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Luis Brunson

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My wife and I played Werewolf recently at Dice Tower and enjoyed it. We'd like to purchase it, but a majority of the friends we'd play with aren't into Fantasy/Horror. Any suggestions for a similar game? Most other themes would be alright... western, modern, sci-fi, etc..

So far I've collected this list of possibilities: Two Rooms and a Boom, Mafia de Cuba, One Night Revolution, Spyfall, and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong. Other suggestions are most welcome.
 
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Daniel West
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The most common suggestion is The Resistance.
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Chris Whitpan
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Played all of those Luis...

Depends on what you are looking for in depth really.

Lighter, very simlar with larger, read 6-8, people the One Night Revolution is great. SciFi Dystopian fits what you like.

If you want fast light and fun, Spyfall is great, but very crowd dependent. (as are most of these games honestly)

Mafia went over well the other night and works well. Very goodfellas, God Father feel to it.

Deception is a bit more of a game to it, along the lines of Mysterium. Takes a little longer and doesn't promote as much conversation as the others in my plays. It requires a little more of your attention.

Another option is New Salem. IT's a fun take with the same kind of feel with card drafting and an game that gets better the more you play it.

Western opens up Bang, and its cousin Bang the Dice game but they are a little lower on my scale than the ones I mentioned.

I hope that helps! The nice thing is most of these are not overly expensive so one can afford to try a few. The other thing is they are really group, and atmosphere dependent, and even that can change with one or two people changing in a group.
 
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Battlestar Galactica
The Resistance
Coup
BANG! The Dice Game
BANG!
 
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Luis Brunson

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I played BANG! once a long time ago, and I've played BANG! The Dice Game a a few times. To me it feels more like King of Tokyo than Werewolf.

Coup I've played. I really like it, but I think we're definitely looking for a party game with lots of conversation.
 
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Nosferatu (superior to Coup, Werewolf and Mafia de Cuba, IMO)
27th Passenger: A Hunt On Rails - much more involved, plays to 6
Blood Bound - 6-12 players, 30-45 minutes, very good.

and maybe Saboteur - not quite what you asked for, but good, cheap, and tiny
 
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Justin Strickland
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Spyfall

Werewolf and resistance are rubbish that devolves into shouting matches. Spyfall is an actual game that forces you to think creatively, a round plays in less than 10 minutes, and almost always ends with laughter and clamoring to play "just one more".
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Never played this but it look good and i think its in the same genre:

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
 
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Trevyn Hey
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If it's literally just the theme, there's a common re-theme of Werewolf called Mafia (I'm not sure which came first). I don't know if there are published versions of Mafia, but my group plays by drawing slips of paper from a cup.

Villager --> Civilian
Werewolf --> Mafia
Seer --> Investigator

for the most common roles.
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Aisur wrote:
If it's literally just the theme, there's a common re-theme of Werewolf called Mafia (I'm not sure which came first). I don't know if there are published versions of Mafia, but my group plays by drawing slips of paper from a cup.

Villager --> Civilian
Werewolf --> Mafia
Seer --> Investigator

for the most common roles.

Mafia came first - c1990 in Russia. Originally the villagers were the Mafia, werewolves were undercover police, the seer was a corrupt cop! The police were trying to catch all the Mafia, and the Mafia were eliminating undercover detectives - a much darker theme.
 
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Mayday.

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Are you are a traitor to the glorious communist revolution? Do you uphold the principles or have you been corrupted by the forces of Greed, Power, and Corruption? And if you are loyal, can you ferret out the traitors before you are sent to Siberia?


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Matt Lee
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Not a fan of Werewolf here, so for hidden role games, my favorites include:

The Resistance
Saboteur
Shadow Hunters
Coup
 
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The Last Banquet
and to a lesser degree Mascarade
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Asher Kennedy
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I played Werewolf for years as the game "Mafia" never knowing that the Werewolf theme was the more common variant. We never had a published version, but used a role randomizer like a deck of cards to select who the mafia would be, who the cops would be and who were just regular townspeople.
 
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justrick wrote:
Spyfall

Werewolf and resistance are rubbish that devolves into shouting matches. Spyfall is an actual game that forces you to think creatively, a round plays in less than 10 minutes, and almost always ends with laughter and clamoring to play "just one more".


Must be your group. All of our games are full of laughter and fun!
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Hoax (second edition)

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Justin Strickland
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Not the group. They're just poorly designed games in my opinion. There's no game to it! The resistance players just sit and wait for a mission and play a pass token. The spies (unless there's two of them), throw a fail. Then the next 5-10 minutes is spent discussing who everybody thinks failed said mission. Which is impossible to deduce because the game doesn't do anything besides telling you to look into eachothers eyes and figure it out. Let's say at best each mission lasts 6 minutes (between voting to send the mission, voting to pass the mission, and deliberating. If the game lasts to the 5th mission, that's a 30 minute game. Cool. But what did you do that whole time. You argued about whether or not someone got dealt a red or blue card, with absolutely no evidence to support anyone's claims! No thanks, I'll stick with Spyfall, or spend those 30 minutes arguing, or just talking, with people about something that actually matters.
 
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