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Name Shadows over Camelot (2005)
Complexity 2.5664
BGG Rank 420
Player Count 3 - 7
Mechanism(s) Communication Limits, Cooperative Game, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Player Elimination, Semi-Cooperative Game, Set Collection, Team-Based Game, Traitor Game, Variable Player Powers

Shadows over Camelot is a cooperative/semi-cooperative hand-management and deduction-based board game for 3–7 players.

Each player represents a knight of the Round Table and they must collaborate to overcome a number of quests, ranging from defeating the Black Knight to the search for the Holy Grail. Completed quests place white swords on the Round Table; failed quests add black swords and/or siege engines around Camelot. The knights are trying to build a majority of white swords on the Table before Camelot falls.

On each knight's turn, the knight takes a "heroic action", such as moving to a new quest, building his hand, or playing cards to advance the forces of good. However, he must also choose one of three evil actions, each of which will bring Camelot closer to defeat.

Moreover, one of the knights may be a traitor, pretending to be a loyal member of the party but secretly hindering his fellow knights in subtle ways, biding his time, waiting to strike at the worst possible moment...

But enough words... don your cloak, climb astride your warhorse, and gallop into the Shadows to join us in Camelot!

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Dev data

ID Name Rank Weight Year API
15062 Shadows over Camelot 420 2.5662 2005 Source

Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Sam Healey 22 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 89 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2019 Tom Vassell 7 Best 7 Player Games
The Dice Tower 2019 People's Choice 2 Best 7 Player Games