Best 5 Player Board Games (Low Complexity)
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Best 5 Player Board Games (Low Complexity)

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Looking for a 5-player game without a lot of rules that almost anyone can learn and enjoy? Here are our recommendations.

⭐️ Top Picks

Our top recommendations in this category, and games that we personally own to fill this niche.

Sushi Go Party!

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Release Year: 2016 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-8 Players

  ⏰  20-30 min

  💸 ~$25

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Summary: Draft different kinds of sushi over three rounds, each scoring points in their own unique ways.

You Might Like If… you want an easy-to-teach game that plays well over a wide variety of player counts, but remains interesting due to the different combinations of sushi abilities that you can include in each game’s menu.

Point Salad

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-6 Players

  ⏰  15-30 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Collect salad ingredients and scoring cards as you try to combo together for the most points.

You Might Like If… you enjoy card games where you collect sets, but like the idea of your goals being different every game depending on the scoring cards that you collect.

L.L.A.M.A.

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-6 Players

  ⏰  15-30 min

  💸 ~$10

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Summary: Try to get rid of all your cards, but try to gauge the right time to cut your losses and drop out of the round.

You Might Like If… you want a quick and easy card game that has the feel of something like UNO but with more interesting decisions and a little more depth that what appears on the surface.

PUSH

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Release Year: 2018 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-6 Players

  ⏰  15-30 min

  💸 ~$15

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Summary: Push your luck to collect the most points, but be careful, a roll of the die can wipe out any points you haven’t banked.

You Might Like If… you enjoy pushing your luck and want a simple but interactive card game that packs exciting moments into a quick playing time.

Super Mega Lucky Box

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Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Low

  👥  1-6* Players

  ⏰  20-45 min

  💸 ~$18

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* 12 players with a second copy

Summary: Strategically cross off numbers on your cards to gain bonuses and combos through bingo-like simultaneous play.

You Might Like If… you like filling out your own puzzle and gaining frequent bonuses and want a light strategic game that plays well with big groups. While the base game only plays up to 6 players, buying a second copy allows you to play up to 12!

Just One

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Release Year: 2018 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-8* Players

  ⏰  20-40 min

  💸 ~$25

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* Box gives a max of 7, but can easily play with 8 since the guesser doesn’t need their dry-erase tray.

Summary: Give one word clues to help the guesser get the answer, but any duplicate clues get discarded.

You Might Like If… you want an extremely accessible party game that you can teach to anybody in minutes and has everyone working together as a team.

So Clover!

🔴 Daniel’s #37 All-Time

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Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Low

  👥  3-6 Players

  ⏰  20-30 min

  💸 ~$25

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Summary: Work as a team to solve the arrangement of multi-word cards based on single-word clues from other players.

You Might Like If… you enjoy word games and want a non-competitive experience where everyone is solving the puzzle together.

Dixit

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Release Year: 2008 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-8 Players

  ⏰  30-45 min

  💸 ~$40

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Summary: Try to find a clue that will get some, but not all, of the the other players to identify your surreal artwork among the ones that other players submit.

You Might Like If… you enjoy right-brained creative games and getting in the minds of other players and like the idea of looking for vague connections within pieces of surreal artwork.

Stella: Dixit Universe

🔴 Daniel’s #42 All-Time

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Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Low

  👥  3-6 Players

    30-45 min

  💸 ~$40

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Summary: Try to predict which connections other players will make among surrealistic pictures, trying to make many guesses without being the player who makes the most.

You Might Like If… you enjoy more right-brained activities with subjective connections between words and artwork and trying to get in the minds of other players. If you enjoy Dixit, this is a fresh variant that plays better at lower player counts, doesn’t pressure players to come up with clues, and all the cards are compatible between Stella and Dixit.

👍 Honorable Mentions

Games that missed being top picks, but that we still think are great choices for a lot of people.

Draftosaurus

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-5 Players

  ⏰  10-15 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Collect dinosaurs to place in your park and score the most points, but be careful how you arrange all of the different species.

You Might Like If… you are looking for a really quick drafting game and like the idea of each player filling up their own board with little dinosaurs. The back side of the board provides an alternative game mode for extra replay value.

Sequoia

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Release Year: 2020 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-5 Players

  ⏰  10-15 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Simultaneously roll dice and create pairings to place your tokens, trying to gain the points for having the most at a given tree.

You Might Like If… you like simultaneous play and want a really quick game that can be taught in minutes but still has some fun decisions and player interaction as you compete with each other for majorities.

Camel Up

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Release Year: 2018 Complexity: Low

  👥  3-8 Players

  ⏰  30-45 min

  💸 ~$40

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Summary: Place bets as you and the other players gamble on a crazy and dynamic camel race.

You Might Like If… you enjoy placing bets based on probabilities and the excitement of seeing things unfold and have a group that would get into the idea of gambling on a camel race.

Ransom Notes

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Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Low

  👥  3-6 Players

  ⏰  30-60 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Try to create the funniest response to a prompt, but you can only use the word magnets that are in front of you.

You Might Like If… you are wanting a creative exercise that will get the group laughing out loud with no one caring about any kind of winning or losing. The game is marked as 17+ and contains mature prompts and words; however, it can easily be converted into a great family game by simply removing the components that aren’t appropriate for your group.

Wits & Wagers

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Release Year: 2005 Complexity: Low

  👥  3-7 Players

  ⏰  20-40 min

  💸 ~$40

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Summary: Try to answer obscure numerical trivia questions, but it is more about betting on the closest answer than actually getting it correct.

You Might Like If… you enjoy trivia and betting but want a game where everyone can have fun instead of just the players who are the most knowledgable.

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