Kickstarter – One Night Ultimate Werewolf
I was able to play this at Essen and enjoyed it a lot. I was disappointed to learn it wasn’t available to buy.
Now it’s on Kickstarter.
Publisher – Bézier Games
Designer – Ted Alspach (Originally Akihisa Okui)
Minimum Pledge to get Game – $32 ($40 to UK)
Best Value Pledge – $32 ($40 to UK)
Kickstarter Link – One Night Ultimate Werewolf
No moderator, no elimination, ten-minute games.
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role: One of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer, or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. In the course of a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf…because all it takes is lynching one werewolf to win!
Because One Night Ultimate Werewolf is so fast, fun, and engaging, you’ll want to play it again and again, and no two games are ever the same.
So as the name says, this is Werewolf played over one night.
The example video is great for seeing how the game works but I’ll talk you through a 4 player game now.
In a 4 player game you have 2 Werewolves, 2 Villagers, a Seer, a Troublemaker and a Robber.
These are placed face down on the table with each player getting one in secret and the other 3 placed face down in the centre.
Then everyone closes their eyes.
One person calls out the roles (Or you can use the awesome iPhone/Android app)
The Werewolves open their eyes and see the other Werewolves. Now there are 2 in the game but with 3 cards in the middle there may be 0-1 in play.
The Werewolves close their eyes.
Then the Seer opens their eyes and can look at 1 players card or two cards from the middle.
The Seer then closes their eyes.
The Robber then opens their eyes and switches his card with another player and can look at the new card.
The Robber closes their eyes.
The Troublemaker opens their eyes and without looking at them, exchanges two other players cards.
The Troublemaker closes their eyes.
Then there is a round of discussion and finger pointing. After a set about of time there is a count of 3,2,1 and everyone points at someone. The player with the most fingers pointing at them is killed.
If it s Werewolf, the non-Werewolf players win.
If it is a Villager, the Werewolf players win.
The fun comes from situations such a Werewolf player thinking they have won only to flip their card to find out it was switched by the Troublemaker and they actually lost.
Did I pledge?
Yes. I wanted this as soon as I played it. It’s short game time makes it perfect for fitting in anywhere.