The best games where you know nothing about the role of partners or opponents 2021

Looking for a really good game where you don't know anything about the role of partners or opponents? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "roles with asymmetric information" games 2021.

What are games with roles with asymmetric information?

One or more players are secretly assigned roles at the beginning of the game. These roles are given different victory conditions and different starting information about the state of the game.

This is typically a subset of "Hidden Roles"/"Hidden Roles", with the difference that all players have incomplete information. In the Werewolf Series, on the other hand, all werewolves know the complete game state. In contrast, in Agent Undercover/Spyfall, most players know the location but not who the spy is, while the spy has the opposite information.

Examples of games where you don't know anything about the role of partners or opponents:

Besides the games already mentioned, Insider is a good example of a game with roles with asymmetric information.

List with the best roles with asymmetric information games 2021

This list was last updated on June 16, 2021. We compared 20 board games for this list and selected the top 17. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Resistance: Avalon

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

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • Players4 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  3. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • Players3 - 10 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "BoardGameGeek"
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    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  4. The Resistance

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • Players5 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. 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
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spyfall" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  6. Hanabi

    All details for the board game Hanabi and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hanabi
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  8. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • Players5 - 68 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  9. We Need to Talk

    All details for the board game We Need to Talk and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime40 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. The Crusoe Crew

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Crusoe Crew

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Crusoe Crew" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  11. Mental Blocks

    All details for the board game Mental Blocks and similar games
    • Players2 - 9 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Nanty Narking

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    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Nanty Narking
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!73€ atAmazon.de
  13. Murder on the Cosmic Express

    All details for the board game Murder on the Cosmic Express and similar games
    • Players4 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 - 10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Abracada...What?

    All details for the board game Abracada...What? and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Abracada...What?
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Beyond Baker Street

    All details for the board game Beyond Baker Street and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Crazy Karts

    All details for the board game Crazy Karts and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Breaking Bad: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Breaking Bad: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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