The best games where you can raise your bid until you pass 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can raise your bid until you pass? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best "Auction: Raise Bid to Pass" games 2024.

What are Auction: Raise Bid to Pass games?

Starting with one player and taking turns, players can raise the current bid or pass. When all but one player has passed, the player remaining in the auction is the winner.

Normally, players who pass are not allowed to re-enter the auction. However, allowing re-entry is a variation that is not uncommon.

Examples of games where you can raise your bid until you pass:

A good example of an "Auction: Raise Bid Until Pass" game is the Biblios Card Game.

List of the best Auction: Raise Bid to Pass games 2024

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 58 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. For Sale

    All details for the board game For Sale and similar games

    For Sale is a fast-paced, engaging game about buying and selling real estate, involving strategic bidding and sales to maximize profits.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for For Sale
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games

    High Society is a competitive auction-style card game designed by Reiner Knizia, where players vie to acquire wealth and status while avoiding financial pitfalls. The game focuses on strategic bidding and careful money management.

    More details for High Society
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Biblios

    All details for the board game Biblios and similar games

    Biblios is a strategic and competitive board game that immerses players in the role of abbots at a medieval monastery. The primary goal is to build the most impressive library of sacred texts, balancing resource management, strategic planning, and a bit of luck.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Biblios
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Modern Art

    All details for the board game Modern Art and similar games

    Engage in the captivating world of art commerce with Modern Art. As both buyer and seller, players navigate the vibrant art market, aiming to turn their transactions into lucrative endeavors. Five unique artists have contributed a plethora of paintings, and it's your task to strategically auction them for maximum profit. Each turn, players auction a painting from their hand, gaining wealth if others purchase it or incurring costs if they buy it themselves. The key lies in shrewd decision-making.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Modern Art
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Raccoon Tycoon

    All details for the board game Raccoon Tycoon and similar games

    Raccoon Tycoon is a vibrant board game set in the bustling land of Astoria, where productivity and growth are the orders of the day. Players take on the roles of savvy business tycoons aiming to capitalize on this period of economic boom. Through strategic production of key commodities such as wheat, wood, iron, coal, manufactured goods, and luxuries, players compete to amass wealth and invest in expanding their business empires.

    More details for Raccoon Tycoon
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Raccoon Tycoon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Raccoon Tycoon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Raccoon Tycoon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Power Grid

    All details for the board game Power Grid and similar games

    Power Grid is a strategic board game that combines elements of network building and commodity trading. Players aim to supply power to the most cities as their networks expand.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Power Grid
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Nightmare Productions

    All details for the board game Nightmare Productions and similar games

    Nightmare Productions, designed by Reiner Knizia, is a unique auction-based board game centered around the theme of producing movies, with a special twist in its Nightmare Productions edition that brings a horror and fantasy element to the filmmaking process. The game is structured around bidding for various components necessary to complete a movie, with a focus on strategic bidding and resource management.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Nightmare Productions
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Manila

    All details for the board game Manila and similar games

    Manila is an engaging and speculative board game for 3-5 players, centered around the bustling world of maritime trade. Players take on the role of investors, speculating on and betting against a variety of goods shipments – jade, ginseng, silk, and nutmeg – as they make their precarious journey along sea routes to Manila. The game is a blend of strategy, risk, and luck, with the fate of each shipment ultimately being decided by dice rolls.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. You're Bluffing!

    All details for the board game You're Bluffing! and similar games

    You're Bluffing! is a classic game of bidding and bluffing where players engage in the lively auction of farm animals, striving to complete sets for points. The game operates on a simple yet engaging mechanic where each animal type is represented by four cards, and players aim to collect complete sets through auctions and trades.

    More details for You're Bluffing!
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America

    All details for the board game Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America and similar games

    Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America is a standalone game in the Power Grid universe, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the original Power Grid game. This deluxe edition boasts a double-sided game board featuring maps of Europe and North America, newly designed wooden components, and a completely new deck of power plants, including some that use natural gas. The game also introduces an enhanced two-player experience called “Against the Trust” and new overview cards for resource refills.

    More details for Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Byzanz

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Byzanz
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Wabash Cannonball

    All details for the board game Wabash Cannonball and similar games

    Wabash Cannonball, also known as Chicago Express, is a strategic business board game that delves into the development of railroads in the United States. As part of Winsome Games' Historic Railroads System, it offers players a chance to invest in and expand the rail network, focusing on strategic growth and financial acumen.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Wabash Cannonball
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Kuhhandel Master

    All details for the board game Kuhhandel Master and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de*
  14. Fleet

    All details for the board game Fleet and similar games

    Fleet is a strategic card game set in the picturesque backdrop of Ridback Bay in Nunavut, Canada. As the bay becomes accessible, it attracts the world's finest fishermen to its abundant sea life. Players step into the roles of entrepreneurs vying to build the most formidable fishing fleet in this newly discovered fishing haven.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Fleet
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. The Game of 49

    All details for the board game The Game of 49 and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Lost Cities: Rivals

    All details for the board game Lost Cities: Rivals and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. A Game of Thrones: B'Twixt

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: B'Twixt and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Taj Mahal

    All details for the board game Taj Mahal and similar games

    Taj Mahal is a strategic board game set in northwest India during the early 18th century, a time when the power of the Grand Moguls was declining. This historical setting provides a rich backdrop for a game of influence and palace building.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Taj Mahal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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