Last updated: June 30, 2022
If you’re someone who likes being over-prepared and you’re worried about what will happen if only a few people show up at your party, have a board or card game on hand.
The Best Board and Card Games for Small Parties
Here are games that work well:
- SET: 2-6 players, all ages
- Off Topic: 2-8 players
- MONOPOLY Deal Card Game
- Timeline (out of stock as of 2021-12-15)
More ideas? Email me your suggestions.
The only two games that I have are SET and Timeline. I’ve only used them once.
You shouldn’t need any of these party games when you host an event like the one I describe here and in my handbook. My parties are more about new connections where everyone is always standing up and in conversation. These games are just an emergency backup in case you have tons of no-shows or late arrivals.
The Nudge Party Game Hall of Fame
See the list of games you can do that involve drinking and games that don’t involve drinking here.
I wrote an article about some of the best icebreaker card decks. Read about my favorites here: