The best games with Hidden Roles 2024

Looking for a really good hidden reel game? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best "hidden reels" games 2024.

What are hidden reel games?

In games with hidden roles, one or more players are assigned different roles that are not publicly revealed at the beginning of the game.

Examples of games with hidden roles

Good examples of games with hidden roles are the Werewolf Series or Secret Hitler games.

List of the best hidden role games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 364 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and similar games

    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong offers a riveting game of deduction and deception designed for 4-12 players, providing an immersive experience in approximately 20 minutes.

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    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. A Fake Artist Goes to New York

    All details for the board game A Fake Artist Goes to New York and similar games

    A Fake Artist Goes to New York is a creative and social party game that combines elements of drawing, deduction, and bluffing. It's designed for 5-10 players and offers a unique gameplay experience full of laughter and intrigue.

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    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 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
  4. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Secret Hitler is a compelling board game set in the tumultuous political landscape of 1930s Germany. This game of deception and deduction requires players to conceal their identities while working towards opposite goals, depending on whether they are liberals or fascists.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    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
  6. One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak and similar games

    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
  7. Insider

    All details for the board game Insider and similar games

    Insider is a unique board game that offers a fresh and engaging experience for players. With its distinctive gameplay and innovative mechanics, it stands out in the world of board games.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Insider
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Insider

    • YouTube Review for the game "Insider" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Insider" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Tempel des Schreckens

    All details for the board game Tempel des Schreckens and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tempel des Schreckens

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tempel des Schreckens" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    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
  10. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games

    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

    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
  11. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Coup

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    Coup is a strategic bluffing game set in an Italian city-state. Players, as heads of rival families, seek to outmaneuver and eliminate others to be the last one standing. Influence is key, represented by face-down character cards, each offering unique powers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. When I Dream

    All details for the board game When I Dream and similar games

    When I Dream is a whimsical and imaginative board game that delves into the world of dreams, blending elements of storytelling, deduction, and teamwork in a playful setting.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for When I Dream
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for When I Dream

    • YouTube Review for the game "When I Dream" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Lords of Waterdeep

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    Lords of Waterdeep immerses players in the vibrant and politically charged city of Waterdeep, the Crown Jewel of the Forgotten Realms. In this strategic board game designed for 2-5 players, you assume the identity of one of the enigmatic Lords of Waterdeep, the city's clandestine rulers. As a Lord, you'll navigate a web of intrigue and compete with other powerful figures to exert control over this remarkable city. Let's explore the game's key features:

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Lords of Waterdeep
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. 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
  16. Secret Identity

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. 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
  18. Two Rooms and a Boom

    All details for the board game Two Rooms and a Boom and similar games

    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
  19. The Chameleon

    All details for the board game The Chameleon and similar games

    The Chameleon is a captivating game of bluffing and deduction, where players take turns either blending in or trying to identify the imposter among them. It's a game that tests your ability to be both cunning and perceptive, making it perfect for groups looking for a quick, engaging, and interactive experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Chameleon
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Chameleon

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Chameleon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow and similar games

    The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow is a captivating social deduction game that takes place in the mysterious village of Miller's Hollow, known for its werewolf curse. Players are secretly assigned roles and must use strategy, bluffing, and teamwork to uncover the werewolves or deceive others.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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
  22. Cheese Thief

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    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    All details for the board game Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game and similar games

    Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game is a fully cooperative deck-building game that immerses players in the suspenseful and thrilling universe of the Alien movie series. The game features original art and gameplay mechanics that encourage teamwork and strategy.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Inside Job

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Saboteur

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    Saboteur is a card game that combines elements of strategy, bluffing, and hidden roles, set in a mining theme where players are either helping or hindering the search for gold.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Saboteur
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Nemesis

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    Nemesis is a semi-cooperative, survival horror board game set in a sci-fi universe, offering an intense and immersive experience as players navigate a spacecraft infested with hostile alien organisms.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Nemesis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Good Cop Bad Cop

    All details for the board game Good Cop Bad Cop and similar games

    Good Cop Bad Cop plunges players into a morally ambiguous world of law enforcement, where distinguishing friend from foe is as challenging as it is crucial. In this high-stakes game of hidden identities and deduction, trust is a commodity, deception is a strategy, and survival depends on your ability to uncover the truth.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Good Cop Bad Cop
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. 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
  29. Saboteur Gold

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. BANG! The Bullet!

    All details for the board game BANG! The Bullet! and similar games

    BANG! The Bullet! is the deluxe edition of the popular Wild West-themed card game BANG! and its expansions. Presented in a distinctive bullet-shaped 'box', this edition combines the base game and several expansions, offering an enriched and comprehensive BANG! experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for BANG! The Bullet!
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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