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Skarsnik Larsen
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Since me and my crew are addicted to all sorts of backstabbing games with hidden roles ([GAMEID=3955Bang], [GAMEID=37111BSG], [GAMEID=4174Lifeboats] etc etc.) I was wondering if anyone could point out any other great hidden role/semi coop games out there. Anything similar would be great
 
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The most obvious one is Shadows over Camelot, which is very similar to BSG in some ways (most notably the traitor element, and the semi-cooperative aspect). Also, for something much lighter and shorter, you might want to check out Saboteur.
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Shadows Over Camelot is similar for what you are looking for. But in my opinion, BSG stands alone.
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For my money, BSG does it best.

But Werewolf and Shadows over Camelot spring to mind.

Of course, check out the avatar. I'm a big fan of Saboteur.


EDIT: AAAHH they beat me to it!
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cash n guns when you use the undercover cop variation for a quick game, but battlestar is best.
 
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Stone Age.
 
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See my geeklist:

"Team games where you don't know your teammates"
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/38895
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These are games with backstabbing, but do NOT have designated traitors nor loyalties. In other words, people backstab you for personal gain in the game, not b/c they're officially traitors and it's part of some win condition b/c you have different loyalties. Or to put it another way, there are no teams in these games....

Diplomacy (fully competitive though)
Order Of The Stick (of which THIS is actually a semi/co-op game)


ColtsFan76 wrote:
Shadows Over Camelot is similar for what you are looking for. But in my opinion, BSG stands alone.
I hear you can give SOC a leg up or two by adding in the Merlin's Company expansion, and to a much lesser extent, the 8th knight add-on, but alas, more people still prefer BSG.

Please navigate to this thread to discuss comparisons between Merlin's Company vs BSG
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/376076

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Which do you like better, BSG or SOC + Merlin's Company exp?
Still BSG
SOC with Merlin's Company
I actually prefer the SOC base game to BSG
I actually prefer the SOC base game + the Sir Bedivere add-on to BSG
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logopolys wrote:

Oh there's backstabbing, but no hidden traitor element of THE specific type we're discussing.
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logopolys wrote:

Oh there's backstabbing, but no hidden traitor element of THE specific type we're discussing.[/q]
Sorry, I was thinking similar to BSG.
 
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As everyone else has said, the closest game to BSG is Shadows Over Camelot.

However, I wouldn't suggest it because I think BSG fixed a lot of problems I had with Shadows.
 
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Shadow Hunters is a much shorter game, but it is a quite fun hidden roles game.
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