A Virtual Game of Werewolf Gave Students a Well Deserved Break
A month into the semester the first signs of spring bring the promise of rest and recreation to the students of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU). In light of this, the RSU International Department decided to organise a virtual game of Werewolf together with the RSU Student Union (SU) and the RSU International Student Association (ISA).
The game itself is a little bit tricky to play over Zoom, but considering that we have all spent so much time on Zoom by now, navigating cameras and microphones is starting to feel just as natural as brushing your teeth.
The game is all about imagination and creating a story together with the other players – you have to make up a character for yourself, think of an alibi, create a setting and then react to what others say and do while keeping in character. These are not skills taught in classes, but entertainment and socialising have their place in students' experience at the university.
16 students from both Latvian and English study programmes joined the game which was moderated by Adam Bott, the new Assistant to the Head of Integration and Sports of ISA. Over the course of 90 minutes, Adam guided the players in two tense game which the students enjoyed so much they stayed longer than initially planned, some only leaving because they were running late for their next appointment.
All in all, the evening was a success helping students have fun and unwind. Studies can get a little bit hectic and sometimes you just need a little break to joke around and have a good time. Now back to coursework and deadlines!
See you next time!