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Postby Tejar В» 25.01.2020


A party game in which deception, manipulation and accusation are compulsory? Sign us up. Dozens of poker superstars flock out of the Atlantis tournament room, each with their own plans for the early morning hours. But as we stroll through the lobby of the Coral Towers en route to our hotel rooms, we notice a large group of recognisable faces who have chosen to spend their evenings doing… something.

Their eyes are firmly closed. Was this meditation? Was it a cult? What do you know? At some point during the PCA, curiosity gets the better of us and we enquire. It turns out this behaviour was nothing to do with meditation, nor was it a new cult. They were simply playing a parlour game called Werewolf. Through debates and false confessions, outright lies and devious manipulations, the werewolves must do whatever it takes to survive. If they can kill off enough villagers, and get the villagers to turn on one another instead, the beasts win.

Full rules are below. Davidoff taught the game to his students as a way to distinguish right from wrong, and its immediate popularity prompted him to introduce the game to the Psychology Department at Moscow State University a year later.

He pitched it as a perfect blend of psychological examination and team-building strategy. Word of the game soon spread. It became commonplace in Soviet colleges and schools throughout the s, and at one point became so popular that it formed the basis of a Latvian reality show, with celebrities pitted against one another.

However, an influential interactive fiction writer named Andrew Plotkin felt that Mafia could be improved, and that its name was holding it back. His argument was that the mafia was not a big enough cultural reference in , and he landed upon an even more appropriate theme. Hence, the werewolf. Grafton agrees. Typically the role will switch at the end of each game. A minimum of seven other players are then split into two groups: werewolves and villagers, with the former in the minority.

The moderator deals a card to each of the other players to determine their role. The ultimate aim of the game is for the villagers to kill all of the werewolves, or for the werewolves to outnumber the villagers. The villagers should always be at a majority of around , so if there are eight of you, you should have two wolves.

For larger games of 12 and up, make it three. More about the seer in a minute. The moderator demands that all werewolves open their eyes. The nominated player is usually a villager, giving the wolves their first victim. The seer is then allowed to open their eyes and silently points to a player, careful not to reveal their identity to any other player. If the person chosen by the seer is a wolf, the moderator gives a thumbs up.

If the player chosen is a villager, the moderator gives a thumbs down. This player is out, and must not reveal whether they were a villager or a wolf to the group. For the villagers, the hope is to kill off a wolf.

When a player has been selected, they leave the game without revealing their identity. The doctor who also must not reveal their identity to any other player silently selects a player, who will then survive even if killed by the wolves.

The person they are guarding is told they are being guarded, but not by whom. The bodyguard can choose not to guard anyone at night, and may guard the same person multiple nights in a row. You have to play a balancing act, influencing your fellow villagers to vote a certain way without revealing your true identity to the wolves. Most party games are designed for relaxation. Only one player need stand up when playing charades, for example. Nor do they mind unconstrained competitiveness.

In fact, they embrace it, as Grafton explains. So many elements seem to cross over, from the bluffing and the mathematics, to the GTO plays and exploitative strategies. Does that make them a wolf? If you suffer from that problem, you need to balance and dial it down. The game can get tense, and any signs of timidness will be pounced upon by experienced players.

To counter this, the best players in a game of Werewolf tend to vote off new players straight away. The wolves kill him every night right out the gate. However, keeping schtum and attempting to fly under the radar is counterintuitive. I thought, well that was embarrassing. Grafton suggests having everyone make an opening statement.

Grafton remembers one particularly intense experience at the PCA where his ability to lie was proving very fruitful. All of the wolves got killed straight away, along with maybe two villagers. So it was handed and I was the lone wolf remaining. I knew as the last werewolf it would be extremely tough for me to win alone, so I pretended to be the bodyguard, and nobody else came forward for it.

Luckily everyone believed I was the bodyguard, and Joe McKeehen also came forward as a role. So, me, Joe and a couple of other people were proven villagers even though I was really a wolf and we were just killing people off one by one. I was completely safe. I was being stared at constantly, and I had to maintain my story, and they were asking me lots of questions. It was very difficult! So there you have it.

You know the game. You know the rules. You know some basic strategy. Before we go, we had one last question for Grafton. Which poker player who he is yet to play with did he think would be great at Werewolf?

And similarly, who was the worst player in the games? Joe plays a good deceptive game. We put Toby on the stand and his ears went bright red.

Lesson learned. Are you planning your own game of Werewolf? Let us know how it goes on Twitter at PokerStarsBlog. Next Story!! Andrew Plotkin photo courtesy of Ben Collins-Sussman. Sam Grafton, fast becoming a Werewolf reg. Jonathan Jaffe is one of the best Werewolf players, according to Sam Grafton. Sam Grafton Werewolf. Jack Stanton. Related Stories!! Read All. Want to win a Platinum Pass? Lex Live 3 London postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. Online event coming 19 hours ago.

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