Our Turn: The Werewolf Game
Hello! My name is Shawn T. Crofoot, I am a freshman (9th grade) at Northwoods Community Secondary School. In Mr. Santy’s advisory, we started playing an extraordinarily fun game that we simply just call “The Werewolf Game.”
This is a game that helps us all get together and enjoy ourselves in a fun little game. “The Werewolf Game” is an enjoyable activity where there are three werewolves, a Witch, Cupid, a Thief, a Seer, a Hunter, a Townsperson, and a few other roles. The werewolves’ job is to slowly kill off one player each night.
Witches have two potions which can only be used once; one saves the person killed that night, the other kills a person of her choice. Cupid is used only once and then turns into a townsperson, cupid makes two players become “lovers” and if one of them dies, the other dies as well. The thief gets to take another card from the narrator to become his role. The seer can look at one player each night and the narrator will tell them if that person is a werewolf or not. They will not give out their role if they aren’t a werewolf. The hunter can kill off one player if they are killed in the daytime from being executed. Townspeople are only used as extra votes to execute someone.
This game, as you may have guessed, takes place in both a night and a day cycle that goes as the narrator wakes up different players based on their roles to do their nighttime jobs, then sends them back to sleep. Everyone can see everyone during the day. This game has helped bring our class together even more so than we already were. This game is very intertwined with deception to hide your role from other players. Only you know your role unless you are a werewolf, then all werewolves get to see each other at night.