Fortunately, this game is only a game!

For now.

 
   

 

Background

Although the rules and roles of Survival are a new development, I would like to point out that the game play for this game exists for a while now. Survival is conceptually based on a game more commonly known as "Mafia" (Dimitry Davidoff, 1986) or its variation "Werewolf" (Andrew Plotkin, 1997). Both games come in a variety of versions, with many different roles and personalities, as card games, as online versions, free, or for purchase by several manufacturers in several languages.

I was introduced to "Werewolf" (Loups-Garous) in 2006 by family members and began playing it with my students after I made my own basic set of cards. It turned out to be so much fun and so engaging to the students that I decided to use the structure and concept of the game but completely rewrite the rules and create new personalities. My goal was to playfully encourage thinking and worrying about something more real and urgent than werewolves.

The "green" version and the cards you find at this site are a result of over a year of rule-writing, drawing, scanning, cutting, pasteing, and testing the game with over 100 students and colleagues at my school and other locations.

It has been a great success with all who played and I hope to spread the idea much further than Morrisville, VT.

 

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