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Comment author: Peter_de_Blanc 10 April 2009 03:42:47PM *  4 points [-]

The game that Paranoid Debating most reminds me of is Mafia (or Werewolf).) Most of the players are cooperating to achieve a common goal, but there is a minority of secret saboteurs who are trying to achieve the opposite goal. I didn't think it was an interesting game until I played it with a group of skilled players, and then I had a lot of fun.

Other games might be enjoyable in a Paranoid Debating-like format. For instance, Paranoid Go could involve teams that decide collectively which move to play, and each team includes one saboteur who is trying to make the team lose.