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Experts Tell Us the Best 4 Player Board Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best 4 Player Board Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Election Night! Board Game

This product was recommended by Jim Moran from Semper Smart Games

Battle in teams in a race for the most Electoral votes to win the Presidency! This board game helps teach difficult math facts, geography and other skills while having a healthy political competition!

Blobby’s Pizza Math Card Game

This product was recommended by Jim Moran from Semper Smart Games

For those who love both monsters and pizza – this card game will have you eating up as much as you can possibly manage! Using fractions, percentages and the all important lesson on how to tip – Blobby’s Pizza is great to play with your friends or family for endless rounds of fun!

Full of Bull! Dice Bluffing & Mental Math Game

This product was recommended by Jim Moran from Semper Smart Games

Call your friends’ bluffs by using your social and strategic skills to catch them! Each round sharpens multiplication and addition skills by making the biggest bid, as you try to determine who is telling the truth – and who is Full of Bull!

Catan Board Game

This product was recommended by R. M. S. Thornton from The Writings and Ramblings of R. M. S. Thornton

Best four player game is Settlers of Catan. It’s an older game, but it still holds up even till this day. The strategy involved makes the game a challenge and keeps the players on their toes.

MONOPOLY Classic Game

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

It is time to ditch the TV and re-ignite your family night with this get-together amusement of the Monopoly game. The classic board game from Hasbro has been revamped with fun new tokens, but the gameplay hasn’t changed. As a player, you will navigate around the board while buying properties and building hotels. That will benefit you because you charge your opponent’s rent and hope to be the last person standing when others go bankrupt.

Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

This is among the best environmental board games referring to trees’ life cycle. It is also an award-winning strategy game that might bring you back to Biology class as its gameplay requires up to four players to compete in growing the most fruitful forest. Players guide their trees from seed to full bloom to rebirth while earning points when leaves collect the sun’s energy as it rotates around the board.

Zombicide Green Horde Board Game

This product was recommended by Craig Miller from Academia Labs LLC

Are you one of those people looking to improve your survival strategy in case there is a zombie apocalypse? Then this is the perfect game for you. This four-player board game involves you battling zombies in abandoned cities and groves using new weapons and skills. You have to cooperate with the other players on how best to defeat all the enemies and survive the new environment. This game has a lot of challenging situations so you have to plan carefully how to survive and fight. There are many new strategic options in this board game

WE Games Four Player Chess Set

This product was recommended by Clayton Wear from Rank Chess

The average Chess game has close to 70 trillion different variations to play. With the introduction of the four-player Chessboard, the Chess community has exponentially increased the number of potential games. Having four players on a single board allows for fun games like 2 verse 2, or every person for themselves.

IELLO King of New York Board Game

This product was recommended by Scott Hasting from BetWorthy LLC

Just like the name of the game, the main goal is to be the King of New York so you have to defeat the other players in doing so. To be the King of New York, you have to be the first to reach 20 victory points or to be the last one standing. It revolves on rolling the dice three times on your turn and then carrying out actions to defeat other players. You can use power cards to help you battle other players and hearts to heal yourself from damages. This is a strategic game meant to enhance your strategic and planning skills. And the game can be played up to 1 hour only so you’ll know who’s the King of New York in such a short time.

Dixit Board Game

This product was recommended by Hannah Warhurst from Thrive in Family Life

When looking for a board game that will suit all ages, mindsets, and can grow as time goes on then Dixit is the game to get. It is a game that leans more towards creatives and less towards strict rules, think the visual version of Apples to Apples. This game is filled with beautiful artwork that will inspire your imagination as the storyteller, and challenge your fellow players to think through each other’s perspectives. It was a LOVED favorite during our roommate board game nights as we would be filled with laughter at the silly stories and betting which card inspired the story that round. A one of a kind game, have not found anything like it and the kids now love it as well. This game gives everyone the chance to be creative and just have fun!

Splendor Board Game

This product was recommended by Pafoua Pistoresi from Her Wanderful World

Splendor is a 2-4 person game focused on strategy and fun. Players strategize to collect gems and entice the nobles to visit their city. The best part about Splendor is that it’s easy to learn, but it also provides challenges and fun every single time. The game can also be played within 30 minutes, which allows for multiple replays of the game in one game night.

Simply Suspects

This product was recommended by MD Kamruzzaman from Substitute Foods

In this strategy board game, all players are considered suspects in a crime. The aim is to make the evidence not point to you when you meet with the Grand Jury. Hence, each player takes turns to tamper with the evidence and point it to the other players. So while tampering and moving the evidence around, players must hide their identity too. If another player identifies your identity, they may point the finger at you and you get eliminated. Hence, you have to do everything to hide your identity.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Deck Building Card Game

This product was recommended by Jacob Smith from Neverending Field Trip

If there’s one game that continues to make an appearance at our family’s game nights, it’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. My family has a tendency to get a bit overly competitive when playing games together, so we’ve come to really appreciate cooperative games, but we still like the feel of being competitive. Hogwarts Battle gives us that feeling of competition by letting the entire family play together against the board. And with a 7 different books with varying difficulty levels, we can get just the right level of challenge every game. Because the game depends on card draws to control the game difficulty, there are times when it can feel too easy or too hard, but even when we lose a few games in a row, we still have a blast playing it, and inevitably Hogwarts Battle ends up back on the table the next week.

Azul Board Game

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

It’s a tile-placement board game for 4 players to complete your display board, acquiring points as you create patterns by placing tiles. As it is jam-packed with top-notch components, this board game attracts everyone and allows the players to remain engaged for hours with its detailed graphic design, creative art, and striking resin tile pieces. This board game has simple rules but meaningful preferences that make the game hassle-free to learn. It’s great for experienced gamers and families.

North Star Games Wits & Wagers Board Game

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

This is an easy-to-learn trivia game that is less about knowledge and more about how good your betting skills are. The game poses questions to players and they are then tasked to write down their best guesses and then reveal them to everyone else. Players then bet on an answer and receive points for either betting the correct answer or being the closest. It is an extremely popular board game that has thousands of reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon, and since players don’t need to know the exact answer, it’s also a fun choice for both older kids and adults alike. It requires at least four players for this game, making it a great game for teams.

Star Wars Imperial Assault Board Game Core Set

This product was recommended by Robert Banks from MrStocks

This is a game that’s a little older, not many people talk about this game anymore. But I really like the way the campaign is played in this game. It’s a game where you’re going to have one player playing The Imperials and the rest of the players will play in the rebellion. So there’s a vs.. component in this game. I also like the fact that when you have both missions revealed, it can kind of influence how the game is going to play as you go through your 10/10 mission campaign. It’s a pretty solid game especially if you’re a Star Wars fan.

Ideal Children’s Bible Trivia Game

This product was recommended by Alex Shute from FaithGiant

The Ideal Children’s Bible Trivia Game is a Bible-based board game. It’s appropriate for 2-6 players, which means more people can play. It’s a great way to cultivate relationships with family and friends. It’s essential to take note that this game requires strategy. To win, you need a broad knowledge of the Bible. The objective of the game is to complete all 7 rounds from the rainbow by correctly answering a question in each of the 7 Bible categories. The answers are specific as they include Bible chapters and verses. The first player who correctly answers all questions from each category will win! The Ideal Children’s Bible Trivia Game is a fun way of letting children learn about the Bible. It’s perfect for children to increase their knowledge about Biblical events, Old Testament history and geography, and more.

Shut the Box Game

This product was recommended by Aleesha Dane from RelaxingSpace

During the pandemic, this game kept me happy. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing it with friends or family, it’ll keep your spirit going.

Trouble Board Game

This product was recommended by Nikki Webster from Brit on the Move

It’s a classic that every house should have. Easy to play, interactive, and simple. The concept is so easy that anyone can play. Simply press the Pop-O-Matic bubble to roll the die and race to get four peds into the finish zone without getting bumped. It’s also a really affordable game 🙂

Ludo + Snakes & Ladders Wooden Board Game

This product was recommended by Aleesha Dane from RelaxingSpace

This game is my personal happy place as it connects me to my childhood. It is one of the games I used to play with my late grandfather and he always let me win just to make me smile.

Pandemic Board Game

This product was recommended by Ashley Taylor from Top Vouchers Code

This fictional pandemic is way better than watching the heart-wrenching news. In this game, the players work together to stop the spread of four diseases and save the world. This game is highly replayable and has a simple set of rules to follow.

Ticket to Ride Board Game

This product was recommended by Ashley Taylor from Top Vouchers Code

If you’re in the mood of playing a more entry-level game, then this adventure-style game is perfect for you. The ticket to ride game can be played casually with family, friends or with anyone you want. If you play this board game with four players, it will make the game interesting and intense.

Pressman SMATH – The Game That Makes Math Fun!

This product was recommended by David Scott from Top Reviews

If you love scrabble and math, then this board game is definitely for you; players take turns creating their crossword-style equations using the tiles in their racks. Start with addition and subtraction for beginners. Step it up to multiplication and division for the math wizard!

Jumanji The Game

This product was recommended by David Scott from Top Reviews

Jumanji The Game, The famous movie in 1995, has its own board game, and it’s best played with the whole family. I like it when we could relive some 90s film, and the best part with this is no animals will be charging into your living room!

Space Base

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Because players must roll dice and pick cards, Space Base is a game of both luck and strategy. Players can also benefit from each other’s dice rolls, which keep everyone involved and eliminate the boredom of waiting. Chris Walton’s futuristic artwork is likely to please sci-fi fans.

Isle of Skye From Chieftain to King Board Game

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Isle of Skye as an absolute box of delights. Players must barter with other players to create and extend their Scottish island. It’s satisfying to see the map take shape, and shopping is full of clever moves and hilarious gaffes.

Eldritch Horror Board Game

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

Eldritch Horror is a story-driven adventure game that is perfect with four. In the game, horrible things will happen to your characters, and that is part of the fun.

Aggravation

This product was recommended by Jay Gumbs from TrialBear

My wife bought this board game I’d never heard about called Aggravation. I had no idea that I would be having so much fun playing it with her, my then 6 year old son and my sister. Although the classic version of the game accommodates a maximum of 4 players, this new version accommodates up to 6 players. 4 seems like the perfect number of players though – any more and the game is even more aggravating and less would not be as fun. The object is to move your set of 4 marbles around the board, taking turns with the dice and getting from base to home. There are shortcuts in the middle of the board that can help move the game along faster. The aggravation comes from players moving their marbles into the same slot your marbles occupy, sending you back to the starting base. The winner is the player who successfully gets all four marbles to the home slots. This game is fun for the whole family and makes for a good activity on family night.

13 Dead End Drive

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

13 Dead End Drive has some fun advertisements ’90s kids may remember, but it’s still widely available because it’s such a brilliant concept, says Greg May, owner of The Uncommons and Hex & Company. Following the death of rich family matriarch Aunt Agatha, individuals compete for the contents of her will. The basic goal of the game is to dodge your opponents and the house’s traps to acquire the estate for yourself. May and Barlett both enjoy the 3-D board, which May compares to Clue but with a more advanced design.

Stone Age

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Travel back in time and take command of one of the early human tribes. Life is difficult but serene. To thrive, tribes will need to feed all of their members and trade with neighboring communities. Step back in time and lead your tribe to glory. It’s an excellent worker placement board game. It’s extremely well-balanced, with a plethora of strategies and rule modifications tailored exclusively for three players. It is one of the games we grab from the shelf the most frequently for newcomers, and it is always a hit.

TeeTurtle Here to Slay Base Game

This product was recommended by Sandra S. from AbsoluteDoha

This an interesting 4-player game, so remember not to let the kids play the game the whole night. The very amazing point in this game is that each time you play the game, the strategy is different, which makes the game way funnier than other games. I strongly recommend this game!

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