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March 21, 2024

The Power of Secrets: Unveiling the Lessons from Werewolf in Today's Information Age


Have you ever dived into the depths of the game Werewolf? This isn't just any social deduction game - it's a carefully crafted experiment designed to illustrate the potent dynamics of misinformation and manipulation. The roots of Werewolf trace back to the imaginative mind of Dmitry Davidoff, a Russian psychology student, in 1986. His objective was profound yet straightforward: to showcase how a well-informed minority could easily deceive and dominate an uninformed majority, a scenario eerily reflective of today's digital age.

The Genesis of Werewolf: A Psychological Experiment

Davidoff's creation, initially termed "Mafia," was more than a pastime; it was a sociological and psychological experiment. The game was conceptualized in a classroom setting, aiming to explore the interactions between an informed minority (the Mafia or werewolves) and an uninformed majority (the villagers). This setup provided a living laboratory for observing...

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