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Colin Nickerson
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looking for suggestions on games that work great with 3 players. Preferably games that are light, under 1 hour to play, could be gateway or filler games as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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High Society is one of the best bidding games you can play for any player count from 3-5. Rules-lite and very suitable for casual gamers.
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Splendor Seems to be quite a popular recommendation. Plays 2-4 and fits your criteria.
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Item for Geeklist "How Many Players? Play This..... (2015 Edition)"
 
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https://boardgamegeek.com/search/boardgame?sort=rank&advsear... is an advanced search on 3 player games that last less than 1 hour.

Now play time varies widely by group. If you have an AP player, double or quadruple play time. If it is the 1st time you are playing a game, increase the play time. If the players are not gamers, increase the play time. And, if by play time you also include setup and put away time, you should reduce the time for some games. OTOH, some people play faster than average. Off the top of my head, some of the ones I see on the list I linked, I'd not think of as 1 hour players, but YMMV.
 
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I really like The King Is Dead. Best with 3 players and easy to learn and teach.
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Legendary - A marvel deckbuilding game is the best game for 3 players.
 
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the new game Favor of the Pharaoh is a really great lighter game for 2-3 (can go up to 4)
 
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AdelinDumitru wrote:
Legendary - A marvel deckbuilding game is the best game for 3 players.

I SAID GOOD DAY SIR!



Oh yeah, my suggestion. Something inexpensive Patrician. It was even posted in HOT DEALS today. [Amazon] Patrician - $14.50
 
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Knaves.
Sorry, it's just a card game using a regular deck of card. BUT I love boardgames AND card games. When my wife and I have a single friend or family member over and we have a little time to kill Knaves is my go to game for 3 people.
If you haven't played it, give it a try and let me know what you think
 
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Samurai and Tigris & Euphrates are both excellent with 3 and should clock in <1 hr. I might even give Samurai the slight edge.
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Maria
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Maria, especially, is a phenomenal game.

Of course, you'll need more than an hour for any of these, but totally worth it.

 
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Trieste plays exactly 3. No more, no less.
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My favourite light games that play well with three would be:

Carcassonne
Las Vegas
Splendor
Paperback
Batman Love Letter
 
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Try looking through these two geeklists:

Games for EXACTLY 3 players
Games 'Designed' for three players
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Legendary: Villains - A Marvel Deckbuilding game is another 3 player game that you should try. It is very entertaining and very challenging.
 
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thoughtful set collection filler - Plums
thoguhtful but short economic euro that's often dirt cheap - Tinners' Trail

PeteyWA wrote:
Maria
Churchill
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Maria, especially, is a phenomenal game.

Of course, you'll need more than an hour for any of these, but totally worth it.



"Preferably games that are light, under 1 hour to play, could be gateway or filler games as well"

Yes you clearly read that already but still... Ahem.

BTW, playing my lovely new copy of Maria in a fortnight, so I'm mostly on your side, really looking forward to it.
 
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Bohnanza

A golden oldie from Uwe know who.


I ignored this for ages and recently got I because it was just... there... and wow, it's really something special I think. The game play is interactive and funny, as well as the cards being cool, albeit visually dated.
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Haggis, Tichu and Chimera are all kinda similar but really good 3 player card games.
 
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TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
thoughtful set collection filler - Plums
thoguhtful but short economic euro that's often dirt cheap - Tinners' Trail

PeteyWA wrote:
Maria
Churchill
Triumph & Tragedy

Maria, especially, is a phenomenal game.

Of course, you'll need more than an hour for any of these, but totally worth it.



"Preferably games that are light, under 1 hour to play, could be gateway or filler games as well"

Yes you clearly read that already but still... Ahem.

BTW, playing my lovely new copy of Maria in a fortnight, so I'm mostly on your side, really looking forward to it.


Games aren't worth playing if they don't require a lot of time to play.
 
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All we play is 3-player. My GF, Daughter, and myself. We love fast, easy, and strategic games, among others. Some of our favourites are:

Biblios
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Elfenland
Tokaido
Takenoko
7 Wonders
Alhambra
Animal upon Animal - Don't underestimate this game!
Ingenious
Marvel Legendary
Pandemic
Red7
Splendor

I tried to give a mix of gameplay mechanics.
 
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oj1979 wrote:
looking for suggestions on games that work great with 3 players. Preferably games that are light, under 1 hour to play, could be gateway or filler games as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I picked up Ticket to Ride for my wife for Christmas, and also picked up Marvel: Legendary. My wife and daughter both seem to like both. Though, my wife is much less into Legendary than my daughter and I are.

I'd also add Exploding Kittens. It works well with 3.

Another more mindless game that works well with 3, is Zombie Dice.

I've also played 3 player Quarriors and that went well.
 
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