Games for 4 Players

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This list contains games that play best with 4, sometimes 5 players.

Magic Labyrinth (my kids are slowly growing out of this one but it is an awesome game)
The Magic labyrinth

Qwirkle
quirkle

 

 

 

 

Ticket to Ride (2-5 players, best with 4, 30-60 min)
Ticket to ride

7 Wonders  (3-7, best with 4 or 5 players, 30 min)
7 wonders

Splendor (up to 4 players, 30 min)
Splendor

Tokaido (2-5 players, best with 4, 45 min)
tokaido

Love Letter (20 min)
Love Letter

Istanbul (2-5 players, best with 4, 40-60 min)
Istanbul

Lords of WaterDeep (2-5, best with 3-4 players, 60 – 120 min)
lords of waterdeep

Coup (3-6 players, best with 5 players, 15 min). You can also buy the expansion (Coup Reformation) of the game, which lets you play with up to 10 people.
coup

Catan (3-4 players, best with 4, 60-120 min)
settlersofcatan

If you have younger kids, the junior version (Catan Jr.) is excellent. It plays in about 30 min.

Zooloretto (3-5 players, best with 4, 45 min)
Zooloretto

Chateau Roquefort or under the title we own it: Burg Appenzell (2-4 players, 30 min)
Chateau Roquefort

San Juan (2-4 players, best with 3, 45 – 60 min)
san juan

Machi Koro (2-4, best with 4 players, 30 min)
machi Koro

Camel Up  (3-8 players, best with 4-5, 30 min)
camel up

Five Tribes (2-4 players, 40 – 80 min)
five tribes

Sheriff of Nottingham (3-5, best with 5 players, 60 min)
sheriff

Colt Express (3-6 players, best with 5-6, 40 min)
colt express

Small World (3-5 players, best with 4, 40-80 min)
small world

El Dorado (2-4 players, 30-60 min)
el dorado

Karuba (2-4 players, best with 4, 30 – 40 min)

Jamaica (3-6 players, best with 6, 30-60 min)
jamaica

Imhotep (2-4 players, 40 min)
imhotep

Stone Age (2-4 players, best with 4, 60-90 min)
stone age

Peloponnes Card Game (2-5 players, 25-40 min)
peloponnes

Cockroach Poker (3-6 players, best with 4-5 players, 20-30 min)
Cockroach Poker

 Coup (3-6 players, best with 5 players, 15 min). You can also buy the extension (Coup Reformation) of the game, which lets you play with up to 10 people.
coup

Citadels (up to 7 players, best with 5, 20-60 min) — new, cheaper version here.
citadels

Doodle Dice (2-6 players, best with 4, relaxed and laid-back game, when you want to chat)
doodle dice

Blokus
index

 

 

King of Tokyo (3-6 players, best with 4-5, 30 min)
king of tokyo

Beasty Bar (2-4 players, 20-30 min)
beasty bar

Lost Cities (2-4 players, 30-60 min)
Lost cities

Bohnanza (3-7 players, best with 5, 45 min)
bohnanza

Clue (3-6, best with 4-5 players, 45 min)
clue

Tsuro: The Game of the Path (2-8 players, best with 4 or 6, 20 min) My daughter dislikes this game for some reason but it provides a nice, quiet break from heavier games.
tsuro

Rummikub (60 min)
rummikub

Dominion (up to 4, best with 3 players, 30 min)
dominion

Rat-A-Tat-Cat  (2-6 players, best with 4, 10-15 min)

rat a tat cat

Loot (3-4, or 6,8 players, 30 min)
Loot

Port Royal (2-5, best 3-4 players, 20-50 min)
port royal

Kanagawa (2-4 players, best with 4, 45 min)
kanagawa

Guillotine (2-5 players, best with 4, 30 min)
Guillotine

Johari (2-4 players, 60-90 min)
johari

Sushi Go! (2-5 players, best with 4, 15 min)
sushi go

Gubs (2-6 players, best with 3-4, 20-30 min)
gubs

Five Crowns (3-7 players, best with 4, 30 min)
five crowns

The Wizard  (3-6 players, best 4-5, 45 min)
wizard

 Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets (3-6, best 4-5 players, 30 min)
Cover your assets

Codenames (teams, 4-8+, best with 6 or 8)
Codenames

Taboo (4-10 players, best with 6 or 8 players)
Taboo

Spyfall (4-8 players, best with 6, 20 min)
spyfall

Grandpa Beck’s Skull King (3-6, best 4-6 players, 30 min)
skull king

Exploding Kittens (3-5, best 4-5 players, 15 min)
exploding kittens

Tales Of The Arabian Nights (2-4 players, best with 3 players, 120 min)
tales of arabian nights

Modern Art (3-5, best 4-5 players, 45 min)
modern art

Century Spice Road (2-5, best 3-4 players, 30-45 min)
century spice road

Century Golem (2-5, best 3-4 players, 30-45 min)

Legends of Andor (1-4, best with 4 players, 60-90 min)
legends of andor

 Azul (2-4, best with 2 players, 30-45 min)

azul

 Survive (2-4 players, best with 4, 45-60 min)
survive

Samurai (2-4 players, best with 3, 30-60 min)
samurai

 Battle Sheep (2-4 players, best with 4, 15 min)
battle sheep

Mafia City (3-5 players, best with 4, 60 min)
mafia city

Terra Mystica (2-5, best with 4, 30 min per player, so about 120 min for 4 players)
terra mystica

Lanterns (2-4 players, best with 4, 30 min)

lanterns

Scythe (1-5 players, best with 4, 90-120 min)
scythe game

Castles of Mad King Ludwig (2-4 players, best with 4, 90 min)
castles of mad ludwig

Near and Far (2-4, best 3 players, 60-120 min)
near and far

Above and Below (2-4 players, best with 3, 90 min)

Photosynthesis (2-4 players, best with 3, 30 -60 min)

New York 1901 (2-4 players, best with 4, 30-60 min)

Biblios (2-4 players, best with 3, 30 min)
biblios

Samurai Spirit (1-7 players, 30 minutes)

Eight-minute Empire Legends (1-4 players, best with 4, 18 – 32 min)

Mint Works (1 – 4 players, no difference, plays well with all numbers, 10-20 min)

Timeline Diversity (2-8 players, best with 4 players, 15 min)

Werewords (4-10 players, best with 6 – 7 players, 10 min)

Latice (2 – 4 players, 10-30 min)

Jungle Speed (3-8, best with 5-6 players, 10 min or more). We also have the expansion with more cards.

Welcome to the Dungeon (2-4 players, best with 3, 30 min)
welcome to the dungeon

 

On My Wish List

Alhambra (2-5 players, best with 3, 45-60 min) or you can get a big box with all the extensions on Amazon here. After watching a few videos, I would go for the big box with all expansions. The best expansion is #2 but it is not available separately anymore. You will get all expansions in the Big Box.
alhambra

Takenoko (2-4 players, best with 3, 45 min)
takenoko

Charterstone (1-6 players, best with 6, 45-75 min)
charterstone

Rise of Augustus (2-6 players, best with 3-4, 30 min)

rise of augustus

Pulsar 2849 (2-4 players, best with 4, 60-90 min)
pulsar

Descent Journeys in the Dark (2-5 players, best with 5, 120 min)
descent

Roll for the Galaxy (2-5, best 3-4 players, 45 min)
roll for the galaxy

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