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2005
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3 − 7
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Best with 5, 6, 7 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 − 80 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Shadows over Camelot
Alternate Names
Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
Cienie nad Camelot
Schatten über Camelot
シャドウズ・オーバー・キャメロット
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Shadows over Camelot is a cooperative/semi-cooperative hand-management and deduction-based board game for 3–7 players.

Each player represents a knight of the Round Table and they must collaborate to overcome a number of quests, ranging from defeating the Black Knight to the search for the Holy Grail. Completed quests place white swords on the Round Table; failed quests add black swords and/or siege engines around Camelot. The knights are trying to build a majority of white swords on the Table before Camelot falls.

On each knight's turn, the knight takes a "heroic action", such as moving to a new quest, building his hand, or playing cards to advance the forces of good. However, he must also choose one of three evil actions, each of which will bring Camelot closer to defeat.

Moreover, one of the knights may be a traitor, pretending to be a loyal member of the party but secretly hindering his fellow knights in subtle ways, biding his time, waiting to strike at the worst possible moment...

But enough words... don your cloak, climb astride your warhorse, and gallop into the Shadows to join us in Camelot!

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Awards

2005: Tric Trac d'or (France), Game of the Year, Tric Trac de bronze (3rd place)
2005: Meeples' Choice Award Winner.
2005: Spiele Hits für Experten 2005 (Wiener Spiele Akademie) Winner.
2005: Japan Boardgame Prize Winner, The Best Advanced Game.
2005: Game of the Year in Japan Winner.
2005: Jeux sur un plateau d'or Winner.
2005: International Gamers Award Best Strategy Game Nominee.
2005: Deutscher Spiele Preis 7th Place.
2005: Spiel der Spiele Hit Games for Experts Winner.
2006: Golden Ace Nominated.
2006: Wiener Spiele Akademie - Hall of Games entry.
2006: Spiel des Jahres Winner, Special Award for Fantasy Game.
2006: Games 100 Advanced Strategy Game Nominee.
2007: BoardGamer.ru Recommendation.

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Contents

  • 1 Master gameboard of Camelot and the Round Table, with its surrounding Quests;
  • 3 additional Double-sided Quests (the Holy Grail, Excalibur, and Lancelot & the Dragon);
  • 16 Swords of the Round Table;
  • 168 cards (84 white, 76 black and 8 Green);
  • 7 Coat of Arms (one per Knight);
  • 7 standard dice (one for each Knight) and 1 special 8-sided die for the Siege Engines;
  • a Rules Booklet and the Book of Quests;
  • 30 Miniatures (7 Knights, 3 Relics, 12 Siege Engines, 4 Saxon and 4 Pict warriors).

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Shadows over Camelot
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
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Product Code: 7401
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2005
Product Code: 7401
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2005
Product Code: 7431
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Days of Wonder
Artist: Julien Delval
Year: 2005
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2 False Hearted Ladies
Expanded rules for conducting Affairs and making Accusations against Romantic Ladies, plus rules for the False Lady and the Traitor's Lady. Second draft with improved rules for Petition Cards; discussion welcome at https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1386406/false-hearted-ladies
English
2015-06-15
12 Romantic Actions
Another revised edition. This 8-page document has FAQ and some changes to Boons and Proofs of Devotion based on playtesting and discussions, plus an alteration to the Traitor who can now spread Poisonous Gossip. Discussion welcome on https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1385835/romantic-actions-ho...
English
2015-06-13
4 Quest of the Loathly Lady
2-page version of the new Loathly Lady Quest, in a rough approximation of the Shadows Over Camelot style and with a suggested board layout.
English
2015-06-12
6 SOC: List of Knights & their Special Powers V 1.0
A 1 page PDF listing all 14 SOC Knights by color, plus their respective Special Powers.
English
2015-05-24
8 Shadows Over Camelot_ Campaign Mode for solo or 2P
Updated version of the Solo or 2Player Campaign Mode for Shadows over Camelot. The scenario sheets were corrected.
English
2014-05-14
11 Shadows Over Camelot: Solo_2P_Other Variants (With Traitor)
This variant allows solo play and a more challenging 2 player with the inclusion of the traitor
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2014-05-14
3 Shadows Over Camelot Swords Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox meant to hold all of the sword tokens for Shadows Over Camelot. It fits inside the center well of the original SoC game box, so no storage adjustments should be necessary. The tuckbox template was generated by the Craig P. Forbes Tuckbox Generator - http://cpforbes.net/tuckbox. The art style and box art were shamelessly pulled from the amazing card deck tuckboxes created by user hholzgrafe - thank you again!
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2014-01-31
3 SoC_Rules_Summary_Danish
Heavily inspired by the summary sheet by Benjamin Maggi - but written in my native Danish language on the basis of the rule book and quest book, primarily for the benefit of playing with my children and occasional non-gamers.
Danish
2013-10-16
2 Тени над Камелотом (Игровед)
Правила игры
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2013-09-23
2 Likeliness of a Traitor depending on number of players
Likeliness of a Traitor depending on number of players
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2013-07-01
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Four Corners of the Board - Shadows Over Camelot
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