Cedric's Top 3 Games for 2/3/4/5/6+ Players
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A list of my top choice games to put to table when I have 2/3/4/5/6+ players.. and why!
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1. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:204]
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#1 Game For 2 Players

1 Simple rules & deep strategy.
2 Instantaneous set up time.
3 Super portable!

I forsee I'll be playing Hive forever!
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2. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:253]
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#2 Game For 2 Players

1 Immersed in deep decisions from round 1.
2 Love fantasy theme amongst all Commands & Colors games.
3 Superb production value!

My all time favourite game! Pity it's not supported anymore...
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3. Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:147] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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#3 Game For 2 Players

1 Quick set up time.
2 Fun and tactical.
3 Remarkable replayability and deck-building.

Quick set up, fast play time, deep tactically, highly replayable and customizable.
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4. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:682]
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#1 Game For 3 Players

1 Rowdy fun & high screwage.
2 Small box.
3 Simple rules.

This game works really well with 3 players!
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5. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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#2 Game For 3 Players

1 Deep-thoughts game (suitable for late night gaming!)
2 Everyone thinking at the same time = lower down time.
3 Multiple paths to victory!

Works well with 2 and 3 players!
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6. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:510]
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#3 Game For 3 Players

1 Variable setup.
2 Numerous choice every turn.
3 Area Control + Hand Management + Set Collection!

My only Reiner Knizia on the list?!!
 
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7. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:478]
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#1 Game For 4 Players

1 Best asymmetrical 4-players wargame!
2 Fun mechanics.
3 Decisions, conflicts, sacrifices, and long term strategy!

Best wargame that needs 4 players to shine!
 
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8. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:284] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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#2 Game For 4 Players

1 Grand-daddy of gateway games!
2 Sheep for wood?
3 Fun, interactive, tactical.

Great gateway game, but absolutely needs exactly 4 players to shine!
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9. Board Game: Airlines Europe [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:303]
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#3 Game For 4 Players

1 Airlines Europe >>> TTR / TTR:E / TTR:M
2 Plays well from 2 to 5, but 4 is a sweet spot.
3 Multiple layers of strategy from open information.

Surprising better than any of Ticket To Ride.
 
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10. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:103]
 
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#1 Game For 5 Players

1 Messed-up unbalanced chaotic fun!
2 Super alien powers and tech!
3 Almost no down time.

If I have 5, have a few hours, and wants some trash talking fun, this is the game!
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11. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:228]
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#2 Game For 5 Players

1 Simple rules and plays well between 3 to 6, but 5 is sweet spot!
2 Catchy fun theme even for non-gamers!
3 Fun, interactive, rowdy!

If I have 5, have less than 1 hour, and wants some trash talking fun, this is the game!
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12. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:57]
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#3 Game For 5 Players

1 Grand-daddy of Area Control!
2 Tough decisions!
3 The Castillo!

Plays extremely well with 5!
 
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13. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:181]
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#1 Game For 6+ Players

1 Trash-talking fun!
2 Highly interactive.
3 Easy to explain and plays extremely well from 6 to 10!

I've never trash-talked so much in my life!
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14. Board Game: Dixit: Odyssey [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:168] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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#2 Game For 6+ Players

1 Explains rules in 1 minute.
2 Non-gamers get it!
3 Highly creative, interactive and fun!

A nice party game that plays well up to 12(!)
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15. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:429]
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#3 Game For 6+ Players

1 Beautiful production.
2 Kids love it.
3 Multiple maps!

The dice actually makes sense! It's not gimmicky, and not very random!
 
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