By Cardiff University
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A simple game of pretence for three players.
Can you pretend to be a kind of person you are not? Can you tell who is pretending and who is real? Choose a characteristic that two out of the three of you share and the remaining one will pretend to share. Choose male, female, religious, sports fan, football player, or whatever you like. One of the two who possesses the characteristic plays judge, the other plays non-pretender and the third person plays pretender. If you are the judge you get to ask as many questions as you like of the other two; you can make your guess at any stage. If you pick ‘quick game’ you play once. If you pick ‘full game’ there are three rounds and everyone plays each role in turn, so you will have to change the characteristic between rounds.
Two players share a trait (e.g. both are male, or both sports fans) while the third player does not (e.g. she is a woman, or doesn’t follow any team). One of the two players that share the trait becomes the judge and must question the others to identify the pretender.
Sound easy? You'd be surprised.
Play this game to see how good you are at spotting who is passing themselves off as someone else or to see if you know enough about the other two player’s lives to pretend to be someone you’re not.
Based on a Victorian parlour game adapted by Alan Turing for his 'Turing
Test' for artificial intelligence and developed from cutting edge social
science research at Cardiff University.
Masquerade has three modes of play:
- a tutorial with a few sample questions and answers
- a single round game where a judge asks questions to try to identify the pretender
- a three player, three-round game where you compete against your friends to identify the pretender and play a pretend role yourself
Masquerade can be played by either three players sharing one device or between three separate devices over the Internet.
This App is for entertainment purposes only. No warranties are given (or implied) unless otherwise explicitly stated.
Please refer to the terms of the end-user licence agreement (“EULA”) at [http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/imgame], this shall apply to you and your use of the Masquerade App (“App”). You should print or save a copy of the EULA for future reference.
We licence use of the App to you on the basis of:
•the EULA; and
•any rules or policies applied by any appstore provider or operator from whose site you downloaded the App, (together “the Applicable Rules”).
We do not sell the App to you. We remain the owners of the App at all times.
This App has not been developed to meet user’s individual requirements. The App is supplied for domestic and private use only. Outputs from the App should not be relied upon in any way as a basis for making decisions or pursuing a course of action. This App is not intended as a substitute for appropriate professional advice or guidance.
Users of the App are reminded to use the App responsibly and sensibly. You shall not use the App in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purposes. You shall not use the App to transmit any material that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable. Users of the App accept all responsibility and liability for information and/or questions entered into the App. Cardiff University accepts no responsibility on any account whatsoever for any offence or distress caused to any person arising in any way from the use of the App or any information entered into it.
What's New in Version 2.0.4
You can now play Masquerade by players either sharing one device or between three separate devices over a network (an Internet connection is required).
- Category: Games
- Updated: 17 July 2015
- Version: 2.0.4
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Cardiff University
- © Cardiff University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.