The best games where players can form alliances 2021

Looking for a really good game where players can form alliances? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best alliance games 2021.

What are alliance games?

Games where players form alliances players can have formal relationships with each other that can change over the course of the game.

Distinction from negotiation games

This differs from Negotiation Mechanism in that these relationships are governed by specific game rules. For example, in Dune, players can form alliances in each nexus phase that last until the next nexus phase. During this time, players win together, may not attack each other, and grant their ally a special power. In "Struggle of Empires", players bid for the right to choose their ally for that round, for which similar rules apply.

Differentiation from fixed teams in team-based games.

This also differs from team-based games in that alliances can potentially change during the game. If players must be allied for the entire game and win or lose together, it is a team-based game.

List of the best alliances games 2021

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 17 board games for this list and selected the top 13. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Good Cop Bad Cop (Third Edition)

    All details for the board game Good Cop Bad Cop (Third Edition) and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Good Cop Bad Cop

    All details for the board game Good Cop Bad Cop and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Cosmic Encounter

    All details for the board game Cosmic Encounter and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cosmic Encounter
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Rising Sun

    All details for the board game Rising Sun and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rising Sun
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  5. Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game

    All details for the board game Sweet Existence: A Strange Planet Card Game and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Dune

    All details for the board game Dune and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  7. A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  8. Struggle of Empires

    All details for the board game Struggle of Empires and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!47€ atAmazon.de
  9. Rex: Final Days of an Empire

    All details for the board game Rex: Final Days of an Empire and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Breaking Bad: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

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  11. Campaign

    All details for the board game Campaign and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

    All details for the board game Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 360 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  13. James Clavell's Whirlwind

    All details for the board game James Clavell's Whirlwind and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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