The Cambridge Assassins' Guild is a student run society which aims to engage players in a game of mock assassination across Cambridge in the spirit of fun and frivolity. It is in no way a society of actual assassins. (Apparently we have to clarify this...) Games are usually run for the duration of the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with a special May Week game following exams. There are also socials and other events throughout the year to encourage players to meet up for some fun and games without threat of impending death.
The Assassins' Game is a variety of the game known as Killer, which was at one point published in a book by
Steve Jackson Games.
The object of the game is to track down and eliminate the other players, while also
staying alive yourself.
“Assassination” is carried out with a variety of harmless toys or fake weapons which range from pens labelled as ‘knife’ to water pistols and the popular Nerf weaponry.
Often people come up with more inventive and amusing ways to dispatch their targets.
To find out more, I suggest you read the reports of past games available in the archives, and read the current game rules. Alternatively there is an archaic list of frequently-asked questions and answers which may be enlightening as to the basics and technical side of the game, and a much more recent (2014) second FAQ which covers the culture and tactics of Assassins.
If you wish to be notified with details of games and events,
please join the mailing list or email the Umpire to be added.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com and someone will be able to answer your query.
The winner of the May Week game 2016 is Twm Stone of Christ's College. Congratulations Twm! As this is Twm's second win, he will be awarded the PhD title as soon as he's sent in a proper report...otherwise, it would be like doing the research without writing the thesis :)
The Umpire for the forthcoming term (Michaelmas 2016) will be Alexander Hibbert of Magdalene College, who can be contacted using firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has any queries about rules/weapons/anything or wishes to sign up.
The rules for the May Week game are below:
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