Maybe you're short on time, or maybe you just don't have the mental capacity to play through a 2 hour long game. Either way, there are tons of fun and unique games that are short and sweet.
So the next time you need a quick game fix without the time commitment, skip the board game classics, and try one of these games that play out in less than an hour:
Ultimate Werewolf: Deluxe Edition
Your quiet little 16th century village has suddenly become infested with some very unfriendly werewolves...can you and the other villagers find them before they eliminate everyone?
Ultimate Werewolf is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 75 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly eliminating those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.
Game Length: 30-90 minutes
Harry Potter Labyrinth
Who can keep a clear watch over the Harry Potter maze and find paths to the well-known residents of Hogwarts? Harry, Ron, Hermione, Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, and Harry's owl Hedwig are waiting for you to find them. If you move the maze tactically, you'll soon find paths where there were dead-ends. Keep making new paths to find some of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
Game Length: 20-30 minutes
After a major power outage struck New York, the Ghostbusters must set out to capture all the ghosts escaping from their containment unit. With the whole city suffering from a blackout and an onslaught of ghost rampaging around, it's up to the Ghostbusters to quell the chaos and get those ghosts busted!
Ghostbusters: Blackout is a fully cooperative board game for 1-4 players. In it, players roll dice and allocate them to move around the city, capture ghosts, and buy upgrades for their ghost-busting tech, all while trying to keep the city from collapsing from the ensuing chaos!
Game Length: 30-45 minutes
Batman the Animated Series: Rouges Gallery
Defeat the Batman to rule the city! Gotham City's coffers are ripe for the robbing, but one thing stands in the way of the city's supervillains: the reviled Batman. It's time someone finally took out that nuisance! Choose your favorite villain, then go on crime sprees, steal powerful upgrades, recruit nefarious accomplices, and race to complete your master plan and be the first to defeat the World's Greatest Detective!
Rogues Gallery is a press-your-luck game for three to five players. Each player takes on the role of a devious Gotham City villain attempting to be the first to take down Batman, but beating him requires a sound strategy and a dash of good luck. Gather your forces, lay your traps, and claim the ultimate bragging rights as the villain who finally defeated the Batman!
Game Length: 30-45 minutes
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
Astronauts wanted! Scientists say there is a mysterious ninth planet located at the edge of our solar system. But despite all their efforts, so far they have been unable to provide substantial evidence of its existence. Join this exciting space adventure to find out if the theories are just science fiction or if you will discover Planet Nine.
In this card game, you need to complete 50 different missions as you travel across the solar system. But you will only succeed if you can work together as a team. To master the challenges and achieve your mission, communication will be essential - but in space, things can be more challenging than expected...
Game Length: 20 minutes