New Year's Day Party - A few Games (Part 4)
Monday's the day. I hope everyone can make it bright and early! Here are a few more games I'll have available at the 2007 New Year's Day Board Game Party:
LOOT - Admit it - you're a sucker for all things pirate themed! Loot is a card game that's all about using your pirate ships to overtake ships filled with treasure. It's a battle on the high seas! Be careful playing the admiral! (2-8 players, 20 minutes)
WEREWOLF - This could be one of the best party games of all time. It's going to require a lot of people, and I think I'll have a sign-up sheet on the wall.
Two people are werewolves and at least half a dozen people are villagers. There are two phases to this game - night and day. At night everyone starts with closed eyes, the werewolves open their eyes and identify each other. Then they slaughter a villager! During the day everyone talks openly, trying to reach a consensus about who among them is secretly a werewolf. The villagers then decide on someone to hang. As the week progresses, there are fewer and fewer people actively playing the game. A winning team is declared once the villagers kill all the werewolves or the werewolves kill enough villagers to reach parity. Oh, and for those who are into mystical awareness, there's a seer who can detect the hint of lycanthropy! (8-24 players, 45 minutes)
VEGAS SHOWDOWN - Apparently, it's themed games I'm mentioning today. Sure, pirates are cool and werewolves are scary, but Vegas is where the theming gets really exciting. Just ask Josh Duhamel. I played this last night for the first time. All you have to do is build the best casino to help you acquire patrons, money and fame! Bid on the slots or bid on the chance to add a restaurant, or just collect a fame point. Remember - build your structure so there's an easy path from the casino to the hotel! More info about the game and an introduction to it (via video) are available here. (3-5 players, 75 minutes)
Did I mention there will be bourbon at the party?