Look Behind You Werewolf Board Games Reveal Dark Shadows

The Ultimate Werewolf board game series is a sinister game collection that can be played at a party, around the kitchen table or by a dimly lit campfire on a starless night.

The original game has new editions such as the “One Night Ultimate Werewolf” and “Ultimate Werewolf: Deluxe Edition” but no matter the game, the end game always revolves around two main parties — the werewolves and the villagers. Get on board for some psychological manipulation with the players being secretly assigned roles to play.

The werewolf game is in the party games category and has the sub categories of mystery, negotiation, fantasy, deduction, horror and bluffing. The mechanics of the game involve role playing, partnerships, variable player powers, storytelling and voting.

Ultimate Werewolf Edition Games Overview

In the Werewolf board game, players are assigned roles of werewolves, villagers, seers and a moderator. Depending on the variation, the game can also include a doctor, huntsman, priestess, witch, or child.

Play alternates between night and day, with the werewolves using the nighttime to pick their “victim”. The daylight hours are when the players hold a discussion to determine who to lynch in the hopes of killing a werewolf. Villagers win if both werewolves are killed and werewolves win if enough villagers are killed.

The games can be played by a large number of people anywhere between 8 and 24 players. Suggested ages for playing the game range from 8 years and above.

Depending on the chosen game version, a game of werewolf can take anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes, sometimes longer.

Ultimate Werewolf Game Pieces

Werewolf Board Game Set Up

After the cards are shuffled, they are distributed face-down to the players. Ideally, an odd number of players is the best. The number of cards should correspond to the number of people playing and there should be 2 werewolves, 1 doctor and 1 seer among the players.

The rest of the players should be villagers. In case there is a large group of players(16+) involved then one “villager” can become an additional “werewolf”. Each player is given a card face-down and once he/she has had a glimpse of the card its content must be kept secret.

The game alternates between night and daytime although it begins in the nighttime.

Board Game Characters

The moderator’s role is to facilitate the flow of the game. Only the moderator knows each players’ role and it is the moderator’s duty to call for a vote when it is time to kill off a nominee.

The villagers’ role is to find out who the werewolves are and to vote in elimination of the werewolf.

The werewolves’ role is to outnumber the villagers by killing them off one by one in order to win the game.

The seer is technically a villager with the ability to “see” who the werewolves are when the night falls. Once he/she has ‘identified’ the werewolf, the moderator will either nod yes or no if the person picked is indeed the werewolf. The seer then chooses to keep the information secret the next day or reveal to the rest of the players that they are the seer and have some knowledge in a bid to up their advantage during the day.

The doctor’s job is to heal themselves or other villagers when the moderator calls him/her wake during the night. Healing themselves saves them from being killed by the werewolves while healing another villager saves that villager.

What is in the box?

Since there are different editions to the game, there are different items included in the box. A box can contain 80 fully illustrated cards with a moderator scorepad, a comprehensive gameguide and it can entail 40 unique roles with 18 different scenarios.

Another edition may come with 56 cards while another may come with 21 or 27 cards. One of the shortest versions is One Night Ultimate Werewolf Board Game can have as few as 3 players or as many as 10.

Inside the box is a rule book, sixteen character tiles to be dealt out to the players and sixteen tokens to indicate who is in the game.

Choosing a Werewolf Game Edition

Since there are different versions or editions to choose from, it is best to read customer reviews and questions asked about the game in order to select the edition or editions suited to your entertainment preference.

Pricing is determined by the game edition you select and not by our HotMonsterToys.com review site.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

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Features

  • Each player gets a unique role: A Werewolf, Seer, Troublemaker, or another, all with special abilities
  • After a secret night phase that includes changing roles, players have just 5 minutes to find a Werewolf
  • Includes a free iOS/Android app that makes playing incredibly engaging and addictive
  • May be combined with One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak and One Night Ultimate Vampire for epic battles
  • 3-10 players, Ages 8 and up

Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition

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Features

  • Players are assigned secret roles on either the Werewolf (stay alive) or Villager (find the werewolves) team
  • Includes more than 40 unique roles on 78 role cards, a 24-page Ultimate guide, and a moderator scorepad
  • Bonus expansion: "Wolfpack" with several engaging all-new wolf roles
  • "A fantastic version of Werewolf-the best there is" -Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
  • 5-75 players, Ages 13 and up

One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

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Features

  • Each player gets a new, powerful role: A Mystic Wolf, Curator, Witch, or another, all with special abilities
  • After a secret night phase that includes changing roles, players have just 5 minutes to find a Werewolf
  • Includes a free iOS/Android app that makes playing incredibly engaging and addictive
  • May be combined with One Night Ultimate Werewolf and One Night Ultimate Vampire for epic battles
  • 3-10 players, Ages 8 and up