GameFest 2020 August 14th – 17th 2020 Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Werewolves of the Dark Arts
GameFest 2019
Saturday 9:00PM for 9h in GP
Werewolf (the genre) is a social game ideally played by large groups of people. It is originally based on a game known as Mafia. The Werewolf concept was created by Andrew Plotkin. Please see his website for a more in depth history lesson on the roots of this style of game.

In this game, the Villagers must discover the identity of the Werewolves before they are all killed. Every night, the Werewolves form a hunting pack to kill a single unlucky victim. When the sun rises, the hysterical Villagers pick someone to lynch. During the daytime phase of the game, the Werewolves pretend to be Villagers, or can even pretend to be the Seer, the one special Villager who can identify the Werewolves at night. Players are allowed to and encouraged to bluff, lie, and misdirect in order to win the game.

If the Villagers lynch all of the Werewolves, they win the game. If the number of Werewolves becomes equal to or greater than the number of all other remaining villagers, the Werewolves overpower them and win the game.

Werewolves of the Dark Arts is a great game for parties, get-togethers, and meetups, especially where everyone may not know everyone else. It's a great ice-breaker and a good way for otherwise shy people to open up and make some new friends. There's a lot of flexibility within the deck, and players can run the game how they're the most comfortable. Tobias has had a lot of success taking this game to conventions and playing with large groups of complete strangers.