Browse games/Medium playing time

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This is a list of medium length games that, ideally, take 10 - 30 minutes (45 min tops) to play.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersStashesSetsGame MechanicsStatus
3-HighCooperatively assemble the five trees without running out of cards.141CooperativeComplete
AbiegnusRosicrucian Volcano1255 (Rainbow only)Eruption, Divinationcomplete?
AcceleratorScientists compete to get the most particles out of an accelerator2422Rotation, Free pyramid choicecomplete?
Advanced ColonizationA game of space combat and expansion.222 Rainbow StashesNonecomplete?
AmoebaA science themed game with an ever-increasing board size.261 per player0Placement, Nonecomplete?
AntshouseAnts running the gauntlet over a pavement while mean kids tries to splat them.241/playerUnknowncomplete?
Aquarius RisingConnect your elements to the higher planes2554Placement, Hidden informationcomplete?
ArmadaIn Armada, a fleet of fast, maneuverable ships does battle with a fleet of slow, powerful ships.21Measured movementcomplete?
Around & AroundTreehouse game where players race to the Safe House241 Rainbow SetUnknowncomplete?
Atom SmasherA game of dexterity inspired by billiards, carrom, and marbles211Dexterity, Turn-basedcomplete?
Autumn AshA strategic game of color change.22104, RX² (2 rainbow and 2 xeno sets)Movement, Stackingcomplete?
Battle of the Body SnatchersCapture more villagers and enemy aliens than your opponent.224Capturing, Nonecomplete?
Behind Enemy LinesMultiplayer war based game242Roll and moveInitial Design
Block ur Friends aka BurFInspired by the game Saikoro where board options are removed, in this one it fills2444Blocking, Dice Rollingcomplete?
BoundaryTransfer pyramids to the other world.221Blocking, RaceComplete
Branches & Twigs & Thorns (Polish)Gra strategiczna, gracze zapełniają plansze swoimi piramidami.262-60Zapełnianie planszy, Dokładanie piramidekcomplete?
Builders of R'lyehConstructing the drowned city of Cthulhu151 per player plus one more5Stacking, Dexteritycomplete?
Buyer's Market245 plus 1 per player1Bidding, BuildingComplete
Candy CaptureEarn the most points once all candy pieces are captured221UnknownInitial design
Cardinal ConnectionsIn Cardinal Connections, players try to make more pyramids point towards themselves than toward the other players.2411Boardcomplete?
Carrots and BroccoliA abstract game about planning a garden242 per 2 Players0Timer, IceDicecomplete?
CascadesA mountaineering two-players race.2232Movement, Cardscomplete?
Chicken RunA whimsical chicken roundup with overly enthusiastic spectators223Chessboard, Dicecomplete?
Circuit ConnectionA connection game of position where you score points for groups on a board I made23Connection, Positional playcomplete?
CrackeD ICE (Polish)Gra zręcznościowa, stąpając po lodzie należy uważać, by się nie załamał.251 na gracza0Gra zręcznościowa, Dokładanie piramidekcomplete?
CrackeD IceDon't tip the ice floe!351 per player5Dexterity, Balancecomplete?
DashBe the first to finish.251UnknownInitial design
DragonflockDragons intimidate each other and lay waste to hapless towns2223Stacking, Capture ("devastation")complete?
ElementalistUse the elements at your disposal and wage epic war against an opponent!223Direct conflictInitial design
European WarA variation on World War 5, created by Andy Looney.243Unknowncomplete?
EvacuateGet your Stacktor clans out of burning nightclubs before your rival/s manage/s to do the same.2445, 4 for a 2-player gameStacking, Placementcomplete?
FleetA space fleet game251-2UnknownPlaytesting
Freeze TagPyramids race to the other side, trying not to get frozen along the way.2422Volcano board, Dicecomplete?
Game of PrincesThe two sons of the king play a racing game to one another’s carpets with help of their servitors2255Piece movementcomplete?
I Have ColorA color based children's word game.2121 or 2Draw, Abstractcomplete?
Ice MinersA 2-player game of underground survival. A Settlers of Catan inspired game.225Resource Management, Buildingcomplete?
IceDicePlayers roll dice to select pieces, but roll the same color twice and lose everything you gained this turn!41 per player (best with 2)Set Building, Push your luckcomplete?
IceRaceRace opponents to the end!241RaceInitial design
IcecasterA two-fisted spell-casting battle for 2 or more players.21 per player1 per playerDexterity, Turnlesscomplete?
Icehouse DashBe the first to finish.2611 Rainbow StashUnknowncomplete?
IkkozendoPlayers achieve satori when they discover the secret rule that explains which koans have the elusive Buddha-nature214Inductive logic, Turn-basedcomplete?
InitiativeAn initiative stack222Piece placement, Perfect informationcomplete?
KaeruJumping from waterlily to waterlily, your frogs try to eat the prey they like the most2221Piece movement, Collectioncomplete?
KotraI dice strategy game similar to Backgammon, played on a chessboard.242Movementcomplete?
KrumpA chess-like game where your movement options increase as the game progresses.222Nonecomplete?
Latent BinariesAbide by the rules of binaries... Rely on deductive reasoning and luck to create weaknesses in your opponent's defenses in order to have a clear shot at taking control of their base.2210 stashes10Movementcomplete?
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!242IceDicecomplete?
LogisticsA game of Logistics in progress224Capture, Perfect informationcomplete?
MaliceMalice. Get some.222Capture, Perfect informationcomplete?
Martian ChessColorless simplified chess nevertheless has subtle strategy243Colorlesscomplete?
Martian QuiltingAssembling pyramidal pieces261 per player5Unknowncomplete?
Martian ShuffleboardA game of dexterous strategy for 2 to 10 players.2101 per player1 per 5 playersDexterity, Turn-basedcomplete?
MartianWhistResolving a trick in Martian Whist222Trick-taking, Perfect informationcomplete?
Martianopoly"Chop down trees, erect buildings, make money."243Alignmentcomplete?
MiddlemanManeuver around a cramped board to reunite your pieces2220Movement, N/Acomplete?
Moon ShotA game of dexterous strategy for any number of players.111Dexterity, Miniaturescomplete?
Moscow IceThis is Chinese checkers for pyramids with some twists.241 per player4Unknowncomplete?
MunchAncient space monsters roam the galaxy, munching worlds and each other.245-75 Rainbow (+1 Xeno for 3-4 players)Capturing, Placementcomplete?
NimbusA multiplayer combinatorial game with an icy association to the game Nim.2103Placement, CapturePlaytesting
NimitzA multiplayer combinatorial game with a very loose association to the game Nim.261Placement, StackingInitial design
Nothing Beats a LargeA simple and quick single Treehouse set game with goals251Rock-Paper-Scissors, Hidden informationcomplete?
One Square at a Time to the CaptureAdvance to capture the giant.241Roll and move, RacePlaytesting
Paint the LineTry to build the largest groups out of captured pyramids.2243Capturing, Placementcomplete?
PentamidGet five pieces in a row2220Piece placement, Piece movementcomplete?
Petri DishBacteria fight for dominion inside a Petri Dish2103-10Unknowncomplete?
Pikemen (Polish)Broń swoje jednostki przed szarżującymi pikinierami!241 kolor dla gracza0Eliminacja elementów przeciwnikacomplete?
PoptrixLaunch new pyramids, destroy enemy pyramids, and control the board.222Capturing, Nonecomplete?
Pushing RaceA race where you’ll need the roll of an Icehouse die to win, but the same roll could force you to help an opponent2411Piece movement, Dicecomplete?
Pyramid SchemeBuild pyramids, attack your enemy, and earn Ra’s favor by being the first to gather the correct number of favor tokens.241 per player5Placement, Stackingcomplete?
Quintazone-ChaserFurther play to follow on a game of Quintazone251 per player5 (fewer with more players)Race, Capturecomplete?
RAMbots (Polish)Gracze potajemnie programują ruchy swoich robotów.2441 dla gracza + 1Progrmowanie, Gra na planszycomplete?
Ricochet PyramidsSimultaneous real-time searching for the shortest solution to move a robot to a goal.2830Movement, Puzzlecomplete?
Shapeshifter WarsTransform your shapeshifters into the perfect army to defeat the enemy.2244Capturing, Nonecomplete?
Sky RiseA game of hidden agendas and tower construction253Tower building, Hidden information, Shared piecesComplete
Snowball Fight!A war game where you try to capture all the pieces.283Placement, CaptureInitial design
SnowblindHow do you win a game if you have more control over your opponents’ pieces than your own?444Unknowncomplete?
SpectraA game of color theory26Eight - R O Y G B P Bk WhUnknowncomplete?
Sphinx's PawEscape from monsters beneath the Great Pyramid of Giza241RacePlaytesting
SporeMove invaders and launch spores to capture villagers.222Capturing, Nonecomplete?
Squares of DetonationA game of Civil Engineering. And Dynamite.243 or 44Explosioncomplete?
Stack ControlCapture and eliminate enemy pyramids so that you control the most stacks.2555Unknowncomplete?
Stack Control (Polish)Gra strategiczna, gracze budują wieże z unikalnych elementów.2555Przemieszczanie stosów, Eliminacja elementów przeciwnikacomplete?
StackticsA 3House game for 2 players. The goal is to capture half of your opponents' force (by pip count) before he can do the same to you.223Unknowncomplete?
Stacktricesfighting enacted within a digital matrix... Pictured, examples of stacks: pupil, thief (tipped), adult, skilled drone, dual skilled, skilled queen.228 (four Rainbows and four Xenos)Unknowncomplete?
StawvsAn abstract strategy game similar to Amazons with Volcano scoring.2440Movement, Removalcomplete?
SupercalifragilisticanoSquare Volcano beyond "Mega"151010Eruptioncomplete?
TactonixA geological Combination Game24Unknowncomplete?
ToppleBe the last with pieces still standing352EliminationInitial design
ToripokaA Mini Royal with a wild card.221Capture, Hand managementcomplete?
Tower WarDraft a deck, then try to wage a war without making the tower collapse.2222Drafting, Dexteritycomplete?
Treasure SlideSlide on the ice while collecting treasure.2274 Rainbow Stashes, 1 XenoCapturing, Nonecomplete?
Tree House RushAround to the finish.2411 Rainbow StashUnknowncomplete?
TreehouseIn this game, one Trio sets a pattern, called the House, which the players must match with their own Trios. The special die determines the manipulation options you get to choose from on your turn.241Dice, Pattern formationcomplete?
Trip AwayBe the first player with no pieces in front of you241ColorlessComplete
UnocittaA Zark City variant using a deck of Uno™ cards253Unknowncomplete?
Virus FightA game of combat between two ever changing computer programs25Unknowncomplete?
Volcano (Polish)Wulkany wybuchają, a płynąca lawa przynosi punkty.146Kolekcjonowanie piramidek, Gra na planszycomplete?
Volcano (variants)Lava flows for points as the volcano erupts!146 (or 5 plus caps)5 (plus caps)Eruption, Set collectioncomplete?
Ways of the Towering TribesmenTwo barbaric tribes at war2223Interpositioncomplete?
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