A Comprehensive Guide To Playing Among Us: The Latest Social Deduction Game

  • 07-04-2023 |
  • Jack Edwards

Among Us is the latest social deduction game that has taken the world by storm. It is an online multiplayer game in which a group of players try to identify and eliminate the impostors among them. The game has become incredibly popular among players of all ages, from younger children to adults. In this comprehensive guide, we will cover everything you need to know about playing Among Us, from setting up your game to strategies for winning. We will also discuss the game's target audience, its functions, and more. So, let’s dive into this guide and learn how to play Among Us!

What Is Among Us?

Among Us is a free-to-play online social deduction game developed by Innersloth. It was released in June 2018 for Android and iOS devices and later for Linux, macOS, and Windows in November 2020. The game allows players to take on the role of a crewmate or an impostor as they try to complete tasks around a spaceship or space station while trying to figure out who the impostor is before they are eliminated. Players can communicate through text chat or voice chat (if enabled). The objective of the game is for crewmates to finish assignments while identifying and removing any impostors before they cause excessive damage or eradicate all the crew members.

Who Is Among Us For?

Among Us is designed for players aged 9 and above, depending on their maturity level. Families can play it with children aged 9 and above as well as adults who enjoy social deduction games. The game can be played with up to 10 people online so it's great for playing with your friends or strangers online if you don't have enough people in your friend group who want to play.

Among Us Screen

Setting Up Your Game

Before you can start playing Among Us, you must set up your game by entering your name (or nickname) and selecting a color that will represent you in-game. You can also choose whether you want text chat or voice chat enabled during gameplay (it’s best if voice chat is disabled). Once everyone has entered their names and colors, then it’s time for the host (the person starting the game) to select how many impostors there will be in the round (up to 3) as well as what maps they want to play on (there are currently 3 maps available). They will also have access to customize various settings such as task speed, emergency meeting frequency, etc., which we’ll discuss later in this guide. Once all of these settings have been chosen, it’s time for everyone else in the lobby to hit “Ready” before starting the round!

Gameplay Objective

In Among Us, players assume different objectives depending on their assigned roles upon starting a match – they become either Crewmates or Impostors. Crewmates focus on finishing various tasks throughout the spaceship. In contrast, Impostors aim to secretly undermine and eliminate their teammates without being discovered. As Crewmates work together around the map completing tasks such as fixing the wiring, fueling engines, etc., Impostors try their best not to get caught while sabotaging/killing other players without arousing suspicion from their fellow Crewmates until there are too few left alive for their win.

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How To Play As A Crewmate

As a Crewmate your goal is simple – complete all tasks around the map before any Impostors sabotage too much or eliminate off all of your fellow Crewmates! You should always be aware of what other players are doing around you so that you aren’t caught off guard if someone starts acting suspiciously; use voice/text chat whenever possible so that you are able to communicate clearly with others about who may be an Impostor; also take note of any dead bodies that crop up throughout gameplay as these could mean an Impostor is lurking nearby! Lastly, keep track of your task list at all times so that none gets forgotten before time runs out!

How To Play As An Impostor

If you decide to take on the role of an Impostor, then your goal is simple – sabotage off all other players before they complete their tasks! As an Impostor it's important that you stay calm and blend in with other players so that no one suspects you; use fake tasks when possible but beware of avoiding real ones as this could give away your identity; use vents sparingly but strategically so that no one notices when bodies start piling up, lastly, always bear in mind that ending another person's life isn't always necessary – sabotaging things like lights or doors can be just as useful!

Tips And Strategies For Winning

No matter which role(s) you choose when playing Among Us several tips & strategies can help increase your chances at winning: always communicate clearly with others using text/voice chat; take advantage of emergency meetings whenever possible; pay attention & react quickly when something suspicious happens; watch out for isolated areas where an Imposter might lurk; keep track of dead bodies & task lists at all times; lastly don't let yourself get too paranoid – sometimes people just act strangely even if they aren't Imposter!

red vs blue crewmate Among Us


We hope this guide has helped shed some light on how one plays Among Us – from setting up games & choosing roles right through tips & strategies for winning rounds! This social deduction game has taken over people’s lives since its release in 2018 – becoming popular among both casual gamers & dedicated competitive players alike -so why not join them? Who knows - maybe someday we'll see YOU leading the team victory against that pesky Imposter (s)!