Because one of the co-designers was engaged in establishing Cards Against Humanity, Secret Hitler is a highly popular Kickstarter funded social deduction party game.
Even though this game has a lot going for it, there are a lot of other games that have a similar vibe but may be more suited to various tastes or circumstances.
We’ve put up a list of 10 games that are either very similar to Secret Hitler or have the ability to accommodate more players.
1. The Resistance – The Game Most Like Secret Hitler
You can clearly see the influence of Don Eskridge’s classic social deduction game The Resistance in the rules and gameplay of Secret Hitler.
At the beginning of the game, the players are handed concealed roles, the spies/fascists know who is on their side, and the goal is to succeed or fail missions/policies depending on which side you are on. The two games share a lot of their DNA. Finger pointing, bluffing, and dishonesty are prominent features of gameplay in both games. There is, however, one significant distinction between the two games, and that is the assumption of complete information prior to the start of the games.
In both games, participants are allocated secret roles at the start of the game, which is a common feature.
2. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong – A Great Game for Creative/Abstract Thinking
Secret Hitler and other social deduction games like it are popular because they allow players to build their own narratives, which can be either truthful or fraudulent, depending on their secret role.
Deception is a great alternative to Secret Hitler if you’re searching for a role-playing game with a lot more room for originality and imagination.
Adding Murder in Hong Kong to your collection could be a good idea.
3. One Night Ultimate Werewolf – A 10-Minute Social Deduction Game
Even if you just have a few minutes to play a social deduction game before the rest of your group shows up, it’s always nice to have a quick and easy option on hand for when they do.
If you like Secret Hitler’s social deduction and hidden role gameplay, but wished it could be condensed into a shorter experience, you’ll likely appreciate One Night Ultimate Werewolf just as much.
4. Dead of Winter – A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Game
An immersive theme is one thing that can help make social deduction board games memorable. Secret Hitler’s methods and components, as well as the artwork and components of the game, evoke a pre-World War II environment when liberals and fascists are pitted against one other.
If you’re seeking for a post-apocalyptic hellscape invaded by undead hordes, Dead of Winter is the game for you. You and your allies will have to work together to live.
5. A Fake Artist Goes to New York – A Good Alternative to Pictionary
A Fake Artist Goes to New York is a great alternative to Pictionary if you’re searching for a casual/party game that does something a little different than a normal classic party game.
Unlike other social deduction games like Secret Hitler, this is a party game with the added challenge of trying to hide your true identity or figure out who else is at the table.
6. Spyfall – A Purely Social Party Game
Even though A Fake Artist Goes to New York, the preceding game on this list, sounds like fun, Spyfall might be more your speed if you’re not into showing off your artistic prowess. After all, Spyfall is a terrific party game because it is nearly exclusively a social game (i.e., there are very few physical game components).
Assume for a moment that you are a spy on a top-secret operation who has just awoken from a strange dream and has no idea where you are. When surrounded by agents, you must pretend to grasp what’s going on so that no one will suspect that, in fact, you’re a spy. For this, you’ll need to put together other players’ hints and predictions to make some intelligent guesses, and you’ll also need to confuse everyone by accusing another player of being the spy.
Assume for a moment that you are a spy on a top-secret operation who has just awoken from a strange dream and has no idea where you are.
7. Coup – A Political Social-Deduction Game
Secret Many people enjoy and appreciate the game’s political nature, which has players attempting to gain or keep governmental control by deception or deduction. If you’re interested in politics, the game Coup casts players as the heads of families attempting to gain political authority through deception and the elimination of their adversaries.
Designed by Rikki Tahta, the social deduction game Coup is only 15 minutes long, but it nevertheless provides a fascinating gaming experience. In Coup, each player receives two secret roles at the start of the game, unlike in Secret Hitler. The goal of the game is to be the last person left at the table with influence (i.e. a character card).
It’s only 15 minutes long, but Rikki Tahta’s social deduction game Coup is a lot of fun to play in that short length of time.
8. Bang! The Dice Game – A Push-Your-Luck Game with Hidden Roles
In Secret Hitler, a player’s turn involves drawing three policy tiles and deciding which one to discard based on pure chance. This is a feature that isn’t included in many other social deduction games. Having to think fast about what they want to achieve and how their actions can reveal their identity might be a challenge for players in this game.
Players in The Dice Game, a social deduction game with hidden roles, must assassinate the appropriate people to achieve their goal, which is decided by their role, by dice rolling.
Social deduction game Bang!The Dice Game is a dice-rolling game with a strong push your luck mechanic.
9. Two Rooms and a Boom – A Social Deduction Game for up to 30 Players
Two Rooms and a Boom is a social deduction game that can accommodate up to 30 players, a much larger number than most of the games in this genre are capable of.
If you’re searching for an excellent social deduction game to bring to a large gathering, such as a work event or conference, this could be it.
10. Sheriff of Nottingham – A Family Bluffing Board Game
If you’re playing a social deduction game like Secret Hitler, it may be a lot of fun to take on the roles of the characters and immerse yourself in the subject. A weight bluffing game called Sheriff of Nottingham may produce to humorous moments like this as players take turns lying or accusing each other of lying to win the game.
Sheriff of Nottingham wants to be the most successful trader in the city by bringing things in. Despite the fact that you may be a virtuous and honest merchant, you may be tempted to smuggle in some illicit items in order to increase your profit margins. The sheriff, on the other hand, is the biggest obstacle in your path.
It’s possible that you’re an honest and upright trader, but you may be tempted to smuggle in some illicit items to make a little more cash.