Reading tells in Secret Hitler and other social deduction games

The 13th People Who Read People episode is an interview with Polina Vorozheykina, who’s a skilled player of so-called social deduction games.  Social deduction games typically involve trying to figure out the secret roles and motivations of your opponents based on their actions and behaviors. Examples of social deduction games are Werewolf, Mafia, Avalon, and Resistance. In this podcast, we discuss Secret Hitler, a popular social deduction game from the makers of Cards Against Humanity.

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I’ve only played Secret Hitler a few times, so I’m far from experienced, but I did write a blog post about behaviors/tells I noticed from beginner-level players. If you like that, you might also like this piece about behavior in Cards Against Humanity and Apples To Apples.