Shadows Over Camelot board game
Shadows Over Camelot board game

Shadows Over Camelot

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Overall Rank: #181 | Trending Rank: #61
Shadows over Camelot is a unique collaborative game featuring a malevolent twist! 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!

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  • played it a long time ago and the vast amount of things to focus on made it hard to have a clear opinion of the game overall. Right now it'll set it at 7 but this score may change if i get more time with the game.
  • An excellent role-playing style experience. The cooperative aspect makes it a huge plus for me, and the traitor adds a lot of intrigue to the gaming experience. I don't have a whole lot of experience yet with the traitor, but this game is fun for everyone I've taught so far even without that aspect.
  • Cooperative game, where players represent knights of the Round Table, solving quests and fighting invaders in an attempt to beat the game system.Unlike Knizia's LOTR I just don't find SOC to be terribly exciting. With many players, the traitor mechanism provides some excitement, but the downtime is excessive. With few players, downtime is not much of a problem, but now the traitor mechanism doesn't work well.Balance questions aside, the game is just not very exciting to play, and players are not required to do a lot of decision-making. Personally, I much prefer Knizia's LOTR.
  • --10Jul2005-- Looks like a good game - after 4 plays in one week. With us, seems a bit on the easy side for the Traitor. Interesting to see how the rating holds up over time.--Dec2006-- Not so well. Down to 6.--Dec2008-- Down to 5.--Aug2010-- In fact, in retrospect, this game was the beginning of my current "always play before buy" rating for Days of Wonder games. I bought this one because I'd really enjoyed the previous DoW offerings: Pirates Cove & Mystery of the Abbey were cool silly fun things. This one got several plays in a row, and we've carefully avoided it since.--Aug2011-- Traded away.--Jan2017-- And not missed at all.
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  • I've heard reviews and have mild interest, but I don't think Inis would be the best fit for my family/gaming group
  • I would probably focus on smaller games, just because I don't think bigger always equals better, and I like to play a variety of games
  • My "rare" board game list includes #Taluva, #Shadows Over Camelot, #Tikal (the fancy version), frankly I usually look for in-print game more because I know there are potentially hundreds that I would like!

1. Prices are what I paid for them. I usually buy things on sale, discounted or even used. I also mostly play games with my wife, someone who likes light to mid-weight games, and my daughter, who is almost six.

#Carcassonne - $25

#Sushi Go! - $7

#Ticket To Ride - $35

#Barenpark - $30

#Stone Age - $35

#Draftosaurus - $22

#Superfight - $20

#Welcome to... - $22

Deck of cards with the remaining $4

2. #Shadows Over Camelot - I've always wanted to play the game.

Hi again,

1. After some consideration I've come up with some good games that i would get if i were to start all over again (I have a dream):

#Star Realms (portable and fun, lots of expansions)

#Santorini (a much better than chess)

#Sushi Go Party! (Easy to pickup and good fun)

#Terraforming Mars (so good, the game that got me started)

#Burgle Bros. (I'm always game for a good co-op game) (Hopefully I'll get my kickstarter copy  #Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers)

#Forbidden Desert (what can i say, I really like co-op)

#Love Letter or#Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game (a Pint and love letter at the pub)

#Clank! In! Space! (Deck-building fun)

#The Taverns of Tiefenthal (was considering#The Quacks of Quedlinburg but i enjoy this even more )

#The 7th Continent (mystery and survival at its best) (Looking forward to#The 7th Citadel)

#Imhotep (simple, complex, fun and frustrating at the same time)

#Tiny Epic Galaxies,#Tiny Epic Zombies, #Tiny Epic Mechs,#Tiny Epic Quest, #Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition),#Tiny Epic Tactics,#Tiny Epic Kingdoms,#Tiny Epic Pirates, #Tiny Epic Dinosaurs #Tiny Epic Western (so small and with surprisingly much content and depth) (they are so small that my wife wouldn't even think that may gaming collection/addiction would be a problem)

Well folks that's the games i would get for my $200 (they were all on super mega sale of the century of course otherwise I wouldn't be able to get em all 😂).

2. And as for that hard to get game: #Shadows Over Camelot (co-op, hidden identity)


Oooh nice! If I would win I'd try and get my hands on#Shadows Over Camelot


greetings from Sweden 🇸🇪

I love #Shadows Over Camelot, I also wish I had it in my collection. That said I would recommend #Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game or #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game as good alternative hidden traitor games.

Okay, based on that I have 2 more recommendations for you.

  1. Lords of Waterdeep - This is a game based in the D&D world that is a competitive worker placement game.  One thing to note is that this only plays 2-5 players instead of going up to 6.  If you do end up enjoying this, consider getting the expansion, Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport, it fixes and re-balances some of the minor issues the base game has.
  2. Shadows Over Camelot - This is a cooperative game, but you get competitiveness by adding in a traitor mechanic.  With the traitor mechanic you get some of the same bluffing vibe that you get from a game like Mafia or Avalon.  My only complaint with game is that while the theme is great, the way you go on missions in this game are by collecting card sets of numbers.  So in order to fight the Saxons, you need a 1-5 straight instead of something in theme.  Still a great game though.

Hope that helps! 


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