OBJECTIVE OF SILVER: The objective of Silver is to be the player with the fewest werewolves in your village at the end of four rounds.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 Players
MATERIALS: 4 Reference Cards, 2 Doppelgangers, 4 Robbers, 4 Witches, 4 Masters, 4 Beholders, 4 Seers, 4 Apprentice Seers, 4 Revealers, 4 Exposers, 4 Rascals, 4 Body Guards, 4 Empaths, 4 Squires, 2 Villagers, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Hand Management Card Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up
OVERVIEW OF SILVER
Silver, a werewolf’s greatest weakness, and it will be your greatest strength as you rid your village of these savage dogs. The residents come together to destroy them, saving their home. The other players will be doing the same with their village. When a player decides to take a vote, the players will see who has been the most efficient, and who wins the game.
To setup the game, the players will shuffle the deck, dealing five cards in a row to each player, creating their village. Each player will collect a reference card. The remaining cards are placed in the middle of the players, with the discard stack being directly beside it. The first player is randomly chosen, and they are given the silver amulet.
Each player is allowed to look at two of their cards in their village, giving them some time to plan. After everyone has seen two of their cards, the game is ready to begin.
Beginning with the first player, the players will take turns, going clockwise around the group for four rounds of gameplay. The players may complete one action during their turn. They can choose to draw a card from the deck, draw a card from the discard pile, or call for a vote.
If the player chooses to draw a card from the deck, they may place that card into the discard pile, or they may replace one of their own cards with it, placing their card in the discard pile instead. If they choose to take one from the discard pile, they simply exchange it for one of their own cards.
Players may call for a vote if they have four or less cards. Their turn then ends, and each player will complete one additional turn before the points are tallied. The player is not allowed to complete any other actions during their turn once they call for a vote.
Cards have abilities that the players are able to extort during their game, allowing them to destroy as many werewolves as they can. Once a player has called for a vote, the players will score their cards. Once the scoring is complete, the next round will begin.
END OF GAME
When a round ends, the players will tally their points of their remaining cards. If the player who called for the vote has the lowest number of points, then they do not score any points. If they do not have the lowest points, then they score their totaled points, plus ten. The players will tally their points at the end of four rounds of gameplay.
After four rounds of gameplay, the game comes to an end. The player who has accumulated the fewest points, wins the game!