Friday, April 4, 2014

A Review of One Night Ultimate Werewolf by Bezier Games

It's 11:30 pm on a Saturday and you're bored out of your mind.  You're wedged between four people on a couch built for three but moving won't help since every other seat in the room is occupied.  You're at Richard's house.  You didn't know Richard until tonight.  You see, Richard works with Carolyn and Carolyn is married to Steve and Steve is in your board game group.  

Carolyn and Steve were invited to this board game party and Steve thought you would enjoy yourself.  Initially, you did.  You played King of Tokyo and battled to the finish.  You shared a game of Augustus with five other people but got thoroughly trounced.  And now you're crammed into a room full of people and yet not playing anything or having any fun.  Why?  Because it's Werewolf and you got killed on the first night...

"But Donny," you cry, incredulously, "how else would I spend an evening killing my friends and satiating my bloodlust?!"  And I reply "The answer is simple, dear reader: One Night Ultimate Werewolf!"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guilds of Cadwallon by Gaëtan Beaujannot and Charles Chevallier

While I have always been a huge fan of expansive, complex games, sometimes you just have a little bit between family responsibilities.  Guilds of Cadwallon is one of those great games that can fill that gap with a group of friends.

The game presumes that you lead one of the numerous trade guilds in the city and are attempting to gather enough influence to become the next leader of the city.  You deploy your agents to the streets in an attempt to control the districts.