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One Night Werewolf (Amazon Store)

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There’s a werewolf on the loose and it could be anyone you know, even you.  Can you help find the werewolf and save your village?

The storyline is a condensed version of one of those Murder Mystery dinner parties and the game plays out like one.  You get a card, look at it, close your eyes, listen to the narrator from the free app and do whatever your role requires.  After that, you open your eyes and try to find the werewolf. If you are the werewolf or his minion, your job is to mislead the players.  Each character comes with his or her own action, with the exception of the villagers. They just sleep there and add to the pile, which is definitely not my favorite character to play.  There’s also a character called the Tanner, whose job is to commit suicide. When my Monday Night Board Game group plays this, we have to leave him out because no one knows how to play him right.  Trust me when I say that I’m one of those people who screwed up with I played him. I also hate getting the werewolf and minion cards because, believe it or not, I’m terrible at bluffing. Therefore, more often than not, I lose.  Other than that, this is one of my favorite board games and I get excited whenever my group plays it. Unlike Werewords, most of the cards have a role to play and the storyline makes much more sense.

This game is exciting and suspenseful.  I give it an 8 out of 10; perfect for any meet up or board game party night.

Halloween Stories: Invitation (Bigfishgames.com)

It’s Halloween, and Jane and Joe received two tickets to attend the coolest party of the year.  Unfortunately, said party turns out to be a trap as Jane and Joe find themselves locked in a creepy mansion with mysterious creatures.  Can Jane get herself and Joe out of the creepy mansion before the evil creatures set their plans in motion?

Let me say that, despite the lack of jump scares the game gives you, the story itself is terrific.  I don’t want to give anything away.  Therefore, I’ll just tell you this one little detail.  There are some people in the world that will go to any lengths to get what they want.  I mean this in a tragic way and, if you play the game, you’ll see what I mean.  As for the mysterious creatures, they call themselves Beyonders and they have an enemy in the main character.  When you play the game, you’ll discover why.

The game play is quite typical of the hidden object genre.  You go from room to room collecting items and using them in various locations.

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Some items require you to participate in some very well done hidden object scenes.

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You can also play mini-games to advance the story that vary on level of fun.  If you are stuck, use a hint.  Purchase the Collector’s Edition and you’ll discover Jane and Joe’s back-story as you conduct a séance.

This game is addictive and intriguing.  I give it 8 out of 10, not scary but well-crafted Halloween fun.

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