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Bewere

This is a card game for people who always wanted to be a werewolf and transform a village into their pack.

Bewere

This is a card game for people who always wanted to be a werewolf and transform a village into their pack.

€5,290
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
138
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 30 2019 2:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

"We like this game a lot. Great mechanics and very pretty." ~diespieledinos  

"Bewere was a lot of fun for us. We find the implementation of the werewolf theme very successful. Playing out the various actions of the villagers and thus thwarting the plan of one of the other players is a lot of fun and sometimes generates a narrow victory or defeat."  ~PiBo Board Games 

"An amusing and entertaining "Absacker" that is now a welcome card game in our game rounds" ~andreas.the.tober  

"We have tested it a lot and can now say: the game is fun and beautiful. For the experts among you: Set Collection with lots of Take That - very interactive!" ~Würfel & Zucker

Horror weighs on the little village of Gloombury. Werewolves have infiltrated the village community. When the moon increases, the fear of the villagers increases also, because at full moon the battle for the place of the leader wolf is fought. Be aware because nobody is safe no more ...

Bewere is a short and entertaining card game for 2-5 players. The Game is played in several rounds. A round ends when the cards on the playing field form a full moon. Then the players transform into werewolves and try to increase their pack by biting as many villagers as possible. But be careful, you don't want to bite your victims to death. Also be aware of silver bullets. Whoever has the most combinations of bite- and villager-cards gets the most points.

Every Villager-Card will be included twice in the box. One in german and one in english. The instruction manual will be bilingual as well.

Jede Dorfbewohnerkarte ist zweimal in jeder Box. Einmal auf deutsch und einmal auf englisch. Die Spielregeln werden auch zweisprachig sein.

 Take the playing cards and shuffle them well.

  • Each player is dealt 5 cards. The rest of the cards are placed next to the playing field as a draw pile.
  •  Reveal one card of the draw pile and place it face-up next to the draw pile.
  • Each player receives a werewolf token. 
  • Also lay out the silver balls as a stock.
  • The hairiest player starts the game.

Bewere is played in several rounds. Before each game, you must decide how many rounds to play. We recommend at least 2 rounds, but depending on how long you want to play, you can play more or less rounds. A round usually lasts about 10 minutes. Bewere plays clockwise in turns. On your turn you can choose between 2 actions:

  • A. Draw Cards
  • B. Play Cards

If you choose Option A you can either... 

  • draw 2 cards from the drawing pile:
  •  or take the face-up card beside the draw pile:

If you choose Option B you can pass one of the cards in your hand to any other player. To do so you must first play a moon or a cloud card:

Moon cards must fit at least one side of another moon card and may not be placed over moon cards, who has already been laid out:

Cloud cards can always be placed - even on already laid out moon cards

If you place a moon card you MUST give one of your hand cards to a player of your choice. This dealt hand card can be any type of card. The other player who received the card takes it into his hand. If you deal a villager card, you immediately use the effect of this card:

 A round ends when four moon cards form a full moon in the middle of the table:

 The round can also end when the draw pile is empty. 

 For each villager/bite card combination you receive a werewolf token (victory point):

Surplus bite cards must be divided among the villagers. A villager who gets 2 bite cards will not give you a werewolf token. You were too greedy and bit your victim to death instead of just transforming it:

In case you have more villager cards than bite cards, you will get a silver bullet for every villager who could not be bitten:

If you get the 4th silver bullet (3th in a game with less than 3 rounds), you have lost and the game ends prematurely. After the points are distributed, all cards are shuffled and the player with the least points starts the new round. 

The expansion "Dark Allies" consists of 10 Ally Cards. Each of these allies brings you special advantages at the end of a round, if you have purchased the corresponding card during the round.

The 10 cards are shuffled and 5 of them are placed in a row above the drawing pile.

The game is played as usual. The moon is laid out in the same orientation as the Ally Cards. As soon as the moon on display exactly matches the constellation printed on one of the Ally Cards, the player who places the last necessary moon or cloud card can take the corresponding allied card and lay it out in front of him.

A player may not have more than 2 allies. 

It is possible to steal allies' cards from other players by re-creating the corresponding constellation. 

The "Backer" extention pack consists of a total of 25 cards. 9 of them are new villagers with great new effects.

  • 9 new Villager Cards
  • 7 Bite Cards
  • 5 Moon Cards
  • 4 Cloud Cards

You can simply add the new cards to the cards from the base game. Since the drawing pile is not used up so quickly now, the number of players can increase up to 6. 

The "Famous Villagers" extention pack contains 9 new villager cards with new effects that can be exchanged with any of the villagers in the basic game or extention pack 1. Be curious, you will certainly discover a few familiar faces and some cool new card effects.

You get ...

  • The basic game with all the unlocked stretchgoals.

You get ...

  • The basic game with all the unlocked stretchgoals.
  • The expansion "Dark Allies". 

 You get ...

  • The basic game with all the unlocked stretchgoals.
  • The Expansion "Dark Allies".
  • The "Backer" extension pack with 9 new villager cards. 
  • The extension pack "Famous villagers" with 9 new villager cards.

 You get ...

  • The basic game with all the unlocked stretchgoals.
  • The Expansion "Dark Allies".
  • The "Backer" extension pack with 9 new Villager cards. 
  • The extension pack "Famous villagers" with 9 new villager cards.
  • One of the villagers in the "Backer" extension pack will look like you.

You get ...

  • The basic game with all the unlocked stretchgoals.
  • The Expansion "Dark Allies".
  • The "Backer" extension pack with 9 new villager cards.
  • The extension pack "famous villagers" with 9 new villager cards.
  • One of the villagers in the basic game will look like you.
  • A high resolution file of your "villager portrait".

If you want just the basic game with one or both extension packs, you can simply pledge for "new moon" and increase your pledge according to your wishes. After your support you click on "manage you pledge" and then on "change your pledge". If the project is succsesfully funded, we'll com back to you and take your add-on wishes into account.

Add-On prices:

  • "Backer" Extension Pack = €5 ($5,58)
  • "Famous Villager" Extension Pack = €5  ($5,58)

 (LOCKED) Every bite card will get an individual artwork.

(LOCKED) The silver bullet tokens will be made of metal (no, not real silver) instead of cardboard.

(LOCKED) The moon on the cover is printed with fluorescent ink. So it will glow in the dark.

Thomas Hussung is one of the designers and also the artist of Bewere. He is a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg who loves to draw ghosts, monsters and other ghastly creatures. His work consists mainly of children's books and board games. He is known for his work on the bestselling children's book series "Das kleine böse Buch".

Manuela Mirow is one of the designers of Bewere. Born and raised in Hamburg she studied molecular life science. Now she works as a scientific advisor and because of her love for boardgames also in the boardgame cafe Würfel & Zucker.

We are working to offer you the cheapest and most efficient shipping. Unfortunately we cannot ship worldwide. For our first Kickstarter campaign we have chosen the following countries:

  • All EU countries
  • USA
  • Canada

The game will be released in two languages. German and English. The manual will be bilingual and all 19 Villager Cards will be included in both languages. 

For our backers from Germany, we will set up a pick-up station in Hamburg at the Boardgame Cafe Würfel und Zucker. More information will follow.

Risks and challenges

We have been working on Bewere for 1,5 years now and are confident that we can deliver you a great game. For our first Kickstarter campaign, we deliberately chose a card game because we would have a relatively simple production. However, there may still be difficulties with production or shipping, especially if the campaign exceeds our expectations and we have to ship more copies than expected. But we are also well prepared for this and hope that the games will reach the backers as soon as possible.

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