The best board games with hidden draw 2021

Looking for a board game where players move secretly? We have listed the 26 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 October 20, 2021. We compared 35 board games for this list and selected the top 26. 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
    • 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

    All details for the board game Whitehall Mystery and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Stop Thief!

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Specter Ops

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

    All details for the board game Specter Ops: Broken Covenant and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!61€ atAmazon.de
  8. Scotland Yard: Tokyo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Nuns on the Run

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Nuns on the Run
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Scotland Yard Master

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard Master and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  11. Ghost Chase

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Mister X

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

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 61% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for N.Y. Chase
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  14. Last Friday

    All details for the board game Last Friday and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!49€ atAmazon.de
  15. Narcos: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Narcos: The Board Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!59€ atAmazon.de

    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
  16. Hunt for the Ring

    All details for the board game Hunt for the Ring and similar games
    • 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
  17. Mousquetaires du Roy

    All details for the board game Mousquetaires du Roy and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. Van Helsing

    All details for the board game Van Helsing and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  19. Emil und die Detektive

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Emil und die Detektive
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan

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

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 80 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Bismarck (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game Bismarck (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 150 - 240 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Bismarck

    All details for the board game Bismarck and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Lupin the 3rd

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Viktory: Terror in Europe

    All details for the board game Viktory: Terror in Europe and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Scotland Yard Swiss Edition

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard Swiss Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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