Talasnal, year of 1911. Terror reigns among the nearly 130 inhabitants of this Village in Serra da Lousã.
Each and every morning, there is a dead victim stretched out on the brimful tiles of the threshing-floor, with a torn neck and bloody body. They say that famished Wolves are on the loose in the mountains, but no one knows for sure.
It became imperative that the Villagers come together to end this threat, before the Village loses all its occupants.
“A Aldeia adormece” (“It’s night time”) is an object that intends to materialize a serie of tributes:
1. First and foremost, to the original game "The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow” (2001), elaborated by Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly;
2. Then to Shale Villages, particularly Talasnal Village;
3. Another one to board games and the excitement that is to acquire and play them;
4. The fourth regards people, friendship, meetings and the memories which are intrisically related to objects and people;
5. To the collaborative work, where creatives from different areas come together with a common purpose. This is highly honored here;
6. And finally, the creation of mesmerizing artefacts that exalt production as an end itself and the physicality of objects as a rich feature of infinite possibilities.
Cardboard box containing:
37 cards Deck;
Game rules Booklet;
Medallion (button format)
Wooden box, with laser engraving on the lid and velvety interior, containing:
37 cards Deck;
Game rules Booklet;
Medallion (medal format);
90 x 70 cm Poster
My greatest thanks to every single person who made this project a reality:
to the illustrators who created such great interpretations of the characters and
had so much patience to deal with all the requests; to Álvaro Martino, Carlos Meinedo,
Diogo Ferreira, João Neves and Nuno Leites who were always there, surprising me all
the time with their creative vision and effort to get such great photos, videos and soundtrack;
to Agostinho Ferreira, Felicidade Cunha, Manuel Moreira, Maria Ferreira, Orlando Teixeira
and Tiago Pereira for their availability and technical support; many thanks to every single
one of you who borrowed a little of your time to contribute with your help or, at least,
an opinion about the game's rules, the website, the wooden box, and so on.
Finally, thanks to all of you who came to the launching event and played with us.
Thank you all, from the heart.
Printing and finishing
Brothers • Emigre
Miller • Font Bureau
Neutra • House Industries
Simple Edition Altivar
Luxury Edition Arte da Medalha
Cards 8 x 12 cm
Game rules book and Notes book 10 x 14 cm
Poster 90 x 70 cm (opened) • 10 x 14 cm (closed)
Medallion Simple Edition 7,6 cm diameter
Medallion Luxury Edition 7 cm diameter
Wooden box 19 x 19 x 10 cm
Cardboard box 8,3 x 12,3 x 2,3 cm
Number of colors Two spot colors (295 U and 876 C)
Production method Offset
Cards Premium Olin Regular 300gsm
Game rules book Coated semi matte 300gsm (cover) • IOR 100gsm (nucleus)
Notes book Chromo paper 350gsm (cover) • IOR 80gsm (nucleus)
Poster Coated semi matte 150gsm
Cardboard box Chromo paper 350gsm
Limited, single and numbered edition of 500 copies
Simple Edition 400 • Luxury Edition 100
This game was entirely idealized, tested and produced in Portugal,
from January 2016 to October 2017.
The game A Aldeia adormece (It’s night time) was created with no lucrative or commercial goals.
This game is a reinterpretation and was developed as a tribute to and from the original, the game
The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow (2001), by Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly. It includes
characters from that game, from the expansion The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: Characters (2012),
by the same authors, and from Ted Alspach's Ultimate Werewolf Artifacts (2011).
All rights reserved to authors.