You asked for the 6-8 player games we own/love/regularly play and I’m here to deliver! If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of 6-8 players games, you can check out our Midsize Group Games post. We own *almost* every game listed below. The only game we don’t own below is Camel Up. Our neighbors own it and we often play with them. It is on our wishlist though and hopefully we get it soon! Keep in mind a lot of these games are also great for 4 players but they have the ability for 6-8 players. You can check out our Double Date Games post if you’re interested in those.
The following games are good for up to 6 players:
Catan (with expansion): a total classic! I feel like people either love this game or hate this game and there isn’t much room in between! We fall into the love category, mainly because it was one of Collin’s favorite games when I married him and has continued to be regularly played throughout our marriage. Heck, we played it just this past weekend! Roll dice, earn resources, trade and build to be the first to 10 victory points. The original game is for 3-4 players but the expansion allows for 5-6 players. For ages 10+, this game is played in about 60 minutes.
King of Tokyo: this is a must have! Some friends taught us King of Tokyo a few years ago and we’ve never looked back! We teach it to as many people as possible. We highly recommend buying the Panda Kai expansion pack with it as it adds some really awesome aspects to the game. We never play it without the expansion! It has some yahtzee aspects to it with dice rolling and keeping certain dice to try and “go for things”. It’s a lot of fun, easy to teach, and one of our favorites! King of Tokyo is made for 2-6 players, is recommended for ages 10 and up, and is played in about 30 minutes.
Villainous: we don’t play this game nearly as often as we’d like to! Villainous is a little intense. If you haven’t ever played before, I’d recommend having someone teach you who already knows how to play rather than trying to learn it yourself. We spent a few hours trying to learn it the first time we played. Now that we’ve got it down it’s a lot of fun! Compete as one of the Disney Villainous to see who is the most wicked of them all! Each villain has very specific tasks they must complete to win the game. I also just found out they’ve made a Star Wars Villainous and I think I’m gonna have to get it for Collin for Christmas! The original game comes with 6 Disney Villains. All expansions come with 3 Disney Villains and can be played as stand alone games for 2-3 players: Evil Comes Prepared, Wicked To The Core, and Perfectly Wretched, Bigger and Badder, Despicable Plots, Mischief and Malice. If you prefer Marvel, you would enjoy Marvel Villainous which is played with 2-4 players. We’ve played it with some friends. It has some different aspects from the original game and is a lot of fun for Marvel fans!
Coup: one of the most underrated games in my opinion! Coup is a quick, 15 minute game of deception and calling bluffs. Each person starts with 2 characters and no one knows which two you have. Kill the players off before they kill you by using powers and calling people on their BS. We love this game! It’s easy to teach and a lot of fun! It’s also fast which is nice to have as a warm up game or a game at the end of the night. Coup can be played with 2-6 players (up to 10 with expansion), is for ages 14+, and can be played in 15 minutes.
Cover Your A$$ets: it’s no secret we love Grandpa Beck’s games and Cover Your A$$ets is probably the game we play most in our house from them. Stack cards on top of your pile to grow your net worth. But be careful, the assets on top of your pile are at risk for being stolen. Get the most assets by the end of the game. Beware though, the wild golds and silvers might take it all. Cover Your A$$ets is made for ages 7+, can be played with 2-6 players, and can be played in 20-40 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Love Letter: I put this in Collin’s stocking last year and he was so confused when he pulled it out. I think he thought I actually wrote him a love letter or something! That is not what I did however. Love Letter has some similarities to Coup which is probably why I enjoy it so much. Players compete to have their letters delivered to the princess to prove their worth. It’s a quick game of risk and deduction where you must outwit the other players to win. Love Letter is for ages 10+, can be played with 2-6 players, and is played in about 20 minutes.
The following games are good for up to 7 players:
Mysterium: the game we love and never play. Haha maybe I shouldn’t admit that. But it’s the truth. The owner of a game store convinced us to buy Mysterium a few years ago. The few times we’ve played it we’ve really enjoyed it! Unfortunately it’s just not has fun with 4 players and we aren’t often with 6 players. In Mysterium you worth together as psychic investigators to solve a murder. One person plays as the ghost of the person who has been killed. It’s such a unique game and just writing this is making me want to play it again. Mysterium can be played with 2-7 players and the average playtime is 45 minutes. Recommended for ages 10+.
Bang!: Collin’s all time favorite game! Okay maybe I should check with him before I post this…. but it was his favorite game at one point. The outlaws hunt the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bang! is played with 4-7 players. Recommended for ages 8+ and takes about 20-40 minutes to play. We recommend purchasing Bang! The Bullet which includes the base game and three expansion packs.
The following games are good for up to 8 players:
Cover Your Kingdom: if you enjoy Cover Your A$$ets then you definitely need to try Cover Your Kingdom! This version adds layers of new strategy and fun without much added complexity. Cover Your Kingdom can be played with 2-8 rulers, is recommended for ages 9+, and can be played in 20-30 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Skull King: are you sick of me recommending Grandpa Beck’s games? I sure hope not because I’m never going to stop! Skull King might be their most popular game of all time! (but don’t quote me on that…) It’s a trick-taking game where you bet on how many tricks you’ll win. Battle with mermaids, pirates, and the Skull King but watch out for the Kraken and the White Whale. Skull King is for ages 8+, 2-8 players, and can be played in 30-45 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza: this game is HILARIOUS! We’ve played it at the dinner table after cleaning up dinner with my family and we laugh so hard every time. Race against each other to SLAP a match between a card and spoken word. But – watch out! Your mind will play tricks on you! Especially with the specialty cards which force you to do crazy actions before slapping! You will be laughing your head off while you play! Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is for ages 8+, can be played with 3-8 players, and takes about 10 minutes to play.
Camel Up: the one game we don’t own on this list but should! Camel Up was out of print for awhile so no one was able to get it. We’ve gotten used to playing at our neighbors house so when it finally started being printed again, we didn’t buy it as we just use the neighbors. But it’s high on my life of games I want. It sounds weird but the whole premise of the game is placing bets on camel racing. Weird, right? It’s actually a ton of fun! Camel Up is for ages 8+, can be played with 3-8 players, and takes about 30 minutes to play.
Reign of Dragoness: Grandpa Beck’s newest game! We played this past weekend for our first time and LOVED IT! We ended up playing a couple times because we were all having so much fun. It’s got a lot of similarities to Scum but adds some really cool aspects that make it even more fun than Scum in my opinion. Reign of Dragoness is for ages 8+, 3-8 players, and takes 20-40 minutes to play. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Antiquity Quest: we’ve got some friends who are OBSESSED with Antiquity Quest right now! It’s because it’s so good! If you grew up playing Hand & Mouth with face cards, then this is your game. It’s a set collection game where you earn points by building the most valuable collections. You can also play on your opponents collections to mess up their plans. Antiquity Quest can be played with 2-8 players, is for ages 10+, and can be played in 30-45 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.