The best games where players can only raise their bids under certain rules 2021

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 2021.

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 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. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Nidavellir

    All details for the board game Nidavellir and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nidavellir
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Nidavellir

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  3. Stockpile

    All details for the board game Stockpile and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Stockpile
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Ra

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ra
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Five Tribes

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    Nominated for 14 awards and won 5.

    More details for Five Tribes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Five Tribes

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  6. Pan Am

    All details for the board game Pan Am and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Keyflower

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Byzanz

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Byzanz
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Amun-Re

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Amun-Re
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Senators

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    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Alchemists

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    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Alchemists
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Alchemists

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  12. Amun-Re: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Amun-Re: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Bremerhaven

    All details for the board game Bremerhaven and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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