Genius mum tricks kids into cleaning their rooms with 'real-life' Among Us game & parents love the idea

WHEN the world returns to normal, there are certain things we'll continue associating with lockdown: banana bread, Tiger King… and of course, our kids' obsession with the game Among Us.

Almost overnight, they became hooked on this addictive multiplayer game which challenges players to identify the "imposter" in their team while completing a series of tasks around their space ship.

Well if you're struggling to get your little ones to think of anything other than Among Us, then you might want to tips from this savvy mum – who got her kids doing chores with a "real life" version of the game.

Posting on the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas, the mum started by printing off four pieces of paper – three of which said "crewmate" and one reserved for the "imposter".

She explained: "Just played Among Us in real life. 4 of us, we all picked out a player piece."

While players in the online game have to fix their spaceship to return to Earth, this parent adapted the tasks slightly so they consisted of making the bed, loading the dishwasher, putting their clothes away and feeding the cat.

She continued: "Everyone picks 2/3 chores. They all go off around the house and do chores and the imposter has to ‘murder’ them.

"Then, if someone finds a ‘body’ they call a meeting to discuss who the Imposter might be. We used Alexa to announce a dead body had been found."

"We all had fun AND I got everyone doing some jobs for me."

Unsurprisingly, the idea was a hit with other members of the group – and impressed parents took note.

What is the game Among Us?

  • Among Us is a multiplayer game that has been downloaded over 100m times
  • The game allows people to play in teams of between four or 10
  • You play as a crew member aboard a spaceship, sky headquarters or planet base – and the aim is to keep your ship together and return back to Earth
  • However, one team member is parasitic shape-shifting alien – known as "the imposter" – who wants to eliminate the rest of the crew before the ship reaches home
  • The crew have to complete tasks to fix the ship and can only message one another when a death has been reported
  • The aim of the game is to figure out who the imposter is, fix the ship and get back to Earth

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"Love this idea," one wrote. "Would be a great idea for older kids parties when we're allowed to get together!"

Another added: "Genius!"

Tagging a mate in the comments, a third said: "Worth a try!!"

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