Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Shadows over Camelot


I recently had the pleasure of playing this wonderful board game and I must say I was quite impressed with it. Basically, 3 to 7 people can play this at a time. The quirk however is that you're not really playing against a player, you're playing against the board. The game is designed to where you're supposed to fight back the evil forces using your knight (the more famous ones from Camelot's lore.) There is one player who is at random designated a traitor who is fighting against the players with the board, and if done right the game can be very exciting. Although the rules may seem complicated at first, the rule book and experienced players can very easily describe the game's content. For newbies, the play of a traitor doesn't have to be involved for surprisingly enough, fighting the board alone can be difficult in itself. So you might be asking yourself by now, how does it all work? Well each turn a player must do two things, a corrupted action, and a heroic action. Corrupted actions basically play for the board, you must sacrifice a life point (you start with four, and can go up doing certain things), or add a siege engine (once there are 12 on the game board you lose), or draw a black card which can do many various things.


The game can be very confusing when first introduced, but given one or two games, it becomes second hand. So if you ever get the chance to play this wonderful board game, give it a try. Board games are a dying breed in comparison to video games. But its good, and fun to spend some time off the Tele and around the table with some good friends and family.

8 comments:

  1. Holy hell that looks confusing...

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  2. Yeah..that doesn't look simple at all

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  3. I haven't played a complicated board game (unless you count chess) in ages. Wish i knew people around here who played regularly would jump at the chance.

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  4. board games? i never really got into these things. whenever I played them, I played with an experienced player who raped my face so I was like "fuck board games, this shits gay."

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  5. Ow, I love board games. They are like the grand grand parents of all modern video games. They deserve respect!

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  6. I'd make this into a badass drinking game

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