The best board games with hidden draw 2021

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 2021

This list was last updated on March 4, 2021. We compared 35 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

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  2. Whitehall Mystery

    All details for the board game Whitehall Mystery and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price23€ atAmazon.de
  3. Pyramid of Pengqueen

    All details for the board game Pyramid of Pengqueen and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Stop Thief!

    All details for the board game Stop Thief! and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Letters from Whitechapel

    All details for the board game Letters from Whitechapel and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Letters from Whitechapel

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  6. Specter Ops

    All details for the board game Specter Ops and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

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  7. Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

    All details for the board game Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Princess Jing

    All details for the board game Princess Jing and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Princess Jing

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  9. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

    All details for the board game Specter Ops: Broken Covenant and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Clue: The Great Museum Caper

    All details for the board game Clue: The Great Museum Caper and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Clue: The Great Museum Caper
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. Nuns on the Run

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Nuns on the Run
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Scotland Yard: Tokyo

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard: Tokyo and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Scotland Yard Master

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard Master and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 15% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Scotland Yard Master
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  15. Mister X

    All details for the board game Mister X and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Ghost Chase

    All details for the board game Ghost Chase and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Narcos: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Narcos: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Narcos: The Board Game

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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Narcos: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Narcos: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Narcos: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  18. N.Y. Chase

    All details for the board game N.Y. Chase and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for N.Y. Chase
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Hunt for the Ring

    All details for the board game Hunt for the Ring and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 26% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Hunt for the Ring
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hunt for the Ring

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  20. Last Friday

    All details for the board game Last Friday and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de
  21. Mousquetaires du Roy

    All details for the board game Mousquetaires du Roy and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  22. They Come Unseen

    All details for the board game They Come Unseen and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime80 - 180 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan

    All details for the board game Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  24. Bismarck (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Bismarck (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime150 - 240 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Emil und die Detektive

    All details for the board game Emil und die Detektive and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Emil und die Detektive
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Viktory: Terror in Europe

    All details for the board game Viktory: Terror in Europe and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Innsmouth Escape

    All details for the board game Innsmouth Escape and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Bismarck

    All details for the board game Bismarck and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Van Helsing

    All details for the board game Van Helsing and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Lupin the 3rd

    All details for the board game Lupin the 3rd and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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