Top Filler Board Games

Top Filler Board Games

I’ve become accustomed to filling the time in-between heavier games with filler games. It’s a habit I’ve developed for myself over time. A necessary breather between the games that have exhausted a part of me (and my brain) which can be fun, engaging, and more than likely mindless. I’ve also found fillers to be easier on players who don’t play board games often. A lot of my friends tend to enjoy the filler games more, especially after our night has grown long (of heavy games). Filler games are great. Their short game time, easy-to-learn rules, and room for conversation make it easy for us to not grow tiresome of board games while enjoying a board game! So what do I consider the top filler board games?

coup

Coup is  a game that completes the little requisite listed above. It’s interactive, entertaining, easily learned (especially because the rules are flat out in your face).Coup holds up to 6 players and relies on elimination to end the game. Each turn you are playing a card (of the two you have) and drawing a card. These cards have specific rules some such as: collecting coin, stealing coin, assassinating opponents, or trading cards. These along with default actions to better conceal your identity collaborate with bluffing and elimination to crate the perfect 15 minute experience of interaction and deduction. Definitely one of my favorite top filler board games.

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Top filler board games

Red 7 is a very simple card game for 2- 4 players: You must always be winning. The cards are numbered 1- 7 and are colored from purple to red with red 7 being the highest number. On every turn you may either: play a card form your hand to follow the current rule, play a card from your hand to change the rules, or do both. The rules are listed on each color and can include such things as: Highest number, most consecutive numbers, most of one color, and so forth. The game is over within minutes and can run for 5- 10 minutes.

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Top filler board games

Flower Fall incorporates dropping cards and collecting points… Literally. You setup the green flower cards across the floor and choose a color set of cards to drop. On your turn, drop these cards, either with your color flower showing or with the back side green flower showing, to collect points or add points respectively. At the end of your card dropping (each set has 12 cards) add up the green flowers that have your color flower dominating. Cover opponents flowers, lay out extra points, or at the very least, try your hardest to drop your colors on the green flower for points. 5- 10 minute card game for  2- 7 players.

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Top filler board games

Hey, That’s my Fish! is a 2- 4 player tile movement fish collecting board game that is very quick to play and very fun to experience. Each turn you will march your penguin across a straight line in any direction in order to pick up fish for points. Collect the tile your penguin began on to create a crater in the board (because there’ll be 1 less tile to move over). Eliminate your penguin when it can no longer move. This game can be over within 10- 20 minutes!

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Top filler board games

Sushi Go! provides almost everyone with pure enjoyment as they pass along hands of cards and having a choice of one to play for points. Each turn you will be drawing a card from your hand (that will be rotating around the table) that can either give you basic points, multiply points, or give you long term results. After 3 rounds of this, you tally up your score for each round (plus the long term points) and applaud the winner (or don’t). This game supports 2- 5 players and runs for 20 minutes.

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BONUS GAME

Top filler board games

Tsuro can hold up to 2- 8 players and runs for no longer than 10 minutes. Each player will select a dragon statue (place it on a white line on the board) and draw 3 tiles. Each round consists of you and your opponents taking turns as you play a card and draw a new one. These cards provide your pawn with a movement across the tile (which you MUST follow). Be the last dragon on the board to win (which means your knock out your opponents). One of the very quick and very player friendly (size and playability) top filler board games.

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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