Undoubtedly, Among Us is the game that defined these last weeks of play among friends. The title dealing with treachery, deception and detective skills has been so successful that it not only has tens of millions of downloads on both PC and mobile phones, but has even increased the use of the voice and video platform Discord. Now you have your own board game.
It’s worth clarifying that this is not being produced by Innersloth, the independent group of developers that came together in 2018 to create this gem, although they wouldn’t get their recognition until two years later. Instead, a fan of the game has taken his passion for Among Us and his talent and turned it all into a board game based on the title.
Known only for his account on Reddit, user “jiacovetto” shared a photo on the Among Us fan forum of his progress for this quirky multiplayer video game spin-off. We see that he has recreated the well-known map of the ship to the last detail: we have details such as the places where tasks are performed, the names of each area and the objects of each location.
But how do you play this? As explained by jiacovetto, each player must complete the tasks of drawing cards. This way we know whether our attempt has been successful or not. The special thing about this is that we can sign a letter indicating that we have been murdered by the imposter. After someone dies, just like in the game, we have to vote for who we think is responsible.
While it does take away some element of thrill and immersion by not actually controlling a character that moves and performs tasks in this now iconic ship, this is an interesting experiment. Playing Among Us, although a physical version of it, seems like a concept with a lot of potential, and that certainly makes for hilarious and entertaining situations when we meet the players in person.