Monday, September 8, 2008

New Game Intro: Shadow Hunters

"Shadow Hunters" is a survival board game where three groups of characters, "Shadow (Monster like a Vampire)" "Hunter (exorcists)" and "Neutral (ordinary human)" struggle against each other to survive.
The story takes place in a forest of devildom.You assume one of the three groups of characters concealing your identity from others' judgment.
You are a Shadow, a creature of the night, or a Hunter, a human whose job is to destroy supernatural creatures, or a civilian, a normal human just caught in the middle of this ancient battle. But your identity remains secret until someone outs you through your actions and through Hermit cards or you reveal yourself to use your special ability. The key to victory is to identify your allies and enemies early.
Once your identity is revealed, your enemies will attack without impunity using their special abilities like Demolish, Teleport, and Suck Blood or equipment cards such as the Rusty Broad Ax or Fortune Brooch. This ancient battle comes to a head and only one group will stand victorious – or a civilian, in the right circumstances, might claim victory.
The Components:
1 Game board - functions both as a battleground where the characters duke it out and a HP track to indicate the health of each character.
6 Area Cards – each card has a number (or two) and its own special functions 10 Character Cards – in 3 different fractions: Hunter, Shadow and Neutral
16 Hermit Cards – help you to ‘guess’ the identity of another player
16 White Cards/ 16 Black Cards – provide you with an assortment of “Equipment” and “Single-Use” cards to aid you or hinder you in combat and survival.
16 Wooden Marker – come in 8 colored-pair, one serving as the “Player Piece” on the battleground area and the other as the “HP Piece” on the HP track.
8 Player Card – come in corresponding colors with the wooden markers
1 4-side Dice/ 1 6-sided Dice – use for movement and combat
This new game uses mechanics similar to "Citadels" , "Bang!" and "Munchkin". A good new addition to the "Hidden Identity" genre of games which caters to a large group of 4 to 8 players!

1 comment:

teracy said...

anywhere of purchasing this game?