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Werewords Quick Info


20 questions with a twist... a time limit and a sneaky werewolf who knows the answer! 


In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking "yes" or "no" questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don't guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf!

To help you out, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but must not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out; if the word is guessed, the werewolf can pull out a win by identifying the Seer!

A free iOS/Android app provides thousands of words in hundreds of categories at various difficulty levels, so everyone can play.

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Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
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10 minutes 2 to 10 8+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
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1.16 / 5 Party

Word Game, Deduction


Werewords Additional Resources

Suggested Use:

Community Building

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Please refer to the books and articles listed on the Board Game: Home page for general readings regarding board game play and psychology.

Link to the Library Catalog

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