Kill or be killed


As an addition to the numerous end of the year activities for the senior class, the students create their own fun by playing the game Assassins. The objective of the game is for players to eliminate each other using a mock weapon of choice. The designated weapon of choice this year is socks. In order to participate, each student has to pay five dollars. The money put in by all the players is being decided on if it should be donated or winner takes all. If the money is decided to be donated, half of it will go to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). If not, the full amount will be awarded to the winner.

Every player is randomly assigned a person as their target at the beginning of the game. This is the only point in the game when the players are assigned a target by the game administrators. Once a person kills their target, they are assigned to kill the target of the person they just killed. The person that is killed then needs to go on Facebook and post “DEAD” so that the rest of the players know who is still in the game or not. If the game goes on for too long, sudden death rules will be posted.

There are many rules involved with the game. A couple of them are:

  1. You can be killed once you set foot on school groups until 3:15 in the afternoon.
  2. Classrooms are safe zones.
  3. Bathroom stalls are safe, but the actual bathrooms are not.
  4. You cannot kill someone who is performing a safety.

Seniors Terrence Weiller and Henry Mei are the game administrators this year. Their job is to organize and manage the game, such as keeping track of deaths and thinking of and posting the daily safety options. The different safety options are posted at seven each evening on the Assassins Facebook group message.

Assassins is interactive and fun. The game is not meant to hurt anyone, and should be played in a fair manner. No cheating is allowed. All the rules are made to protect everyone to ensure successful and enjoyable gameplay.