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Best Board Games For 4 Players

Are you looking for a good game which is ideally played with 4 players. Well look no further. Below you will find the top 10 board games for 4 players!

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Best board games to play with 4 players

10. Orléans

Orleans board game review

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Orléans is a strategy board game set in medieval France. Besides its medieval theme it also involves religion and travel related activities. The core game mechanics revolve around deck / pool building, point-to-point movement and worker placement. You can read my full Orléans review for more information about this game.

Score: 7.8
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 90 minutes
Age: 12+
Difficulty: 3.11 / 5
Developer: White Goblin Games

9. Concordia

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Concordia is a strategy board game with a setting based in ancient Rome. It is a heavy economical based game in which you use ships to trade with distant posts. The core game mechanics involve card drafting, deck / pool building, hand management and point-to-point movement.

Score: 7.9
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 100 minutes
Age: 13+
Difficulty: 3.12 / 5
Developer: 999 Games

8. Mechs vs. Minions

Mechs vs. Minions board game

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Mechs vs. Minions is a fantasy fighting game in which you fight with miniature mechs. This game heavily relies on the video game theme to bring some flavor to the story. The main mechanics of this game are card drafting, dice rolling and action / movement planning. This game is a co-operative game with a modular board which gives it lots of variety. 

Score: 7.9
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 60-90 minutes
Age: 14+
Difficulty: 2.46 / 5
Developer: Riot Games

7. Blood Rage

Blood Rage board game

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Blood Rage is a fantasy fighting game set in a mythological world. The game features beautifully designed miniatures with which you move around. Beside moving and fighting you will be busy drafting cards and managing the cards in your hand. This game is one of the successful Kickstarter board game campaigns and even made it onto the best board games ever list!

Score: 7.9
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 60-90 minutes
Age: 14+
Difficulty: 2.89 / 5
Developer: Guillotine Games

6. Agricola

Agricola board game

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Agricola is a strategy game involving farming and economics. You have to take care of your farm and spouse by taking care of the animals on the farm. You do this by card drafting, hand management, worker placement and area enclosure (for the animals).

Score: 7.9
Players: 1-5
Playtime: 30-150 minutes
Age: 12+
Difficulty: 3.63 / 5
Developer: Z-Man Games

5. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico board game

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Puerto Rico is a strategy game revolving around city building, economics and farming. The country it is set in won’t surprise anyone, namely Puerto Rico, but during colonial times. You play as the governor of this colonial province and have to ship goods to Europe which will award victory points to you, the player.

Score: 8.0
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 90-150 minutes
Age: 12+
Difficulty: 3.29 / 5
Developer: Rio Grande Games

4. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

Caverna - The Cave Farmers board game

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Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a strategy game set in a fantasy world and focuses on economic activities including farming and taking care of your family and animals. The core mechanics of the game are worker placement and tile placement, which makes Caverna a very diverse game to play, not two games will ever be the same. Caverna is the successor to Agricola. This board game can also be played solo, what a lot of players might like.

Score: 8.0
Players: 1-7
Playtime: 30-210 Minutes
Age: 12+
Difficulty: 3.78 / 5
Developer: Lookout Games

3. Scythe

Scythe board game

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Scythe is another game which was successfully funded on Kickstarter. In total more then 17.000 people backed this game for over 1.8 million dollars. This strategic territory building game involves grid movement and variable player powers. It is set in an alternate history during the 1920’s in Europe. One of the best parts, and why scythe is on this list, is that the action-selection is very streamlined. There are no rounds or phases as in many other games, which keeps the game play fast.

Score: 8.1
Players: 1-5
Playtime: 90-115 minutes
Age: 14+
Difficulty: 3.36 / 5
Developer: Stonemaier Games

2. Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica Board Game

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Terra Mystica is a beautifully designed territory building strategy game. It heavily revolves around economic activities, network building and area control. Many people like the minimal luck factor of the game which really rewards strategic play. You can also get an expansion for the game called Fire & Ice, which is very good as well!

Score: 8.1
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 60-150 minutes
Age: 12+
Difficulty: 3.94 / 5
Developer: White Goblin Games

1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

Pandemic Legacy- Season 1 board game

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Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 is a legacy type of game in which you play a co-operative campaign of 12-24 missions, depending on how well you do. Pandemic Legacy: Season one is part of the larger pandemic series, including Pandemic Legacy: Season 2.

Score: 8.5
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 60 minutes
Age: 13+
Difficulty: 2.81 / 5
Developer: Z-Man Games

And this concludes our list of best board games to play with 4 players. Remember that if a game is not in this list it might still be a very good game, these games are just the best of the best in this category.