I want to lose friends as quickly as possible with the help of board games.
Joking aside, my friends and I are starting to get into board games, but the ones which we like most seem to be ones which involve the most bluffing / backstabbing and overall bastardry. Games where we need to lie, cheat and steal from / to eachother and just be dicks.
However, there are games which we can't play because it is rare for all 6 of us to show up at every session - so games like The Resistance, which function better with a lot of players (it's a 5-10 game) or Game of Thrones which is best played with 5-6 rather than 3/4 aren't an option.
On the other hand, I am also interested in purely cooperative options with short play times and low complexity as palette cleansers for the end of the night.
So, can anyone recommend some devilish 3-5 player Board Games OR some low-complexity and short 3-5 player coop games?
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, and keep them coming! I look at all of them, and if any hasn't been chosen it may well be because it just didn't click with my friends. I've liked all of them thus far.
Update: Games which I've picked up thanks to this thread and boardgamegeek.com;
- Battlestar Galactica (as it is a perfect match with what I was looking for above, though better with 4-5 rather than 3)
- Ticket to Ride (it's a short game to open nights with, but can get contentious)
- Powergrid (for the future, as it has an element of bartering but also deep mechanics which appeals to our love of strategy and allows us to be dicks - just with subtlety)