Harry Potter Edition: GAME OVER!!

Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that is hosted here at A Bookish Heart quarterly. For each game, a popular YA book is chosen to be the theme and players are assigned different character roles and powers. Their end goal is to ensure that their team is the last one standing, even if they don’t know who their other teammates are!

Game Master’s Notes

Oh that tricky, tricky Asti. During the last Day I made it sound like the game was still happening by ending it with my final Day vote reveal and asking those with Night powers to send in the form. But really, the game was over. I just didn’t have this post prepped and ready to go so thought I would make you all suffer until then πŸ˜‰

The game is over: Team Dumbledore’s Army Wins!

Congrats go to our remaining living Team Dumbledore’s Army players who somehow managed to survive all the way until the end. While some of their identities were questioned again and again, with votes popping up for them every once in a while, they somehow managed to avoid majority.

The surviving Team DA members are:

  • Emma @ A World of Books as Neville Longbottom, Bulletproof (cannot be eliminated at Night)
  • Holly @ A DayDreamers Thoughts as Harry Potter, Unlynchable (cannot be eliminated during the Day), Roleblocker (able to block one person each Night from ability)
  • Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile as Justin Finch-Fletchley, 2x Vigilante (able to kill during the Night twice throughout the game in order to help Team DA)
  • Terri @ Starlight Book Reviews as Marietta Edgecomb, Townie (no special powers) – Side note: When I first created this role I had planned on making Marietta a traitor, but then when I expanded all the teams to fit more players I changed it to a powerless role because I didn’t want the baddies to be too powerful
  • Annie @ The Runaway Reader as Padma Patil, Townie (no special powers)

Congrats to these five players for not only making it to the end of the game, but even just putting up with it for ten long weeks! It has been quite the journey with so many players this time around, and while I know it was difficult for some to keep up I think everyone did a pretty good job.

The Prizes

Now, I mentioned in the sign-up emails that there would be two giveaways at the end of the game. The first prize is a book worth up to $15 from The Book Depository, and it goes to one of the surviving players mentioned above. Anyone (whether alive or dead, players or not) can vote for who they think deserves the prize in the poll below. [Voting is now closed]

While Team DA has officially won the game, I don’t think we can forget those moments where it seemed like all hope was lost. The evil forces in this game played quite beautifully, and if they could have somehow continued avoiding killing each other I think they may have won the game in the end. Lucky for Team DA, they didn’t.

The second prize (worth the same amount as the first) goes to whoever I think played the best game. I know who is who throughout the entire game and I can easily see who is pulling their weight. When it comes down to it, there are three players who stood out to me for having a well-rounded game:

  • Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer as Lord Voldemort (Bulletproof, Investigative Immune, Godfather) from Team DE – Cayce proved with the last Bookish Games that she’s a force to be reckoned with, and I honestly think that that is the only thing she really had working against her this time around. The other evil forces targeted her early on in the game knowing her previous game experience, and once they realized she wasn’t dying they knew something wasn’t right about her. Even though Cayce was eliminated in the end, she still earned herself an extra day – when she could have just chosen a random Team DA member name to claim to avoid trouble, she actually went out of her way to choose some crazy identity and role – and people actually fell for it (for a while)! If it weren’t for the fact that the role she chose was truly assigned to someone else in the game (along with a kill she claimed to make), she might have lasted until the very end.
  • Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews as Iblis (1x Strongman) from Team DM – Charlotte was on top of the game from the very beginning. She constantly contributed to discussions (in a way that I felt was very Team DA) and was able to accurately identify all the members of Team DE fairly early on (though she had no confirmation of the fact). I was actually quite surprised when the votes were flipped onto Charlotte and her elimination occurred… then again, she played like a Team DA member and Team DA was pretty good at voting their own kind out. πŸ˜‰
  • Miranda @ Tempest Books as Lee Jordan (Townie) from Team DA – I think the fact that the comments dropped so drastically after her elimination just proved how strong of an asset Miranda was to Team DA. She was very thoughtful in her gameplay, always contributing helpful comments during the Day even if it meant she was a target at Night. I was actually quite surprised by how well she played, and was hoping to see her make it until the very end. Maybe next time!

If I didn’t mention your name here, it’s not because I didn’t think you played well. I could probably spend hours talking over each person’s gameplay (and really this post is already super-long). I just wanted to take the time to mention my Top 3 players this time around who at certain points during the game made me think “Ah yes, you deserve to win!”. In the end though, I can only choose one person to win this second prize and that person is Cayce aka Lord Voldy. Her boldness and skill took me completely by surprise in this game, and I can’t help but admire her gameplay. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.

Behind the Scenes

As always, I like to share all the hidden page information once the games are over. You can access each page on the Bookish Games: Harry Potter page and the passwords are listed below.

  • Page 0-0Password “HarryPotterRecap” This is a recap of everything that went down during the game including who was eliminated and when, what special powers were used, and if any warnings/eliminations took place.
  • Page 1-0 – Password “welovedeath”Team Death Eater’s chat page where they discussed who they would like to eliminate each Night along with who they would be sending to complete the kill
  • Page 2-0 – Password “wegotogether”The Masons chat page (Amy and Rita) where they were allowed to talk gameplay with each other Day or Night and knew of each other’s identities/alliances
  • Page 3-0 – Password “goodbyecruelworld”Dead Player page! Any players who were eliminated from the game were given the password if they wanted to continue the discussion.
  • Page 4-0 – Password “kissmebaby”Team Dementor’s chat page where they discussed who they would like to eliminate each Night along with who they would be sending to complete the kill

I think you guys might also be happy to know that after my hiatus I will be creating a post with a more in-depth look at the Behind the Scenes of the Bookish Games where I discuss how I set the games up, what I do during the games and other interesting details like that.

Want to Play?


As with last game, I would like to end this final “GAME OVER” post by announcing the next Bookish Games installment. The next Bookish Games will be themed Divergent, based Veronica Roth’s Divergent. I do want to warn in advance that this game will be slightly spoilery in the set up – but only for Divergent. It’s not enough where I think it should cause a problem, but do want to put that out there for anyone who is paranoid in that respect.

If you want to join the next Bookish Games: Divergent Edition, then please comment below so I can put you on a mailing list! There is no guarantee that if you comment now you’ll be able to play the game. Instead, I record your name and when sign ups open for the next one I send you an email letting you know they’re open so you can get a head start joining the game before anyone else.

Also, I do want to mention that the next game will be smaller. While I enjoyed having so many wonderful people participating this time around, I do think it was quite overwhelming (for everyone) in the beginning with so many comments. As of right now, the plan is for there to be 18 players in the Divergent edition of Bookish Games, which should be starting in mid-April.

That’s it! Thanks again everyone for playing Bookish Games:Β  Harry Potter Edition. I had a great time moderating the game and look forward to the next one.Β 

73 thoughts on “Harry Potter Edition: GAME OVER!!”

  1. Woo hoo! Would love to be put on the mailing list πŸ˜€

    Really think Cayce played the best this time AGAIN! She totally deserved it and her thinking in choosing a non-DA name when it came to being the ‘Vigilante’ could have made her last until the very end. Major props to Miranda as well, her comments were always so helpful to DA and she really kept the momentum up. I’m honoured to be included with these two ladies ^^ Haha Asti managed to figure out my gameplay πŸ˜‰ Play like a DA member during the Day but unleash the Dementor evilness at Night *cackles*

    I’m a little shocked Neville was bulletproof! Never figured that out.

    Thanks so much Asti for hosting the second Bookish Games! You deserve a huge medal for everything you’ve done and I can’t wait for the BTS post on the Bookish Games πŸ˜€

  2. I want to be added to the mailing list too!
    The Bookish Games was great fun, and I definitely agree that Cayce was a standout player- *applauds at her evil genius*

  3. Bahahaha I was gearing myself up and I was half-convinced that Annie is really evil and that I’m going to vote for her in my first comment.

    HELL YEAH, WE WON. *dances around Asti’s blog*

    I need some time to compose myself before I comment on how you let us think that an evil member is still among us, Asti. You’re gonna face my 2x wrath. =P

    P.S. You’re a genius and I love you. πŸ˜‰
    P.P.S. I’d love to be added to the mailing list yet again but it’s fine if I don’t get to play. I’ll be. I think. Err.

  4. *waves at Georgia and other people who haven’t played but want to* This is a really fun game, guys! Even when you’re dead… you still get to guess & stuff πŸ˜› It’s tricky too, lots of comment misinterpreting & whatnot- its really hard to get your tone across!
    If I get to play with you guys, it’ll be so cool. But be active dearies πŸ˜€

  5. You’re on the list Charlotte! Had a lot of fun watching you play this time around. Of course, the one bad thing about playing well is that it always makes you a target in future games πŸ˜›

    Haha yes, Neville was bulletproof. If I remember correctly she only got targeted once at Night (and the person who targeted her was roleblocked) so it didn’t make too much of a difference.

    And thanks! I have a lot of fun hosting the games so I’m glad there’s always continued interest in players πŸ™‚

  6. Yay Team DA! Now I have to go read all the other hidden threads..lol

    Great job as always Asti!

    You know I would love to be part of a Divergent games, that is if I still can without being a blogger, if I’m still not blogging then…

  7. Good job, team DA! I was hoping that we’d win but alas, the good guys always seem to win. I totally agree that Cayce’s playing skills were just great! As much as I loved these games, it was very time consuming and Divergent isn’t my favourite book series so I think I’ll just follow along (from the sidelines) for the next round. I still want to see what’s going on! Thanks for hosting such an awesome and fun game and even though we might not see it, we know you put a lot of effort into this so THANK YOU SO MUCH! πŸ˜€

  8. Oh and I’m SO GLAD I didn’t turn out to be a traitor! I was terrified that the game would end and you’d say “Marietta thought she was DA but she’d been Imperiused and has actually unknowingly been evil this whole time.”

  9. Haha Terri, that’d have been funny! But surely when Death Eaters (so after Cayce’s death) were out, if that was true, you’d come back to good (as they couldn’t continue controlling you)? That would’ve been such a great idea if Asti had done that- you’d win if DA won OR if Death Eaters won XD Just not Dementors…. πŸ˜›

  10. So I’ve been skimming the protected pages and wow, you guys really are evil thinking up strategies to lie about roles. =P I think I escaped death more than just one time. Ha ha I lied about being bulletproof and I think it somehow worked. I just can’t figure out who killed Miranda off.

    Also, sorry Orli and Christina. I felt really bad for taking out Team DA kills and didn’t want to say anything because I was more embarrassed than anything else. Ha ha.

    @Cayce Just TELL me how’d you copy my role already. You almost got me eliminated, dude and that was genius. Ha ha.

  11. Asti, you’re so tricky! I had woken up today expecting someone else to be eliminated but to hear the news that we won is terrific! We did it Team DA! Honestly, it’s kind of amazing to see how far we’ve come from those early days when it seemed like we had no hope. And congrats to Cayce! She certainly did play masterfully! She had me totally fooled. And sorry to Sana for voting for you last day. I honestly had no clue!!! I’m going to read over those pages now to see what really happened behind the scenes. And ooo Divergent! I’m going to sit out on this one but I’m so excited to see how everything’s going to play out!!!

  12. Haha sorry Sana! I can’t help being evil sometimes. It’s just part of who I am πŸ˜‰ I let the dead people know that the game was over though!

    I’ve added you to the mailing list. I think it’s good to have a good mix of old and new players each game, so don’t feel like anyone should worry about joining in again!

  13. Yes, I’m excited to see new people are interested in playing already! It’s fun to have a mix of old and new each game πŸ™‚ But yes, active participation is a must! I do think we’ll have more possible replacements next game since the player count will be smaller, so hopefully that won’t be as big of an issue.

  14. No worries Shelly! I definitely understand. With only 18 player slots currently planned for the next game I’m sure we’ll manage without you. I’m glad I got to see you play this game though! You guys almost had it πŸ˜‰

  15. Haha, yes! You won! I just can’t help being sneaky at any opportunity… πŸ˜‰ And sorry for sticking you with Marietta as a character. If it weren’t for the increased numbers you would have been a traitor… You were spared – this time!

  16. Haha yes, the evil guys worked hard this time around! I was quite impressed, and I’m sure Team DA can see why I felt they had no hope in the game early on. Luckily for Team DA the evils started targeting each other, and it bought Team DA enough time to (sort of) start figuring things out.

    Miranda was eliminated by Lauren (LTR) from Team Dementors. I am not sure if she told me why she chose Miranda though. I would assume it’s just because Miranda was vocal and on top of the game?

    And haha yes, I’m curious about Cayce as well! The second she said she was a Vigilante that had killed Orli I was just shocked! As far as I know it was just an incredibly unlucky coincidence, and I was flabbergasted when people started believing her!

  17. Thanks for playing Annie! I hope you had fun, even if your name was constantly brought up as a possible suspect πŸ™‚ No worries about sitting the next one out. I hope to do a new one every couple of months so you can always join a different one later one if you would like to!

  18. Aww, thank you Asti! And everyone!! ❀ *Voldy is blushing* I had such a great time playing Voldemort πŸ˜‰ Thanks again for hosting the games, Asti! The Bookish Games is pretty much the BEST bookish event I've ever participated in. I don't think I could top my performance as the one Who Must Not Be Named, plus I seriously doubt anyone would believe anything I'd say (lol), so yeah, I think I'll just follow along the next one from the sidelines. Can't wait to see how the Divergent Games will look like, though!

    Sana – it was a random idea that came to my mind. I was just unlucky enough to invent a role that actually excited. Haha.

    And wow, Emme was bullletproof. I actually tried to kill her (when I said I tried to kill Lauren). I was role-blocked, so it doesn't matter, but stilll… wow.
    And Harry could role-block too… Interesting.

    Hm. So Charlotte had us figured out… 😦 And YES, Miranda was so GOOD, esp. considering that she was 'only' a townie. Could only imagine what she could have done in a more powerful role.

    *goes to vote for… * πŸ˜‰

  19. Wow we did it !!! πŸ™‚ This was great fun. Why did you try and kill me Cayce? I was just innocent Neville, minding my own business πŸ˜› I have not looked at all the pages yet, just home from work so will do it now. I cannot believe all the reveals that happening.
    I feel bad for suspect Sana, Annie and Terri now.
    @Cayce, well done, you played an excellent game, you had me fooled.
    @Terri, I was always suspicious of you because we both revealed our names at the same time (like others) but they all got killed off, I knew why I wasn’t getting voted off (bulletproof) so I was unsure of you, sorry.
    Now who to vote for, it’s hard because everyone did so well. πŸ™‚

  20. @Emma – because you were too good a player πŸ˜‰

    Haha, I just read the Dementor’s page and LOL, they were gunning for me from day1 πŸ˜€

  21. @Cayce thank you, I felt like i was being no help most of the time lol.
    I am just reading the death eater one, it’s very interesting, seeing you’s wanted to kill off Miranda from day 2 is very interesting lol. This is almost as much fun as the games πŸ™‚

  22. *claps* Yay for Team DA πŸ™‚

    Asti, thanks again for putting these games on! They are so SOOOO much fun and I had a blast. I’d like to be put on the list for the Divergent games please πŸ™‚ (It’s an addiction now…).

    @Cayce: Congratulous!! You are seriously a GENIOUS when it comes to this game!! I don’t know how you think of half the stuff you do!! You deserve that award! And P.S. I’m SORRY for gunning for you since Day 1 πŸ˜‰ I just knew after your shenanigans with the last game that you were one to watch!!

    My vote goes to Sana. You had so many targets week after week and after surviving Cayce’s “role” strategy… you deserve it!!

    I loved playing with everyone!!!

  23. You know…. Everyone should just head over to the masons page, because I think me and Amy *cough* Hermione *cough* did a pretty awesome job….! XD Hehe!!

  24. Thank you Asti for all the hard work you put in, once you see all these pages, I realise just how much did. I was great fun and I got to meet some really nice people. πŸ™‚ Thanks again.

  25. @Amy -” It’s a bit more fun now I have MY Neville *Hermione ponders two-timing* ” This made me laugh πŸ™‚

    I like how no one believed we could win until the end (even we did not believe it), glad we did though πŸ™‚

  26. True, I have found some great blogs to follow, and hopefully get to meet some of you again in the next bookish games, if not I will follow it.
    I now feel really bad for suspecting you the whole game. I don’t know why, there was something I could not place, must have been the vigilante bit lol πŸ™‚

  27. OMG YES!! I’ve been half keeping up with the games when I’ve found time and I’m really happy that DA won! But seriously, Cayce and Charlotte were so so good at convincing us that they were team DA. Smart little ducklings indeed. I hope you can put me on the list!! It’s so popular!

  28. Hahahahahaha that was amusing to read. I only skimmed a little of the DE and Dementor pages, but I think that someone called me intimidating and that’s…what? Very unexpected. I’d love to play again with the Divergent addition. I, er, could’ve handled things better in the HP one for sure. And I’m looking forward to your explanation post!

    Congrats Cayce and Team DA! πŸ˜€

  29. Yay πŸ™‚

    Also, after reading the hidden threads, I’m very amused by all of the confusion I caused πŸ™‚ I’m also surprised at how long I survived, thanks to role blockers!

  30. Glad you had fun Cayce! You were definitely fun to watch. Of course, I’m pretty sure only you could do something like create a role that someone else already had πŸ˜› But hey, it almost worked! We’ll miss you the next time around, but there will (hopefully) be plenty of Bookish Games in the future so I’m sure we’ll see you again πŸ˜‰

  31. Not a problem Emma! It definitely is a lot of work to set up, but once it gets going it is quite entertaining – especially since I know who everyone is and can see when people are getting close or way off track. Sometimes I just want to shake people and go “What are you thinking?!” haha

  32. I’ll add you to the list Laura! It definitely looks like there will be a lot of people interested in the next Bookish Games. But anyone is allowed to sign up if they want… it just might be a race to see who gets there first πŸ˜‰

  33. It’s I’ve voted for someone already, don’t remember clicking it, but it’s cool πŸ™‚ Go Sana, you really did play a great game πŸ™‚ I do want to win, but you really do deserve it πŸ™‚

  34. Congratulations, Team DA! You really deserved that win. πŸ˜€ And thanks again for hosting the games, Asti! I know a lot of hard work goes into them! Please put me on the mailing list for the Divergent games. πŸ™‚

  35. Yeah me too! If I was going to get voted out I was going to be all “IF I’M GOING TO DIE I’M TAKING ONE OF YOU WITH ME MWAHAHAHAHA” but then I got killed at night so it was like dang it! haha

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