Werewords

Overall Rating: 10/10

Age: 8+

GLAM Age Range: 8-Adult

Number of Players: 4-10

Playing Time: 10 min

Publisher: Bezier Games

Complexity: Medium

Available At: Amazon.com

Quick Take: It's like 20 questions but with someone in the role of the werewolf whose job it is to steer you away from guessing the correct word but in a subtle enough way that you can't tell they are the werewolf. We weren't sure what to expect when we got this out for a game night with some friends and their kids but this exceeded all expectations. Great for just adults, fantastic for kids who can operate under some time pressure while guessing a word. It's okay with just four players but ideally you play with at least five. It's also my favorite combination of being a competitive game without feeling too punitive if you lose. I really like that you don't have to lie in any of your roles, you're just trying to keep your role a secret while guessing the secret word and then there are additional opportunities to win or lose regardless if you get the secret word or not. This is such a unique game feature and I'm a big fan.  

How to Play: You need to download the app in order to play this game. It's free, it's easy, get the app. In the basic version of the game, you can either be a villager, seer, werewolf. If a person selects the mayor tile they are the one to run the round of guessing the secret word. However, they also select an additional tile which determines which of the basic village, seer, werewolf roles they will play in addition to this. The app gives the mayor two secret words to choose between. The mayor selects the one that he or she wants for the round of play and then the werewolf and the seer get to see the secret word as well. All of this happens one at a time, at "night," in secret. It then becomes "day" and the players have four minutes to ask the mayor yes or no questions until they are able to guess the secret word. The seer can't be too obvious about knowing the correct word in the questions they ask or by guessing the secret word too easily because once the correct word is guessed, the werewolf has a chance to guess who the seer is and if he does this correctly he wins. Conversely, if no one is able to guess the secret word the group has a chance to identify who the werewolf is and if they are able to do so the village team wins the game. 

Variations: You can do a custom word list if you like, which is a fantastic feature. Like One Night Ultimate Werewolf, there are additional roles people can play if you have a bigger group of people. You can add in a second werewolf, a beholder (knows who the seer is), and a minion (knows who the werewolf is and wants him to win). There's a deluxe edition that plays up to 20 players if you really love this game and want to play it with a big group. 

 

Similar Games To Check Out: One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Codenames, Love Letter, Bring Your Own Book 

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