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Anyone got experience of this board game? Graham Linehan said it was great on RHLSTP, and I've considered buying it for ages and finally given in.    It looks great and I've picked it up online to give as an Xmas gift to my two nieces who will never have heard of it, so I want to big it up before Xmas (as long as it is as good as I am lead to believe.)

 

The game involves players moving their characters across the board which represents a forest, complete with trees that stick up.  The players make the journey staying in the shadows which are cast around by the adult player, using a tealight as their counter, so you play the game sat in the dark.  

 

Sounds a lot of atmospheric fun - anyone tried it?

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I've not played it, but after looking up the name I realised it's been on my wishlist for ages, under its German title of Waldschattenspiel. So it's good to learn there's a new release, in English too. I reckon my family would love this.

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Ah man! This looks utterly charming! 

 

Edit: And bought! I think my brother, his wife and the kids will love it :)

 

 

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6 hours ago, revlob said:

I've not played it, but after looking up the name I realised it's been on my wishlist for ages, under its German title of Waldschattenspiel. So it's good to learn there's a new release, in English too. I reckon my family would love this.

 

Yes, mine is a German box (although the back of the box has multiple languages) and there's a sticker over Waldschattenspiel that says "Shadows in the Woods".   It seems such a great idea , and the only negative reviews I can find are from people who said they couldn't get the room dark enough.  I guess at Xmas that won't be a problem. 

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Anyone played this yet? We got it out for Xmas, the atmosphere was great and the flickering candle made obvious paths that were blocked for the players.  I get the idea and I think there's a brilliant game here, but we couldn't get around the fact that the players are frozen by the light, meaning that each game involves moving pieces that you can't see because it's dark.  Anyone tried it?  Got any tips to share?

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No idea how the game plays myself, but my nephews seemed to be enjoying themselves:

 

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Thinking about this as I bought it for the kids last year and I think they were bemused by it.  Anyone have success with this as a gift?  I could benefit from some better instructions. All I remember was people reaching over the board in the dark, almost burning themselves on the candle and not really being able to work out what to do being it was so dark.  Anyone have success with this?  I'm convinced it's a great game, and sad that we missed the point last Christmas .

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I've got this, not played it yet, and when I read the rules the only way I could see it working was for the hunter to close their eyes during the movement phases and using mobile phone lights or similar for the kids to safely move their pieces. When they're finished then the hunter can open their eyes and move the light and see what they can see. I'm going to try it this year I think as we have some visitors who might enjoy it.

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