We used to play the Mafia-variant of Werewolf in high school Drama class1 and I remember being pretty good at it. One of the things social anxiety can do for you is make you hyper aware of other people’s body language and non-verbal social cues. Which, most of the time, sucks. But for playing any game that involves detecting lies? Awesome.

Anyway, this article is looking at the security implications of group trust dynamics, but it’ll also give you all the sweet-ass Werewolf win strategies, too.

  1. Though my favourite variant was a Dracula-the-film themed version that combined a hide-and-seek element and also a VHS tape with atmospheric music to play in the background. We used to get dressed up in “vampire clothes” and play it in the dark at my friend’s place. Awesome times.