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[Trick or Treat] little monsters little candy

weirdspaceshipsweirdspaceships i will eat your still-beating heartRegistered User regular
edited April 2012 in Critical Failures
Want to help playtest a game? It's a card game, and it's kind of like an elaborate go-fish meets mafia / werewolf type thing. It might be rough around the edges, it might be completely busted, it may be fantastic! We don't know yet.

Here's what's up: It's called Trick or Treat because you all play little monsters who've managed to nab some candy from a passing trick-or-treater. Monsters can't reveal themselves, of course, but on Halloween, if they're careful, they can sneak around and steal some treats!

Each round, someone, in secret, gets the CANDY card. Then you draw and pass cards, trying to get a full set (meaning 10) of the same suit. The suits are: spiders, zombies, devils, and ghosts. After that, you offer up a card face-down, and you can claim it's anything, and what you're doing is trying to get someone to offer you a card in return. "I've got a zombie here. Anyone looking for zombies? Both of you? Who can give me a ghost, I need ghosts." And then, maybe you really did give them a zombie, but they didn't give you a ghost. Or whatever. It's all bluffing and trust and tells.

At the end of the round, everyone pleads their case as to why they don't have the CANDY card, and we keep going until someone accuses another of owning it. At that point, the remaining players (aside from the accused) either agree or disagree with the vote. Then there's some penalties: did you pick the person with the candy, or an innocent monster? Did you agree or disagree, and were you right? You either draw or discard cards accordingly. We reveal who has the CANDY. If that monster wasn't discovered, they can try to win the game by having both the CANDY and ten of a single suit. If the CANDY was discovered, players must decide who to give the CANDY to until the end of the turn, for "safe-keeping". Of course, if THAT player has ten of a single suit, they can then go ahead and claim victory.

After that, if no one has won, we mix up the CANDY cards and deal them out again, and someone new has the candy.

Here's the rules, in depth.
Spoiler:

Anyone interested can !sign up in something colorful! Please be advised that hasn't been thoroughly tested, so if we discover something game-breaking in the middle of it all, the rules may change or the game may be stopped all together!

We're looking for 5-6 players to get started.

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