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Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5-10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.

Players are secretly divided into two teams: the liberals, who have a majority, and the fascists, who are hidden to everyone but each other. If the liberals can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the elections and save the day. But the fascists will say whatever it takes to get elected, advance their agenda, and win the game.

This game is a web adaptation of the board game, which is licensed for free under Creative Commons license BY–NC–SA 4.0. The current online version of the game supports multiple alternative sets of rules as well as both public and private games. Setting up an account is required to play.

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https://secrethitler.io/
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Android companion app gone missing?
Apr 3, 2022
Showandtell37
We found (and made) this fun harry-potter-themed version of Secret Hitler, called Secret Voldemort. It's fun, but they added a special character that we don't understand how to use. I'd love to hear ideas about how to use this special character in the best way to make the game even more fun.
Apr 10, 2022
live_love_laugh
First played last night - when did you all first play?
Apr 17, 2022
dn56061
Another theme idea: Secret Judas or Secret Jesus
Apr 19, 2022
mp3_collector
When can we use 'Special Election' power?
Mar 23, 2022
Should i upload the narrator from the companion app on youtube?
Mar 21, 2022
DizzyFred23
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SecretHitler.io reviews and comments

Overall an excellent game, although be forewarned that it's more intense than its board game counterpart.

This is an excellent adaptation of the Secret Hitler board game.  While there are occasional bugs, the core gameplay is very solid (with some interesting variations on the standard game's mechanisms and the ability to create custom games with your own rule set).  The moderators on the site are very responsive and there's isn't the mess of game-throwing, toxic chat conversations, and cheating that you find in other free online multiplayer games of this type. 

The strongest aspect of the game is still the strength of the source material, as Secret Hitler is an excellent social deduction game with just the right mix of randomness and strategy to make each game interesting.  Surprisingly moving conversations over to chat makes the game stronger rather than weaker, as "tells" are harder to identify and information about past play allows players to concoct wilder theories than they could playing in-person.

My pet peeve about the game is that most tables are ranked (and it's pretty hard to fill up a casual server), which means that the casual fun atmosphere of the in-person board game doesn't really come across in this adaptation.  Players on your team will vent if you play suboptimally, and trying new strategies or experimenting with the game is extremely discouraged in ranked (learn "meta" before playing if you're new).  Given that, it's probably not the best game if you want to zone out after work, but the rich gameplay and variety of different game modes means that players of any skill level can find something here to interest them.
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