Game Details

Name Werewolf (1986)
Complexity 1.3969
BGG Rank 1775
Player Count 8 - 24
Mechanism(s) Hidden Roles, Negotiation, Player Elimination, Role Playing, Roles with Asymmetric Information, Team-Based Game, Traitor Game, Variable Player Powers, Voting

Werewolf (also known as Mafia) takes place in a small town where a minority of the townsfolk hold a dangerous secret.

Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game.

The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the Werewolves secretly choose a Villager to kill. Also, the Seer (if still alive) asks whether another player is a Werewolf or not. During the day, the Villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining Villagers then vote on the player they suspect is a Werewolf. That player reveals his/her role and is out of the game.

Werewolves win when there are an equal number of Villagers and Werewolves. Villagers win when they have killed all Werewolves. Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 99 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)