It’s amazing how much we rely on our sense of sight. Most of the information we get about the outside world is via our eyes. So, when that is taken away, our other senses must really work overtime. And for someone who is used to sight and suddenly loses it, it can be incredibly disorienting. But it’s into this dark world that you will delve into in Nyctophobia, a new board game coming this August from Pandasaurus.
From the announcement:
Step into Nyctophobia. A cooperative, experiential board game that is played blind. Players must rely on touch to create mental maps of the world around them and communicate with fellow players to escape a maniacal predator lurking in their midst. This innovative and ground-breaking design was created by designer, Catherine Stippel, who was inspired by playing games with her blind uncle. This is a world that is stirring and completely unique. Explore two totally different game play experiences in Nyctophobia: The Hunted (available at hobby and online) and Nyctophobia: Vampire Encounter (available at Target). Are you afraid of the dark?
One amazing game, two unique experiences.
Nyctophobia: The Hunted will be coming to GenCon this August and hobby retail a few weeks after the show and features two unique experiences for players, the Axe Murderer and the Mage.
The Axe Murderer is stalking you and your friends in the forest. Plodding forward without care or thought, chopping the trees that separate you down to get to you all the quicker. This is the most basic and carnal of all of the experiences you can encounter in Nyctophobia. Pure fear, pure terror.
The Mage is a trickster. It’s not enough for her to hunt her victims. Messing with their mind, manipulating the forest around them and leaving her opponents more lost than when she found them is her aim. She’ll rotate the map, move trees around the forest and generally confuse the players.
Nyctophobia: Vampire Encounter will be coming exclusively to Target retailers this August and will feature a unique experience. In Vampire Encounter there is a single unique experience for you and your friends. The Vampire has kidnapped one of your friends and brought them under his control. It’s up to the other players to rescue the familiar (an NPC character) and bring them back to safety. But, the Vampire can control the familiar and the player who is leading them out of the forest.