Machiavelli Filter: I'm looking for games in which I can lie to, betray, manipulate and sow discord among my friends. All in the name of
I love being the traitor
in Shadows Over Camelot
, being a werewolf in Werewolf
and playing a callous, unreliable, truthful-but-dishonest character in our sporadic D&D
sessions. Despite (or pehaps due to?) being honest to a fault in real life, I enjoy all of this underhandedness and deceit more than I can tell you.*
So: Please suggest some games in which I can lie to, betray, manipulate and sow discord amongst my friends!
And vice versa, of course.
I'm equally interested in co-op games with a traitor mechanism and "every person/team for themself" situations. Board games, bluffing games and more free-form games are equally fine. I have a preference for games with a strong component of deceit through direct communication, as opposed to deceit by misleading play (e.g. Cheat
over Poker). Generally, the more sustained and involved the plotting and scheming can become, the better.
If there's a slow-burning game (e.g. a few minutes of activity a day spread over a week or two) that a group of about 6 people could play over the net, I'd especially love to hear about that.
And yes, a variant on Strip iterative prisoners' dilemma is already on the list for the next party.
*Or do I?**
**Yes. Yes I do.***
***Or do I?