Ultimate Werewolf is a fast paced bluffing game by Bezier games. Players are
trying to use their deduction skills to find out who the werewolves are, while
the werewolves try to bluff and convince the others to kill and innocent. One
Night Ultimate Werewolf is the condensed version of the original Werewolf game,
with no moderator no elimination, and no downtime. It’s the perfect quick party
game that truly separates the wolves from the sheep…
How to Play
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
of players determines the roles that ate used in each game of werewolves. Each
players receives a role card with three extra cards placed in the middle of the
table within reach of everyone. Players look at their own cards and memorize
their roles for game.
three main groups that these roles fall into; the werewolves, the tanners, and
the villagers. The werewolves group includes all werewolf cards and the minion.
They want to deflect suspicion away from them by bluffing and accusing other
players, even the minion who will gladly sacrifice themselves for the werewolves
to win. The Tanners are in a league of
their own from the villagers as the Head Tanner hates his job and simply wants
to die. The apprentice tanner wants the head tanners job and wants him dead as
well. The villagers make up the rest of the characters and they each have different
abilities that can help them to try and deduce who is who in this crazy game of
catch the warewolf.
player has looked at their card they place them face down on the table in front
of them and the night phase begins. The night phase can be spoken allowed by someone
who is not participating in the game or you could use the free app that had the
night phase recorded. During the night phase the wolves acknowledge each other
and the other players also have some actions that they can also perform, such
as swapping other players cards, looking at the card another player has or
After the night
phase deliberation starts and players try to deduce who each other are. Here
the players bluff, accuse, state information that they have acquired over the
night, and after 8 minutes everyone votes on who to kill.
villagers kill a werewolf, they win, if anyone else dies (including the minion),
the werewolf team wins.
Notes on One
Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fun fast talking bluffing game which is great for everyone to play. I mainly play this around Halloween with my older niece and her parents and I swear that I get the werewolf every time I play. I highly recommend this game for all player types, especially those who like bluffing games and games that they can play quick.
Coup is a
bluffing game where players are trying to eliminate other players out of the
game by outsmarting them and staging ‘coups.’ Coup the card game is set in the
same universe as The Resistance and Avalon as part of a series of games. In the
context of the story, the poor and oppressed masses are trying to overthrow the
corrupt government by staging a coup. The rules of Coup are fairly simple
understand and game play is fast and full of plotting and intrigue.
How to Play
The deck is
shuffled and each player is dealt 2 cards. Each player looks at these cards
then places the cards face down in front them. Going around the table, players
take turns performing one action which is dependent on which role-cards they
have, or which cards they are pretending to have. Each role and their abilities
are listed as follows:
Catain: Steal 2 coin, blocks
Duke: Take 3 coins from the stash,
blocks foreign aid.
Ambassador: Pick up two cards from
the deck and swap one in with the ambassador. Blocks Stealing
Contessa: Blocks assassination
(important note! Contessa only blocks the player who ‘holds’ the card, cannot
be used to block assassinations on other players)
Assassin: Pay 3 coins to assassinate
a players card.
There are a
few ways to make other players lose their cards. You can pay 7 coins to perform
a coup action. A coup cannot be blocked and that player must lose one of their
cards and place it face up in front of them.
accuse someone when they make an action as a character and you don’t believe
they are who they say they are. If proven to be lying, they must lose one of
their cards and place it face up in front of them. If they are telling the
truth, you instead lose a card.
assassin you can pay 3 coins to assassinate another players card, however they
can block it with the contessa. If you think they are bluffing you can call
them out on it and if you were correct, they lose both cards and are out of the
continues on until one person is left in the game and they win!
Notes on Coup
Coup is a great game to test your bluffing and deduction abilities. Its fast easy game play also makes it more accessible to casual players. I particularly like to play a round or two between big games when my friends and I are having our day of board games together. Highly recommend.
Geek out is
the ultimate geeky trivia game where players are asked to list a certain number
of things based on the category and subject that was asked. There are 5
categories in Geek Out: Comic books, fantasy, games science fiction, and
miscellaneous. The goal is to not only guess the amount listed on the card, but
to also out bid the other players and win the card. Geek Out is a great way to
test your knowledge against your friends and see who the ultimate Geek is.
How to Play
a player rolls the dice which has the 5 colors representing each category and a
‘wild’ where they get to choose. Whichever color it lands on is the category
they are going to attempt. They pull the top card from the deck and read the
list they must complete. For example. A player rolled a green and the card asks
them to name 4 Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The player then can bid on how many
they think they can name and the player who bids the highest wins the
‘auction’. They must then name the amount that they bid accurately, or they
will lose the card. The player with the highest amount of won cards at the end
is the winner.
Geek out is definitely ones of the more difficult games to play since it does rely so heavily on a players knowledge of the different geeky subjects. It’s similar to trivial pursuit in this regard, just with a higher level of knowledge needed for some of the categories. Regardless, I have a heap of fun playing with my partner and friends and it’s a create trivia game that keeps people in their toes.
ever wanted to experience the political intrigue and betrayal of Germany’s
political system in the 1930s? Well now you can with this fully historically
accurate representation which pits the players against each other as liberals
and fascist. The fascists, who know who each other are, try their best to sew
chaos with the liberals and get their supreme leader Hitler elected as
chancellor. The liberals must do their best to find and kill Hitler before it’s
How to Play
is secretly given an identity of either Liberal, fascist, or Hitler. Each
player then closes their eyes and another player, or the app voiced by Will
Wheaton, goes through a night in Germany as the fascists wake and see who each
other is while Hitler raises his thumbs to the heavens to let his followers
know his identify without revealing who they are to him. Everyone closes their
eyes again and then everyone wakes up and the game begins. Each round the
position of President is moved around and they elect a chancellor. The players
then vote on whether they accept this appointment and if the appointment is
rejected, the role of presents passes to the next person and they then elect a
chancellor and so on (with some limitations). If the appointment is confirmed,
the president draws three cards, discards one and passes the next two to the
chancellor. The chancellor chooses from the remaining two and placed the chosen
card on the board. For the fascist to win, they wither need to get through
Majority fascist policies or get Hitler elected chancellor (after the 4th
policy). The liberals need to get through majority liberal policies or kill
Notes on Secret
Nothing says family like calling your brother a fascist or your sister Hitler, while you yourself are secretly for the cause. You really learn who is good at bluffing, or how to bluff better after a few games. Deceit and betrayal are after all the only way to get ahead in politics and this game perfectly encapsulates these ideals while being criminally fun. I hugely recommend this for any young adult who wants a fun game to play with friends (or the right family). Of course, Nazism is wrong, but making fun of it takes away its power and this game does just that!