The Best Social Deduction Games To Play With Friends And Family

Playing games is a great social activity to do with your friends and family. Although video games are a very popular choice, there are plenty of games that don’t involve a controller, like social deduction games. A social deduction game is any game that involves hiding information and trying to convince other players of your viewpoint. They’re great fun to play with people you have known for years, but they are equally as good if you are trying to get to know a new group of people.

Social deduction games have become so popular in the last few years and there are some great ones that you can play online or in person. These are some of the best social deduction games to play right now.

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The Werewolf Game 

The Werewolf Game is an old kids game that is simple to play and great fun for all ages. One player is the werewolf and each turn, they choose somebody to kill. It is then up to the rest of the players to discuss and work out which of them is the werewolf. There are many variations on this game and a lot of people play a version called Mafia, which is a similar concept. It has also been made into a board game with an app, called One Night In Werewolf, which expands the rules and makes it easy for beginners to get to grips with.

Among Us

Among Us is the most popular game of the moment right now. It’s actually quite similar to werewolf, it’s just more advanced. A group of players are aiming to complete simple tasks to fix a spaceship, but one of them is an imposter, secretly trying to kill the rest of the crew. Each time a body is discovered, the group all discuss to see if they can vote out the imposter. You can get the app for free on your phone and play with friends or even with strangers online.

Online Poker 

Poker is one of the oldest social deduction games there is, but people often forget to put it into this category. Even though the luck of the cards is important, the real skill is in bluffing and hiding how good your hand is, and trying to work out what the other players have got. There are plenty of great online poker sites where you can set up games with friends or join random tables. However, it’s important that you follow the advice on this Responsible Gambling Guide before you start playing. When played casually, poker is a great social deduction game that gives you the chance to win a bit of money. However, some people get hooked and then it becomes a real problem.


Chameleon is the perfect board game for people that have not played social deduction games before. Each player is given a card with 16 words on, except the chameleon, who is given a blank card. A random word is then chosen with a dice roll and each player takes it in turns to give a clue related to the word. The chameleon then has to pretend that they know the word and give their clue as well. It’s up to the rest of the player to work out who the chameleon is. This is ideal for young children or people that haven’t played these kinds of games before because it’s quick to set up and easy to learn.

These social deduction games are all great fun to play with friends and family and they make a nice change from video games or standard board games.

8 Months Of W@H Over

The new normal. When people started using this term, I think it was April that I had noticed it, I was all “pish tosh”! “Are you jumping the gun? I mean it’s only been a couple of weeks and already you have started creating this term. Things will go back to normal in a couple of months!” How naive was I!

It’s because I had never experienced anything like this and neither had you to be honest. We haven’t had such a pandemic affect human lives in over 10 years. And now I don’t know when things will change. People are talking about a possible anti-virus drug or two in the works but that is gonna take a long time to have everyone covered. This is the new norm till that happens. I do not see us going to normal until possible 2023! At best and I think that is being very, very positive.

Meanwhile, life is spent mostly indoors unless it is necessary to go out. Groceries are mostly delivered to us, medicine is delivered to us. A couple of times a month I go out mainly just so I can go out and not go crazy. I also use these opportunities to go and buy beer and maybe some vodka or something. To dull the boredom. I don’t mind the working from home – as long as I am not bothered during the rest of the hours – and I would like to continue working from home for the rest of my career.

Family 5 : Movies

What are your five favorite movies for a family movie night?

I don’t have a wife or kid/kids. I wish I found the love of my life and were married. And though I haven’t wanted to have kids for the longest time, at times I also find myself wishing that I had a wife and a child. A daughter. Call me crazy.

Anyways, if I did have my own family I would have family movie nights with them? And if I had to pick a few movies for that, depending on the age of my kid, I would probably pick:

  • Gremlins
  • ET
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • School Of Rock
  • Mrs. Doubtfire

So I purposefully skipped a lot of movies that I could easily add here for several reasons – I avoided mostly sequels, action oriented and major science fiction movies and movies that had more dark subjects. Because there is a kid involved. LOL, no kid but yeah!

Prompt from 31 Days Of Writing Prompts For December at The SitsGirls