The best games with betting & bluffing 2024

Looking for a really good game of betting & bluffing? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best betting & bluffing games 2024.

What are betting & bluffing games?

Players wager money or resources to increase the chance of winning anyone's bet. Based on a random outcome, such as getting a higher number of cards or rolling a higher number of dice. Players usually have partial information about the general state of the game and can "bluff" by showing through their actions in the game that they are in a stronger position than they are. Conversely, players can "fold" or quit the contest and limit their losses to what they had already bet.

Examples of games with betting & bluffing

A good example of a betting & bluffing game is poker.

List of best betting & bluffing games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 1978 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ready Set Bet

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Wits & Wagers

    All details for the board game Wits & Wagers and similar games

    Wits & Wagers is a unique and engaging party game that combines elements of trivia with betting and strategy. It stands out from traditional trivia games by allowing players to win not only by knowing the answers but also by smartly wagering on the guesses of others.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Wits & Wagers
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Mindbug: First Contact

    All details for the board game Mindbug: First Contact and similar games

    Mindbug: First Contact is an innovative and strategic duel card game where players summon unique hybrid creatures to battle their opponent. However, the twist lies in the Mindbug cards, which can turn the tide of the game by allowing players to take control of an opponent's creature.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Mindbug: First Contact
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Perudo

    All details for the board game Perudo and similar games

    Perudo, also known as Liar's Dice, Bluff, or Dudo, is a classic South American dice game that combines elements of luck, skill, and bluffing. It's a game where players attempt to outwit each other through bold claims and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

    More details for Perudo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Spicy

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    Spicy is a vibrant bluffing card game that captures the fiery competition among three big cats who, tired of their constant battling for supremacy, decide to engage in a spicy hot eating contest. This setup serves as a backdrop for a game filled with deceit, strategy, and quick thinking, designed for 2-6 players. The game's core mechanic revolves around players announcing their card plays without revealing them, allowing for a high degree of bluffing as cards are played face down.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Downforce

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    Downforce is a fast-paced and exhilarating board game that captures the intense world of motor racing. Combining elements of card-driven gameplay, bidding, and betting, it offers a thrilling race experience for 2-6 players.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Downforce
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Camel Up

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    Camel Up is an exciting and unpredictable racing and betting game where players wager on camels competing in a zany race around a pyramid. With its unique mechanics and charming theme, it's a game that promises fun and laughter for up to eight players.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2014

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Celestia

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    Celestia is a reimagined version of Cloud 9, where players join an adventurous journey through the mythical cities of Celestia to gather treasures. It's a game of risk, strategy, and decision-making, set in a whimsical and perilous airspace.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Celestia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Celestia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Celestia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise

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    The Hare & the Tortoise offers a unique spin on the classic fable through a card-driven betting game where players wager on the outcomes of an animal race. This game combines strategy, luck, and deduction as players manage their hands and place their bets on various creatures, each with distinct movement abilities influenced by the cards played.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Sheriff of Nottingham

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    Sheriff of Nottingham is an engaging board game of bluffing, bribery, and negotiation set in the medieval town of Nottingham.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sheriff of Nottingham
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sheriff of Nottingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sheriff of Nottingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Wits & Wagers Party

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 4 - 18 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. 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
  14. The Red Dragon Inn 7: The Tavern Crew

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Fauna

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    Fauna is a captivating educational board game that invites 2-6 players to explore the animal kingdom. Each round, players are presented with a single animal, identified only by name and picture, and they must guess various aspects of its biology such as weight, length, height, tail length, and notably, the geographic regions where the animal resides. The game incorporates a strategic element where players place their tokens on a large map or on scales to indicate their guesses. Once a player places their token on a particular area or measurement, no one else can choose the same spot for that round, adding a competitive twist to the guessing game. Accuracy is rewarded with points, and even near misses can earn a player some credit, but incorrect guesses result in tokens being temporarily removed from play. The game proceeds through several rounds, each featuring a new animal, until a player reaches the predetermined score to win, typically after 8-12 rounds.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Oriflamme

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    Oriflamme immerses players in the cutthroat world of medieval politics. After the king's death, players, as leaders of influential families, vie for the throne using strategy and deceit.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Oriflamme
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Winner's Circle

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    Winner's Circle is a thrilling board game that brings the excitement of horse racing to your table. Players get to place bets on various horses and try to accumulate the most money over the course of three races. It’s a game of chance, strategy, and a bit of intuition, making it a great pick for family game nights or gatherings with friends.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Winner's Circle
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Welcome to the Dungeon

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    Welcome to the Dungeon, previously known as Dungeon of Mandom, is a thrilling push-your-luck game where 2-4 players engage in a daring dungeon adventure, filled with monsters and diminishing resources.

    More details for Welcome to the Dungeon
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Welcome to the Dungeon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome to the Dungeon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome to the Dungeon" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Wizard

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    Wizard is a captivating trick-taking card game that adds a twist to the traditional deck by including Wizards and Jesters. It's a game of prediction, strategy, and adaptability, where players must accurately gauge their chances of winning tricks.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wizard
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Gambit 7

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 21 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Ninja Academy

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Clusterfight!

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    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Velonimo

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Der wahre Walter

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  25. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Cloud 9

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Terra

    All details for the board game Terra and similar games

    Terra is a trivia-based party game that marries the thrill of geographical discovery with the fun of educated guessing. A spiritual successor to Friedemann's FAUNA, this game shifts the focus from animals to a wide array of geographic information, challenging players to approximate answers to questions about landmarks, historical events, and natural wonders. With a dual-sided board featuring both Metric and Imperial measurements and 300 diverse topics across oversized cards, Terra invites players to venture guesses on everything from the length of the Golden Gate Bridge to the number of sculptures on Easter Island.

    More details for Terra
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Personal Preference

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    • 2 - 16 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  29. Felicity: The Cat in the Sack

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    Felicity: The Cat in the Sack is a clever and engaging auction-style game where players aim to collect the most valuable cats while avoiding the less desirable ones. The game involves bluffing and strategic bidding, as players use their mice to bid for cats hidden in a sack.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Outta Control

    All details for the board game Outta Control and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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