The werewolves do so, and look around to recognize each other. First, each player picks a role at random, either with strips of paper from a hat, cards from a deck, or some other indicator decided upon by the group. Everyone begins slapping their knees (or table) to cover up any noises of the night. The moderator says, "Werewolves, open your eyes." The game proceeds in alternating night and day rounds. for games of seven or less, one werewolf is ideal. The Night. if the number of players exceeds 15, add a third wolf, and add a fourth wolf past 23. i researched the statistics, and these numbers create more balanced … for games of 8 or more, two werewolves are ideal. Begin with nighttime. At night, the moderator tells all the players, "Close your eyes."