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5 Games for 5+ Players for International TableTop Day!

5 Games for 5+ Players for International TableTop Day!

Let’s be honest: there are a lot of games that are made for 4 players, but when you’re the fifth in a group, it kinda sucks. Here’s some of our favourite 5 (or more) player games that not only accommodate smaller numbers, but are truthfully better with 5 or more players. Start calling up all of your friends (or at least the 4 of them that you really like). You’ll need them all to play these games.

INFILTRATION

Infiltration

Number of Players: 2 – 6

Set in the Android Universe, the premise of the game is that you’re part of a data heist crew whose unique talents are only matched by your greed, and there is no honor among thieves. Once you’re in, you’re racing the clock before the building locks down, trying to dodge robot security mercenaries who kill on sight, and grab valuable datachips on your way out.

It doesn’t help that all the truly valuable data is in the executive offices on the higher levels of the building, and now that the heist crew is in. You’ve got to beat them to the data to get a decent haul out of this job. Turns out Mr. White doesn’t believe in fair splits.

Quick playing, with the beautiful art and high-quality components that we’ve come to expect from Fantasy Flight Games. This game is quick playing, furious and fun.

ZOMBICIDE 

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Number of Players: 1 – 6

Nothing solidifies the bonds of friendship between you and your closest 5 friends better than fighting off an undead horde while trying to find canned food. There are several seasons of this game (including the most recently launched Black Plague, which take the cooperative zombie-apocalypse survival game and sets it in the dark ages) all of which make zombie survival a really fun challenge.

Each player controls a character who brings a unique ability to the group, and as they kill the undead, they further develop their skills, while at the same time triggering more zombie spawns as each character gets better.

We’ve gushed about this game before and have even created some awesome homebrew rules for it. This game is definitely worth playing.

SPACE CADETS

space-cadets

Number of Players: 3 – 6

This cooperative game is an exceptional experience for a group of friends who love the idea of serving on a spaceship together. Each player controls a different aspect of the ship’s operations: there’s a pilot, a sensor officer, a shields officer, a weapons officer, an engineer, and of course, a captain.

Each officer has a unique task set before them, but their competency affects the rest of the crew. For example, if the engineer fails to appropriately allocate energy to all the other ship operations, you may find your crew facing down an enemy without weapons to shoot at them. Heaven help you if the engineer also didn’t think he needed to allocate energy to the shields either. Whoopsies.

It’s a fantastically challenging cooperative game, and heartily recommended.

CUTTHROAT CAVERNS

cutthraot caverns

Number of Players: 3 – 6

Want to troll your friends? Cutthroat Caverns is the perfect game for you. It’s partially cooperative – you need the help of your friends to beat the big bads and survive to tell the tale and gain prestige, but you also want to be the one with the most prestige for killing the creatures of the cavern, which means you’ve got to be the one to land the killing blow.

That might mean accidentally tripping a companion causing them to miss their attack. That might mean missing your attack yourself and letting that monster kill an already very wounded compatriot. Or that might mean trying to deal the most damage you can. This game is as much about well-timed and executed attacks as it is about backstabbing at the right time. It’s very fun, it plays furiously, and is certainly better with 5 or 6 players than it is with four or less.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 

Battlestar Galactica the Board Game

Number of Players: 3 – 6

If you’re a fan of the series, or simply just love games that have a bluffing element, Battlestar Galactica offers a great longer-play experience. With one or more players possibly being an enemy infiltrator and each player controlling a character with unique abilities to help the team goal (which is to escape the Cylons), the game beautifully captures the drama, tension and intrigue of the show.

What games for 5 or more players would you recommend! Let us know in the comments! 

Featured Image Credit: Teri Litorco (with permission)
Image Credits: Teri Litorco, Suzanne Sheldon (with permission)

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