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One Night Ultimate Werewolf is the best version of Werewolf yet

The hidden role game made us hate our friends

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Simone de Rochefort has been producing & hosting YouTube videos for Polygon since 2016. She co-directed the upcoming documentary The Great Game: The Making of Spycraft.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf is the perfect, condensed version of the original hidden role-playing game, in which a group of villagers try to suss out who among them are secretly werewolves.

In One Night Ultimate Werewolf, the players perform their roles as narrated by a handy app. You may only have a desperate few minutes to convince your fellow villagers who is guilty of being a werewolf as the debate portion of the game is time-limited.

We played One Night Ultimate Werewolf for Overboard, our monthly series about enjoying board games with friends. Or former friends, as it turns out, because these play-throughs of One Night Werewolf are rife with backstabbing, lying and confusion.

Check out the video to see One Night Ultimate Werewolf in action. If you, like the game, are limited on time, skip to our dramatic final round.

You can watch more board game play-throughs in this playlist. We’ve played Mountains of Madness, Betrayal At House On The Hill and more favorites. Make sure you subscribe to Polygon on YouTube to keep up with the next one!

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