Werewolf (a.k.a. Mafia or Assassin) is the classic folk game of deception, deduction, and detection – simple, but deep, and extremely entertaining. Can you spot the hidden Werewolves who are working against everyone else, and eliminate them before they eliminate you?
Location: The Bocce Room of the Local Taphouse, 184 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Time: 6.30pm til late
Tickets: Entry free – optional donation to charity and discounted tap beer
So we’ve cut together one of the nights of our Comedy Festival game and uploaded it to share around. Check out the fun for yourself:
Mass Werewolf for MICF from popupplayers on Vimeo.
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At this week’s Pop Up Playground for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sarah Jones (Squeaky Clean Comedy) was the first member of the village council to be executed; after Alice Fraser was murdered, Brenna Courtney Glazebrook (More Than This) was next accused, but the audience who had cruelly taunted her during their investigations decided not to lynch her when it came to the vote. She died the next night, leaving Jack Druce (Introvert Def Jam) and Richard McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl) as the final suspects; the audience voted to lynch Jack, only to discover that he was innocent – and that Brenna, wounded by their cruelty, had killed herself and had her revenge on the bloodthirsty village by ensuring they would kill an honest man!
It’s these kinds of impossible-to-predict outcomes that make game so much fun – and we’re looking forward to another amazing game this Thursday night! See you there.
Thanks to all our lovely audience who came along to the first Pop Up Playground public game at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last Thursday! Our guest players were:
- Van Badham, playwright and author (vanbadham.com, @vanbadham)
- Morven Smith, comedian (One in a Million, @MorvSmith)
- Nicholas J Johnson, “Australia’s Honest Conman” (The Peer Revue, conman.com.au , @CountLustig)
- Paul Callaghan, writer and game designer and Pop Up Playground co-founder
- Richard McKenzie, comedian and improviser (Late Night Dungeon Crawl, A Sting in the Tale)
Welcome everyone to Pop Up Playground! We’ll post here about our games, events and play tests.
Yesterday we ran our first play test of our new game – a modification of Werewolf to incorporate performance to the crowd and team play. We played three times with a great group of volunteers – thanks all! After some great feedback from our initial play-through, we found our initial rules were pretty solid, though we have abandoned a couple of things which proved superfluous. Our second and third games went great, and we’re excited to bring it to the public – so excited we celebrated with ice-cream afterwards.
If we’re being a little coy with the details, it’s only because we want the game to be a surprise; this game will be our first public play experience, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. If you can’t wait that long, you can also attend our free public trial show at 10 PM on March 7th at the Bella Union. Find out more details of the game on our Comedy Festival page!