The best games in which the starting player is determined based on a role 2024

Looking for a really good game where the starting player is determined based on a role? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best Starting Order: Role Based games 2024.

What are "Starting Order: Role Based" games?

Players secretly and simultaneously choose an action, role, or priority. Then they are revealed, and the revealed actions/roles determine the order in which players act.

By the way, in English "turn order: role-based" is called "turn order: role order".

Examples of games where the starting player is determined based on a role:

A good example of a Start Order: Role-based game is Race for the Galaxy.

List of Games with different Turn Order Mechanisms

There are many more, creative Turn Order Mechanisms than the Role based one. You can find a list at the bottom of this page.

List of the best "starting order: role-based" games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 35 board games for this list and selected the top 9. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest

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    Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest sails players into the adventurous world of Galecrest, where they become admirals of sky pirate ships. This game is a refreshed and expanded edition of the 2012 Libertalia, featuring new art, more characters, and additional game mechanics. It's all about strategy, treasure hunting, and outmaneuvering rivals in the pirate fleet.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)

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    Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition) is a strategic board game set in a Victorian-era Earth, where players head mining corporations competing to exploit Mars' newfound resources.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Vaalbara

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Citadels

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    Citadels is a dynamic game where players step into various roles, embodying characters they've hired to aid them in amassing wealth and constructing grand buildings. The game unfolds with a quest for dominance, culminating when a player successfully erects their eighth building. Let's delve into the key features of this intriguing game:

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Citadels
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Race for the Galaxy

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    Race for the Galaxy is a captivating card game that immerses players in the challenge of building galactic civilizations. In this race through the cosmos, players use game cards to represent worlds, technologies, and developments as they strive for supremacy. Let's delve into the gameplay and discover what makes Race for the Galaxy unique.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    More details for Race for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Libertalia

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    In Libertalia, players delve into a world of piracy, vying to become the most cunning pirate of all. This game is about outsmarting your rivals through strategic use of crew member cards and seizing the opportunity to thwart their plans.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Libertalia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Libertalia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Libertalia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Mission: Red Planet

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    Mission: Red Planet is a strategic board game set in the year 1888, where Steampunk technology has enabled mankind to reach Mars. Designed by Bruno Faidutti and Bruno Cathala, this game immerses players in a competitive race to colonize Mars and exploit its valuable resources: the explosive element Celerium, the dense material Sylvanite, and water from Martian glaciers, which could potentially terraform the planet.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. CVlizations

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Bushido: Der Weg des Kriegers

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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