Someone shot the Sheriff... but they didn't shoot the Deputy....

The Judge has convened a jury, but the murderer is on it.... Make accusations and find the murderer!

Who Shot the Sheriff?

For fans of Mafia, Ultimate Werewolf, Secret Hitler, Resistance, Dracula’s Feast, and other social bluffing / social discussion games.
No moderator is needed (everyone plays), there’s no eye-closing, and no one is eliminated!

Someone shot the Sheriff! Together with an Accomplice or three, the Murderer got away from the scene. The Deputy has called the Judge to convene a jury. The Murderer and Accomplice(s) have gotten themselves named to the jury, however, so it’s up to everyone to figure out who the Murderer is.

Each round, players draw a new role — Deputy, Judge, Jury Member, Witness, Accomplice, or maybe even the Murderer. The assignments are always based on who’s sitting at the table when the round starts, so it’s easy for a player to take a break or get a drink while everyone else carries on.


  • 21 cards (1 Sheriff, 1 Judge, 1 Murderer, 3 Witness, 3 Accomplice, 12 Jury)
  • 60 mini voting cards (20 each saying ‘1’, ‘2’, and ‘3’)
  • 17 tokens
    • 5 ‘Accused’ tokens
    • 9 ‘Witness’ tokens (3 each of red, green, and blue)
    • 3 ‘Suspect’ tokens (1 each of red, green, and blue, with numbers 1-3 on them)