A cooperative boardgame with a malevolent twist!
By Serge Laget & Bruno Cathala
For 3 - 7 players
In most games, players compete against each other to achieve victory. Shadows over Camelot proposes a journey of a very different kind, where you and your fellow players, as Knights of the Round Table, will collaborate to jointly defeat... the game!
This week we will take a brief look at your life as a Knight.
Fate (and luck!) might have made you the son of a King, casting you in the role of Sir Gawain, or even possibly the monarch himself as King Arthur. You might even appear as an exotic, foreign Saracen Knight, such as Sir Palamedes.
Freshly knighted, you will receive, at the start of the game, your very own Coat of Arms. Study it and its components carefully for the future of Camelot may very well ride on it!
On your Coat of Arms appear:
In its traditional kingly role, Arthur will often be able to lend a hand to those in need.
Son of Lancelot, Galahad knows many interesting characters in the lands. Simply make sure Galahad stays on your side or things could go dire rapidly!
An old hand among the Knights, Sir Gawain proves to be resourceful when needed.
The man of all combats, Kay remains one of the Kingdom's best defenders.
Man of thought in a world of clash and furor, Percival is a precious ally, for his uncanny sense of what might have been.
As exotic as his mysterious lands, Palamedes the Saracen often swoops into Quests with a seemingly neverending vitality.
Tristan's knowledge of the lands is without equal, allowing to frequently rush to his companions' side at the decisive moment.
Each Knight comes with its own unpainted miniature, closely ressembling his likeness on his Coat of Arms.
With a little bit of a paint and a (lot of!) talent, here is what your final Knights might end up looking like!
A special gift: To celebrate the launch of Shadows over Camelot, we have partnered with several magazines to bring you one additional Knight, Sir Bedivere. We will let you discover his Special Power once in print!
Sir Bedivere will make its appearance in the following magazines:
In the USA, Sir Bedivere's miniature will also be available directly from the Days of Wonder booth at various conventions throughout the summer.
Sir Bedivere's Coat of Arms will be freely downloadable from the Rules and Goodies section of the final Shadows over Camelot web site.