The best games where you have to act 🕴 2021

In games with acting mechanisms, players must use some form of mime or mimicry to communicate with the other players.

Charades as an example of acting social games

Charades is probably the poster child for this mechanic, in which one member of a team must give nonverbal clues so that the other members can guess the solution.

Monikers brings a breath of fresh air to the genre

The very popular party game Monikers has recently brought a breath of fresh air to the acting-social games genre. But also many other recently released games offer a lot of fun. But just check out our list for yourself:

List of the best acting games list 2021 🕴

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 216 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Monikers

    All details for the board game Monikers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • Players4 - 16 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age17+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monikers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monikers" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Monikers: Serious Nonsense

    All details for the board game Monikers: Serious Nonsense and similar games
    • Players4 - 20 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Time's Up!

    All details for the board game Time's Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Time's Up!
    • Players4 - 18 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. 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

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Don't Get Got!

    All details for the board game Don't Get Got! and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 - 1440 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Don't Get Got!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Get Got!" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Don't Get Got!" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. Two Rooms and a Boom

    All details for the board game Two Rooms and a Boom and similar games
    • Players6 - 30 Players
    • Playtime7 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Spyfall 2

    All details for the board game Spyfall 2 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • Players3 - 12 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall 2" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Treasure, Ready, Go!

    All details for the board game Treasure, Ready, Go! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Funemployed

    All details for the board game Funemployed and similar games
    • Players3 - 20 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Freeze

    All details for the board game Freeze and similar games
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Do De Li Do

    All details for the board game Do De Li Do and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Shifty Eyed Spies

    All details for the board game Shifty Eyed Spies and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Shifty Eyed Spies

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shifty Eyed Spies" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shifty Eyed Spies" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shifty Eyed Spies" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shifty Eyed Spies" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Loco Motive

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Loco Motive
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Debatable

    All details for the board game Debatable and similar games
    • Players3 - 16 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. HINT

    All details for the board game HINT and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for HINT
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Speechless

    All details for the board game Speechless and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Voodoo

    All details for the board game Voodoo and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Slash: Romance without boundaries

    All details for the board game Slash: Romance without boundaries and similar games
    • Players3 - 9 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Der HeidelBÄR

    All details for the board game Der HeidelBÄR and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  20. DC Spyfall

    All details for the board game DC Spyfall and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 - 50 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for DC Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "DC Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Little Action

    All details for the board game Little Action and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Snorta!

    All details for the board game Snorta! and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Snorta!
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. News@11

    All details for the board game News@11 and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. On a Scale of One to T-Rex

    All details for the board game On a Scale of One to T-Rex and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. Channel A

    All details for the board game Channel A and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Emojito!

    All details for the board game Emojito! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Emojito!
    • Players2 - 14 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Emojito!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Emojito!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Emojito!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. Ooga Booga

    All details for the board game Ooga Booga and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Ooga Booga
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  28. Wherewolf

    All details for the board game Wherewolf and similar games
    • Players6 - 33 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Activity

    All details for the board game Activity and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Activity
    • Players3 - 16 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  30. Guesstures

    All details for the board game Guesstures and similar games
    • Players4 - 99 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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