The best games where you can betray others (Traitor Games) 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can betray others? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best traitor games 2021.

What are traitor games?

A traitor game can be seen as a kind of Team Game or Cooperative Game with a betrayal mechanism. The betrayers usually win by triggering a failure condition for the players. For this mechanism, a traitor game is characterized by traitors who start the game with hidden identities or are assigned to them during the game.

By the way, in English "traitor game" is called "traitor game".

Examples of games where you can betray others:

A good example of traitor games are Mafia/Werewolf-Family as well as Secret Hitler. In these games you have to identify a traitor in your own ranks.

List of the best traitor games 2021

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 56 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  4. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  5. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  6. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  8. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Tempel des Schreckens

    All details for the board game Tempel des Schreckens and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Tempel des Schreckens

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tempel des Schreckens" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  10. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!57€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The King's Dilemma" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  11. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • Players5 - 68 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  12. Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    All details for the board game Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime1 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  13. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  15. Obscurio

    All details for the board game Obscurio and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Obscurio
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Saboteur Gold

    All details for the board game Saboteur Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. One Night Ultimate Super Villains

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Super Villains and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • Players5 - 30 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  19. Mental Blocks

    All details for the board game Mental Blocks and similar games
    • Players2 - 9 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. One Night Ultimate Vampire

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Vampire and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  21. Burke's Gambit

    All details for the board game Burke's Gambit and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Burke's Gambit

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Burke's Gambit" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  22. Betrayal Legacy

    All details for the board game Betrayal Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal Legacy
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

    All details for the board game Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de
  24. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  25. The Menace Among Us

    All details for the board game The Menace Among Us and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Betrayal at House on the Hill

    All details for the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  27. Room 25

    All details for the board game Room 25 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Room 25
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

    All details for the board game Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0 and similar games
    • Players4 - 16 Players
    • Playtime15 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  29. Shadows over Camelot

    All details for the board game Shadows over Camelot and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Shadows over Camelot
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 - 80 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Shadows over Camelot

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shadows over Camelot" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  30. Salem 1692

    All details for the board game Salem 1692 and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Salem 1692
    • Players4 - 12 Players
    • Playtime25 - 35 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de

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