A remake of Werewolf with some new tweaks to the gameplay. Eight players and up play a fast paced game of deceit where players try to figure out who among them is the werewolf.
Players each receive a roll (keep it to yourself), and then start the companion app which will walk you through the night. Most characters will wake up at some point and perform a task. When you wake up in the morning, your roll may have changed (but there's no way to know for sure). This is a game of deception, as well as teamwork. It's the werewolf team VS the villagers. Villagers need to work together to figure out who the werewolves are (if there are any), and werewolves need a rock solid alibi to win. Players vote to kill one player - if a werewolf is chosen, villagers win. If a villager is chosen...evil wins.
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Pro Quick rounds
Each round takes 10 minutes - 5 minutes for the night (where players wake up and perform tasks when prompted by the companion app), and 5 to discuss what did (and didn't) happen at night, and who the players think are werewolves, and who they think are villagers.
Pro No player elimination
Unlike the original version of the game, One Night Ultimate Werewolf does not have any player elimination, which is great for not excluding anyone who plays, which makes it more fun everyone involved.
Pro Chaotic team based play of deception and deduction
Players must work together as well as deceive each other in order to find out or hide who the Werewolf is. This creates a sense of chaos as each team strives to reach their goal.
Pro Free companion app eliminates the need for a moderator
There is a need for a game moderator to make sure the game works correctly, this role can be taken by a player or even someone not playing Luckily there is a free Android and iOS app available that eliminates the need for someone to do this, which frees up that task and allows everyone to enjoy the game on the same level.
Pro Components and art are well done
There is nothing that makes the game feel cheep, the cards and tokens (game pieces) feel solid and the art design is professional and pleasing. Everything about the game says "quality".
Pro Expansions available
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak adds more character cards, and One Night Ultimate Vampire can be it's own stand-alone game, or they can be combined to have werewolves VS villagers VS vampires (if you have enough players)
Con Game can be less enjoyable for people that find it difficult to lie well
There are people out there that are just not that great at lying convincingly, for these people the game may not be as enjoyable as they will be found out easily.
Con Difficult to play comfortably in larger groups
Due to the players on each team needing to see each others cards larger groups can make this difficult to do in a timely or easy manner.