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...
I will tease this by saying we had not heard of this before we came to SHUX... but Matt and I played it and it is our game of the show?
Easily, yes.Quinns and Matt, Shut Up and Sit Down
Matt and Quinns of Shut Up and Sit Down joined us to play Blood on the Clocktower at SHUX 2018, and gave their glowing first impressions of the game in the following live podcast at the same con. Hear it from the guys themselves as they take you through their experience with the game, swiftly converting from skeptics to fans!
"You can absolutely bet that as soon as it's available, Shut Up and Sit Down will be giving it the earliest possible review."
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.”
It is such an interesting way to play this style of game without having it be completely “your word against mine” the whole time, because there are so many ways to gain information. There are so many possibilities that no two games could ever really be the same. Jillian Schmett, To Die for Games
Jillian Schmett of To Die for Games joined us for 3 rounds of Blood on the Clocktower, and loved it so much she just had to hear more!
“I highly recommend that if you get the chance to try it, even if you don’t typically like social deduction, you give this one a shot.”