Assassin is a discrete game of elimination in which players are "assassinated" in the wink of an eye.
This game is also know as Murder or Killer and despite its name is a very non-violent game.
The subtlety of play is what makes it so much fun.
The game can be played with a group of any mix of ages and can even be played in combination with another game, like a card game or board game.
The more players the better with this one.
Players sit so they are all facing each other.
Tear a piece of paper into pieces equal with the number of players. An "X" is written on one of the pieces and all pieces are folded in half. Mix the pieces up and distribute them so each players has one.
The player who has the piece with the "X" is the secret assassin.
The Object of the Game
For the rest of the players the object is to catch the assassin winking at another player before they are winked at themselves.
Playing the Game
Once a player has been winked at they must wait 10 seconds and then proclaim "I'm dead" and drop out of the game. This is a very important part of the game. Without the waiting it would be way too easy to identify the assassin.
Winning the Game
If the assassin manages to "kill" everyone without being discovered they are declared the winner.
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