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Deception, Detection, and Democracy at GenCon, by Bryan Caplan

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At this year's GenCon, I discovered a thought-provoking game: "Are You a Werewolf?" - a.k.a. "Mafia."  The game's a brilliant exploration of cheating, cheater detection, and democratic information aggregation.  The basic set-up:

1. There are 15 players and a moderator. 

2. Each player gets one card, which you may not reveal until you leave the game.

3. Twelve of the cards say "Villager," two say ...

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