Werewolf is a social party game where players use cunning and subterfuge to outwit their opponents. The game emerged from Russia and is thought to have been created by Dimma Davidoff. It is played across the world and is sometimes known as Mafia. Players are randomly selected to take the role of either a werewolf, villager or magician. The cards below are intended to be used for this random selection.
The Wikipedia article on the game can be found here, and a good article listing many variants here. You can download my version of the Werewolf rules here and click here to download a print-able PDF of the cards below.
This was the game I took the The House of Fairytales event at the Vintage at Goodwood festival. I didn't really know what the deal was in terms of audience and it transpired the game was too complex for the children, and most of the adults were not really in the mood to engage in a game that lasted more than ten minutes. It makes a great late-night party game though so I intend to rope in my fellow Ancient Greeks at this weekend's reenactment fair.