Chinese players of “Police and Killer”, aka Werewolf or Mafia, will attempt to set a world record for number of simultaneous players later this year. They already have 700 applicants. They’re hoping to get 2009 for the final game.

Police and Killer/Werewolf/Mafia is a game with a moderator, a few criminals, a seer, and a host of commoners. The commoners try to survive the night without getting killed, and the day without getting lynched by other commoners. The killers try to kill all the commoners before they get lynched. It’s a componentless party game of negotiation and voting.