Who here has managed to pull of a great big game?

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Ultimate Werewolf claims it can support up to 75 people. The Blood Feud Kickstarter, supporting up to 24, just launched today. But the thought of actually running a game with dozens of players makes me a little queasy. The most I've had was 13, and that was a crazy RPG session.

Have any of you played something on a large scale? What was it like? What did you learn?

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Supporter12 months ago

The biggest game I’ve ever coordinated was a game of Funemployed at Christmas last year. We had 10-15 people playing. It was quite fun. 

Supporter12 months ago

Was there a strong need to referee in a group that large? I've never played the game, but one complaint I've heard is that it can devolve into arguing over subjective interpretation.

Supporter12 months ago

No, it went great and everyone had fun. Which is the point of a party game like that. It is subjective, but when each person takes a turn to hire the people than you just have to tailor your acting to the person giving the interview. 

12 months ago

This was mentioned in another thread, but Two Rooms and a Boom is great for large groups. We've played it with perhaps 18(?) people and it went really well. Of course, you have to be careful about someone dominating the negotiations and whatnot. It can be difficult to keep everyone involved when it's that big, but Two Rooms and a Boom can have a ton of different role cards that everyone is taken into consideration. 


Supporter12 months ago

What kind of space do you need for that? My understanding is you need two rooms or a divider for that.

12 months ago

Two rooms would be best, preferably ones where you can't hear the other group discussing their plots. In our previous townhome, we used one floor for one group, and the basement for the other. Worked well. Honestly, I'm not sure how we'd work it in our new home, since it's super open. A divider would technically work, but you'd have to be super sneaky in your scheming, lest the other team drops eaves. 

The only other thing you'll need is the cards. I'm not sure if the print and play is still available for free, but that's how I got it. But you can just draw/make the cards yourself since it's nothing too complex. Just a color (team) and a role. That's all you need. Oh, and a timer. 

Supporter12 months ago

I've done some party games with around 20-30 people at family gatherings. 

Supporter12 months ago

30 family members? Yowza. What are the challenges with that group?

Supporter12 months ago

Not really. We all get along. 

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