We rate this game 7+
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
When the game starts, you are secretly dealt two Character cards face down. But interestingly, you can decide to pretend to have different characters and use those actions instead. Each character has their own special actions and counteractions. For example, the Assassin can be used to kill another character, whereas the Contessa can be used to block an assassination attempt. You use these actions to kill off other players so you can become the last person standing.
As you play, you take it in turns to claim the ability to perform actions and carry out the results. However almost all of the actions can be blocked. So each turn becomes a clinical back and forth of claim and counterclaim. If you become suspicious of another player, you can challenge them to reveal their card. Succeed and they lose a character, fail and you lose a character. This continues until you eventually find a winner.
The result is a poker-like battle of wits, where you must balance using the characters and actions that you are dealt with the actions you can get away with. Use too many lies and subtle deceptions and like Nixon before you, you will find yourself out of office quicker than you can say Watergate.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
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