Among Us: The New Game Addiction Among Teens and Politicians

Chloe Kim, Writer/Editor

Have you been entrapped and addicted to the new game called Among Us like everyone else? The game consists of 4-10 players as they attempt to hold the spaceship together and return back to civilization. But, there is an imposter aboard trying to sabotage the crewmembers. Their goal is to eliminate the crew while the crewmates fix the ship by completing various tasks until someone discovers a dead body. If the imposter is not voted off, then the crewmates and imposter will go back to what they were doing until another body is found. If the imposter is voted off, the crewmates will win! 


When asking Whitney Young students why they play Among Us, they said:

“I play among us because it’s really fun with friends and exciting!” – Sonya Ko ‘23

“I do play Among Us because it is a simple and fun game to play.” – James Bui ‘23

“I play Among Us because it’s satisfying to kill people when you’re imposter.“ – Nina Chopra ‘22


Among us has become so popular with young people, that politicians have jumped in to use the game to their advantage. Recently, US members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar livestreamed themselves playing a game of Among Us to encourage people to vote. Ocasio-Cortez was able to gather 439,000 viewers on her live Twitch stream and 5.2 million viewers in total. Among Us has become a game that all people can enjoy for whatever reason. With COVID-19, this game has given kids the perfect opportunity for social interactions with their friends.