OBJECTIVE OF AMONG US: The objective of Among us depends on the player’s role. If the player is a Crewmember, then they will attempt to complete all of the tasks and find the imposter before everyone dies. If the player is the Imposter, then they will attempt to murder everyone before the tasks can be completed.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 10 Players 

MATERIALS: Internet and Device 

TYPE OF GAME: Virtual Hidden Role Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 10 and Up 


Among Us is a game of many parts. Sometimes players will be in survival mode, other times they will be attempting to solve a puzzle, and other times they will try and solve the mystery of a horrendous murder. Up to ten players will work cooperatively to complete tasks and find the murderer, but one of them is the Imposter, attempting to undermine all of the hard work and murder everyone else.  


To set up the game, have a player open a room on the app or on the computer. The host will then share the room code for the room, and everyone will enter. Each player will then customize their player as they wish. The game will then begin.  


At the beginning of each game, the players will be notified individually which role they will have throughout the course of the game. The players will then begin to complete their tasks. The crew will have a checklist of tasks that they must try to complete, and they may find these tasks by using the map found at the bottom of the screen.  

The imposter will attempt to murder other players using the vents to move around while attempting to not be found. If a player reports a dead body, or if they see the imposter do something suspicious, then they may call a meeting and persuade the other players to vote the correct player off of the ship. This is when lies and deceit will run rampant.  


The game will continue until all of the players complete their tasks and expose the Imposter, or it will continue until the imposter kills all of the crew. Depending on the outcome of the game, the winner is determined.  

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