Redmond, WA – The highly anticipated Among Us board game has turned dark and deadly. Instead of the usual action cards and plastic figurines, you would expect in a board game, the game is now just a single, colorful knife.
The game’s creator, InnerSloth LLC, wanted to make the game more realistic and immersive. “We wanted players to really feel the tension of being an impostor, and what’s more realistic than actually killing your fellow players?”
Strict laws against knives in the UK have forced retailers to pull the game off the shelf. The US version includes a gun, so it’s immune from any sort of regulation. A savvy move by the creators.
The new game has caused quite a stir in the board game community, with many expressing their outrage and concern over the dangerous new twist. “I don’t think it’s appropriate to turn a game about deception and strategy into a game about actual murder,” said boardgamegeek.com poster Karen Wilson. “It’s just not safe or responsible. I’m going to stick with Wingspan.”
Despite the backlash, some players have been eagerly embracing the new game, even hosting tournaments and competitions. “It’s just so much more intense than the video game,” said avid player Evan Sperg. “You really have to think on your feet and be quick with the knife. It’s a rush. Plus, I’ve always wanted to kill that asshole, Brent. Hopefully, I’ll be the Impostor.”
Of course, the new game has not come without its share of casualties. In just the first week of its release, there have already been several reports of injuries and many deaths. Some players are calling for the game to be banned altogether, while others are insisting that it’s just harmless fun.
The future of the Among Us board game in other countries remains uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s no longer just a game.
Michael Briggs contributed to this story.