“Among us” is a clever video game that has been amassing popularity lately with all ages. For those familiar with party games such as Werewolf or Mafia the game follows a similar pattern just in a digital format except that it takes place on a space station. If you are completely new to this genre of games the easiest explanation is it is a mystery whodunnit. There is one player, the imposter, that tries to sabotage the spaceship and do away with crew members until their character is the last person playing. The rest of the players are crew members that are trying to do their normal space station tasks, fix sabotage, try to stay alive, and most importantly figure out who the imposter is. It is a fun way to flex your brain as you try to recall where players are, what they are doing, who has an alibi, and who is just sus (short for suspicious).
The Abilene Public Library is going to be playing “Among us” and you are welcome to join us virtually! On Thursday December 17th from 4 to 5pm the library will be posting “Among us” room codes on our social media account so you can join us from home. Whether you play on a computer or a cell phone, as long as you have downloaded the game you can join our private room and play with library staff. Just remember this library event is family friendly so please make sure that your username and chats are appropriate. If this is your first time playing make sure to download the game early and try the tutorial mode so you are ready to play, no voice chat or in game help will be available during the program. The game and all of its affiliated content are owned by InnerSloth. Please be advised that some versions of the game must be purchased and there are micro transactions available for bonus content that will not be required to play the game.
If you are hankering to read some whodunits while you wait for the program, try one of the following titles. For some awesome juvenile books check out The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, or Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Some awesome young adult titles are One of Us is Lying by Karen M. Mcmanus, Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig, and Ten by Gretchen McNeil. For excellent adult reads there is the classic And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.
We’ll look forward to having you join us online on Thursday December 17th from 4 to 5pm for a rousing session of “Among us.” Watch our social media pages for the room codes, and if you have any questions, call me at 698-7565!
Article Contributed by Marianne Vadney, Librarian I