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Welcome to the experiential table top game that wredefine what it means to play a game. Nyctophobia, which means "fear of the dark", is a cooperative game of survival in which up to four players have to work together to escape a maniacal predator chasing them in a pitch-black forest. But there's a catch: Would-be survivors play the game with blackout glasses. Players are unable to see the board and have to rely on touch to navigate their way to safety. Are you afraid of the dark?
In further detail, Nyctophobia is a cooperative tactile maze game for 3 to 5 players. All but one of the players play the game unable to see the board. The blinded players will make up the Hunted team. They are tasked with finding the car space on the board and surviving until the police come to rescue them. The sighted player is the Hunter, who is tasked with chasing down all the Hunted and reducing one of the Hunted to zero health before the police arrive.
Nyctophobia comes with two versions of the Hunter that you can use: the axe murderer and the mage. The axe murderer is stalking you and your friends, plodding forward without care or thought, chopping down the trees that separate you to get to you all the quicker; this is the most basic and carnal of all of the experiences you can encounter in Nyctophobia. The mage, on the other hand, is a trickster. It's not enough for the mage to just hunt her victims. Messing with their mind, manipulating the forest around them, and leaving the blind opponents more lost than when she found them is her goal. The mage can rotate the map, move trees around the forest, and generally confuse the blind players.