The Bookish Games
Welcome to The Bookish Games, an online version of the party game Mafia that has been floating around the internet since 2013. If you haven’t participated in the Games before and want to know what it’s all about, be sure to visit the links provided in the menu (to the left on computers, top of the page for mobiles). There you will find a rundown of how the game works, the rules all players must follow, and archives of the previous editions of The Bookish Games.
The main thing to be aware of if you are thinking about participating in The Bookish Games and haven’t played before is that this game requires a major time commitment. At the very least, you will have to dedicate an hour or two each week to The Bookish Games if you want to play it properly. The Bookish Games involves reading comments left by other players (generally over 100 comments per game Day), analysing information from comments and player deaths, contributing to the Day discussion, and submitting the Night Action form (if your assigned roles comes with an active power). Please take this into consideration before signing up to play.
(But also, don’t let that warning scare you off because these games ARE are a lot of fun. Check out our page of Testimonials or Player Interviews where players share some of the reasons why they love The Bookish Games.)
The 100 Edition
Okay, first of all, can you believe that this is our fifteenth edition?! This is absolutely bonkers to me, and I wanted to thank all our players from the past, present, and future for your continued love and dedication to this crazy project of ours.
This edition of The Bookish Games is themed around the first 3 seasons of the series The 100, based on the book by Kass Morgan.
Watching The 100 is not a requirement in order to join The Bookish Games, but please be aware that spoilers from the series (and possibly the book) will likely be revealed during the game. Not only do players like to use their knowledge to attempt to make sense of the game, but the game set-up itself usually involves a spoiler or two.
Sign-Up to Play!
The deadline for sign-ups is Saturday, January 9th at 9pm GMT, with the games starting on Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm GMT.
SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.
- Harker @thehermitlibrarian (they/them)
- Jeann @happyindulgence (she/her)
- Beth @ArtemisHi (she/her)
- Amber B @YAIndulgences (she/her)
- Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (she/her)
- Siran @ToukhanianSiran (she/her)
- Greg @GregsBookHaven (he/him)
- Jenn @bookish_ginger (she/her)
- Shannon W @tibbs10 (she/her)
- Kara @ Dalliant Thoughts (she/her)
- Dana @DanaBartelt (she/her)
- Megan @Megan_Roze (she/her)
- Maria @mhisreading (she/her)
- Anna @AnnaJJacobson1 (she/her)
- Amber G @ Books of Amber (she/her)
- Nicole @tardigradeTay (she/her)
- Kerrie @lovekerrie (she/her)
- Anne @amengelhart (she/her)
- Kerys @ The Everlasting Library (she/her)
- Asti @astistenning
- Tom @ Inge’s other half
- Laura @laurakat_henry
- Kritika @spidersilksnow
- Joséphine @wordrevel
If you would like to be added to the Spectator Chat, a place where you can share your thoughts about the game with the moderators, eliminated players, and other spectators, please leave a comment below with some ways of contacting you (e.g. Twitter account).
Just a little note that Asti will not be hosting or playing during this edition, as she’s busy growing a human larva inside her belly. She is, however, responsible for the always amazing graphics that feature our posts, and she will be cheering you on from the Spectator Chat. It’s just me and my good pal Shannon this round. But don’t worry. You’re in good hands. Ish. 😉
Good luck, players! We can’t wait to see what madness and shenanigans will unfold this time. 😈
See you soon,
Inge & Shannon