number of players
9. Best Card Game: 6 nimmt!
6 nimmt (aka Take 5) is a light card game for 2–10 players that can be played in about 45 minutes.
The game’s objective is to avoid taking cards, as each card is worth points (and points are bad in this game). Players take turns selecting and playing cards sequentially to rows on the table, and if they can’t place the card sequentially, they have to take all the cards in that row and start a new row.
This game is great for those who enjoy traditional card games but want something a step up. It is easy to learn, but offers enough depth to keep things interesting. It’s also great for large groups, making it perfect for game nights or parties.
- Easy to learn and teach to others
- Keeps players engaged
- Suitable for novice and experienced gamers
- Luck-based gameplay may not appeal to some players
- Limited variety in cards may make gameplay repetitive over time
- The strategy may feel limited compared to other card games
Try to minimise the score of cards you have
45 minutes playtime
10. Best App Driven: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast-paced social deduction game that only takes around 10 minutes to play. It is very easy to learn and can accommodate 3–10 players.
In One Night Ultimate Werewolf, players try to identify werewolves hidden among the group. Each player is assigned a secret role, with some being the werewolves. Before voting to get rid of a player, players have five minutes to talk, argue, or accuse each other.
Players who enjoy social deduction games will enjoy One Night Ultimate Werewolf. The game requires quick thinking, reading social cues, and bluffing, making it a fun and engaging experience for those who enjoy these types of games. There are also different roles and special abilities in the game, which makes it different from other social deduction games.
- Quick and easy to learn, with rounds lasting only 10 minutes
- Replayable with various roles and special abilities
- Engaging and interactive, perfect for social gatherings
- Requires an app to play
- The reliance on social cues and player interactions may not appeal to all players
- The randomness of the roles and abilities may lead to unbalanced games
Players have just 5 minutes to find a Werewolf
3 - 10 players
10 minutes playtime
These are two really great games that just didn’t make our top 10, but are still definitely worth checking out:
- Monikers – Monikers is a party game where players take turns to give clues to their teammates, trying to guess as many celebrities as possible. It’s a hilarious game that appeals to anyone who enjoys wordplay and socializing. Note it does have some adult content though.
- Two Rooms and a Boom – Two Rooms and a Boom is a social deduction game where players are split into two teams and have to determine who is the President and who is the Bomber before time runs out (with one team wanting to bomb the president). This game is perfect for large groups who enjoy fast-paced and high-energy gameplay, as it can accommodate up to 30 players.
Board games can be a great way to socialize and have fun with a large group of people.
There are plenty of options out there for games that can accommodate more than 10 players, but to be honest, they are all very simple!
Social deduction games such as The Resistance: Avalon, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and Two Rooms and a Boom are always good choices for large groups who want lots of interaction.
For those who enjoy a more solitary experience, roll-and-writes such as Welcome To… and Cartographers really let you think and build your own thing.
For those looking for a party game, Wavelength is a great choice for a cooperative game, Formula D for some fast-paced racing, or Dixit Odyssey if you are in the mood for something calmer.
While your options for games are limited to lighter fare, playing board games with a large group is a great way to create unique shared experiences that can’t be experienced if you split into multiple game groups. So, gather a large group of friends and family and get ready for a memorable game night!