Let me issue a challenge to all of the demo rabbits that live near a university or college. Many colleges or universities have a “Student Activities Board” which plans the activities for the college. During Halloween (which is on Tuesday), offer to organize an Are You A Werewolf? game at the Student Union/Commons/etc. Normally, they look for easy (i.e. really cheap) ways of entertaining students. Hold the game for 3 to 4 hours and promote it. I’m doing at Ohio University.
Shane - this is awesome! Let's play AYAW? on Halloween! We just signed off on the proofs, and it goes on press on Tuesday, so we will have a new edition of AYAW? shipping in late September - lots of werewolves in plenty of time for Halloween... I think the 116 players that Billy counted at 2 A.M. on Sunday night at Dragon*Con is the largest collection of simultaneous villages I've heard of. What about adding to your challenge, the challenge to break the 200 player mark on number of players? I'd be happy to send 14 free demo copies of the game to any Rabbit who wants to try to break the 200 player mark - and has the event scheduled with their university to have a room available that has 14 circles of 15 chairs - that's 210 chairs! Yikes, maybe that's just crazy talk. How would you go about getting 200+ students to gather in a room at the student union to try to break this record? Or is that bigger than what you were thinking to try to run? :) I'd say go for 100 players - but that has now already been done! Obviously a much smaller event would also be wonderful... Please continue to report on your progress with your college activities folks, let us know what you need from us to support whatever you end up deciding to organize! The timing on this is just about perfect, with two months to plan, and a specific target date to hold the event on, and a theme that fits, and a game that's great with a crowd. What better than Werewolf on Halloween! -Kristin P.S. Has anyone ever measured how much square footage a circle of 15 chairs takes up?