Mid-size group games are always a good time! Maybe you don’t want to throw a huge game night, but getting together with a few other couples is just as fun! People often ask us for game recommendations for groups of 6-8 people. That’s why we’ve compiled a list for you! Here’s some top picks for your next mid size group get together.
Midsize Group Games for up to 6 players:
Catan (with expansion): trade, build, and settle the island of Catan. Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for 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: Play as mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. Roll the dice and choose your strategy: Will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? Improve your Monster? The possibilities are endless. King of Tokyo is made for 2-6 players, is recommended for ages 10 and up, and is played in about 30 minutes.
Villainous: In this asymmetric board game, choose from 6 iconic Disney Villains – each with their own sinister objectives & goals. Villainous is played with 2-6 players, recommended for ages 10+ and has a 50 minute game time. The original game comes with 6 Disney Villainous. All expansions come with 3 Disney Villainous and can be played as stand alone games for 2-3 players: Evil Comes Prepared, Wicked To The Core, and Perfectly Wretched. If you prefer Marvel, you would enjoy Marvel Villainous which is played with 2-4 players.
Coup: In a future where the government is run for profit, all but a privileged few live lives of poverty and desperation. Out of these oppressed masses are sown the seeds of a rebellion that throws the government into chaos. To take command, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and rive them into exile. Only one can survive. Coup can be played with 2-6 players (up to 10 with expansion), is for ages 14+, and can be played in 15 minutes.
Ticket to Ride Asia: Embark on an incredible adventure through Asia as you and a partner compete against other teams on a 25,000 kilometer ride from Kabul to Beijing, through the steppes of Mongolia and the Gobi desert up to the Yellow River! Ticket to Ride Asia is for ages 8+, can be played with 2-6 players, and takes 30-60 minutes to play. I can’t find a link for this one and I’m wondering if they’ve stopped printing it?
Throw Throw Burrito: The World’s First Dodgeball Card Game – Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing squishy airborne burritos. Throw Throw Burrito is made for 2-6 players and is recommended for ages 7+.
Cover Your A$$ets: Battle to become the first millionaire! Build a stack of assets by matching sets to grow your net worth, but be careful: exposed assets atop your stack are at risk of being stolen! You’ll need to Cover Your Assets if you hope to win. Cover Your A$$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.
Rook: Beware the Rook as you trick and trump your way to victory! This brain-teasing Rook card game is a fast-moving competition to bid and name tricks quicker than the competition. You and your partner have to work together to beat your opponents to the tricks. But just when you think you’ve got it all together, the wild Rook can land and screw up all your plans! Rook is for ages 8+, 2-6 players, and takes 10-60 minutes to play.
Scattergories: Roll the die and quickly come up with a musical group, a vegetable, reasons to have a party, etc. all starting with teh rolled letter C. Write down answers for each category. Choose wisely! Only unique answers score! Scattergories is for 2-6 players and is recommended for ages 12+.
Love Letter: The Kingdom princess seeks an ideal partner and confidant to help with her royal responsibilities when she one day assumes the throne. In Love Letter, players compete to have their letters delivered to the princess to prove their worth. In a quick game of risk and deduction, can you outwit your friends and earn the trust of the noble princess? Love Letter is for ages 10+, can be played with 2-6 players, and is played in about 20 minutes.
Midsize Group Games for up to 7 players:
Mysterium: work together as psychic investigators to solve the murder of a ghost that is now haunting the Warwick Manor. This game can be played with 2-7 players and the average playtime is 45 minutes. Recommended for ages 10+.
Bang!: The outlaws hunt the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fly. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifice himself for the Sheriff. And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him. 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.
7 Wonders: You are a leader of one of the seven greatest cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times. Players draft cards over multiple rounds, carefully building towards long-term goals. Keep an eye on your neighbors’ progress since they share similar ambitions. Will your wonder transcend the millennia to come? 7 Wonders is for ages 10+, can be played with 3-7 players, and is played in about 30 minutes.
Gnoming A Round: The curious gnomes of Stottingham Shire have discovered the enchanting game of mini-golf. And now it’s your turn to putt. Form sets, seek bonuses, and avoid hazards to achieve the lowest score. It’s a tee-rific game you’ll never fore-get! Gnoming Around can be played with 3-7 players, is for ages 7+, and is played in 15-30 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Just One: Just One is a cooperative party game in which you work together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be canceled! With 550 words to guess and make others guess, no two games are ever the same. High quality erasable markers allow you to easily play this game over and over again at your next game night with friends and family. Just One is designed for 3 to 7 players and is suitable for ages 8 and older. The average playtime is 20 minutes.
Five Crowns: A five-suited rummy-style card game. The game has 11 rounds. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild, the next hand has 4 cards and 4s are wild and so on ‘til the Kings Go Wild! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the others scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses. Five Crowns is for ages 8+, can be played with 1-7 players, and takes about 45 minutes to play.
Bohnanza: Players try to collect large sets of beans to sell for gold, there is limited growing space and always new beans to plant. To avoid planting unwanted beans, players trade them to other players who want them for their bean fields. Bohnanza is made for 2-7 players, ages 13+, and can be played in about 45 minutes.
Midsize Group Games for up to 8 players:
Cover Your Kingdom: an absurdly competitive and hilarious game! Cover Your Kingdom is an adaptation to Grandpa Beck’s wildly popular game, Cover Your Assets. 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.
Cranium: Players team up to cruise around the board completing activities in 4 color-coded categories: Creative Cat, Data Head, Star Performer, and Word Worm. Cranium can be played with 4+ players, is recommended for ages 16+, and can be played in about 30 minutes.
Nertz: An electric mix of Solitaire and Speed, Nertz is a fast, frenzied card game that demands lightning reflexes, supersonic strategy, and skill in spades. Nertz can be played with 1-12 players, is recommended for ages 8+, and can be played in 10+ minutes.
Skull King: Trick-taking on the high seas! Predict how ye’ll fair each round of ever risin’ stakes. Bid right to earn points. Bid wrong and sink your score! Battle with mermaids, pirates, and the formidable Skull King. Thar be other foes plottin’ in the depths as well: the might Kraken and vengeful White Whale! Treasure and glory awaits, but only fer the bold! 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: 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: Players must strategize over where to place their bets. Camels don’t run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Camel Up is for ages 8+, can be played with 3-8 players, and takes about 30 minutes to play.
Nuts about Mutts: Another day of dog walking is over. Now it’s a race to be home first! Drop off dogs by matching their color, number, or breed, or play out of turn with matches and runs. But watch out: you rival’s action cards will tangle you up and if that playful local mutt gets loose, you’ll need to grab a bone to distract him! It’s a howling good time for everyone. Nuts about Mutts can be played with 3-8 players, is for ages 7+, and can be played in 15-30 minutes. Any time you purchase a Grandpa Beck’s Game from their website, you can use the code “AVERAGEDATERS” for a discount.
Detective Club: Each round, one player secretly writes a word in all-but- one of the other players’ notebooks. The player who does not know the word is the Conspirator this round. All players then take turns playing cards they feel best represent the word. When the word is revealed at the end of the round, each player explains why their cards make sense with the word. Detective Club is for ages 8+, can be played with 4-8 payeres, and takes about 30 minutes to play.
Decrypto: Teammates try to transmit secret codes without letting the opposing team intercept them. Clever components use anaglyph effects to scramble the codes slide cards into the screen to decode your words. This game is for ages 12+, can be played with 3-8 players, and is played in about 30 minutes.
Sushi Go Party: Sushi go! For larger appetites! You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing a la carte from a menu of more than 20 delectable dishes. What’s more, up to 8 players can join in on the sushi-feast… let the good times roll! Sushi Go is for ages 8+, can be played with 2-8 players, and takes about 20 minutes to play.
Reign of Dragoness: Dragons gather to compete for glory under their mighty sovereign, the Dragoness. In this game you will assemble your dragons into sets and runs, the highest ranked grouping wins each round. But beward, your rivals can thwart your plans and strategy. If you play your dragons wisely, you can take control of the game and become the champion! 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.
Tortuga: Become a pirate and deceive your friends at game night with Tortuga 1667. This board game is a unique strategy and social deduction game. Plunder treasure using cards, strategy, deceit, and a bit of luck. Take this game to any party, family activity, or game night group and see what fun you have. Tortuga is for 2-9 players and lasts 20-40 minutes. Players must be 14 years old or older.
Deadwood: It’s 1876 in Deadwood, a town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gold rush is on in this lawless town, and only those with the sharpest wit and quickest gun will win the gold. Team up at the Bella Union Saloon, Gem Theater, or Grand Central hotel. The team with the most gold-filled safes makes the final showdown, and the teammate who shoots best wins all. Deadwood is for 2-9 players and lasts 20-40 minutes. For ages 14 years old and older.
Antiquity Quest: A set collection game a hand and foot above the rest! Professor Reminton needs your help gathering artifacts for the museum. Earn points by building the most valuable collections. Play to your opponents collections and foil their plans. Choose when to play and when to hold for the greatest reward! And a word of caution, Notorious thief Tess Wynter may attempt to capture those artifacts for herself. 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.
Spot It!: In Spot It! There is always only 1 matching symbol between any 2 cards. Spot it first and you win! Spot It! Is for 2-8 players and ages 6+.
Did we miss anything? Let me know if there’s anything I should add to this round up! And if you like this post, check out some of our other game posts!