The best games where you know nothing about the role of partners or opponents 2024

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 2024.

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 2024

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 187 board games for this list and selected the top 25. 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

    The Resistance: Avalon is a standalone game set in the legendary world of King Arthur, combining the mechanics of secret identities and deduction found in The Resistance with a thematic backdrop of Arthurian legend and the struggle between good and evil.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Detective Club

    All details for the board game Detective Club and similar games

    Detective Club is a social deduction and party game that involves both cooperation and deception. Players are drawn into rounds of intrigue, where one player secretly passes clues to their accomplice to reveal a secret word, while others, acting as detectives, try to unveil the conspiracy. Creativity and persuasion play crucial roles as players discuss and defend their choices to avoid suspicion.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Detective Club
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Detective Club

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective Club" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Werewords

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    Werewords is a fast-paced word-guessing game blended with the intrigue of a hidden role mechanism. In this engaging party game, players work together to guess a secret word, while also navigating the deceit of a werewolf who knows the word but is trying to lead them astray.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

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    One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak is a standalone expansion to the popular social deduction game One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Designed for 3-7 players, Daybreak offers a quick, engaging experience where everyone gets a hidden role with a special ability. In the span of just one in-game morning, players must deduce who among them is a werewolf, with the game's outcome hinging on uncovering at least one werewolf.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. The Resistance

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    The Resistance is a dynamic party game focused on social deduction, set against the backdrop of a dystopian empire. It's designed for five to ten players and offers a thrilling experience of intrigue and deception.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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    One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a dynamic and fast-paced game for 3-10 players that brings the excitement and deduction of werewolf stories to your tabletop. This game is all about quick thinking, bluffing, and trying to outsmart your friends.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  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. Mysterium Park

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    Mysterium Park beckons with its mysterious aura, set against the backdrop of a 1950s US fairground with a dark twist. The disappearance of the park’s director has left behind a haunting presence, prompting a group of psychics to uncover the truth before the carnival disappears. This cooperative game engages players with visions provided by the ghost, requiring interpretation to eliminate suspects and locations, leading to the revelation of the director’s fate.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Feed the Kraken

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Feed the Kraken
    • 5 - 11 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games

    Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition brings the classic werewolf mystery to your table, transforming your group into a 16th-century village besieged by werewolves. It's a game of social deduction and deception for 5 to 68 players, where villagers work to uncover the werewolves hiding among them, and werewolves plot to remain undiscovered while they pick off villagers one by one. With over 30 unique roles and 18 different scenarios, this game offers a dynamic and engaging experience for players of all ages and experience levels.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition
    • 5 - 68 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Décorum

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Décorum
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!43€ atAmazon.de*
  12. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork

    All details for the board game Discworld: Ankh-Morpork and similar games

    Discworld: Ankh-Morpork is a board game designed by Martin Wallace and Treefrog Games, set in the imaginative universe of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, specifically in its largest city-state, Ankh-Morpork. The game captures the essence of the Discworld novels with its thematic elements and diverse characters.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. We Need to Talk

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. The Crusoe Crew

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for The Crusoe Crew

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Crusoe Crew" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Mental Blocks

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mental Blocks
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. One Night Ultimate Super Villains

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Nanty Narking

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. One Night Ultimate Vampire

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    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Murder on the Cosmic Express

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Abracada...What?

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Abracada...What?
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Beyond Baker Street

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Skymines

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  23. Crazy Karts

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. The 3 Commandments

    All details for the board game The 3 Commandments and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Breaking Bad: The Board Game and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Breaking Bad: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Breaking Bad: The Board Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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