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Everyone loves to play the bad guy now and then, which probably explains the popularity of all the hidden-role/traitor style board games on the market. From Shadows Over Camelot that let you play as a minion of Mordred undermining the work of the Knights of the Round Table, to Battlestar Galactica in which Cylons stay hidden amongst the remnants of humanity, always looking for a way to subtly launch one of them out the airlock, games in which one or more players are actively trying to screw over the other players are awesome. Yesterday, a digital hidden-role game joined the fray as Who Lurks made its way to both iOS and Android devices.

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As anyone who has ever played Fantasy Flight's classic Battlestar Galactica will tell you, the fun lies in finding the Cylon with the rest of the board game existing only to supply them with more places to hide. Since BSG's popularity, there have been a glut of "traitor" games invading tabletops. Games like The Resistance, Dark Moon, and Dead of Winter immediately come to mind. I haven't even brought up all the werewolf-style games like Ted Alspach's One Night Ultimate Werewolf. The problem with bringing a traitor mechanism game to mobile has always been that it works best when everyone is in the same room. Developer Hybrid Humans is going to try to debunk that with their latest, an original party game called Who Lurks that's due out next week.

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