The best Love Letter variants⎇ 2024

There are now quite a few interpretations of the Love Letter game principle. In this list we have picked out the best "Love Letter" variants⎇ 2024.

Why the hype about Love Letter?

Love Letter is a umpteen award-winning card game designed by Seiji Kanai. The card game was first released in May 2012.

Easy to learn: Only 16 cards

The standard version of Love Letter has only 16 cards, but enormous fun to play. It cleverly incorporates extremely many elements (e.g. deduction, eliminating-players, party-game) into an easy-to-learn party game. After just a few minutes, even newcomers have an extreme amount of fun with the game and can play it for hours at a stretch. Nevertheless, even board game experts keep taking Love Letter out of the closet even after weeks of playing.

Objective of Love Letter & the Love Letter variants

In Love Letter, each player has the goal of delivering a love letter to the princess with the help of various helpers. In the many Love Letter variants, this basic principle is the same - it is just merged with other worlds (for example, in Lovecraft Letter the world of H.P. Lovecraft). In the Love Letter variants, the cards depict different things (e.g., in The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies), the princess is the "The Arkenstone") - and each card has different abilities (in Lovecraft Letter, this goes as far as each card having two abilities).

In Infinity Gauntlet from the Marvel-universe, the gameplay is even adjusted a bit and each round plays one against the rest (all against Thanos).

The best games from the Love Letter family⎇ 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 21 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Love Letter

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    Love Letter is a charming and strategic card game where players vie for the affection of a noble Princess, aspiring to become her most trusted confidant. Utilizing a blend of deduction, risk, and luck, players must navigate the royal court by enlisting influential characters to deliver their love letter to the Princess.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Love Letter

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    In Love Letter, you must compete with other suitors to deliver a romantic letter to Princess Annette, who has secluded herself in the palace.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Love Letter: Premium Edition

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    Love Letter: Premium Edition is an enhanced version of the beloved game Love Letter, offering both physical and gameplay upgrades to the original. This edition brings a new level of sophistication and enjoyment to the game, making it suitable for larger groups and adding variety to the gameplay.

    More details for Love Letter: Premium Edition
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter: Premium Edition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter: Premium Edition" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Love Letter: Adventure Time

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Star Wars: Jabba's Palace – A Love Letter Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Lovecraft Letter

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    Lovecraft Letter transports you into the eerie world of H.P. Lovecraft in the 1920s. This card game, a unique take on the Love Letter system, blends mystery with an "insanity" mechanic that adds depth and intrigue to the gameplay.

    More details for Lovecraft Letter
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Lovecraft Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lovecraft Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

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    Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game brings the epic struggle from the Marvel Universe to the tabletop in a dynamic adaptation of the classic Love Letter mechanics. This version transforms the game into a thrilling one-vs-many experience, pitting one player as the formidable Thanos against a team of heroes aiming to thwart his universe-altering plans.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Archer: Once You Go Blackmail...

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Love Letter: Erweiterung

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • Immediately playable

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