The best games with limited communication 🤐 2022

Looking for a game that isn't all about communicating 🤐? Then we have just the thing: The 30 best games with limited communication.

How can games restrict communication between players?

Games can restrict players from openly communicating with each other. These restrictions can be absolute, as they relate to specific information, or they can restrict specific types of communication, such as speaking, hearing, or seeing.

Examples of this mechanism include Hanabi (players are not allowed to talk), Codenames (players are only allowed to communicate using a word and a number), or the 2020 connoisseur game: The Crew (players can only communicate using a marker on a single card as well as by playing cards).

List of best games 2022 in which communication between players is limited 🤐

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 258 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Monikers

    All details for the board game Monikers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monikers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. So Clover!

    All details for the board game So Clover! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for So Clover!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Codenames: Duet

    All details for the board game Codenames: Duet and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    More details for Codenames: Duet
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Codenames: Duet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Duet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Decrypto

    All details for the board game Decrypto and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Decrypto
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review for the game "Decrypto" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Codenames: Pictures" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  11. Time's Up!

    All details for the board game Time's Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Time's Up!
    • 4 - 18 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Pictures

    All details for the board game Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Pictures
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pictures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pictures" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. The Mind

    All details for the board game The Mind and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Mind
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Cahoots

    All details for the board game Cahoots and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cahoots
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cahoots

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cahoots" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Belratti

    All details for the board game Belratti and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Belratti
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. When I Dream

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

    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
  17. Time's Up! Edición Azul

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Edición Azul and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. 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
  19. Similo

    All details for the board game Similo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Similo
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Fiesta de los Muertos

    All details for the board game Fiesta de los Muertos and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  21. Time's Up! Academy

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Academy and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Witness

    All details for the board game Witness and similar games
    • 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Witness

    • YouTube Review for the game "Witness" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. Mysterium

    All details for the board game Mysterium and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    More details for Mysterium
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 42 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Mysterium Park

    All details for the board game Mysterium Park and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mysterium Park
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Time's Up! Family

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Family and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Concept

    All details for the board game Concept and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concept
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  28. The Game

    All details for the board game The Game and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for The Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  29. Time's Up! Kids

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Kids and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Time's Up! Kids
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 5.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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