Saturday, July 11, 2009

Are You the Traitor Review

Are You the Traitor LOO-037 pub by Looney Labs www.looneylabs.com ; Sliding box containing 56 full color cards and directions MSRP $15.00

Gameplay--8 Are You the Traitor is a more elaborate version of Werewolf or Mafia. Character cards are secretly dealt out to 4-10 players, with 2 players gettting Evil or Good Wizard cards, one player each getting the Key Holder or Traitor cards and the other players getting Guard cards. The object of each round is for the Key Holder figure out who the Good Wizard is and give the Key card to them. If the Key Holder is successful, all good players draw a treasure card, otherwise the evil players do. Unlike traditional Werewolf, no players are elminated each round; instead multiple rounds are played with the first player accumulating 10 points in treasure winning. The big problem with AYTT, much like Werewolf or Mafia, is that you need a larger group for effective play.