The best board games with hidden draw 2024

Looking for a board game where players move secretly? We have listed the 30 best hidden movement games. Hidden move board games use a hidden move mechanism as a fixed component of the game or game principle, not just pictures or the theme of hidden movement (such as in submarines).

What are hidden movement board games?

A genre of board games with spatial movement in which at least one player's movement is hidden from other players. Since deduction is necessarily used to find at least one hidden player, the genre can be considered a subset of deduction games. For the hidden movement genre, the crucial element is "movement", which distinguishes these games from other deduction games with other hidden information.

Most of the time, a hidden moving player is chased

A common convention of the genre is that only one player's movement is hidden while the other players work together to find him. However, as with most other genres, this convention is often modified.

The classic hidden move game: Scotland Yard

An early game with hidden moves and a classic of the genre is Scotland Yard.

List of best board games with hidden moves 2024

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 43 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Captain Sonar

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    Embark on an adrenaline-pumping undersea adventure with Captain Sonar, a board game that plunges you into the heart of intense submarine warfare. In this gripping scenario, every move and decision can be the difference between victory and defeat. Form a skilled crew aboard a cutting-edge submarine as you strive to locate and eliminate an enemy sub before they do the same to you. The underwater battlefield is unforgiving, and effective communication and coordination are paramount for success.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Whitehall Mystery

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    Whitehall Mystery is a thrilling board game that transports players to London in October 1888, a time marked by a gruesome discovery near the future site of Scotland Yard. This game unfolds against the backdrop of a macabre treasure hunt by an unknown murderer, scattering the remains of a victim across Whitehall.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Pyramid of Pengqueen

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Stop Thief!

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Sniper Elite: The Board Game

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

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    Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a suspenseful card game set in the dark and treacherous confines of a space research ship afflicted by an alien plague. This game uniquely combines strategy, bluffing, and a claustrophobic science fiction theme.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Letters from Whitechapel

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    Letters from Whitechapel is a thrilling and suspense-filled board game that transports players to the grim streets of London's Whitechapel district in 1888, the setting of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The game pits one player, taking on the role of Jack the Ripper, against others who play as police detectives. Their goal is to catch Jack before he claims his fifth victim.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Letters from Whitechapel
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Letters from Whitechapel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Letters from Whitechapel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Princess Jing

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Princess Jing

    • YouTube Review for the game "Princess Jing" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Specter Ops

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    Specter Ops is a thrilling, sci-fi themed board game that plunges players into a tense world of stealth, strategy, and hidden movement. In this game, players are divided into two distinct roles: a solo secret agent of A.R.K infiltrating a high-security Raxxon facility, and the team of genetically modified Raxxon Hunters tasked with tracking down and capturing the agent. The game is reminiscent of classic hidden movement games like Scotland Yard, but with a futuristic twist.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

    • YouTube Review for the game "Specter Ops" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Clue: The Great Museum Caper

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Emil und die Detektive

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Scotland Yard Swiss Edition

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Scotland Yard Master

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Nuns on the Run

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    Nuns on the Run is a unique and engaging board game that combines elements of stealth, strategy, and hidden movement. Set within the thematic confines of a grand abbey, players take on the roles of novices attempting to fulfill their secret wishes under the cover of night, all while avoiding the vigilant Abbess and Prioress who patrol the corridors. The game is a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that requires cunning, stealth, and careful planning from the novices, as they navigate the abbey's corridors in search of keys and treasures, while the Abbess and Prioress use strategy and deduction to catch the wandering novices before they achieve their goals.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Nuns on the Run
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Ghost Chase

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)

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    Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) is a thematic board game that immerses players in a suspenseful chase across Europe as they either embody Dracula himself or the intrepid vampire hunters from Bram Stoker's renowned novel.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Scotland Yard: Tokyo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. N.Y. Chase

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Mister X

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Last Friday

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Narcos: The Board Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Narcos: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Narcos: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. Hunt for the Ring

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    More details for Hunt for the Ring
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Hunt for the Ring

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hunt for the Ring" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Van Helsing

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Mousquetaires du Roy

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Innsmouth Escape

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. They Come Unseen

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 80 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Bismarck

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Bismarck (Second Edition)

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    • 2 Players
    • 150 - 240 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty

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