The best games where you know nothing about the role of partners or opponents 2022

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 2022.

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 2022

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 88 board games for this list and selected the top 19. 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 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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Detective Club
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Detective Club

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective Club" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. 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
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    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
  5. The Resistance

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    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
  7. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • 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
  9. We Need to Talk

    All details for the board game We Need to Talk and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. The Crusoe Crew

    All details for the board game The Crusoe Crew and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Crusoe Crew

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Crusoe Crew" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork

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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. One Night Ultimate Super Villains

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Super Villains and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Mental Blocks

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Nanty Narking

    All details for the board game Nanty Narking and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Murder on the Cosmic Express

    All details for the board game Murder on the Cosmic Express and similar games
    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Abracada...What?

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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

    All details for the board game Beyond Baker Street and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Crazy Karts

    All details for the board game Crazy Karts and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. 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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