Whether you’re going to a game night with friends or playing at home, the best short board games can help you get your game fix quickly — because you don’t always have the time for hours of gameplay (I’m looking at you, Monopoly).
Board games are truly something that anyone can enjoy, but with so many options out there, it can be difficult to track down the best, most engaging ones. To help create this list of the absolute best short games, I sorted through popular favorites and considered the following criteria:
- Length: All of these board games are quick to set up and can be played in 30 minutes or less.
- Fun factor: Each game has at least a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, and reviewers say that they’re super enjoyable to play.
- Game type: There are many types of games on the market, from party games to educational ones and everything in between. I made sure to include a variety on this list to make it easy to find the games that best suits you and your group.
- Age: Need a game to play with other adults? Looking to enjoy a classic with your little ones? This list has picks for game lovers of all ages.
Get your game on with the 10 best short board games.