Cryptid (Game)

Cryptid By Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers, Kwanchai Moriya (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Voted #1 Game of 2018 from and

You've studied the footage, connected the dots, and gathered what meagre evidence you could. You're close--soon the whole world will know the truth behind the Cryptid. A group of like-minded cryptozoologists have come together to finally uncover the elusive creature, but the glory of discovery is too rich to share. Without giving away some of what you know you will never succeed in locating the beast, but reveal too much and your name will be long forgotten!

Cryptid is a unique deduction game of honest misdirection in which players must try to uncover information about their opponent's clues while throwing them off the scent of their own. Each player holds one piece of evidence to help them find the creature, and on their turn they can try to gain more information from their opponents. Be warned; give too much away and your opponents might beat you to the mysterious animal and claim the glory for themselves!

The game includes a modular board, five clue books, and a deck of setup cards with hundreds of possible setups across two difficulty levels. It is also supported by an entirely optional digital companion, allowing for faster game setup and a near-infinite range of puzzles.

Number of players: 3-5
Ages: 10+
Time: 30-50 minutes
Components: 5 player booklets, 6 board pieces, 60 cards, tokens & counters

About the Author

Ruth Veevers is a computer scientist and board game enthusiast living in Norwich, UK. Hal Duncan has been playing board games in Norwich for a decade and designing them for less, with a love of tricky deduction games. Cryptid is the first published design for both Ruth & Hal.

Praise For…

" brings an interaction, a variety and an excitement to the game table that we haven't seen before in comparable games" - Tim Koch, Spiel des Jahres

"A fantastic design, one that pack a lot of wallop into this fairly small box" - Zee Garcia, The Dice Tower

"Clever deduction game with enormously high replay appeal." - Manuel Fritsch, Spielbox

"...a fun little brainteaser" - Owen Duffy, Tabletop Gaming Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472830654
ISBN-10: 1472830652
Publisher: Osprey Games
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Language: English