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If you have enjoyed the Traitors TV Show or similar shows that came before and inspired it, like The Mole. Here is a list of games that also offer you the chance to be a Faithful or a Traitor in lots of different ways.

Maybe this is to secretly do the dirty on your teammates to win a game of Among Us, or get away with being a double agent in Subdefuge. These games aren't only a lot of fun for the family, they are a great way to learn how people behave in groups and to practice communication skills.
 
This list includes 26 games from the last 20 years, with 1,016 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to betray your friends.

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Among Us

Release Date: 16/11/2018, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Among Us is a strategy game where crew-mates prepare their spaceship for launch by completing tasks. However, one of the players is an impostor intent on sabotaging the ship and killing the crew. As the game progresses in real-time the impostor...

Overboard

Release Date: 02/06/2021

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Text

Overboard is a murder mystery narrative game played in reverse. You murder your husband at the start of the game and then try and get away with it. It's played on a ship where the characters are affected by your choices and changes their actions...

Deceive Inc

Release Date: 21/03/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Deceive Inc is an online stealth traversal game where you are a spy trying to get into the vault to steal an artefact. The twist is that everyone can disguise themselves as different agents to blend in with the computer-controlled characters. It stands...

Saboteur

Release Date: 01/01/2004

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Saboteur is a path-laying strategy game where the cards are your resource in a team effort to get the dwarves to their gold. However, one player is a secret traitor who must try and foil the dwarves without them realising it. It is a game about working...

Cockroach Poker Royal

Release Date: 01/01/2012

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Cockroach Poker Royal is a bluffing, push-your-luck card game where you try and avoid ending up with a set of four matching animal cards. You pass cards to other players and tell them what it is, they guess if you are telling the truth and have to keep...

King Of The Castle

Release Date: 02/03/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

King Of The Castle is a narrative strategy game where you play a monarch battling nobles for power in a kingdom. The twist is that the nobles are controlled by other players who also have their own factions and objectives. You play by making decisions...

Impostor (Roblox)

Release Date: 17/09/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Impostor is a space survival game like Among Us. It is a community-created version of that official game on Roblox as Impostor, but also on Minecraft as a couple of minigames called Among Us and Impostor. The Roblox game is a version of Among Us for...

One Hour One Life

Release Date: 27/02/2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Hand-Made, Open World and Persistant World

One Hour One Life is a civilisation survival game where each player lives a whole life in an hour of play and then passes away. Born as a baby into the care of anonymous other online players, you initially depend on them for food. Quickly growing, you...

Thousand Threads

Release Date: 30/07/2020

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Hand-Made and Open World

Thousand Threads is an open-world game of consequences. You are free to interact with the world, animals and people however you like, give, take, save, kill, inform, hide, befriend, and betray. But how you do this will have ongoing and unavoidable...

Dead by Daylight

Release Date: 14/06/2016, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Dead by Daylight is a survival horror game where one player takes on the role of a killer and another other four try and work together to survive. It's unusual because of this asynchronous play and its cross-over with different franchise-inspired themes.

Telling Lies

Release Date: 31/07/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Components: Filmed

Telling Lies is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.

Beholder (Series)

Release Date: 09/11/2016, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Components: 2D Side-On

Beholder is a detective game where you spy on tenants in a building, discover their secrets and report violations of laws to the authorities. As the game unfolds and you see more of the controlling totalitarian state, an uneasy tension develops between...

First Class Trouble

Release Date: 08/04/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 3D Third-Person

First Class Trouble is a survival puzzle game where six players must work together and against each other to survive a disaster. It's a social deduction game, like Among Us, so the real trick to surviving is working out which players are robot Personoids.

Spy Party

Release Date: 12/04/2018

Out Now: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person

Spy Party is a one-versus-one game about observing behaviour. One player is a spy at a party among many computer-controlled guests, with a list of missions. The other player is a sniper who must spot the human-controlled spy by watching the way they are...

Project Winter

Release Date: 23/05/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Project Winter is a multiplayer survival game. Up to 8 people work to survive the winter by gathering resources, repairing structures, and braving the wilderness dangers together. However, up to two people are traitors within the group and try to dash...

Triple Agent

Release Date: 20/07/2017, updated in 2019

Out Now: Android and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On

Triple Agent is a parlour-style game that uses one device passed between 5-9 players, assigning them either an agent or double-agent role as the game starts. There are tip-offs from the game about other players, the discussion around the table with each...

Rivals

Release Date: 21/09/2020

Out Now: PC

Components: 2D Side-On

Rivals is a puzzle game where you piece together the story of Josh and Luke and the breakup of their band. Playing detective, similar to Return of the Obra Dinn, but rather than murder it's musical betrayal you are sleuthing here. You inspect sources,...

Subdefuge

Release Date: 07/03/2017

Out Now: Android and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On, Open World and Text

Subdefuge is a strategy game played with human opponents. The game is designed to be played over a week or so, to give players time to talk between goes. This encourages players to team up, trick or double-cross other players to get them to make the...

Goose Goose Duck

Release Date: 03/10/2021

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Goose Goose Duck is a strategy communication game where you work with your fellow geese while completing missions. While you do, try and spot the malicious mallards who have infiltrated your team to stop you. Then, after the task, you get to vote out...

Skull

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Skull is a push-your-luck card game where you try and guess how many other players just laid skulls rather than flowers. The clever bit is that you progressively bid on how many cards you think you can guess right. If you win, you then have to flip over...

Minabo - A Walk Through Life

Release Date: 02/06/2023, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Minabo - A Walk Through Life is an adventure game about the path of life. As you move along the road your turnip character is born, grows and thrives (or not) in all manner of family and social relationships.

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

Release Date: 18/03/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Components: Filmed

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? is a murder mystery game with footage of real actors. Your family meets to play a board game on zoom, but before you start you discover someone has poisoned Uncle Marcus. You have to both play the quiz and glean...

Dread Hunger

Release Date: 26/01/2022

Out Now: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Dread Hunger is a strategy survival game where you venture into the arctic wastes to find coal and food to keep your ship running, while trying to uncover the players who are two secret killers. In many ways like the hugely popular [link to...

Town of Salem

Release Date: 15/12/2014, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Town of Salem is a social deduction strategy game where you work with (or against) other players trying to save a village from zany villains and murderers. Like Among Us, no one knows anyone else's role; everyone must carefully...

Card Shark

Release Date: 02/06/2022

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Hand-Made

Card Shark is an adventure game about a French 18th century con artist. With your partner, you go from location to location swindling politicians and royals with the devious card cheat mini-games you learn. It looks like a card game, but actually it's a...

Freak Crossing

Release Date: 28/09/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Freak Crossing is a simulation adventure where an accident has made you the head of a lawless village. Play involves exploring and talking to the locals to sort out their anti-social (and sometimes illegal) behaviour by taking on mini-games. It turns...

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