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Best Board Games: 5 Easy To Set up and Understand Board Games

When you’re featuring a board game event and you want to find some board games that can be set up in under 5 minutes, and take only 5 minutes to explain, this post is for you.

These are the best board games to explain to your friends in under 5 minutes, and after you’ve explained how to play the board game, they only take 5 minutes or less to set up. Share your suggestions for the best board game in the comments below.

Best Board Games: 5 Easy To Set up and Understand Board Games

1. Tsuro: The Game of the Path by Calliope Games

Best Board Games easy To Set up Understand Board Games

Tsuro distinguishes itself from this already exclusive list by being incredibly easy to introduce to new players, playing in less than a half hour and being great for younger players as well. Draw a tile, place it, move your dragon. Don’t collide or fall off the map. Last one standing wins! Plays up to 8.

2. Love Letter – Alderac Entertainment Group

Best Board Games easy To Set up Understand Board Games

Love Letter is the quickest, simplest card game that’s devious and very marginally tactical. Nice artwork, nothing to memorize as it’s all written on the cards. A great introduction to modern board gaming. Five minute rounds max, and the laughter will mean other people will be drawn in to the game too.

3. Coup Card Game – Indie Boards & Cards

Best Board Games easy To Set up Understand Board Games

Simple, entertaining and easily explained by just playing the game. Very short rounds, which mean no real grudges. This has been an instant massive hit with every group many board game groups, from drunk partiers to serious gamers to the family at Christmas.

4. Sheriff of Nottingham by Arcane Wonders

Best Board Games easy To Set up Understand Board Games

This game is great fun. Actually, that’s not quite true: the game itself is pretty simple, but if the people you play it with are great fun, then playing this game will be great fun. 5 mins explanation, 3-5 players, 20-40 ish minutes play time. Bluffing, theatre, bribery overlayed on top of a very simple card game where you collect sets for points.

5. Splendor Board Game by Asmodee

Best Board Games easy To Set up Understand Board Games

Excellent middle weight game that plays very quickly.

Players can do one of two things every turn – collect chips or purchase gem sources. There are multiple ways to collect chips and the gem sources act as currency themselves to aid future purchases.

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