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Is the Only Murders in the Building Son of Sam game real? Origin explored

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Only Murders in the Building** If it’s not tie-dye fleeces to obsess over, then it’s a fun new party game…

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**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Only Murders in the Building**

If it’s not tie-dye fleeces to obsess over, then it’s a fun new party game that fans are hooked on from Hulu and Disney Plus’ Only Murders in the Building.

Oliver’s Son of Sam game looks like a lot of fun indeed, but is it a real game? We reveal if the game already exists in the real world and discuss the origin of its name.

Created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman for Hulu, Only Murders in the Building is a mystery-comedy starring Steve, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as residents in the titular building who share a passion for true crime.

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Oliver’s Son of Sam game – Is it real?

During Only Murders in the Building Episode 5, titled The Tell, Oliver hosts a party game called Son of Sam, however, the game is not real and has been made up for the series. 

The rules: Everyone is dealt a card and only one person receives the Son of Sam card. After the cards are dealt, the lights are switched off, encouraging the person dealt the Son of Sam card, or the murderer of the game, to pinch someone. After the lights are turned back on, the pinched victim pretends to die and the rest of the group has to figure out who the murderer is.

Simple in nature, the Son of Sam card game seems like it could exist in the real world, however, the name of the game is actually based on a real-life serial killer. 

Only Murders In The Building — “The Tell” – Episode 205 — Mabel hosts a party for an eclectic art crowd which also serves a double purpose for smoking out a liar in the trio’s midst. Oliver relies on a party game and an era which he feels brings the best out in him to uncover the truth and any potential psycho killer. Oliver (Martin Short), shown. (Photo by: Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu)

Who is the Son of Sam?

The summer of 1976 was a harrowing time for New Yorkers as reports of an unidentified man shooting and killing innocent civilians traveled fast.

Young women became targeted, most of them sitting in their parked cars, and the killing spree continued until the fall of 1977.

David Richard Berkowitz confessed to all eight murders after being arrested and was nicknamed the Son of Sam.

The killer was given the moniker because he claimed that his neighbor, Sam, had a demon dog that instructed him to perform the killings. 

Netflix released an informative documentary on the serial killer, titled The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, which is available to stream now.

I’ve watched a lot of TV shows recently, the majority of which have been superheroes or supernatural. But there’s something special about Only Murders In The Building and this week’s episode was amazing.I wanna play Son Of Sam with some friends. pic.twitter.com/cIBl6D8PzC— Roy ‘Motombo’ Turner (@motombo87) July 20, 2022

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Fans react to the party game

Many fans wished that the Son of Sam game from Episode 5 was real, and a number of people are keen to play it at their next party.

The fandom also compared the premise of the game to InnerSloth’s popular social deduction game Among Us.

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING made me hope that Son of Sam was a real game— Jakey Emmert (@Jakeyin612) July 21, 2022

Slapping myself because I saw Martin Short playing the Son of Sam game on ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING and said out loud “oh my god it’s Among Us”— live. dalton. repeat. (@dauntlessdalton) July 19, 2022

By Jo Craig – jo.craig@grv.media

Only Murders in the Building is now streaming on Hulu.
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