The best games where players can only raise their bids under certain rules 2022

Looking for a really good game where players can only raise their bids under certain rules? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best "conditional bidding" games 2022.

What are conditional bidding games?

Games in this list have a meta-mechanism that can modify other auction techniques. Players are not allowed to bid on any number they want. They may only bid based on increments and/or combinations of certain resources.

Constrained Bidding is sometimes also called "conditional bidding".

Examples of games where players can only raise their bids under certain rules

Examples of this game mechanic are Reiner Knizias Ra, in which players are forced to choose one of three bidding tiles for their bid, and High Society, in which players must raise their bids by adding money cards from their hand and are not allowed to make any changes.

List of best "conditional bidding" games 2022

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 20 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nidavellir" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Stockpile

    All details for the board game Stockpile and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Stockpile
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Ra

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Five Tribes

    All details for the board game Five Tribes and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 5.

    More details for Five Tribes
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Five Tribes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Five Tribes" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Furnace

    All details for the board game Furnace and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Furnace
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games

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    More details for Pan Am
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!34€ atAmazon.de
  8. Condottiere

    All details for the board game Condottiere and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Byzanz

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Byzanz
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Keyflower

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  11. Amun-Re

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Senators

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Serengeti

    All details for the board game Serengeti and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  14. Homesteaders

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔

    All details for the board game Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔 and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Alchemists

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Alchemists
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Alchemists

    • YouTube Review for the game "Alchemists" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Amun-Re: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Amun-Re: The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Bremerhaven

    All details for the board game Bremerhaven and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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