Secrets Hitler: “But we have a thing!”

We recently played the board game Secret Hitler which was both entertaining and extremely reliant on communication and logic. In the game, there are two factions who are either trying to elect “Hitler” as chancellor or to get him assassinated. The only players that know who anyone else is are the ones on the fascist side. This lack of knowledge forces everyone else to communicate logically to determine who is good and who is evil – using critical thinking and logical deduction of other players’ words and actions. Some instances of trust are garnered through illogical means such as two players claiming that they “have a thing!” and that they trust each other on that basis. This, while not always the best strategy to win, definitely makes this game thought provoking and fun to play with friends and strangers alike.