Minion

minion“Minion, wake up. Werewolves, stick out your thumb so the Minion can see who you are.”

From ONUW, wins or loses with Team Werewolf irrespective of whether he himself dies

Not caring whether he lives or dies, the Minion starts the day phase with very little pressure, but accelerates quickly as the accusations fly. The Minion needs to keep very close track of whether any Werewolves were switched by the Troublemaker, Robber, Witch etc. If the Alpha Wolf or the Paranormal Investigator is in play the Minion’s role becomes much harder as they try to discern who the Alpha Wolf turned into a Wolf as well as who the Paranormal Investigator is and whether they became a Wolf or not.

If the Minion is quite sure who the Werewolves are then the Minion can sit on the sidelines during discussion as long as it looks like someone other than a Werewolf will be lynched. If the Minion’s silence is seen as suspicious and he himself becomes the target of accusation then so be it. However, as the Minion becomes more unsure who the Werewolves are, either as a result of switching, or the presence of the Alpha Wolf or Paranormal Investigator, then it becomes more critical that the Minion gets himself lynched to avoid a Werewolf being inadvertently lynched.

As the Minion, the simplest situation is when you find you have been switched with a Team Village card. As long as you are confident you are now on the Team Village, you can out yourself as the former Minion and out the real Werewolves too. If you aren’t sure if the claim that you were really switched or not is true and don’t want to take the risk of outing everyone on the Werewolf team you can out yourself as a former Werewolf instead. If the switcher maintains the switch did occur in the face of that revelation then you can be sure you were switched, enabling you to reveal the full Werewolf team. If the claimed switcher takes that opportunity to recant their switching claim and encourages everyone to kill you after all as a self revealed Werewolf, then you can take the lynching as the Minion and claim victory for Team Werewolf.

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6 thoughts on “Minion”

  1. If the minion’s card is traded with a villager team card, can the original minion name the werewolfs? so that the villagers can kill the werewolf so the original minion’s new team wins?
    This happened in a game with friends and it was such an easy way to win for the villagers that we banned naming the werewolfs because it ruined the fun. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a rule preventing this?

      1. If the minion is a traitor is his objective to kill a werewolf? I’m unclear if he counts as being on team werewolf or a villager who wants the werewolves to win.

        1. The Minion is on the Werewolf team, thus is not trying to kill a Werewolf. He still wins if he dies, as long as a Werewolf does not die with him.

  2. If the minion ends up being the only one on the werewolf team, if all werewolf cards end the game as center cards, and the minion is killed, does he lose or does he win?

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