The best games where you have to act 🕴 2022

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 2022 🕴

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 347 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Monikers

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monikers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Monikers: Serious Nonsense

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    • 4 - 20 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Time's Up!

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

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    • 4 - 18 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Time's Up! Edición Azul

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Imagine

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Spyfall

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Don't Get Got!

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 - 1440 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Don't Get Got!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Don't Get Got!" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Time's Up! Academy

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Spyfall 2

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Spyfall 2
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Time's Up! Family

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Two Rooms and a Boom

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    • 6 - 30 Players
    • 7 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Time's Up! Kids

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Snake Oil

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Treasure, Ready, Go!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Der HeidelBÄR: Wilde Wasser Edition

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Funemployed

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    • 3 - 20 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Freeze

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Do De Li Do

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Shifty Eyed Spies

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Shifty Eyed Spies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shifty Eyed Spies" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Shifty Eyed Spies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Loco Motive

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Loco Motive
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Debatable

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    • 3 - 16 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Rock the Beat

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. HINT

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Speechless

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. News@11

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Ugg-Tect

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Little Action

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  28. Slash: Romance without boundaries

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    • 3 - 9 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Voodoo

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Der HeidelBÄR

    All details for the board game Der HeidelBÄR and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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