|Number of Players
||Christopher Ryan Chan, Chris McMahon, Rosswell Saunders
||Smirk & Laughter Games
You awaken in the dark, your skin cold and your mind blank. You have nothing with you but your fear, a flickering candle, and a question: How long will your candle last?
Trapped and crawling your way through a pitch-black labyrinth, equipped with nothing but dim candles, you and your friends must work together to explore the maze and escape. Unfortunately, your flickering candlelight illuminates only your immediate surroundings. Worse still, horrifying Wax Eaters — monsters who despise the light — lurk in the suffocating darkness waiting for their opportunity to strike.
The Night Cage is a fully co-operative, horror-themed tile-placement game that traps up to 5 lost souls within an unnatural labyrinth of eternal darkness. To win, each player must collect a key, find a gate, and escape as a group.
Escape won't be easy as each player's visibility is hampered by the weak light of their candle. Their candle illuminates only tiles directly connected to their own, and when players move, tiles that fall into darkness are removed from the game. Doubling back the way you came only opens new paths, the old ones being lost forever with critical keys and gates disappearing if your light move away from them...