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The classic mystery game reinvented with exciting new identities, sinister scenarios, and a smooth design.

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.

Game Summary

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.

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Gameplay

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

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. 

Identity 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.

Scenario Cards

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.

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Rewards

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

t-shirt or sweatshirt with your choice of symbol
t-shirt or sweatshirt with your choice of symbol

Symbols to Choose From

Characters

Werewolf / Villager / Oracle / Peeping Tom / Archer / Witch / Cupid / Bandit / Traitor / Sheep  

Identities

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

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Kickstarter's Role

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.

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Additional Info.

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 camerpin@gmail.com.

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Project History

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.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

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    THANK YOU - You've earned our PDF with the full description of characters and identities. Included with this list is a set of rules. The PDF is for your own personal benefit. Not to be redistributed.

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    GRACIAS - Your kindness merits a PDF containing the rules and every character card + every role card in mini form. You can print the PDF, cut out the cards, and use it to play the game if you are so inclined. Again, this is for your own personal pleasure. Not to be redistributed in any way, shape, or form.

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    MERCI - You are officially an early bird. And for your dedication you will get the complete deck of Village Wolves for our lowest available price. Printed beautifully on 310gsm (linen). Better hurry though, this reward is limited!

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    Reserved for INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - For your dedication you will get the complete deck of Village Wolves for our lowest available price. Printed beautifully on 310gsm (linen) and shipped anywhere in the word for just $3 extra.

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    DANKE - This is our preferred reward! Your $25 of charity will be rewarded with a full deck of Village Wolves cards. Consider it the perfect Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa gift for your party-game-enthusiast relative.

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    GRATIAS AGO VOS - You are a real go-getter. Get a deck of Village Wolves cards and a Village Wolves t-shirt with your choice of character or role symbol printed on the front.

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    DIOLCH I CHI - Get a deck of Village Wolves cards and our DELUXE Tri-Blend Vintage T-Shirt by American Apparel with your choice of character or role symbol printed on the front.

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    KIITOS - Get a deck of Village Wolves cards and a Village Wolves Tank Top with your choice of character or role symbol printed on the front.

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    TERIMA KASIH - Get a village wolves sweatshirt with the symbol of your choice and a full deck of Village Wolves cards.

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL - Buy in bulk and get our holiday deal. For $50 you'll get 3 decks of Village Wolves. Kill three birds with one stone, a holiday gift for yourself and two gifts for friends!

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    DANK U - Top donator. A credit in the rules of the game as an official game sponsor. A Village Wolves tote bag, the t-shirt or sweatshirt of your choice, and of course, the game itself.

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