Have you ever played the party game werewolf? It’s touted as “a game for devious people” and it really, really is – though, it also is the very best large party game for playing with large groups of people. That is something we need around here as we are massive alternative board game geeks and host / go to regular board gaming nights. It is a simple game where essentially 1 (or more) of the players are secretly a werewolf (this is determined by non revealed cards handed out to each player) and are coming to – ahem – “take care of” the villagers. It’s the job of the villagers to figure out and get rid of the werewolves (see a great short video of how to play here) that usually starts with some attempted detective work, but devolves into baseless accusations. It’s really a lot of fun! It comes in several formats – ultimate printed versions, apps, and even some great kickstarter versions that I love (which was actually my inspiration for this project).
So! Now to talk about the actual project. I thought it would be fun to make a personalized and shall I say – cutesy – version of this delightful game.
Pictured above is my version of the back of the card and my version of the devious werewolf. Of course, any illustration I do usually falls on the adorbs side, so my version of the werewolf, while definitely devious, also really just wants hugs (but also, probably murder).
Normal werewolf cards would have maybe one or two version of the villagers. In my version each of my friends have their own personalized villager to play with – though it is not guaranteed that they will get their version of the villager when they are handed out which has led to some hilarity of people attempting to act like the person they got while also trying to maintain innocence in order to not be accused of being the werewolf. Some of the people in the cards are actually pictured below. Can you tell who is who?
In the game there is also a wide variety of “special” roles that have additional powers in the game. Pictured above are some of the basic variations. I made myself the seer, my son Vash the Child, and Christopher the doctor (which is actually supposed to be a old timey doctor but we thought a fun wink to one of our favorite shows would be cuter)
Doesn’t this game look fun to play? We have a blast every time!
Tell me, have you ever played werewolf? If so, what are your favorite “special characters”? If not, what is your favorite large group party game?