Best 9 Player Board Games (Low Complexity)
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Best 9 Player Board Games (Low Complexity)

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Looking for a 9-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.

Time’s Up: Title Recall!

🟢 Ryan’s #43 All-Time 🔴 Daniel’s #36 All-Time

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Release Year: 2008 Complexity: Low

  👥  4-16 Players

  ⏰  45-75 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Try to get your teammates to guess the names of books, movies, and more, while each round the clues get more and more limited.

You Might Like If… you enjoy games like Catch Phrase or charades and want a game that plays well across a wide range of player counts and takes the fun factor and hilarity to another level.

Telestrations: 12 Player Party Pack

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Release Year: 2011 Complexity: Low

  👥  4-12 Players

  ⏰  30 min

  💸 ~$40

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Summary: A drawing game of telephone-telephone that will inevitably end in hilarity.

You Might Like If… you are looking to laugh out loud with a large group without any focus on winning or losing. Highly recommend having players spice up their assigned word or phrase to make it harder to guess, as the game is at its most fun when players are unable to guess correctly.

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!

👍 Honorable Mentions

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

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

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Release Year: 2014 Complexity: Low

  👥  4-12 Players

  ⏰  20-40 min

  💸 ~$35

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Summary: Work together to interpret the cryptic clues of the forensic scientist and solve the murder, but be careful, one of you is the murderer!

You Might Like If… you enjoy social deduction games but are not a big fan of lying directly to each other — Deception shifts the dialogue to intuitive connections between the clues and objects on cards, allowing arguments to be based on more than just blind accusations.

Wavelength

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-12 Players

  ⏰  30-45 min

  💸 ~$35

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Summary: Try to get your teammates to guess a position on a spectrum by giving a clever clue that fits a randomly chosen category of two extremes.

You Might Like If… you enjoy coming up with clever clues and want a game that is likely to spark funny and nonsensical hypothetical discussions about where specific clues might fit on a spectrum between two extremes.

Poetry for Neanderthals

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Release Year: 2020 Complexity: Low

  👥  2-12 Players

  ⏰  15-30 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Try to get your teammates to guess the secret word, but you must only use one-syllable words or get hit with the inflatable “No!” stick!

You Might Like If… you enjoy games where you try to get your teammates to guess something, and like the idea of a funny and challenging twist where everyone sounds like stumbling cavemen.

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