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MalkavX
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Vote of Honesty - how flexible? Fri, 21 January 2011 16:12
I recently bought the game, and on our first play, a friend made an accusation which was refuted by another player. This led everyone to believe certain father was the culprit, and when we started making accusations, it turned out to be incorrect.

We we finished the game, which was won by the friend who refutted the first accusation, we realized, and she confirmed, that she had lied. That she had weighted the chance of being caught lying with the chance of getting everyone off track and she decided it was worth the risk.

From what I read in the rules, the Honesty rule is mandatory, noone should lie during the game.

So, for all of you veterans out there, what is your take? Is the vow flexible that people can decided to lie, which obviously adds an extra layer of complexity to the game (or kills the game if everyone starts cheating and not saying the truth) or should we made clear people understand that they cannot lie and be taken out of the game. Keeping good track of info can help find out who was lying.

Thanks for any advice on this,
      
BullpenPro
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Re:Vote of Honesty - how flexible? Sun, 23 January 2011 21:32
Absolute honesty from all players is essential to the quality of the game. If everyone was flexible with the truth, nobody would ever solve the case - you may as well make the game "Guess which card I have stuffed under the board" and bypass all the other motions. Lying totally ruins the game.
      
MalkavX
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Re:Vote of Honesty - how flexible? Mon, 24 January 2011 20:42
Thanks a lot for the answer.
      
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Re:Vote of Honesty - how flexible? Thu, 27 January 2011 18:36
Oh, for sure, lying is completely unacceptable in this game. There is no point playing if you suspect someone is going to lie. Might as well just hit yourself in the head with a hammer, cause it'll be more fun.
      
Kuildeous
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Re:Vote of Honesty - how flexible? Sun, 05 February 2012 00:15
Yeah, if lying were acceptable, then the game degenerates into, "Who can see all 23 cards first?" That does not sound like a fun game.

I'd give that player the benefit of the doubt at first. Maybe she didn't realize that lying is not an option (this is not Illuminati after all). But, in general, if I question a player's integrity, I would not play this game with him.
      
    
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