The best games with Secret Unit Deployment 🪂 2021

Looking for a really good game with hidden units 🪂? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best covert units games 2021.

What are hidden units games?

Covert unit games are games that contain hidden information. Only the player who controls certain game pieces has perfect information about the nature (or even the whereabouts) of those pieces. This mechanic is often used in war games to simulate the "Fog of War" familiar from copmuter games.

There is a strongly related category "Hidden Drawing". In "hidden draw" (e.g. Scotland Yard) the difference is that the units cannot actively influence the opponent (e.g. destroy units).

"Secret Unit Deployment" is also called "covert units".

Examples of games with hidden unit deployment

A good example of a covert unit game is the submarine game Captain Sonar.

List of best covert unit games 2021 🪂

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 525 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. Captain Sonar

    All details for the board game Captain Sonar and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Captain Sonar
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Captain Sonar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Captain Sonar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Fugitive

    All details for the board game Fugitive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Fugitive
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Fugitive

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fugitive" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Felicity: The Cat in the Sack

    All details for the board game Felicity: The Cat in the Sack and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

    All details for the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Thunder & Lightning

    All details for the board game Thunder & Lightning and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Thunder & Lightning

    • YouTube Review for the game "Thunder & Lightning" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Wildlands

    All details for the board game Wildlands and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wildlands
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wildlands

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Wildlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Treasure Island

    All details for the board game Treasure Island and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Jaws

    All details for the board game Jaws and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Jaws
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  11. Costume Party Detective

    All details for the board game Costume Party Detective and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

    All details for the board game Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Rumble in the Dungeon

    All details for the board game Rumble in the Dungeon and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  14. Greedy Kingdoms

    All details for the board game Greedy Kingdoms and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Greedy Kingdoms

    • YouTube Review for the game "Greedy Kingdoms" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Evolution: Climate

    All details for the board game Evolution: Climate and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Evolution: Climate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Evolution: Climate" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Paper Tales

    All details for the board game Paper Tales and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Paper Tales

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paper Tales" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Paper Tales" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Specter Ops

    All details for the board game Specter Ops and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Specter Ops
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Specter Ops

    • YouTube Review for the game "Specter Ops" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Polizei-Alarm!

    All details for the board game Polizei-Alarm! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Good & Bad Ghosts

    All details for the board game Good & Bad Ghosts and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Good & Bad Ghosts
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  20. Rumble in the House

    All details for the board game Rumble in the House and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Sweet Nose

    All details for the board game Sweet Nose and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sweet Nose

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sweet Nose" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Evolution

    All details for the board game Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Evolution
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Evolution" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter

    All details for the board game Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Cthulhu in the House

    All details for the board game Cthulhu in the House and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Pathfinder

    All details for the board game Pathfinder and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. WARIGIN

    All details for the board game WARIGIN and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 15 - 60 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for WARIGIN

    • YouTube Review for the game "WARIGIN" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Cold War: CIA vs KGB

    All details for the board game Cold War: CIA vs KGB and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Sonar Family

    All details for the board game Sonar Family and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sonar Family

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sonar Family" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Lockup: A Roll Player Tale

    All details for the board game Lockup: A Roll Player Tale and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Victoria Cross II: Battle of Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift

    All details for the board game Victoria Cross II: Battle of Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

Didn't find the game you were looking for?

We're positive that you'll find it in one of our other lists! To make the search easier for you, we split our website into different categories. The following board game categories will help you find the right list: