Bamboozle is a role-playing multiplayer game similar to Mafia and One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Find out who the Secret Agents are and vote for at least one of them to win, unless you are on the Secret Agent team!

There is only one 'night' and one 'day' in this game. No one dies during the night. Each player is assigned a role when the game starts and performs their actions (if they have one) during the night. Roles can be switched around during the night and it is your job to figure out what you and the other players are when you wake up. You will have a few minutes to discuss and vote on who the Secret Agent is.

There are many roles in Bamboozle, but fear not - the game will explain everything. Below is a **sequential** list of which roles go during the night and their descriptions and actions.

  1. Doppelganger

    Description: You must look at another player's card. You become the role and team of that card. Your goal is to win for this role.

    Action: You must look at another player's card. You become the role and team of that card. Your goal is to win for this role.

  2. CyberOps Specialist

    Description: You can protect someone from any action being taken on them. Whoever you choose will be invulnerable to switching or viewing, or well - any action.

    Action: You may tap/click on one other player to prevent other users from doing their actions on that player.

  3. Secret Agent

    Description: Your goal (with your teammates if you have them) is to trick others to think you're on the good side. You win if no one gets voted or someone else does.

    Action: If you are alone, tap/click one unassigned card below to see it. Otherwise, remember your teammate and try to win.

  4. The Director

    Description: When you are in play, an additional agent card is placed in the center. You choose one player to switch the center agent card with, during your turn. Your win condition is the same as the secret agents.

    Action: You MUST tap/click on one player (except other agents) to swap their card with the center agent card. The first non-agent will be chosen if you don't choose.

  5. Mole Agent

    Description: You may look at one other player's card during your turn. Your win condition is the same as the secret agents.

    Action: Tap/click on one player to view their card.

  6. Scapegoat

    Description: Your goal is to take the blame or have someone other than your agents get voted.

    Action: Your agent allies are listed below. Remember them and help them. If there are no agents, get people to turn against each other or turn on you.

  7. Missionary

    Description: You get to know who your ally is (if there is one). Your goal is to help out the good guys.

    Action: Your ally is listed below. Remember them.

  8. Whistle Blower

    Description: You get to see roles in your turn. Put the puzzle together and help out the good guys.

    Action: Tap/click on ONE player to view their card OR tap/click TWO unassigned cards and view them.

  9. Informant

    Description: You get to see one center card on your turn. Help out the good guys with one valuable piece of information.

    Action: Tap/click on one unassigned card to view that card.

  10. Sketchy Detective

    Description: You get to see up to two other player's cards. However, if you come across an AGENT or EXTREMIST role, you become that role. Your goal is to win for ther good guys, or whatever role you become.

    Action: Tap up to two other player's cards to view them. If you view an AGENT or EXTREMIST, you cannot view more cards and you will BECOME that role.

  11. Turncoat

    Description: You can switch with someone else's role on your turn. They become you and you become them. Your goal is to win for this new role.

    Action: You may tap/click one player to switch your role with them and see your new role. You BECOME this new role.

  12. Sycophant

    Description: You are allowed to check one card in the center. If you do check the card, you MUST swap that card with a player (including yourself). Your goal is to win for the good guys unless you switch yourself to a different team.

    Action: You may tap/click on one center card to view it. If you do, then you MUST tap/click a player (yourself included) to swap them with the center card you viewed.

  13. Meddler

    Description: You can switch two other player's roles. They are now their new roles. Your goal is to win for the good guys.

    Action: You may tap/click two players to swap their roles.

  14. Sociopath

    Description: You can shift everyone's (except yours, the center, and protected players) roles UP or DOWN. Your goal is to win for the good guys.

    Action: You may choose to shift everyone's (except yours, the center, nor protected players) roles UP or DOWN.

  15. Ignoramus

    Description: You're lost and ignorant. You will get lost and must choose a card or get assigned card from the unused pile without looking at it. You are on the side of whatever role you become.

    Action: Choose a card below to swap with. You will be auto assigned the middle unused role if you don't choose. You BECOME this role.

  16. Insider

    Description: You wake up at the end of the night and see your role. Your goal is to win for this new role (or the good guys if you're still the same)

    Action: Below is your new role (if you were switched). You BECOME this role.

  17. White Hat Hacker

    Description: You are allowed to choose one player to reveal their role for the game. However, if the revealed role is an AGENT or EXTREMIST, it will remain hidden. Your goal is to win for the good guys.

    Action: You may tap/click on one other player to reveal their role. However, if their role is an AGENT or EXTREMIST, it will be hidden again.

  18. Blacksmith

    Description: --

    Action: --

  19. Sleeper Agent

    Description: You don't know your fellow agents but they know you. Your win condition is the same as the secret agents.

    Action: No action. Your role will be displayed to other agent allies during their turn.

  20. Extremist

    Description: You don't like anyone and they shouldn't like you either. Your goal is to get voted/accused.

    Action: No action

  21. Hitman

    Description: You don't go down without a last stand. If you get voted/accused at the end of the game, you take down the player you vote for with you. Your team wins if you choose a secret agent.

    Action: The player you vote for at the end of the game is the one you take down with you.

  22. Defense Lawyer

    Description: Whoever you vote for does not get accused. Instead, the player with the second most votes will be accused. Your goal is to help out the good guys.

    Action: The player you vote for at the end of the game is the one you defend.

  23. Journalist

    Description: Your goal is to find the secret agent (or vote that there is no agent) and win for the good guys.

    Action: No action

Acknowledgements

Thank you to all of my friends and game testers that gave me feedback, comments, and critiques during development.

In no particular order, thank you:
Peter Paik, Sharon Kal, Ashley Yeh, Arnold Kim, Gloria Lee, Joanne Jeong, Jae Sung Han, Riza Wong, Steven Kim

Also special thanks to BouncinMouncin and their community for playing the game and providing valuable feedback during development.


About the Devs

Cosinic is a group of friends that love to play games together. Bamboozle was developed by James so that friends from all around the world can play together with the app doing all of the leg work and also sometimes without being physically present.

Contact Us

Please feel free to send me an email if you have feedback, critiques, or feature requests for Bamboozle! If you came across a bug or something that doesn't feel right, please let me know as well.

Send your inquiries to james@cosinic.com and I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank You!