Top 100 short games! (20 min or less)
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These are the 100 highest ranked short games.

I compiled this list because I think short games don't get enough love here on the geek. Short games are great, because we can play them when we're waiting for others to arrive, and we need something quick and simple that can be played and explained in 20 minutes.

Short playing time is for me very important, because people are more willing to play if the game takes 20 minutes or less, and six games or so can be played in one and a half hours, meaning there are six winners so, nooone will feel like they wasted their time. And at the end of the night you can convince your friends to play one last game, and one after that, and ...


I'm setting some rules here:

- The entry of the game must list 20 minutes or less. Our group plays Princes Of Florence 2player in 20 minutes, but I need to have some objective data to build this list from.
- No strict player count (so no 2 player games, no party games that require at least 5 players). At game evenings there will be a random number of people present, thus this list is about games that support a variety of player numbers. And besides, half of this list would be 2player games, where's the fun in that?
- No dexterity: no balance or sllding games, also no (visual) reaction games. But realtime games where you only have a limited amount of time to think are okay (space alert, ubongo)
- No traditional card games or print-and-play games.
- No doubles (no PR:LAI here)
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76. Board Game: Pinguin-Party [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2135]
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77. Board Game: Mag·Blast (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2157]
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If you like the races from Twilight Imperium, here they are again. This time in 20 minutes instead of 20 hours.
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78. Board Game: Ziegen Kriegen [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2217]
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79. Board Game: Sitting Ducks Gallery [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:2266]
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80. Board Game: The Very Clever Pipe Game [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2299]
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81. Board Game: Coda [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:2303]
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82. Board Game: The Omega Virus [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2334]
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I regret selling this game two years ago for €10,00. It was in perfect condition.
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83. Board Game: Finito! [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2344]
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84. Board Game: Foppen [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2363]
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85. Board Game: Familienbande [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2376]
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86. Board Game: Yahtzee Free for All [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2389]
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87. Board Game: 23 [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2408]
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88. Board Game: Quicksand [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2434]
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89. Board Game: Sherlock [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2494]
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90. Board Game: Water Lily [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2520]
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91. Board Game: Level X [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2522]
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92. Board Game: Animalia [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2564]
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93. Board Game: Cambria [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2644]
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This game inspired me to make this list. I'm always on the lookout for interactive games, with playing pieces on a board, that can be played fast. Area Majority game done in 20 minutes.
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94. Board Game: Stock Car Championship Racing Card Game [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2677]
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95. Board Game: Camden [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2726]
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96. Board Game: Ausgerechnet Uppsala [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:2817]
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97. Board Game: On the Dot [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2818]
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98. Board Game: duck! duck! Go! [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2832]
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99. Board Game: Max [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2839]
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100. Board Game: Trendy [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2851]
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