Board Games to Play Based on Your Enneagram

Continuing my personality based recommendations, I am sharing board games to play based on your Enneagram type!

For those that don’t know:

The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram model describes nine different personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another.

-via Truity

If you want to learn what your Enneagram type is, you can take the test for free via Truity. And all of my information came from them as well. So let’s get started!

1. The Perfectionist

Perfectionists are responsible and serious-minded pragmatists. They seek to improve the welfare of people and make things better for the greater good. To do this, they use their best judgment to find solutions that can be applied in the real world.

Worker Placement games are good for the perfectionist because of their skill to find solutions based on the resources around them. Some worker placement games include Stone Age and Champions of Midgard.

champs of midg

2. The Giver

Givers are highly empathetic and caring individuals who put others’ needs above their own. They have intuitive abilities to anticipate the emotional gaps of others and support them. They find great joy in being available and are seen as a source of encouragement or a shoulder to cry on.

Co-op games are great for the giver because they want to support the players around them instead of working against them. Some co-op games worth checking out are Flash Point: Fire Rescue and Aeon’s End.

Aeon’s End: War Eternal

3. The Achiever

Polished and sophisticated, Achievers have a particular taste for the nice things in life. They have the capacity for huge chunks of productivity to reach their goals and high standards. Their goal is to be remembered and appreciated for their discoveries and creations—to be the best.

Eurogames are what I suggest for achievers because players focus on themselves and their gameplay versus directly trying to affect others. This feeds into the desire to be the best through reaching goals. Recommended eurogames include Ticket to Ride and Carcassone.


4. The Individualist

Individualists may stand out to others from their unique choice of fashion, unconventional lifestyle and interests or creative works. Offbeat yet endearing, Individualists have a relentless drive to discover and understand who they truly are, deep down. Creation—not consumption—is the key to their wellbeing.

Thematic games, which emphasize a highly developed theme and characters that includes player to player conflict, are great for individualists because of their love of creation and their deep appreciation of the theme of the game. Some thematic games include Arkham Horror and Last Night on Earth.


5. The Investigator

Investigators are the pioneers of independent and critical thinking. They’re inquisitive and curious about the connections between underlying themes and the mysteries of the universe. Usually introverted and analytical, Investigators gather and process information to build with and synthesize patterns and ideas.

Social Deduction is perfect for investigators because of their inquisitive nature and pattern building minds. They can solve the mystery of who is against them with ease. Social deduction games include One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Coup.


6. The Loyalist

Security, commitment and a sense of connectedness with the group are what drive a Loyalist’s actions. They stand strong by the people in their lives who have earned a spot in their hearts. Seeking safety, Loyalists value those who can reassure them of their importance and connection.

Area Control is great for loyalists because of their need for controlling themselves and their desire for connection. Small World and Scythe are good examples of area control games to check out.


7. The Enthusiast

Wide-eyed and filled to the brim with endless energy, Enthusiasts are the playful and busy optimists of the world. Their relentless curiosity for new information and experiences play into their (often impressive) stories and gift for gab. At the end of a workday, their minds are often still buzzing with new ideas to explore.

Party Games are perfect for enthusiasts with their energetic and playful personalities. Superfight and Hello My Name Is are great party games for enthusiasts.


8. The Challenger

Goal-oriented and self-competent, challengers trail blaze boldly through all walks of life and take great pride in their independence and sharp minds. They hold their heads up high and will pick themselves right back up after each stumble—stronger than before.

War Games are good for challengers because of their sharp minds and resilient personalities. Twilight Struggle and Rising Sun are excellent options.


9. The Peacemaker

Gentle and agreeable, Peacemakers are the skilled mediators and counselors in a group of friends or coworkers. They work hard behind the scenes in order to keep the group harmony steady and flowing.

Legacy games are great for peacemakers because they have the co-op side of having a team work together and the steadiness of a long-running game. Pandemic Legacy and Charterstone are worth looking into for peacemakers.


Did my recommendation fit your personality type? Let me know with a comment below!

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