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Miserable party games for fun and profit - Not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be
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Miserable party games for fun and profit
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ilwitchgrrl From: ilwitchgrrl Date: March 15th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Believe it or not they take reallllly well to Werewolf. My son is eight and I've played it with them at cub scouts a few times. I also brought it in as the Halloween party for his class and when I came back for the Christmas and valentines parties, both times I was mobbed by children screaming 'ARE WE GOING TO PLAY THAT GAME AGAIN?!' They aren't great at the subtle nuances of the game, lol, but it's a great intro to further gaming I think.
rollick From: rollick Date: March 16th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Huh. It'd definitely be interesting to see a bunch of eight-year-olds go at this, though in our case we only have two kids, and the eight-year-old may well be too hyper for anything this involved. But somewhere down the road, I definitely need to introduce him and his friends to it.
ilwitchgrrl From: ilwitchgrrl Date: March 18th, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
If / when you do just make sure you have low expectations, lol! There will likely be lots of peeking and shrieking but every group of kids I've played it with has loved it. It also lends itself well to adaptation for 'themed' parties. Our Cub Scout camp was spy-themed so instead of werewolves there were spies, and the seer was an FBI agent who received special intel each round. And for a Scooby Doo themed party we played 'Scooby Doo vs the werewolf', where everyone was a member of the Scooby gang instead of a villager. There was only one Velma - the 'seer' - and she got an extra clue each round.
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