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Watch: Why can't games get lying right?

Here's this week's Eurogamer Show.

I adore tabletop games. Whether it's a quickfire card game like Jaipur or Love Letter, an all-day epic like Twilight Imperium, or even a pen and paper RPG campaign stretching for years at a time, I'm probably excited to be round the table.

Some of my all-time favourite tabletop experiences, however, come from bluffing games. There's a pure sense of exhilaration in working out who the traitors are in Mafia de Cuba or getting away with another turn pretending to be the duke in Coup that, for my money, can't be rivaled.

Knowing how much fun these games are to play, however, I can't help but wonder - where are all the bluffing video games? Why do we see so few games based around deceiving other players to meet our own nefarious ends? I decided to look bluffing games and their conspicuous absence from video games in this week's Eurogamer Show. Give it a watch, if you like. I'm also always open to new board game recommendations so, if you've played anything particularly good recently, give us a shout.

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