Divergent Edition: Day Two

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Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! 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!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

THE PLAYERS

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Eliminated:

  • [DAY] Charli @ To Another World as Tori, Doctor (able to protect one person each Night), Team Dauntless
  • [NIGHT] Rinn @ Rinn Reads as Caleb, Roleblocker (able to block one person from power each Night), Team Erudite

Warnings/Disqualifications:

  • [WARNING] Andrea @ Books and Bindings – did not meet 2 comment minimum Day One

GAME MASTER’S NOTES

Thanks for the active participation in Day One! Aside from one person who didn’t meet the two comment minimum, everything went really well. Even though it was a bit more intense than previous games, I appreciate the fact that players were taking the game seriously and ready to play. And hey, maybe it payed off, because it’s only been one Day and Night and yet two teams are already revealed…

What can you learn from the death of a doctor on Day One? And what does it mean that an Erudite was eliminated Night One? Good luck trying to figure it all out! 😉

It is now Day Two!  Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes.  Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated!

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Divergent Edition: Day One

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Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! 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!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

The Players

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Oooh, like the graphic? You can thank Kelley for that beauty! Each week when a player is eliminated their identity will be revealed in the graphic above showing their alliance, identity, and role.

Game Master’s Notes

Final tips and reminders before we start:

  • Because it is Day One, you really have nothing to base your votes or suspicions off of yet. Have fun and vote however you want. You will still learn valuable things by observing who defends who and how people respond to votes.
  • Remember when casting your vote to bold and capitalize it so I can easily keep track. (For example: VOTE: ASTI.) You can do this by putting < b > tags < / b > around your vote (just remove the spaces). Also, it would be smart to double check my vote tallies when they pop up to ensure I spotted your vote as mistakes do happen.
  • You can also choose not to vote. Votes can be cancelled by commenting CANCEL VOTE. But, as a warning to those on the side of the good guys, Day votes are your own real chance of eliminating any evil forces in the game. Do you really want to let your own chance at eliminating the baddies just disappear?
  • Please do not click the “Reply” button next to someone’s comment if you want to respond to what they’ve said. Instead, just start a new comment at the bottom and state within your comment who you are replying to (players usually do this by saying @Name: Blah blah blah).  With so many players, it’s easiest if comments appear in chronological order.
  • Lastly, please make sure you are familiar with the Bookish Games rules. It is assumed by now that you have read and agreed to the rules. Please follow them so we can have a good game!

It is now Day One!

Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes. Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated!

Divergent Edition: Sign-Ups

Ladies and gentlemen (wherever you boys are at), it is time for the next edition of the Bookish Games! This time around the gameplay will be inspired by Veronica Roth’s first book in her Divergent series, Divergent. (I think it’s only fitting since the movie has just been released.) And this time I’ll have my own little side-kick to help me moderate the game: my lovely co-blogger Kelley!

About the Bookish Games

If you do not know what the Bookish Games are, where have you been!? (Just kidding!) The Bookish Games is a feature I brought over with me from A Bookish Heart which combines books and Mafia.

If you would like to see an example of previous Bookish Games featured on my past blog, you can look at the Harry Potter edition page or The Hunger Games edition page. On each page you’ll see the set-up, the rules, the players, and a recap of what happened during each day in the game.

Basically, there are the good guys and the bad guys. The bad guys have small numbers but know who their teammates are. The good guys have large numbers, but know nothing other than their own personal identity. Each “Day” they all get together as one group and vote for one person to eliminate from the game. (The bad guys use this as their opportunity to sway the good guys for voting one of their own, while the good guys use this time to try and figure out which side everyone is on based on what they say and how they vote.) Each “Night” only the bad guys get together (in their private chatroom) and choose to kill off one person from the game.

It sounds really confusing, and it slightly is, but those who sign up will be given a more in-depth description of the game in an email before the game starts. It always starts off a little slow in the beginning, but everyone quickly catches on and I (or Kelley) am always here to help! (But really, the best way to learn is just by playing!)

Divergent Edition Sign-Ups

The game is going to start on Saturday, April 5th, which is two weeks from today. Sign-ups for the game will be open until Tuesday the 25th, and there is only twenty spots available. Because the amount of players who can play is smaller than before, there are some slight changes to how the sign-ups work.

The goal is to have ten new players and ten returning players. The first ten people to sign up who have never played the game before will automatically get a spot in the game. For those who have played the game before, it will be slightly different. The first ten returning players to sign-up will get a spot, only if they have never received a warning or disqualification from a previous game. Players who have had either a warning or disqualification will only be given a spot if there are some still available after the deadline. Any players who don’t make the final list of players will be put on a list to be contacted if we need someone replaced during the game.

I apologize to those who might think this new sign-up method is a bit unfair. In the last game, there were too many issues with player activity even though the rules do state that commenting twice a day is required (unless I am contacted in advance). Kelley and I are hoping with this new sign-up strategy we will have a great mix of active players for the next game.

To sign up, just leave a comment below! (Kelley and I will be updating the sign-up list on this post.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each Bookish Games is inspired by a certain book, but this is the first time that the game contains an element that I think some may consider a spoiler. It doesn’t have to do with character deaths or anything like that (because really, that is up to the players in the game), but is something you wouldn’t know just by reading the book blurb. Please sign-up and play at your own risk.

Divergent Edition Players

New Players
1. Josephine @ Dudette Reads
2. Emily @ Constellation Chronicles
3. Andrea @ Books and Bindings
4. Nadia @ Nadia Reads
5. Rinn @ Rinn Reads
6. Georgia @ The Reader Ramblings
7. Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf
8. Ren @ Words in a Teacup
9. Charley
10. Izzi

Returning Players (No warnings/disqualifications)
11. Charli @ To Another World
12. Amy @ Amy Bookworm
13. Lauren @ Lose Time Reading
14. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews
15. Laura @ Laura Plus Books
16. Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
17. Jenn @ A Glo-Worm Reads
18. Holly @ A Day Dreamer’s Thoughts
19. Briana @ Pages Unbound
20. Miranda @ Tempest Books

Waiting List (will be contacted)
1. Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile
2. Fionnuala @ Books for Birds
3. Jaden @ Booklol16
4. Hawwa @ It Was Lovely Reading You
5. Jamie @ Collided-Hour.net
6. Emma @ A World of Books

THE SPOTS ARE NOW FULL! Any Additional players will be put on the WAITING LIST and CONTACTED IF THERE ARE ANY DISQUALIFICATIONS OR DROP OUTS.

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 😉

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. 😉
  • 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 1-0Password “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 2-0Password “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 3-0Password “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?

Bookish Games: DIVERGENT EDITION

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:  Harry Potter Edition. I had a great time moderating the game and look forward to the next one. 

Harry Potter Edition: Day Ten

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!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

Eliminated Players

From Day / Night Nine
(Full list of eliminated players can be found here)

  • [DAY] Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer as Lord Voldemort, Bulletproof Investigative-Immune Godfather (cannot be killed at Night, if investigated results also show powerless Team DA member), Team Death Eaters
  • [NIGHT] Briana @ Pages Unbound as Cho Chang, Townie (no special powers), Team Dumbledore’s Army

Warnings / Disqualifications

From Day / Night Nine

Game Master’s Notes

Wow, can you believe there’s only six players left? Whether you’re good or bad, you should be proud of yourself for lasting this long in the game. But it’s not over… yet! With so few players left, we are definitely reaching the finish line but I still think it’s really anyone’s game.

It is now Day Ten

You know the drill… Everyone has until Wednesday 4pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes.  Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated.