Games that are great with 7 or more players
J C Lawrence
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Sometimes as a gaming group grows you really don't want to split into two tables, leaving you with awkward player counts like...7.

What to play in these cases? What are the games that are really good with 7? How about the games which are good with 7 but can also handle more players with aplomb?

ObNote: This geeklist was started after a discussion on Spielfreaks of good games to play in a shopping mall with 6 or 7, with a particular preference for card games. However I'd rather this list NOT be limited to just card games.
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1. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1165]
Gabriele Stecchi
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Funny (scaring!) theme, 7-12 players, quick matches (the quicker, the best for villagers!), fully customizabl, simple to learn: this is the ultimate party game.
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2. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1017]
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Great for 7 players
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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Works well with 7 and even 8 players
 
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4. Board Game: Purse & Pockets Plus [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Jimmy Gross
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The minimum number of players for this party game is 5, but it works even better with more players. An odd number of players works well since one player is leader and the rest are on teams. It's sort of like a scavenger hunt, but without leaving the location where you play. Great fun for all ages.
 
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5. Board Game: Frank's Zoo [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1195]
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6. Board Game: Autoscooter [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:5702]
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7. Board Game: Expedition [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1588]
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Just provide an additional set of destination markers for the 7th or 8th player. Any small chips or coins will do just fine.
 
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8. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:314]
Ken Rice
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The new edition of Carabande.
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9. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:367]
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10. Board Game: Fische Fluppen Frikadellen [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2032]
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11. Board Game: Slapshot [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2765]
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aka "Phantoms of the Ice" by White Wind or "Power Play" by Amigo
 
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12. Board Game: Steam Tunnel [Average Rating:5.64 Overall Rank:11510]
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14. Board Game: Illuminati: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1358]
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15. Board Game: Wizard [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:673]
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16. Board Game: Corruption [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:7026]
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17. Board Game: Take it Easy! [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1380]
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18. Board Game: Camden [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3915]
Ken Rice
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Use two decks for 7 players.
 
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19. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1219]
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20. Board Game: Speed Circuit [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1635]
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As with most racing games, the more the merrier!
 
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21. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:570] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Rage [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2675]
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23. Board Game: Give Me the Brain! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4191]
 
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24. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2063]
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25. Board Game: Outpost [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1539]
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