The best Werewolf/Mafia games and variants 🐺 2022

The werewolf games are usually set in a small village that is haunted by werewolves🐺. There are now hundreds of werewolf or werewolf games.

How do the werewolf games work?

Each player is secretly assigned a role - werewolf, villager or seer (a special villager). There is also a moderator who controls the flow of the game.

The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the werewolves secretly choose a villager to kill. Also, the seer (if alive) asks if another player is a werewolf or not. During the day, the killed villager is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining villagers then vote on the player they suspect is a werewolf. That player reveals his role and is eliminated from the game.

Who wins in the werewolf game?

Werewolves win if there are an equal number of villagers and werewolves. Villagers win when they have killed all the werewolves. Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment and can accommodate almost any large group of players.

Various werewolf variants have been released

There are several versions of Werewolf, each of which includes unique characters, voting rules, and additional variants. Many newly edited versions are also available. This game is also known as Mafia.

Additionally, there are some games that incorporate werewolf mechanics into their gameplay - for example, Secret Hitler or the The Resistance Series.

Want to play similar games?

Werewolf belongs to the list of Social Deduction Games, we have created a separate list: The Best Deduction Games.

List of the best Werewolf games and variants 2022 🐺

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 93 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    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
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  4. One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    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
  5. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • 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
  6. The Resistance

    All details for the board game The Resistance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  7. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • 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
  8. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Werwölfe

    All details for the board game Werwölfe and similar games
    • 6 - 24 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Ultimate Werewolf: Classic Movie Monsters

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Classic Movie Monsters and similar games
    • 5 - 68 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Shadow Hunters

    All details for the board game Shadow Hunters and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Shadow Hunters
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Mafia de Cuba

    All details for the board game Mafia de Cuba and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mafia de Cuba
    • 6 - 12 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Mafia de Cuba

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mafia de Cuba" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Lupus in Tabula: Lady Werewolf's Revenge

    All details for the board game Lupus in Tabula: Lady Werewolf's Revenge and similar games
    • 4 - 30 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. One Night Ultimate Super Villains

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Super Villains and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • 5 - 30 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Lupus in Tabula

    All details for the board game Lupus in Tabula and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Lupus in Tabula
    • 8 - 24 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: New Moon

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: New Moon and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. One Night Ultimate Vampire

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Vampire and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts and similar games
    • 5 - 40 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Nosferatu

    All details for the board game Nosferatu and similar games
    • 5 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  21. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Pact

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Pact and similar games
    • 9 - 47 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de
  22. Salem 1692

    All details for the board game Salem 1692 and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 25 - 35 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Village

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Village and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: Characters

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: Characters and similar games
    • 8 - 28 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Mafia de Cuba: Revolución

    All details for the board game Mafia de Cuba: Revolución and similar games
    • 6 - 12 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Witch Hunt

    All details for the board game Witch Hunt and similar games
    • 7 - 22 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Blood Bound

    All details for the board game Blood Bound and similar games
    • 6 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

    All details for the board game Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0 and similar games
    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Human Punishment: Social Deduction 2.0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Ultimate Werewolf: Inquisition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Inquisition and similar games
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  30. Wherewolf

    All details for the board game Wherewolf and similar games
    • 6 - 33 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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