The Trust: A Game of Greed 2024 / Good game mechanics bolster another generally trashy, but addictive, reality competition series


At its core, The Trust is everything you expect from American reality TV, complete with several highly irritating contestants and drama that just never hits as hard as it tries to. So it’s good that the central game mechanics are simple yet designed to have the players sow as much discord among themselves as possible. With the constant temptation of higher individual shares dangled in front of them, and each contestant having the power to send somebody home with a single, anonymous, uncontested vote, the paranoia runs rampant fairly quickly. Unfortunately, the players themselves aren’t the most interesting bunch to watch, and their strategies are decent at best, completely illogical at worst. There’s still lots of excitement surrounding every voting session, but getting to know the players becomes a slog.

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