Stretch Goal: $6000 (for 8 extra game cards and higher quality packaging)
*Note: We now offer International shipping. If you would like the game and you live outside the United States, please see our $23 reward. International shipping will not arrive before Christmas.
Village Wolves is a revamped version of the classic party game Werewolf (a.k.a. Mafia, Witch Hunt, Assassin). The game includes classic and beloved characters, such as werewolves, villagers, and the witch, but it also adds greater depth with identity cards and scenario cards.
These new dimensions ensure that each game will be as unpredictable as the next. It requires players to develop more sinister strategies in order to out-smart and annihilate their enemies.
Gameplay is very similar to the classic version of werewolves. At night the wolves attempt to kill villagers one by one. During the day villagers try to discover the identity of the werewolves before the pack wipes out the entire town. A narrator directs the group through the various game stages. It begins by dealing two cards to each player: a character card and an identity card.
Character cards represent the classic party game concept. The card tells you your identity. For example: You are a werewolf, you are a villager, you are the archer, etc. There are 10 different characters, and 18 total character cards.
Here's where the game begins to differ from the original versions. Every player will also be dealt an identity card at the beginning of the game. This card gives each player a certain advantage or a certain handicap. For example, if you get the "sprinter" card you can outrun death once during the game. If you get the "shaman" card you can ask dead players one question per game. There are 24 different identity cards, each adding its own dynamic element to the game.
The intrigue escalates with the use of scenario cards. A scenario card is drawn at the beginning of each round. The scenario adds restrictions or caveats for one round of play. For example, if the "laryngitis" scenario card is drawn players may not speak during that round - all decisions must be made in silence. Each deck includes 30 unique scenarios.
We do not believe anyone should back this project unless they are going to get Village Wolves in one form or another. That is why all our rewards offer game content in one form or another.
Village Wolves Deck
Village Wolves Shirt/Sweatshirt
Symbols to Choose From
Werewolf / Villager / Oracle / Peeping Tom / Archer / Witch / Cupid / Bandit / Traitor / Sheep
Hangman / Elder / Drunk / Hypnotist / Vampire / Sprinter / Priest / Phantom / Village Idiot / Magician / Vodouisant / Pyro / Alchemist / Outlaw / Leper / Spaniard / Lumberjack / Mute / Red Riding / Bartender / Shaman / Paperboy / Sailor / Luchador
Kickstarter is the perfect way to bring this exciting game to life. As students our funds are limited. We cannot make this game happen without support from backers like you. If you choose to back this game you'll be helping to fund our production cost. We don't plan on making a living off of this project. Our main goal is to put an amazing game out there for people to enjoy. In order to accomplish this we must raise $3300. Our goal represents the amount needed to print the game, fulfill & ship the rewards, license our beautiful typeface, and cover the kickstarter/credit card fees.
Some design elements are a work in progress such as the backs of cards and some of the typography. These will continue to be perfected over the next few weeks. That means some images seen here are subject to change (nothing too drastic though).
The game has awesome new features, but if you prefer the original version of Werewolves, this game is still for you. It has all the classic characters and can be played with up to 18 people.
If you are interested in ordering this game for your toy or game store, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Wolves began as a university assignment challenging us to redesign our favorite board/card game. We chose to design character cards for the party game Werewolves (Mafia, Witch Hunt, Assassin) since we played it all the time. As our group researched rules, characters, and interpretations of the game from countries all around the world, we adopted and developed new concepts which blossomed into a full-fledged game that provides endless hours of addictive fun.
Risks and challenges
We know receiving donations is never the final step. Our biggest risk in production involves getting the product to your door in a timely manner. We want everyone to receive their game before Christmas Day. Our timeline is scheduled to deliver the game before Christmas; however, with the holiday rush, challenges with shipping may present themselves. If so, we will be extremely quick to inform you and take necessary actions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We love international support! If you are living somewhere outside the United States and would like to back our project please send us a message with your desired reward and the country in which you reside. From there we can arrange the shipping.
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