The best games where you can betray others (Traitor Games) 2024

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 2024.

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 2024

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 221 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and similar games

    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong offers a riveting game of deduction and deception designed for 4-12 players, providing an immersive experience in approximately 20 minutes.

    More details for Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. The Resistance: Avalon

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

    The Resistance: Avalon is a standalone game set in the legendary world of King Arthur, combining the mechanics of secret identities and deduction found in The Resistance with a thematic backdrop of Arthurian legend and the struggle between good and evil.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Secret Hitler is a compelling board game set in the tumultuous political landscape of 1930s Germany. This game of deception and deduction requires players to conceal their identities while working towards opposite goals, depending on whether they are liberals or fascists.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Werewords is a fast-paced word-guessing game blended with the intrigue of a hidden role mechanism. In this engaging party game, players work together to guess a secret word, while also navigating the deceit of a werewolf who knows the word but is trying to lead them astray.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak and similar games

    One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak is a standalone expansion to the popular social deduction game One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Designed for 3-7 players, Daybreak offers a quick, engaging experience where everyone gets a hidden role with a special ability. In the span of just one in-game morning, players must deduce who among them is a werewolf, with the game's outcome hinging on uncovering at least one werewolf.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    The Resistance is a dynamic party game focused on social deduction, set against the backdrop of a dystopian empire. It's designed for five to ten players and offers a thrilling experience of intrigue and deception.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games

    One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a dynamic and fast-paced game for 3-10 players that brings the excitement and deduction of werewolf stories to your tabletop. This game is all about quick thinking, bluffing, and trying to outsmart your friends.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Tempel des Schreckens

    All details for the board game Tempel des Schreckens and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tempel des Schreckens

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tempel des Schreckens" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    All details for the board game Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 1 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Don't Mess with Cthulhu Deluxe" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games

    Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative, app-enhanced board game that combines elements of horror and mystery. It's set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign, offering an immersive narrative experience.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Spyfall immerses players in a unique party game experience where they step into the intriguing roles of spies, navigating through various scenarios to decipher their surroundings. In this engaging game, participants aim to uncover the spy in their midst while the spy endeavors to blend in and discern the secret location.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Feed the Kraken

    All details for the board game Feed the Kraken and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Feed the Kraken
    • 5 - 11 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Detective: City of Angels

    All details for the board game Detective: City of Angels and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games

    Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition brings the classic werewolf mystery to your table, transforming your group into a 16th-century village besieged by werewolves. It's a game of social deduction and deception for 5 to 68 players, where villagers work to uncover the werewolves hiding among them, and werewolves plot to remain undiscovered while they pick off villagers one by one. With over 30 unique roles and 18 different scenarios, this game offers a dynamic and engaging experience for players of all ages and experience levels.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition
    • 5 - 68 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    All details for the board game Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game and similar games

    Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game is a fully cooperative deck-building game that immerses players in the suspenseful and thrilling universe of the Alien movie series. The game features original art and gameplay mechanics that encourage teamwork and strategy.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Saboteur

    All details for the board game Saboteur and similar games

    Saboteur is a card game that combines elements of strategy, bluffing, and hidden roles, set in a mining theme where players are either helping or hindering the search for gold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Inside Job

    All details for the board game Inside Job and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Nemesis

    All details for the board game Nemesis and similar games

    Nemesis is a semi-cooperative, survival horror board game set in a sci-fi universe, offering an intense and immersive experience as players navigate a spacecraft infested with hostile alien organisms.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Obscurio

    All details for the board game Obscurio and similar games

    Obscurio is a captivating blend of cooperative gameplay and deception, set against the backdrop of a magical library filled with illusions and a malevolent Sorcerer. Players work together to escape, guided by the Grimoire, which provides visual clues. The twist? Among the players, a traitor seeks to sabotage the escape. As players interpret the images and navigate through traps, they must discern truth from deception, making communication and trust pivotal to their survival.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Obscurio
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Saboteur Gold

    All details for the board game Saboteur Gold and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • 5 - 30 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Kameloot

    All details for the board game Kameloot and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Kameloot
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. One Night Ultimate Super Villains

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Super Villains and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Mental Blocks

    All details for the board game Mental Blocks and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mental Blocks
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. One Night Ultimate Vampire

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Vampire and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games

    Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game that captures the tension and intrigue of the acclaimed Sci-Fi Channel series. It combines elements of mistrust, survival, and strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 11 awards.

    More details for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Salem 1692

    All details for the board game Salem 1692 and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 25 - 35 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Burke's Gambit

    All details for the board game Burke's Gambit and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Burke's Gambit

    • YouTube Review for the game "Burke's Gambit" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Betrayal at House on the Hill

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

    Betrayal at House on the Hill is a suspenseful board game where players explore a haunted mansion they build themselves, filled with spirits and ominous omens. It's a great choice for an hour of entertainment at parties or casual gatherings.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Suspicious

    All details for the board game Suspicious and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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