A War of Whispers*

A War of Whispers offers a unique twist on classic war games by casting players as shadowy secret societies manipulating the outcomes of a global conflict. Unlike traditional war games where players vie for dominance, here you bet on and influence the success of various empires from behind the scenes, with loyalty and deceit as your main tools.

Gameplay Overview

  • Strategic Deployment: Players strategically place agents on empire councils to influence actions and outcomes.
  • Empire Actions: Each position on the empire councils executes specific actions, influenced by player decisions.
  • Game Progression: The game unfolds over four rounds, with specific phases for deploying agents, activating empire actions, cleanup, and loyalty swaps.

Special Features

  • Hidden Agendas: Players begin with secret loyalties to different empires, influencing their strategies throughout the game.
  • Loyalty Dynamics: The ability to swap loyalty tokens adds a layer of strategy and unpredictability, requiring players to adapt their plans.
  • Deep Strategy: The game emphasizes strategic thinking and foresight, as players must anticipate opponents' moves and the shifting tides of war.


A War of Whispers is a deeply strategic and engaging board game that stands out for its innovative mechanics and theme. It challenges players not only to manipulate the course of empires but also to outmaneuver their rivals in a high-stakes game of subterfuge and prediction. With its blend of hidden agendas, loyalty swaps, and strategic deployment, it promises a thrilling experience for those who enjoy strategy games with a twist of intrigue.

Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 30 - 60 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

We like A War of Whispers so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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