Town of Salem - The Coven

-1.31
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.24

3 votes
Daily Rewards -
3 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
2 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
Grinding -
0 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 17 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.15

3 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
2 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
2 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

3 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.72

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
2 / 0 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

2 votes
Competition -
2 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

2 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

2 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.88

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (3.50) with 1,915 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on May 25, 2022
Only if you want to play in a certain rotating mode, rotating out once per week. All other modes are (technically) fully accessible at all times- the issue is finding other players.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 25, 2022
Sort of. The game often offers bundles, but almost all items, cosmetic or otherwise, have the same price in the shop.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 25, 2022
Yes, AND said friends need to purchase something (account or other, cheaper things) in order to get said benefit.
Premium Currency reported on May 25, 2022
Town points (TP) are also the only way to acquire certain cosmetics.
Variable Rewards reported on May 25, 2022
The Witch's Cauldron gives you a random cosmetic reward for completing a week.
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 25, 2022
The game can be replayed infinitely with new content (technically)- the end is whenever you're satisfied, or have completed all 250+ achievements... most of which are win X times as role Y.
Competition reported on May 25, 2022
It's a Mafia game- the goal is to win, at the cost of other (in-game) factions. There's also a Ranked mode, with a set role list. HOWEVER, the only real measure of how good you are is to compare wins vs losses. :P
Wait To Play reported on May 25, 2022
As this is an online multiplayer game, the timers are mostly waiting for other players to connect, or to give time to select an action during gameplay. Outside of lobbies, there are two instances of timers- both are for daily actions.
Pay Wall reported on May 25, 2022
In order to play on any platform except for mobile, you have to pay 5 USD for any form of Premium- Web, Mobile, or Steam (10 USD).
Advertisements reported on May 25, 2022
Only on mobile, and only if you have no form of Premium (there's 4!).


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot The game ranges from 7 to 15 players. These players are randomly divided into alignments – Town, Mafia, Coven, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals. If you are a Town member (the good guys) you must track down the Mafia and other villains. The catch? You don’t know who is a Town member and who is a villain. If you are an evil role, such as a Serial Killer, you secretly work against the town members in the veil of night and try to avoid getting caught.