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Old 01-15-2021, 04:22 PM
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My kids have been talking about the game "Among Us". I guess I'm not hip at all. Is it a video game? Computer game? On the Internet? How do you play? Tell me what you know to help me "get with it!"


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Old 01-15-2021, 04:44 PM
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It’s a multi-player video game that can be played on multiple platforms.

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Old 01-15-2021, 04:54 PM
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It's an online game, you can get the app on your phone or ipad or download it to your computer. You need at least 4 people to play and it can be a private or public game. I play with my grandchildren and we always have it set to private. If it's set to public anyone can join. The problem with public games as always is the chat feature. It's a fun game though, a mystery where one of the players gets killed (cartoonishly) and everyone else has to figure out who did it.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:02 PM
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“Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!

Play online or over local wifi with 4-10 players as you attempt to hold your spaceship together and return back to civilization. But beware...as there may be an alien impostor aboard!

One crewmate has been replaced by a parasitic shapeshifter. Their goal is to eliminate the rest of the crew before the ship reaches home. The Impostor will sabotage the ship, sneak through vents, deceive, and frame others to remain anonymous and kill off the crew.

While everyone is fixing up the ship, no one can talk to maintain anonymity. Once a body is reported, the surviving crew will openly debate who they think The Impostor is. The Impostor's goal is to pretend that they are a member of the crew. If The Impostor is not voted off, everyone goes back to maintaining the ship until another body is found. If The Impostor is voted off, the crew wins!”
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:11 PM
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to take it back a few years...decades? it's the old Mafia game (there are other names)--it can be played in person--lots of kids have been doing it on the playground...

one kid is "It" and winks at others who all die off--you try to figure out who it is before you're killed off.

Among Us is basically the tech version.


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Old 01-15-2021, 08:54 PM
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Earlier this year half my class used Among Us as the topic for a writing piece. I had no idea what they were talking about, so I flipped the class and let them teach me a thing or two. They loved being able to teach me something!

Amiga - impressive knowledge! Do you play? (I have never even see the game!)
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:29 AM
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I learned a lot from reading the responses. Up till now, the only thing I knew about Among Us is that "sus" is not a bad word and is OK for 6th graders to use.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:06 AM
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Amiga - impressive knowledge! Do you play? (I have never even see the game!)
Nope, but it sounds like fun. There’s a reason I put that in quotation marks.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:57 AM
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I also play with grandkids...age 8 and 10...it's fun to chat with them as we go all over trying not to get killed and racking up points...
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:41 AM
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Thanks! It seemed like it was like "mafia". I wasn't sure where to go to play it. It makes sense now.


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Old 01-16-2021, 02:30 PM
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I keep hearing about this but haven't tried it yet. We played the "mafia" game constantly in my church youth group growing up . I guess it was a good way to keep a bunch of kids contained and busy!
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:14 AM
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Up till now, the only thing I knew about Among Us is that "sus" is not a bad word and is OK for 6th graders to use.
What does "Sus" Mean? Is it an abbreviation for suspect?
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:49 AM
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Sus means suspicious, as in “Orange is totally sus, I saw him in the engine room right before the body was found”.
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:43 AM
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Sus means suspicious,
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Sus pronunciation
Old 01-17-2021, 08:44 AM
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Is "sus" with a short u or a long u? I assume a short u? I can't wait to use this with my kids when they are doing something "suspicious" and watch their reaction! But it won't have the same effect if I pronounce it wrong!
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:38 AM
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to take it back a few years...decades? it's the old Mafia game (there are other names)--it can be played in person--lots of kids have been doing it on the playground...

one kid is "It" and winks at others who all die off--you try to figure out who it is before you're killed off.

Among Us is basically the tech version.
Exactly what I was going to write.

The video games is very fun, and it’s great for practicing problem-solving, logical reasoning, collaboration and negotiation. It also helps with developing spatial reasoning skills and working memory. I play with my students sometimes.

Teacherbee - “sus” is just like “suspicious” without the “picious.”
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Teacherbee - “sus” is just like “suspicious” without the “picious.”
Thanks! Now I'll be able to use it wit my kid!
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:43 PM
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It's actually a lot of fun. You should download it and play. The kids really get a kick out of you playing with them.
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