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17 Great Games Like Coup

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Coup and have found the following:

Coup is a communication game where you fight to become the only player left with political influence. You play by taking on the roles of five different powerful (uniquely skilled) government officials to become the last politician standing. It is a game of manipulation, bribery and bluffing as you lie about your cards to get to the top - much like actual politics.

Unfortunately, Coup is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 10-13 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: IBC Games (@IBCGames)

Players: 2-6

Costs: Purchase cost

11 Hand Picked Board Games Like Coup

These are our hand-picked Board Game games similar to Coup. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Coup. These selections also include Board Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Bang!

Release Date: 01/01/2002, updated in 2017

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Role-Play

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Players: You can play with 4 to 7 players in the same room

Bang is a card game set in the wild west where you take on different missions with a range of characters. You try and keep your target secret while building your weapon and defence cards. It's a game of bluffing where it's easier to shoot your neighbour...

Cockroach Poker Royal

Skill Rating: 7-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012

Genres: Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

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...

Skull

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Zatu Games (@ZatuGames)

Players: You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room

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...

The Mind

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Accessibility: 27 features

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

The Mind is a cooperative sequence card game with a telepathic twist. Each card has a single number on it. Your task is to play them in order, lowest first. However, you are not allowed to communicate physically or verbally to co-ordinate who plays...

In Vino Morte

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2016, updated in 2019

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Button Shy (@ButtonShy)

Players: You can play with 2 to 9 players in the same room

In Vino Morte is a party game where the aim is to survive a dinner party. Each turn you are dealt a face down drinks card and need to decide whether to the dealer-host is trying to kill you off or not. It's as much about playing the cards as the people,...

Codenames

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Genres: Collecting, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 2 to 12 players in the same room

Codenames is a team communication game where you play two competing spy networks. One player in each team gives clues to help them find the cards that are their agents without hitting the assassin. It's a novel combination of push-your-luck, clue giving...

Hanabi

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2010

Genres: Collecting, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Players: You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room

Hanabi is a cooperative game where you create a firework show by placing the cards in the right order. Your goal is to organise all the suits of cards in ascending order like Solitaire. The twist is that only other players can see your cards and you...

Love Letter

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012, updated in 2019

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Z Man Games (@ZManGames_)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Love Letter is a push-your-luck card game about winning the princess's affection. You use cards with different abilities to knock out the other suitors. With a small number of cards and characters, it's as much about gaining information about what other...

That's Not Lemonade

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/12/2018

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Placeables

Developer: Play TKG (@PlayTKG)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

That's Not Lemonade is a push-your-luck card game where you aim to be the last person to "drink" something that isn't lemonade. You take cards hoping to accrue the most Ice or Lemonade, but if you push things too far you are out. This means you play the...

Tranquility

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Genres: Brain Game, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room

Tranquility is a silent cooperative card game where you fill in the sea with a grid of Island cards. The challenge comes from having to play cards into the grid in sequence and not being able to talk to each other to coordinate. It's a beautiful game...

Spyfall

Skill Rating: 9-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Players: You can play with 3 to 8 players in the same room

Spyfall is a communication party game where you try and tell who is a spy by giving subtle clues to the innocent players location. All of you know what the location is apart from the spy. It's clever because you have to share enough information to test...

5 Similar Video Games to Coup

These are our hand-picked similar video games to the Coup board game. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

5 Board Games Like Coup Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Coup. This includes games from the Communication and Push-Your-Luck genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

8 Easier Board Games than Coup

If you like the sound of Coup but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

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Here are our favourite family board games to play together. These offer a chance for players of all ages to gather round a table to talk, laugh, eat and compete. We will be adding to this list over the coming weeks.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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