As the incarnation of the Knights of the Round Table, you join forces against the game itself in an attempt to protect Camelot.
Your victory hinges on the successful completion of legendary Quests, such as the search for Excalibur, the Holy Grail, or Lancelot’s Armor; the tournament against the Black Knight; and numerous wars against the Saxons and Picts.
But beware… all is not as it seems among these noble Knights. One of your number might yet turn out to be a traitor-in-waiting, biding his time while sowing havoc and destruction from the Shadows!
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!
3–7 Players / 60–80 min Playing Time / Age: 10+
Awards & Honors
- 2006 Spiel des Jahres “Fantasy Game” Winner
- 2005 Tric Trac de Bronze
- 2005 Origins Awards Gamer’s Choice Best Board Game of the Year Winner
- 2005 Meeples’ Choice Award
- 2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Winner
- 1 Master gameboard of Camelot
- 3 double-sided Quest boards
- 30 miniatures of the Knights and their foes
- 168 characters, events and loyalty cards
- 7 Coats of Arms
- 8 dice
- 16 Swords of the Round Table
- 1 Rules booklet
- 1 Book of Quests