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This is a list of fast playing games that, ideally, take less than 10 minutes (15 min tops).

 DescriptionMin. PlayersMax. PlayersStashesSetsOther EquipmentGame MechanicsPrimary ThemeStatus
ApophisA real-time co-op game of saving the world from an asteroid51Six-sided die
Playing cards
Timer
5 Counters
Cooperative
Color powers
SpaceComplete
AscendancyA turn-based game of tower building.1 per player2 dice
flat surface
UnknownPlaytesting
Black ICEThe 3HOUSE game of computer cracking3cloth bag
three Treehouse dice or Lightning dice
Discovering codes underneath opaque pyramidsComputer hackingComplete
BluetorchA quick auction game for three players.03 Rainbow Stashesa pair of dice from IceDice
counters of some sort (poker chips
nickels
pennies
etc.)
AuctionSci-fiHidden
Breakthrough25ChessboardUnknownInitial design
CarboniteDiceA game of CarboniteDice in progress.2Pyramid die
Color die
Set Building
Push your luck
AbstractPlaytesting
The Closest GhostA simple game played with pieces of candyUnknownComplete
ColonizationA game of space conquest mixing light strategy and luck.1 (2 for 3-4 players)Treehouse dieStacking
Color powers
SpaceComplete
Color ClaimBuild stacks with your claimed color on top to score points.26x5 boardCapturing
None
NoneComplete
Color WheelTry to connect all same colored pyramids before time runs out!Wheel boardPuzzle
Cooperative
AbstractComplete
Crosswalk11 Six-sided dieStacking
Blocking
Complete
Crystal TradersTrade crystals with people from other worlds4timerUnknownTradingPlaytesting
DNAMutate pieces in your gene poolchessboardUnknownComplete
Der MarsigelwettkampfA prickly pyramid game1 per player11 six-sided dieStacking
Freeform board
AbstractComplete
Egyptian SolitaireThis is a solitaire puzzle game. Imagine a game of Peg Solitaire getting combined with a Rubik's Cube.433x4 grid of squaresStacking
Elimination
Egyptian themeComplete
Fire-Ice-SlimeA very fast and simple, 2-player, 1 Treehouse game, similar to Rock-Scissors-Paper.1UnknownIce themeComplete
FolioAn abstract strategy game for two players inspired by Quarto42ChessboardUnknownComplete
Fuji-san2Custom boardUnknownComplete
GeodetoPlanet Earth is full of beautiful and interesting places.61Pyramideto cardsUnknownComplete
Give or Take11Pyramid dieSet collection
Trading
AbstractComplete
Gleebs and GruesAbsorb your enemies while trying not to be eaten by a grue.14x4 boardCapturing
Placement
AliensComplete
Green HijinksA luck-free variant of Pink Hijinks133x3 gridPattern formationAbstractComplete
Gygès (Polish)Gra strategiczna, gracze przemieszczają piramidy na szachownicy.11szachownicaPrzemieszczanie piramidTemat abstrakcyjnycomplete?
Ice Tiddly WinksA quick dexterity game with simultaneous play1 per player5Good size playing surfaceDexterityComplete
IceSickleIceSickle is a bit similar to checkers, but was originally inspired by solitaire peg jumping games1Volcano boardJumping
Placement
AbstractComplete
IceToidsExplore a board made of print-and-play cards.Special tilesArea controlComplete
IceTowersControl the most valuable towers1 per player5playing surfaceStacking pyramids
Turnless
Tower buildingComplete
IceTowers (Polish)Kontrola najcenniejszych wież1 na gracza5brakCzas rzeczywisty
Układanie w stosy
Budowanie wieżComplete
IcebergGuess correctly and be rewardedGuessingInitial design
Icehouse BaseballA game of chance.Custom board
Custom cards
six-sided die
UnknownSportsInitial design
InfiltrateBuild an army and fight your way through the enemy's lines.24Mega-Volcano boardUnknownAbstractComplete
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1 per player
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Keyboard
IcehouseHidden
Invaders of MarsPlayers take turns fleeing from a powerful alien menace bent on using them as fodder for breeding until only one player is left standing.1 per player + 15 for 2 players, 10 for 4 playersVolcano board for 2 players
chessboard for 4 players
Capture
None
MarsComplete
Landing ZoneCrash land your ship to get the diamonds2A large-ish flat surface 4 Zendo Stones( 1 in a differnt color from the other 3DexteritySpaceComplete
Launchpad 23The challenge: Be the first to build a complete and balanced 5 stage rocket! The problem: Rocket parts roll out of the factory on a random schedule and are often misrouted to other launchpads!23x3 grid
Pyramid die
Color die
IceDiceComplete
Lava FlowsA quick strategy game that rewards clever tactics and a sharp memory3x3 gridUnknownComplete
LimnA Balderdash-style bluffing gamewriting paper
scissors
UnknownPlaytesting
MadRobotsAn rough initial designchessboard
timer
player screen
Programmable MovementRobotsInitial Design
MagnetoIt´s all about opposites.25x5 boardUnknowncomplete?
Martian 8-BallFive-handed Martian Coasters for two!1Treehouse die
Martian Coasters
Black Martian Coaster
six-sided die
Dynamic board
Race
AbstractComplete
Martian ChaturangaBased on a strategy game that predates Chessstones
D4s
Volcano board
UnknownComplete
Martian CheckersPieces jump and immediately captureUnknownPlaytesting
Martian CoastersThe Beverage-Coaster Treehouse Board Game1 per player1Looney Ludo boards or Martian Coasters
Six-sided die
Treehouse die
Dynamic board
Stacking
AbstractComplete
Martian Coasters (Polish)Gra rozgrywająca się na podkładkach Martian Coasters1 na gracza1podkładki Martian CoastersPodkładki
Rzuty kością
MarsComplete
Martian Tic-Tac-ToeTic-Tac-Toe with Icehouse pieces3Three-by-three grid (or part of a chessboard)PlacementComplete
NickelUse strategy to form a line or L shape on a colorful, randomly-generated board52, 5 preferably5x5 grid
12 tokens in two colors
Perfect information
Placement
Complete
NomidsA fast and very easy game with a simple goal: get rid of all your pyramids first. First player with no 'mids wins!Lightning dieUnknownComplete
OshugoA somewhat quick penny-flipping game21PenniesPennies
None
Political ControlInitial design
OverrideA two-player game where pieces are individually owned but mutually controlled255x5 gridPlacement
Perfect information
AbstractComplete
Petal BattleTwo groups of insects battle for control of a flower43Daisy boardStrategy
Turn bidding
AbstractComplete
PewPewDieA player wields a juggernaut!02 pyramid diceElimination
Rock-Paper-Scissors
Complete
PharaohPlayers roll dice to claim the title of the King of The Pyramids1 per player1Volcano Board
six-sided die
Dice
King of the Mountain
Egyptian themeComplete
Pink HijinksA tiny game of Pyramids133x3 grid
Pyramid die
Dice rolling
Pattern formation
AbstractComplete
PowerhouseCollect exactly five pyramids in one size but five different colors.3Drawstring bag
Any three dice
Semi-random drawAbstractComplete
PungoA game of Pungo setup and ready to play13two 3x4 boards
six-sided die
Controlled roll
Perfect information
AbstractComplete
Push-PullA single-stash game for 2 or 4 designed for play with a Treehouse set. It is similar in some ways to Rock-Paper-Scissors and the Prisoner's Dilemma.1Volcano boardHidden decision/programming
Piece Movement/Race
Complete
Pyramid PunchA quick game of pyramid combat.1 per player1gaming stones
modular 2x2 tiles
Six-sided dice
NoneNonecomplete?
Pyramid ShamboTournament-style Rock Paper Scissors (aka Roshambo), with pyramids used as scoring chips.1 rainbow or xeno for 2-5 players, or both for 6-10 playersnoneUnknownRock Paper ScissorsComplete
PyramidetoEASY, FAST, and FUN.61Pyramideto cardsUnknowncomplete?
Pyramids in my pocketA variation on Drip, in which a player tries to guess which pyramids the other has hidden in his pocket.321 Treehouse tube
1 opaque bag
a piece of clothes with a pocket (or another opaque bag)
StackingAbstractComplete
Robot Battle ArenaRobot battles. In an arena. OF DEATH.1Two Six-sided diceDirect conflict
Stacking
RobotsComplete
RockPaperPyramidA multidimensional version of Rock Paper ScissorsUnknownComplete
SkyscrapersA free-form action and dexterity game for lively party fun.1+1+NoneDexterity
Stacking
Tower BuildingInitial design
Solacepatience puzzle for one2 (3 for Solace II)noneStacking
Set collection
complete?
Space MonkeysSpace monkeys have come to Earth and are trying to get home!1 per player5ChessboardUnknownSpace, monkeysHidden
Synapse-Ice (Polish)Zapełnianie planszy piramidkami25plansza 6x5Zapełnianie planszyComplete
Tic Tac LoopTic Tac Toe on a changing board21UnknownComplete
Tower DefenseDefend your headquarters1coinTreehouseTower Defensecomplete?
Treehouse (Polish)Gra oparta na kostce Treehouse11kostka Treehouse (w zestawie)Rzuty kością
Dopasowanie do wzorca
FluxxComplete
Turning PointsPyramids spin like interconnected gears as each new piece is addedReactionsComplete
Twin WinA simple and quick single Treehouse set game with changing goals13x3 board; Twin Win deckStacking
Hidden information
AbstractComplete
VerticalityBuild the tallest tower!66Pyramid die
Zark City Cards
Tower building
Dexterity
AbstractComplete
Xero-GA quick, accessible game of spaceships and strategy116x6 gridPerfect informationSpaceComplete
Zamboni WarsWhat could possibly be cooler than driving a Zamboni? How about armor plating your Zamboni and arming it with a giant, frickin' laser!1Martian Coasters
1 six-sided die
UnknownSci-Fi BattleComplete