On The Shelf: Shadow Hunters

14 06 2011

Having a lot players can occasionally be a problem. There aren’t many games that reach the eight-player mark that are still enjoyable. However, if you want a fun evening of party paranoia, Shadow Hunters should do the trick.

In this game, you’re either monsters, monster hunters or neutrals. Monsters need to kill everyone else, monster hunters just need to kill all the monsters, and neutrals have their own victory condition. Every turn you move to a new location and may choose to attack anyone there. The key thing is that no one knows what roles everyone else has – so you might actually end up killing your team mate!

Here’s the summary from Boardgamegeek:

“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.

Identify!
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.

Survival!
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.

Shadow Hunters is a good game for a large group of players


With a large variety of characters and a very simple, yet elegant, ruleset, you’ll have fun hunting down your opponents. Note, this game is best with a lot of people playing – a minimum of five or six is good for a decent game.

If you’re looking for a copy, you can contact the following:

Gaebril

Cellphone number: 09195208623

One copy, sealed with expansion for PhP 1500

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15 06 2011
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