A new secret identity social deduction game in the vein of Werewolf or Mafia, set in plague times. You'll never trust anyone again!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 2 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.
The Villagers is a thrilling new standalone game meant to dial up the pressure and excitement on group game night.
In The Villagers, the Plague Doctors will try to infect a new Villager each night, while the Villagers try to deduce who in their midst are Plague Doctors in hiding. The Plague Doctors are posing as Villagers too, so who do you trust? Exile a new player each day, but beware, as new infections plague your village each night.
The variable player powers and roles gives an enormous amount of depth, tension, player interaction, and replayability, with new character roles you haven't seen before.
The majority of players will be on the Villager team. Presumably, players try to eliminate someone from the Plague Doctor side during the day. This is the crux of the game, as the Plague Doctor side tries to hide and blend in with the Villager team without being too suspicious in their actions.
There are 2 phases to the game: Day, and Night.
At night, certain players will secretly perform actions (such as checking on, infecting, or protecting other players) under the guidance of the Moderator.
During the day, Villagers will try to identify members of the Plague Doctor team.
The Villagers will win by eliminating the Plague Doctors, or the Plague Doctor side will win by eliminating the Villagers.
The Villagers is full of unique roles which will counter each other so that the level of interaction between players is higher than in any other game of its kind.
Check out this video preview by Man vs Meeple:
"This is where all the lying, bluffing, and deceit comes out." - Man vs Meeple
A close look at The Villagers by Tantrum House:
The Villagers preview, by Brian's Got Game:
Playing The Villagers, by The Games Room:
What are some of these special roles? Take a look at each character, as you'll have special abilities which you'll need to wield at appropriate times.
When beginning the game, you'll choose one card. Choose wisely, for that is who you become.
During the Kickstarter campaign, we will reach new Stretch Goals which will make the game bigger and better!
We'll even work together to create a new character card based on some new art!
Thank you for being a backer of The Villagers! When you back the game, we'll produce it and send it to you. Make sure to follow us on Kickstarter so that you're aware of our new releases.
We are very pleased to offer FREE global shipping for this project. Shipping is already included in the price of the game.
Music, "Moonlight Sonata" by Hidden Citizens, licensed and used with permission. Check out more epic music by Hidden Citizens on Spotify.
Risks and challenges
Each project comes with unique risks and challenges. We don't expect anything major to occur, as we've produced and delivered games already. As long as companies print games and fulfillment centers deliver games, The Villagers will be in your hands soon enough. - The art is already approved, so manufacturing should begin shortly after the campaign ends so that we know how many copies to order. Thank you for being a backer!
When anything unexpected occurs, we'll continue to be open and transparent with you to keep you updated. We'll do our best at all times and keep open communication, something we're known for.
And we're happy to answer questions anytime, so ask away! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter