I’m not sure if any of you have ever hear of or played a game known as “Diplomacy”. It’s a strategy board game that involves 2-7 players.
Personally, I find it a thousand times better than say Risk or Axis & Allies, because it’s not so unit based, and nowhere near as based on chance. However, there is a downside (or if you are me, an upside) to this. The game compensates with this by almost always requiring you to betray and lie to the other players in order for one to win.
The other downside is that it’s almost impossible to find seven experienced players. It was recently re-released after an eight year hiatus out of print, so that makes it just a tad bit easier to find people to play with.
My question is: Is it immoral for one to lie to the other players (even if it is a standard procedure) during a board game?