It's no secret that I love games with high player interaction and a significant social aspect: trading, negotiating, trying to find that dang cylon, I love it all. But there is one category of games that I both really enjoy but am not great at: Bluffing!
So while I think I am fairly decent at keeping a straight face when I am a traitor or when making a deal, straight up bluffing seems not to be my strong suit. #Coup is one of my favourite filler games but I think my win ratio is very bad indeed. The same with #Cockroach Poker, looking your friends directly in the eye and making a claim that is either a straight up lie or true but you are trying to make them think you are bluffing is great fun. It creates tension and engagement from everyone around the table as even if you aren't directly involved/effected, it is still fun to watch it play out and you try to make your own guess as to who is telling the truth.
I also know that it can be quite an unpopular category of game, there are a number of people in my board game group who actively dislike them and will all but refuse to play anything even close to bluffing games. How do you all feel about them? What are your favourites?