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Get into…Blood on the Clocktower initial thoughts

I have wanted to write this review for the longest time but every time I thought to write it, I told myself just one more game.  If I keep on with that logic then I will never post this review.  

This game is truly epic and as of yet I’ve only played it online.  I first heard about it through watching No Rolls Barred

To watch it is captivating and you don’t realise but you get bitten by the bug and when I say bitten, I might as well be saying ‘munched up by a Zombuul and regurgitated’.  

I wanted to play this game so much but my gaming group is not large enough to do so and so I had to wait for the opportunity to arise.

After UKGE, I was able to join a collection of my fellow board gamers for a game run by Storyteller Max @board_runner who can be found on Instagram.

From this moment, I was hooked even managing to convince my wife to play.  For her, she felt like joining in would be out of her depth but she is hooked and even though the game drives her to distraction, she feels compelled to play every time now.  

I can’t put my finger on exactly what makes this game so compelling but even on the nights we play, where everything goes wrong, we are talking about it for days and desperate to play the next game.  

3 words to describe this game:  maddening, exhilarating and addictive

Get into…Blood on the clocktower overview

‘In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff, ‌a demon walks amongst you…

During a hellish thunderstorm, on the stroke of midnight, there echoes a bone-chilling scream.


The townsfolk rush to investigate and find the town storyteller murdered, their body impaled on the hands of the clocktower, blood dripping onto the cobblestones below.


A Demon is on the loose, murdering by night and disguised in human form
by day. Some have scraps of information. Others have abilities that fight the evil or protect the innocent. But the Demon and its evil minions are spreading lies to confuse and breed suspicion.


In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff, ‌a demon walks amongst you…

Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon and save themselves? Or will evil overrun this once peaceful village?’

Get into…Blood on the Clocktower thoughts so far!

This is a a brain burner of a social puzzle and I love it.

It is full of bluffing, intrigue and social reads.  

It is immensely frustrating, at times nail biting and extremely clever.  


No two games are ever the same and whilst the bigger games are amazing, so are the smaller, shorter games which are always fun!  Whichever character you get, there are a myriad of ways you can play the role and each player plays the game in an entirely different way.  


It’s a great way to make new friends, and if you play online you can play with people from many different countries.  


There is benefit to playing with a new group where you can hide some of your tells but it gets delicious when you can try to work out the meta of people who storytell or who you play with regularly.  


Every game will leave you with stories to tell and regale at future games and if you play with the same players, this can help you bond with people and have a common backstory that is incredibly funny.   Back to back games can lead to people being the same role or the role they were just bluffing and this adds to the hilarity. 


There is so much to explore and I have only just touched the surface at the moment.  I want to learn all about the different characters, I want to improve my strategies and bluffs and most importantly just find out all the game has to offer both in person and online.  


One day, I may just own my own Grimoire and I want to convince my friends of how awesome this game is.  


This is definitely not the last review of Blood on the Clocktower but it was at least high time that I share with you all how awesome it is!  


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