Quick Takes: 4-10 players 10 minutes Ages 8+ Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play, and FUN!)About the game:
What's the word for a game that is quick, fun, easy to play, and great for mayors, werewolves, techies, gamers, and non-gamers alike? Oh, right. Werewords!
You'll need an app for this one (iOS/Android, free in the US). Each player is given a secret role. Someone is the Seer, someone is the Werewolf, and the rest of you are villagers (sorry, but you don't get pitchforks). The only role that isn't secret is the Mayor, and the Mayor gets to play with the app. Time out for villagers!
Okay, time in. The villagers (plus the Seer and Werewolf in disguise) guess a secret word by relentlessly peppering the Mayor with "yes" or "no" questions in a given time frame. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win!
However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. As a balance, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but has to be careful not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out.
Our favorite part is that the roles can get all mixed together, and there are lots of ways to win. What happens when the Mayor... is the werewolf? Or how about, if the villagers don't guess the word, they can still win if they identify the werewolf? And did you know, if the word is guessed, the Werewolf can STILL win by identifying the Seer?
No one plays this game just once. Try it with your friends. We dare you!Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
- Game night - plays fast and fun for a group
- Oscar nominee - nominee for the German Board Game Oscars (Spiel des Jahres)
- Not just a roll of the dice - interactive media makes this game more engaging
- Spiel des Jahres (German Board Game Oscars) Nominee - 2019
- Golden Geek Best Party Game Winner - 2017