Wolf-Man’s Curse

The rules below use a standard poker deck.

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Wolf-Man’s Curse is a card game for 3 to 8 players using a standard poker deck. Each player takes the role of someone bitten by a werewolf, and who transforms into a bloodthirsty beast at each full moon. The goal of the game is to

  1. Avoid being killed by the angry mob of villagers (club cards),
  2. Avoid being hanged by Scotland Yard (spade cards),
  3. Avoid killing innocents (heart cards), and
  4. Get rich in the meantime (diamond cards).

The winner is the wealthiest surviving wolf-man at game’s end.

Preparing to Play

  • Separate the number cards from the face cards and jokers.
  • Shuffle the number cards together.
  • Shuffle the face cards and jokers together.
  • Create a score sheet by writing “clubs,” “spades,” “hearts,” and “diamonds” (in that order) across the top of a piece of paper and listing the players’ names down the left side.

Turn Sequence
Game play is divided into “months” (each a hand of 5 number cards) with 3 full-moon “nights” (each the play of 1 card).
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