During a hellish thunderstorm, on the stroke of midnight, there echoes a bone-chilling scream.
The townsfolk rush to investigate and find the town storyteller murdered, their body impaled on the hands of the clocktower, blood dripping onto the cobblestones below.
A Demon is on the loose, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Some have scraps of information. Others have abilities that fight the evil or protect the innocent. But the Demon and its evil minions are spreading lies to confuse and breed suspicion.
Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon and save themselves? Or will evil overrun this once peaceful village?
Blood on the Clocktower is a bluffing game enjoyed by 5 to 20 players on opposing teams of Good and Evil, overseen by a Storyteller player who conducts the action and makes crucial decisions.
During a 'day' phase players socialize openly and whisper privately to trade knowledge or spread lies, culminating in a player's execution if a majority suspects them of being Evil.
Of a 'night' time, players close their eyes and are woken one at a time by the Storyteller to gather information, spread mischief, or kill. Use all your powers of deduction and deception to survive this game of murder and mystery.
The Storyteller uses the game's intricate playing pieces to guide each game, leaving others free to play without a table or board. Players stay in the thick of the action to the very end even if their characters are killed, haunting Ravenswood Bluff as ghosts trying to win from beyond the grave.
The tension and excitement builds for everyone as the bodies of victims pile ever higher...
9.5/10. Incredibly engaging... this is quite literally my favourite game of all time. Angelus Morningstar, Storyboard Games
Angelus Morningstar of Story Board visited Sydney's biannual Salisbury Festival of Board Games early in 2016 to experience Blood on the Clocktower and write an early preview. He's been playing it with us ever since and it now occupies the #1 overall ranking on the Story Board all-time best games list.
"Clocktower has killed every other social deduction game for me. Having played it, I find most other social deduction games to be too shallow... It rose through the ranks of my favourite games in rather dramatic fashion, captivating me in a way few other games have."
This is game crack. Alex - Sydney, Australia
I was really proud that my lies put someone in the fetal position.Sarah – Edinburgh, UK
I think I've been traumatised. When can I play again?Ashlee – Sydney, Australia
It's after midnight, I don't know where my children are, I've got a headache, I've been playing for 10 hours straight, and all I can think about is that f**king game!Mila – Sydney, Australia
My friends are losing their sh*t.Megan - Los Angeles, CA