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We designed a better werewolf card game for you and your clan!
We designed a new kind of werewolf card game!
We designed a new kind of werewolf card game!
7,760 backers pledged $244,488 to help bring this project to life.

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There are werewolves among us! We'll stab each other and try to avoid getting bitten, but when a human receives their third bite, they secretly become a wolf and turn against us!
 
  • GROWL is like Werewolf (aka Mafia), but as a quick 10-15 minute card game for 4-10 players of all ages

  • The cards in your hand reveal whether you are a human or a werewolf

  • Humans turn into werewolves if they get bitten 3 times!
  • Everyone gets to bite, stab, heal, and give gold, so we all have power, not just the loud people 

  • Doesn't require a moderator or phone app

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*** RULES (English) ***

*** RULES (French) ***

*** RULES (German) ***

*** RULES (Spanish) ***

*** RULES (Swedish) ***

*** RULES (Chinese) *** (draft)

*** RULES (Japanese) ***

Coming Soon: Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Hungarian, Arabic, and more!

**Message me if you want collaborator access to the translations!**

Try the Tabletop Simulator version! (Requires Steam and TTS)

Try the low-ink Print and Play version to print out at home!


  

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  • "GROWL is certainly going to be one of my new favorites. It hits all the right spots, scratches all the right itches, has just the right amount of intensity, and player interaction, keeping me guessing and debating from start to finish." - Cyrus Kirby (Father Geek)

To see the replay of the live playthrough with Unfiltered Gamer, click here.

Night - when werewolves get to bite!
Night - when werewolves get to bite!

$16 - BASIC BOX [60+ cards, 8 tiles, 20+ coins]. Playable with 4 to 8 players. Includes all stretch goals but NOT the furry bag.

$24 - HOWLY GROWLY BOX [80+ cards, 10 tiles, 30+ coins]. Playable with up to 10 players! Add Hexes, Infections, Cursed Idols, and more! Includes all stretch goals, plus a special golden ticket card that will turn into something amazing later on.... Plus the furry bag!!!

$69 - HOWLY GROWLY BOX + EXTRAS [see below, but minus the glasses]

$100 - HOWLY GROWLY HOLY COWLY [150+ cards, 15 tiles, 30+ coins, 7 Sins expansion, 200 custom card sleeves, bonus deck, 25-30 quality metal coins, coin bag, FOUR dishwasher-safe pint glasses with your combination of "Not a Werewolf/Totally a Werewolf"]. Playable with up to 15 players! Includes all cards, all expansions, all stretch goals, plus a special golden ticket card that will turn into something amazing later on.... Plus the furry bag!!!  [This tier is the same as the Howly Growly Box with all Growl Add-Ons, but saves you $34.]

$150 - 10 PACK - Note that the delivery date should read 2018, not 2019! See the FAQ if you want to get Add-Ons in packs of 10.

This the best price you'll get, since buying directly from us will cut out the middlemen. You'll be supporting indie games, and you will get your copy probably months early. Some Add-Ons may not be available again.

We have plans to support retail and distribution if our margins work, so please message us if you have an opportunity or offer. We aren't sure what the future holds for GROWL, but we love the game and hope you'll support us today.

Shipping is charged after the campaign (when stretch goals are determined and the product is finalized). These are estimates. The game will be about 10 ounces, 6x4x2.5 inches. These prices do not include additional shipping if you purchase add-ons.

United States - $3, Canada - $5, Mexico - $8.50, China - $5

Backers in *MOST* other countries will be charged about $11. We are EU-friendly (rewards to the EU will be shipped from within the EU).

4/23/18: A quick update on shipping. My Stamps.com software claims that nearly all international shipments of the boxed games will be under $11. But apparently foreign countries don't always delivery packages for the rates they are supposed to, and may destroy or hold shipments hostage. I had a long conversation with a Kickstarter game creator who has shipped hundreds of thousands of games. He told me the two biggest problem countries in his experience were Russia (he suggested not even accepting backers from Russia), and Brazil (the post office is on strike). Some island countries like Australia cost a lot as well, but I am looking for distributors in these countries to reduce your costs. I will try my absolute hardest to charge the lowest shipping, including shipping from fulfillment centers within those countries or regions when possible. Due to unknown factors that can affect shipping costs, I can at best promise to warn you via update (and email) what the real costs will be prior to charging you. And of course you will be given the opportunity for a refund if you wish. I apologize, but I will also have to reserve the right to refund any pledges that I don't think my shipping partners will be able to fulfill. I will reach out to you directly if this becomes necessary. 

Here are the countries my shipping partner won't deliver to. I can still try to ship there directly, but I can't make promises you will get your packages in a timely or cost-effective manner: Afghanistan, Brazil, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea , Guinea-Bissau, Haiti , Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine

Thank you. -Joey

If you want FREE SHIPPING for GROWL then go to Kickrock.it/growl, get a unique sharing link, and convince a friend to buy the game. We'll cover free shipping for your game (or discount it by $10 if International) if someone buys the game from your link. We'll cover up to $15 in shipping if we ship you 2 or more copies of the game and you earn the rewards.

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GROWL was created by Joey Vigour, who has produced several big-box games like Chaosmos and Battlestations Second Edition. The Community Manager is Halley Kim, and feel free to say hello or message us with any questions.

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The art was created by Angelina Chernyak. Additional art by Rob Joseph.

Molly Ferguson drew the infographics. Dom Smith is the graphic designer responsible for all the behind the scenes design mockups. Thank you guys. Sagar Kinkar made some of the renderings, thank you!

Kickrock.it is a division of boardgamedata.com, which is owned by Roger Hicks. Special Thanks to Sam Vest, and our whole community at First Play: L.A. Board Game Playtesters.

Music by Kevin Macleod and Ikson. Thank you.

                                                                                                                              

Gaming Trend (interview) http://gamingtrend.com/feature/interviews/growl-and-the-next-phase-of-social-deduction-games-joey-vigour-interview/

Expand Your Game (review) https://expandyourgame.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/kickstarter-impressions-growl.html?m=1

Father Geek https://fathergeek.com/growl_prepub/

Geek Dad https://geekdad.com/2018/04/kickstarter-tabletop-alert-get-ready-to-growl/

Bell of Lost Souls http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2018/05/you-wont-know-who-the-werewolves-are-until-they-start-to-growl.html

Unfiltered Gamer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qRg4U2Orw

Unfiltered Gamer (interview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXE5e5i1o2I

Roll for Crit https://youtu.be/qEjWGGkpjZA?t=3m45s

The Dice Tower (Crowd Surfing) 21:00   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92EiCwIpgZM

Board Game Blitz Podcast http://www.dicetower.com/game-podcast/board-game-blitz/episode-47-fun-function-social-deduction

Dice at Dusk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppiPSy7pXxE 

Bower's Game Corner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugh5QQQzGwM

Little Metal Dog Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IXxpmS-M9g

Ideate (interview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leo69FizHEE

Games Reviews http://www.gamesreviews.com/news/04/growl-kickstarter-gaining-steam/

Casual Game Revolution (interview) https://casualgamerevolution.com/blog/2018/04/a-new-iteration-of-werewolf-and-an-interview-with-growl-designer-joey-vigour

Tabletop Gaming News http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/growl-party-card-game-up-on-kickstarter/

Geek Test (French) http://geektest.fr/test-jeu-de-cartes-growl/

Everything Board Games http://www.everythingboardgames.com/2018/03/growl-preview.html

Tantrum House http://www.tantrumhouse.com/reviews/upcoming-board-games-launching-on-kickstarter-january-1-15-2018

Werewolf-News http://werewolf-news.com/2018/03/upcoming-board-game-growl-asks-you-to-bite-everyone-you-can/

Medium https://medium.com/crowdfunding-news/top-crowdfunding-projects-apr-18-2018-70af22076c6e

Expand Your Game https://expandyourgame.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/kickstarter-impressions-growl.html?m=1

Foolish Panda Games https://foolishpandagames.com/kickstarter-highlight-growl/

Stonemaier Games https://stonemaiergames.com/5-insightful-lessons-from-recent-kickstarter-projects/

Gameosity https://gameosity.com/2018/04/20/andrews-fav-five-kickstarters-of-the-week-4-20-18/

Quillow Games http://quillowgames.com/game-spotlight-growl/

Pickup and Deliver Podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/rattleboxgames/puad034-remix-and-creativity?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A9422183&utm_term=episode_title

Pitchwise https://pitchwise.net/2018/04/26/kickstarter-april-26-hellboy-growl-homesteaders-pacific-victory-factory-funner-bigger-nothing-personal/

Tompet Games (interview)  https://tompetgames.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/joey-vigour-the-creator-of-growl/

Risks and challenges

I've personally launched two Kickstarter games and fulfilled both of them: Chaosmos and Battlestations. Both games were produced with high quality components and attention to detail. We tackled manufacturing challenges head on, and both games were met with high praise for gameplay and component quality. I am hoping to fulfill GROWL early, depending on how many stretch goals we hit.

I intend to produce GROWL with some fun surprises in the box. I have been working on this game for a long time and am very excited to share it with you.

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    Howly Growly + Extras (save $10!)

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    GROWL + ALL stretch goals + Howly Growly Box exclusive cards + bonus coins + all Growl Add-Ons other than the soda glasses (Metal Coins, 200 Card Sleeves, 7 Sins Expansion, Bonus Deck). Save $10 off buying it all separately!

    (Again, this tier does NOT include the soda glasses, but you can still add one or two and save money over the standard Howly Growly).

    (MSRP $90) [Some shipping costs may apply.]

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    Howly Growly Holy Cowly - (4-15 players)

    GROWL + ALL stretch goals + Howly Growly Box exclusive cards + bonus coins + all Growl Add-Ons (Metal Coins, 200 Card Sleeves, 7 Sins Expansion, Bonus Deck) + FOUR soda glasses (you choose style). Save $34 off buying it all separately!

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    HOWLY GROWLY 10 PACK - FREE SHIPPING*

    10 copies of the Howly Growly Box + Furry bag & ALL stretch goals + Howly Growly Box exclusive cards + bonus coins. (MSRP $300)

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