Silver is the first in a series of card games by Ted Alspach (Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Suburbia, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf) that can be played as a stand along game or combined with other games in the Silver series. Silver will debut at 2019 Gen Con and hit stores in September. Silver Bullet will follow in time for Essen Spiel.
Silver is a werewolf themed card game where each player manages a village made up of five villagers beset by werewolves. Each card shows a resident, their unique ability, and a number – which is how many werewolves that resident attracts. However, villager cards are dealt to each player face down and the players do not know how bad the werewolf threat is to their village. The game begins with everyone peeking at two of their five cards. On each turn a player chooses a villager to replace or activates a villager’s ability. There are fourteen special abilities which allow players to view more face down cards, trade with neighboring villages, protect cards, and more. Once a player is convinced his or her village is the safest from werewolves (has the lowest sum of villager cards), that player can call for a vote. If correct, the winning player scores zero for the round. If not, the player receives points equal to the sum of the villager cards plus ten! All other players will receive the sum of their village points, and the player with the lowest score earns a silver medallion which grants the village some protection in the next round. After four rounds, the player with the lowest score wins.
Silver Bullet is similar to Silver and features fourteen brand new residents and special abilities. It can be played as a stand-alone game, or it can be combined with Silver by swapping villagers with the same card value from one deck to another, creating a whole new experience with the game. Silver Bullet also comes with a silver bullet which allows a player to take aim at any villager after nightfall.
Future games in the Silver series will offer more residents, more special abilities, additional silver tokens to grant the winner a unique power during a round, and endless combinations for the series.