The best games where you have to act 🕴 2024

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 2024 🕴

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 1530 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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    Monikers is a lively and entertaining party game inspired by the classic public domain game Celebrities. It is designed for players who enjoy guessing games and offers a fun challenge through a series of rounds where the methods of clue-giving evolve and become more restrictive.

    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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    Time's Up! is a lively and entertaining charades-based party game, ideal for playing in teams of two or more. It's particularly engaging when played with teams of two. The game revolves around guessing famous historical or fictional characters, with each player contributing to a communal deck of names used across three distinct rounds.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Time's Up!
    • 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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    Imagine is a creative and engaging party game that challenges players to guess over a thousand different items from various categories using 61 unique transparent cards. These cards can be combined by placing them next to each other or by layering them on top of one another to create representations of the items to be guessed. The key rule is that players must convey these concepts silently, relying solely on their ability to manipulate and combine the cards to express their ideas.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Imagine
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Time's Up! Academy

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

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    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
  8. 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
  9. Time's Up! Family

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Feed the Kraken

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 5 - 11 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. 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
  12. Two Rooms and a Boom

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    Two Rooms and a Boom is an exhilarating social deduction and hidden role party game designed for six or more players. The game divides players into two teams, the Red Team and the Blue Team, each with a critical role: the President for the Blue Team and the Bomber for the Red Team. Players are split between two separate playing areas, representing two rooms, where the strategic interplay and deception unfold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Two Rooms and a Boom
    • 6 - 30 Players
    • 7 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Spyfall 2

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    Spyfall 2 elevates the intriguing and humorous party game Spyfall to new heights. This game is all about deception, quick thinking, and trying to pinpoint the spy among your friends. Each round, players find themselves at a secret location, except for the spy (or spies, in this version), who has no idea where they are. Through clever questioning, players must figure out who the spy is while the spy tries to blend in and guess the location to win points.

    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
  14. Snake Oil

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    Snake Oil offers a refreshing twist on party games, where creativity, quick thinking, and persuasive skills reign supreme. Players transform into cunning salespeople, concocting bizarre products from a random assortment of word cards to pitch to various "customers" drawn from a deck of unique character cards. The aim is not just to sell a product but to tailor the pitch to the whims and needs of an ever-changing clientele, ranging from pirates to zombies.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Snake Oil
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ 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. Treasure, Ready, Go!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Funemployed

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    • 3 - 20 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Sound Box

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    • 4 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Freeze

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. 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
  21. Do De Li Do

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Murder Mystery Party: A Taste for Wine and Murder

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    • 6 - 8 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Debatable

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    • 3 - 16 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Loco Motive

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Rock the Beat

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Speechless

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. 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
  28. Ugg-Tect

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ugg-Tect
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Spyfall: Time Travel

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall: Time Travel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall: Time Travel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. News@11

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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